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Old 11-17-2003, 08:45 PM   #1
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Default Perrin short -> cold air intake extension

Thread here.

That's 3 for 3 for me.
- Short intake that was a royal PITA to get fitted over the stock turbo inlet duct.
- Catch can
- Now this (top link).

Never buying another Perrin product.
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Old 11-18-2003, 07:45 PM   #2
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I found that a bit of WD40, just a touch, helps get the short intake tube on the inlet duct, piece of cake I'm sorry your experience with their stuff has differed so much, I've had no problems with there stuff. Well, other than packing peanut dust EVERYWHERE on the inside of the hoses You can eat that stuff if you were so inclined. A friend of mine had a ton of them left over and didn't have room in his garbage can to dump them when he was moving out of his old apartment. So we dumped them all in the sink and dissolved them with hot water.

Anyway, yeah, if I were you I would have stopped at two strikes.
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Old 11-18-2003, 08:56 PM   #3
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I used oil on my finger (from the excess dripping off the filter...) AND a shot of WD40 believe it or not. It would get 70% on and then I just could not get that last 30% on without the other 70% slipping. I ended up cutting a 3mm slit in the end and got it on and made sure the clamp was good and tight once it went on.

I did try eating one of those starch peanuts once. Not very good.
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Old 11-19-2003, 11:22 AM   #4
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That intake hose was a PITA on my shortram. I struggled with it for about 20 minutes before my girlfriend stuck her hand in from the inside and pushed out. The thing popped right on!

Good to have a woman on hand when you can't get a part installed

jblaine - sorry to hear about your experience, but thanks for continuing to post about your experiences with various products. Good info to know.
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Old 11-19-2003, 12:04 PM   #5
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While I genrally harbo MUCh ill feelings towards Perring crap,oop I mean products, I have the short ram, and it really is a KILLER piece. yeah the hose is tough to fit over the stock plastic inlet, but come on, if you think its THAT hard, you need to let someone else work on the car for you. I would hate to see you do any real work, then you would find out what the true meaning of PITA is (breaking not one but 5 sockets on a frozen suspension bolt, blood from more than one set of hands... Good times....
Seriously, it HAS TO BE that tight of a fit to be 100% leakproof.


Now the radiator hoses leaking through the braids, the swaybars that look like they were welded up in high school shop class (why are these the ONLY bars that NEED stops to keep them from moving side to side? Could it be poor design!!??

As for hte catch cans, I have seen Jblaine's pics, and it looks like it fits like crap, and I have seen it fit PERFECTLY in real life on other 02 WRX's While I dont doubt his ability to mount the can correctly, I cant possibly see that it is in there the way it is supposed to be. The 3 cars I have seen it on had PLENTY of room around the can
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Old 11-19-2003, 01:20 PM   #6
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I would hate to see you do any real work, then you would find out what the true meaning of PITA is (breaking not one but 5 sockets on a frozen suspension bolt, blood from more than one set of hands... Good times....
What can I say, Dave. I guess you're just cooler and more hardcore than I am. In the future, I'll make sure to check with you before using "PITA" to make sure it suits your definition and acceptable level of PITA-ness.

In one breath, you admit that it's tough to fit, which is exactly all that I've said above.

In the next 3 breaths you go into this long spiel about what you consider a PITA and not a PITA, and make totally unnecessary, obnoxious, ego-centric, chest-puffing attacks like " if you think its THAT hard, you need to let someone else work on the car for you. I would hate to see you do any real work, then you would find out what the true meaning of PITA"

Honestly. Read that again and tell me you don't see what an arrogant ******* you sound like.

I don't need anyone to install the intake on my car. I did it. Fitting the hose was still a PITA, and would have been for anyone else doing it.

So, what is it then? You agree with me, but you're bothered that I called it a PITA and think that's unfair to Perrin? I don't get it.

I don't give a crap if you've undone rusted 45mm bolts with your sphincter. I'm not ashamed, in comparison, of having only done my 4-pots, braided lines, exhaust, gauges, intake, swaybars, IC hoses, and struts and springs twice.

I'm sorry that is not an acceptable level of cool for you.

Good for you that you've dealt with more painful car work. What do you want?

Damn, dude. Get over it. Nothing I do will ever meet your approval, and you're the only one who cares, because I sure don't care what you think of me. I respond out of morbid fascination.

You don't like anything I have to say ever, and you nitpick it to death. I've never understood it.

If the hose was 2mm bigger in diameter, it would have pushed on MUCH more easily and still been a 100% leakproof with the hose clamp tightened to normal specs.

The product (hose) could have been better sized, was a PITA to install, and this is all I've said.

None of my Samco hoses, which are under far greater pressure, had any fitment problems. They slid right on to their respective fittings with a push. Why? They were carefully sized to fit properly.

As for the catch can, I don't know what to tell you. That is how the Perrin instructions tell you to install it. If you've seen it any other way than that, I have to guess that either a) the person has Morettes b) the person did not install it according to the Perrin instructions c) the person has a non-stock coolant overflow tank

The instructions clearly indicate it is a very tight fit that pinches your AC line between the can and the coolant overflow tank.
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Old 11-19-2003, 03:40 PM   #7
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mmmm peanuts...
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I've got to back jblaine on this. Perrin is like the Walmart of wrx products. A lil something for everyone, much like the local Pic 'n Save. Craps real cheap, but theres always a cost for that "cheap."
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I've got to back jblaine on this. Perrin is like the Walmart of wrx products. A lil something for everyone, much like the local Pic 'n Save. Craps real cheap, but theres always a cost for that "cheap."
- good analogy
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I used oil on my finger (from the excess dripping off the filter...) AND a shot of WD40 believe it or not. It would get 70% on and then I just could not get that last 30% on without the other 70% slipping. I ended up cutting a 3mm slit in the end and got it on and made sure the clamp was good and tight once it went on.

I did try eating one of those starch peanuts once. Not very good.
Hmm... You're installation troubles may have something to do with eating those peanuts. Try doing some installs w/o eating them.


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