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Old 04-05-2006, 05:34 PM   #76
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He asked my opinion and I gave it. You like AFE and that's fine with me, but I won't recommend them. ESPECIALLY after reading this: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...php?p=13320405
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Old 04-05-2006, 06:28 PM   #77
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He asked my opinion and I gave it. You like AFE and that's fine with me, but I won't recommend them. ESPECIALLY after reading this: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...php?p=13320405

Eeek!!! Thanks for posting that link. If that is true, then wow. Just wow...
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Old 04-06-2006, 09:12 AM   #78
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He asked my opinion and I gave it. You like AFE and that's fine with me, but I won't recommend them. ESPECIALLY after reading this: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...php?p=13320405
Wow!I don't think i would want to continue supporting that.Thats just totally disrespectful and ungratefull.
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Old 04-07-2006, 12:21 PM   #79
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Thank you for spreading the word about this company. I've had a couple of similar experiences and you just learn by them. 1) blame the owner, he has very poor standards and only cares about one thing, 2) the employee could care less, does poor workmanship and lacks ability to work on any car. You would do a better job yourself without any prior knowledge of working on cars. referencing the horor story on the other thread.

I've been using the K&N Typhoon intake for over a year now on my 04 STi. I love it, love the sound, extra power, etc. No probs whatsoever! Btw, the STi has a bypass valve instead of a BOV. Stock you can't hear it. Put the Typhoon on and your going to hear it loud and clear. Don't mess around any further with intake and bov.
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Old 04-16-2006, 03:30 AM   #80
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I just put the Perrin short ram on my car on friday and have been driving alot since, I like it alot. I have a full catless TBE set up with a Perrin MBC and Greddy RS BOV recirculating and my car feels and pulls amazing. Is the Perrin okay to use because of the type of filter it uses?
Also I know that I really should be getting it tuned but I just havent been able to.
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Old 04-18-2006, 01:14 AM   #81
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Wink There's a review of several intakes by TPR mag

I was reading at length this post and got somewhat convinced that Intakes are not worth the money, yet I read this article on issue 14 of TPR which has me re-thinking about this topic. Per this article, two CAIs give upwards of 30 additional HPs.

BTW: I am not posting the URL because the forum does not allow me as I am a new member

So search google with the following: WRX Fujita Injen TPRMag

That should get you a direct link to the article.
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Old 04-18-2006, 02:39 AM   #82
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Linky: http://www.tprmag.com/issue/14/14_sti_intakes.shtml

I always wish they would also show an AFR graph with reviews like this. I also would like to see some one do the same thing but with proper tuning. Regardless, interesting read.
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Old 06-13-2006, 10:45 PM   #83
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Maybe time to update FAQ now that SPT Intake is out.......
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Old 06-18-2006, 06:31 PM   #84
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Maybe time to update FAQ now that SPT Intake is out.......
Agreed, although there may not be the wealth of information out there to base any more FAQ on.

Hopefully COBB picks one up and works with it, but I doubt it, since they've got their own produdct to hock.
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Old 08-01-2006, 10:36 PM   #85
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I found the cobb article VERY interesting...However, I feel that most of their problems found are because they did not get the heatshield with it, which was made to address the problems they found with the intake to begin with? can someone give me some input on this as I am close to purchasing an spt intake with the heatshield...?
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Old 08-01-2006, 11:18 PM   #86
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im a wrx owner and was just wondering would you recommend this intake over the k&n typhoon and the cobb sf? my current setup is a up/dp/axleback with cobb ap
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Old 08-22-2006, 09:54 PM   #87
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We have received several inquiries as to whether or not we were going to develop a calibration that is compatible with this particular intake system. Our test results demonstrate that the standard AccessPORT calibrations are compatible with the SPT intake system on the 2004-2006 STi. We felt it necessary to do what we could to educate the end users about the affects of running a vehicle with the SPT intake system for the 2004-2006 STi. I hope you find the readings informative. The file is a little a large so I could not post it in this thread so here is a link = http://www.cobbtuning.com/tech/instr...RXSTiv1.00.pdf

I would be happy to field any questions or concerns you have concerning our testing procedures, test results, etc.

