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Old 10-21-2003, 08:50 PM   #1
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Default Intake on a 98 2.5 RS HELP!!

Ok...I have a question, one of the techs at my work ( i work at a Subaru dealership ) said that with an intake, if the MAF isnt mounted to the engine compartment (or some immovable non vibrating structure) that it will break fast and easy....and some other people told me it would be ok...seeings how Injen designed this particular intake FOR the 2.5 rs 98..dunno anyone know the truth? anyone HAVE a setup similar to this? ANY and all help is appreciated...thanks guys!!
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Old 10-21-2003, 08:56 PM   #2
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The MAF sensor on the early RS's are very susceptible to damage. Even if it is mounted and installed properly, you can still blow the MAF. Its a risk you take with aftermarket intakes.
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Old 10-21-2003, 09:06 PM   #3
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legacy turbo has the aluminum maf, it was not mounted to a solid surface for about 15k and did ok. and the oem on my n/a 2.2 was not mounted to the body for 30k and did fine.

i dont need a maf any more, so i willl not haev any more millage testings.
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Old 10-22-2003, 05:55 PM   #4
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I believe it was the MAF in the '99's that was very fragile. The hot-wire style MAF used in the '98's was considerably more robust, apparently.

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Old 10-22-2003, 06:16 PM   #5
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I happen to have a MY98 - and up untill about a month and a half ago (when i started my trurbo project) it had a Injen Intake on it. I had it on for about 20K miles without a problem. Being that its a cold air intake....when it went into the fender it held the MAF pretty firm. I did eventually modify the intake to make it a short ram as I was having issues with the filter getting wet, but that was because I have the 99-01 style front bumper and my splash guards don't fit right. I think if you have the stock 98 front end you will be fine with the Injen CAI - If your not satisfied you can always just get a piece of metal and make a bracket that mounts to the strut tower and the Intake/MAF

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Any question PM me - I have made such a bracket in all of about 5 minutes
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Old 10-22-2003, 11:48 PM   #6
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I heard of problem with aftermarket intake on MAF equipped Impreza too. What exactly is the problem? Just vibration? If so, I can just use a bracket can't I?
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Old 11-14-2003, 01:42 AM   #7
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