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Old 12-27-2003, 11:26 AM   #1
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Talking Which intakes do not cause cause flat spots and make the car run lean?

I was wondering if anyone remembered what intakes for a wrx do not mess up maf reading and cause the car to run lean. I know perrin intakes supposedly work great, but what about say... AEM, specifically the cold air intake. Does anyone have any experience with this?

The only reason I'm asking is because I have come across a used one and I might have to jump on it if the price is right.

I had a short ram intake before, some no name brand one, the fit and finish looked great but it made the car run funny, probabbly running lean like the rest of the intakes do. The car would fall on its face after 4grand, a total loss of power. With the stock airbox at least it would fall on its face after 6grand heh.

So yea, anyone use the AEM intake without any problems?
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Old 12-27-2003, 11:35 AM   #2
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is this ryan??????
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Old 12-27-2003, 11:35 AM   #3
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haha do a search...jk
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Old 12-27-2003, 11:39 AM   #4
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is this ryan??????
Haha yea whats up, who is this?
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Old 12-27-2003, 11:57 AM   #5
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stick with the stock airbox its good for about 350 hp i've heard AEM's CAI are particularly horrible
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Old 12-27-2003, 12:30 PM   #6
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i think the whole intake problem is blown out of proportion. i have a so called "problematic" blitz SUS and it works great.
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Old 12-27-2003, 12:56 PM   #7
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hey ryan its kar....anyway you know what im goin to say. erik and i believe in you get what you pay for. so jsut save up and invest you know. honestly you should get the hks setup. much cheaper than how i did it and i think it works great. give me a ring later aight.
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Old 12-27-2003, 03:47 PM   #8
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stick with the stock airbox its good for about 350 hp i've heard AEM's CAI are particularly horrible

yup
i would add possibly dangerous as well...
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Old 12-27-2003, 05:55 PM   #9
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I've got an APEXi Power Intake on my 94 WRX and it works great, it made a big difference in low end throttle response and seemed to make the turbo spool up a little sooner too.
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Old 12-27-2003, 10:27 PM   #10
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I have a blitz sus on my wrx and I love it. I am in s florida too. You can check out the intake on my car sometime if you want at the tower shop meets we have. I think its one of the best intakes for the wrx.
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Old 12-28-2003, 10:54 PM   #11
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I have a blitz sus on my wrx and I love it. I am in s florida too. You can check out the intake on my car sometime if you want at the tower shop meets we have. I think its one of the best intakes for the wrx.
Yea but I dono about spending $300 for an intake.
I am going to stick with the stock airbox, I was just wondering though only because if I happen to come across an intake for cheap if I should jump on it.
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Old 12-28-2003, 11:20 PM   #12
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Perrin and turboxs make short ram intakes that are "ok" for the car.
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Old 12-29-2003, 01:00 AM   #13
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<medium warm, not directed at anybody in particular>
And for all the people that are running 'just great' - other than your butt dyno's, what evidence do you have to support that your car is running properly? Do you have your IDC's, knock/knock correction, EGT's measured before and after?

I bet I can put an MBC on my car and run 19psi and it'll feel really fast too!!!

I'm not doubting that aftermarket air intakes are the devil in disguise, but for the people experiencing good results, you need to provide the data that you are getting good, SAFE, and reliable results, because most of the prior threads on this topic will indicate that you're not.
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Old 12-29-2003, 07:08 AM   #14
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Perrin shoprt ram
TurboXS shorty

Those are the only 2 that 100% for sure will not cause any problems.


BUT what are your other mods? The stock airbox flows more than enough for anything up to a stage 4 (bigger turbo/fuel system) car. And even on a stage 4 it only picks up @5whp on the dynos.
If you arent at stage 4 you simply will gain nothing but a cool sound from an intake. ANd if its anything other than those two, you risk losing performance instead of gaining.

I watched a kid at a dyno day swear up and down his CAI gave him power, his butt definately felt the power he said. He did 3 pulls with it itn, then swapped the stock airbox back in and gained 4whp average over 3 more runs with the stock airbox!
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Old 12-29-2003, 09:20 AM   #15
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JUST PUT AT PERRIN DROP IN FILTER AND KEEP THE STOCK AIRBOX IN LESS U WANNA GET A FRONT MOUNT I/C
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Old 12-29-2003, 09:21 AM   #16
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Old 12-29-2003, 09:38 AM   #17
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Old 12-29-2003, 10:33 AM   #18
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Unless Ruskin has changed 500% in the last 10 years, I am very very sorry to hear that.
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Old 12-29-2003, 03:18 PM   #19
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Yea but I dono about spending $300 for an intake.
I am going to stick with the stock airbox, I was just wondering though only because if I happen to come across an intake for cheap if I should jump on it.
I got My blitz sus on ebay slightly used for $150.......
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Old 12-29-2003, 04:05 PM   #20
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don't forget about the aps POD intake.. i have that.. and have no CEL's...
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Old 12-29-2003, 10:15 PM   #21
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keep the stock airbox, take out the resonator, and if you want to spend money get a k&n, blitz, green, or other drop in. Your car will sound cool and wont blow up like it will with a CAI if you go in a deep puddle.
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Old 12-29-2003, 11:42 PM   #22
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Unless Ruskin has changed 500% in the last 10 years, I am very very sorry to hear that.
what is that suppose to mean ????/ and its has u should visit
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Old 12-30-2003, 09:15 AM   #23
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i have a gpmoto intake and i love it
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Old 12-30-2003, 08:29 PM   #24
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I have an Injen CAI and got no CEL's and it feels a bit quicker no numbers to support but will have some soon. It came on the car so it's a free mod for me.
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Old 12-31-2003, 11:56 AM   #25
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I have a Perrin in blue for sale, PM me

I'm switching to the APS CAI because I got the APS FMIC, and I want to match color
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