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Old 11-25-2003, 04:52 PM   #1
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OMGHi2U Where to find intake elbow?

I had seen alot about a hypothetical resonator replacement intake elbow for about $35 a few months back. From what I can tell they are finally being produced now, but where can I buy one?
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Old 11-25-2003, 05:18 PM   #2
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Old 11-25-2003, 05:27 PM   #3
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So this just makes the turbo/blow off valve louder and potentially adds like 4 or so HP?
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Old 11-25-2003, 05:30 PM   #4
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Why not just put a cold air or cone filter on?
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Old 11-25-2003, 05:34 PM   #5
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cuz stock ECU gets malcontent with said CAI or short-ram intake and pulls timing. With panel filter and hopefully with the elbow it won't freak out and slow me down.
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Old 11-25-2003, 06:37 PM   #6
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I believe it's a GP Moto part.
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Old 11-25-2003, 10:49 PM   #7
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I bought this to replace the silencer. The bov is a lot louder with the silencer removed. With the Ralitek piece fiited the bov is louder than stock but not much. I'm not convinced there's any hp gains either. It might be my imagination but I swear I get less knock than I did before??
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Old 11-25-2003, 10:57 PM   #8
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No imagination, I remember reading about Dan (ClubWRX's first guy to mod the STi months back) talking about how the ECU would pull timing with the resonator removed. That would certainly reduce knock, but since I am having no knock I am definately not going to do this one and pull timing.
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Old 11-25-2003, 11:43 PM   #9
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so removing the intake resonator pulls timing???
just to clarify....pulling timing decreases power right? lol
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Old 11-26-2003, 09:57 AM   #10
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We have a very smart ECU, and when it notices that things aren't reacting within the parameters it likes, it gets angry and pulls timing. Like say, you cram a MBC on it or do that 3/8ths mod, now the boost isn't reacting like it wants, so it pulls timing. If you remove the resonator then it's readings change and again it pulls timing.

Yes, when the ignition advance is smaller, so is your power...
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Old 11-26-2003, 10:40 AM   #11
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ohhh geez with this damn ECU

the more and more i read about this damn fussy, stuck on PMS ECU the more it gets me madder

i guess the car was meant to stay stock...but who the hell wants to drive a stock car??? its boring
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Old 11-26-2003, 10:47 AM   #12
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i love driving my STi.
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Old 11-26-2003, 11:09 AM   #13
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Why not just put a cold air or cone filter on?
cause it messes up the maf.....
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Old 11-26-2003, 11:15 AM   #14
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p.s. deleting the y pipe and just sucking air from the engine compartment definitly screws something up...
but IME to keep the ram air/ypipe and delete the bulbous plastic globe does not affect spoolup, or timing.. either gains or loss. at least according to the butt dyno.
it does allow a tinch more blow off/turbo hissssss.
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ohhh geez with this damn ECU

the more and more i read about this damn fussy, stuck on PMS ECU the more it gets me madder

i guess the car was meant to stay stock...but who the hell wants to drive a stock car??? its boring
that is why aftermarket engine management exist..............

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Old 11-26-2003, 01:08 PM   #16
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Another vendor that sells them is Teagues Auto. -Wayne
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Old 11-26-2003, 02:33 PM   #17
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The STi can correct for nearly anything. When I switched to a EBC I drove around for a week with the stock boost vac line open. Basicly a 3/16" open hole in the inlet pipe so that the motor was seeing unmetered air. If the ECU doesn't give a rat's left nut about that, a change in the intake tract prior to the MAF will be dead easy to deal with.
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Old 11-26-2003, 04:41 PM   #18
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intake tract prior to the MAF will be dead easy to deal with.
how so? ime the ecu's way of dealing with it is by pulling ignition, and running rich a/f mixture...
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Old 11-26-2003, 07:17 PM   #19
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Do you have ANY proof that this is what the STi does with THAT elbow?

Basicly I've seen the STi just take nearly any mod that doesn't shove it into the boost cut and be happy as hell.
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I removed mine and installed a MRT filter , have not seen any problems and the car pulls really nice.
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Old 11-27-2003, 10:06 PM   #21
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mine got grumpy as hell whith an aps 65mm intake.
ok, no big deal, it's understandable. so i put back in the factory box, and deleted the ram, ypipe and globe section.

but then it still did not care for the factory box sucking from the engine compartment...

more than enough noticable loss in power to convince me to put the y pipe back in and the air ram..
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