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Old 06-27-2000, 07:04 PM   #1
MrSube2pt5
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Post MY00 airbox problem!

Since I haven't yet heard of a successful intake for my '00 RS I attempted to create my own. I obtained a DC sports civic intake and hacked off an inch or so and flipped it around to fit in my subie. I obvioulsy removed all silencers and whatnot. The problem i faced (besides the "running rich" problem) was keeping my stock airbox sealed. If you remove the drop in stock filter the airbox is left unsealed and vulnerable. What i did was cit the rubber sealer off of the filer and glued it to the inside of my airbox (several times). This worked for a little while. I cant's seem to keep the ba$tard sealed properly. I know that SCC recommended you keep the stock airbox in place because the sensor is so tempermental so where the hell does that leave me. The intake is currently resting in my cozy trunk. Anyone have any idea?
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Old 06-27-2000, 07:11 PM   #2
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Subaru actually sells a gasket that replaces that filter and keeps a seal. It was for previous model years that had 2 filters. Can't help you out with the part number but I know someone here knows
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Old 06-28-2000, 01:56 AM   #3
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I think you can get the gasket at www.autocaresubaru.com for $49.00

BTW, what's wrong with the cold-air intake I did, using hi flow air filter in the stock airbox? See it at www.ImprezaRS.com, under "mymods" - it works grrrreat!

Many people here have tried it and comment on how well it works, but you say you haven't heard of a successful intake for the MY00. Also, the intake from www.jcsports.net is supposed to work well with a MY00.

Larry

PS: The SCC article coments are only valid for the older cars with an Mass Air Sensor (MAF) on the intake, and the MY00 doesn't use/need one. It has a MAP sensor in the throttle body. That's why your car still runs with the stock intake removed and your custom intake in place.

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Old 06-28-2000, 05:58 AM   #4
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IIRC the 2000 airbox is different than the 99's so the gasket won't fit. IMHO forget the DC sports intake. Just get a K&N or Amsoil panel filter and run a tube into the fender(like ImprezaRS.com). You should get the same gains as the intake without running rich or losing bottom end power.



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