Take care,
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I thought this might be a worthwhile post to include in this FAQ
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Old 09-11-2006, 05:56 PM   #88
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The only intake i havent heard a complaint about in any way is the k/n typhoon...

is this is fair assessment that it is the 'best choice'?

the accessport is a good way to tune for intake/exhuast/up/dp etc correct?
lmk what you guys think im only going to do bolt ons and i figured it would be the safest/simplest way to tune for bolt ons.
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Old 09-12-2006, 12:21 AM   #89
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The only intake i havent heard a complaint about in any way is the k/n typhoon...

is this is fair assessment that it is the 'best choice'?

the accessport is a good way to tune for intake/exhuast/up/dp etc correct?
lmk what you guys think im only going to do bolt ons and i figured it would be the safest/simplest way to tune for bolt ons.
I have heard of problems with the KN on the WRX, not the STi. The STi responds better to intakes.

Also I haven't heard problems with the Cobb other than the price and the fact that the first batch was poorly manufactured.

I haven't heard anything bad about the SPT intake, including Cobb's review of the piece, but I haven't heard of any significant gains that have been documented yet either - mostly just sound and a smoother power band/throttle response but thats from the butt dyno and no actual facts.

I would say that I wouldn't get a short ram intake without a heatshield.
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Old 09-12-2006, 11:54 AM   #90
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The only intake i havent heard a complaint about in any way is the k/n typhoon...

is this is fair assessment that it is the 'best choice'?

the accessport is a good way to tune for intake/exhuast/up/dp etc correct?
lmk what you guys think im only going to do bolt ons and i figured it would be the safest/simplest way to tune for bolt ons.
I have a 04 STi and put the K&N Typhoon intake in about 1.5 years ago. I've had no problems what so ever and love it. Just disconnect the battery for about 5-10 min to let the computer reset after installing. You'll instantly notice the sound affects (smooth rushing intake and blow-off sounds). There is also a noticable gain in power from the butt dyno. Supposedly there is a 15whp gain, peak 23whp at wot toward redline.

Again, I've never had any problems with it. I monitored my fuel mileage closely just out of curiousity if I was consuming more or less and there's been no change. I'll stand behind the K&N Typhoon for the STi any day.
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Old 09-12-2006, 12:31 PM   #91
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I have a 04 STi and put the K&N Typhoon intake in about 1.5 years ago. I've had no problems what so ever and love it. Just disconnect the battery for about 5-10 min to let the computer reset after installing. You'll instantly notice the sound affects (smooth rushing intake and blow-off sounds). There is also a noticable gain in power from the butt dyno. Supposedly there is a 15whp gain, peak 23whp at wot toward redline.

Again, I've never had any problems with it. I monitored my fuel mileage closely just out of curiousity if I was consuming more or less and there's been no change. I'll stand behind the K&N Typhoon for the STi any day.

There's no way in hell its 15whp, it might be an advertised 15hp but 15whp let alone 23whp is not going to happen. If it did, everyone would have an intake.
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Old 09-13-2006, 11:55 AM   #92
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Your right about both, but I wasn't far off either. 12hp
Read here: http://www.knfilters.com/news/news.aspx?ID=110

I'm trying to find the site where I found a STi Intake comparison where they posted dyno charts for about 5 intakes. The K&N showed about 23hp towards redline where the stock intake has a noticable sudden drop off in power. It's not like an extra 23hp is generated, it just maintained the steady power curve instead of suddenly dropping off around 6500 rpm.
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Old 09-13-2006, 12:09 PM   #93
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Doh! the link was above in this thread: http://www.tprmag.com/issue/14/kn.shtml

The dyno chart is posted there. That's whp.

I like the safety and reliability of the K&N. There's no lag at lower rpm and I trust the A/F is good and MAF sensor and ECU is not being thrown off.
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Old 09-13-2006, 04:26 PM   #94
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Doh! the link was above in this thread: http://www.tprmag.com/issue/14/kn.shtml

The dyno chart is posted there. That's whp.

I like the safety and reliability of the K&N. There's no lag at lower rpm and I trust the A/F is good and MAF sensor and ECU is not being thrown off.
Don't trust it, no real reports on those a/f or maf sensor readings have been shown.

And that dyno graph is done in house by KN, under ideal circumstances (i.e., probably with a fan blowing cold air directly onto the intake and things of those nature.)
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Old 10-19-2006, 11:29 PM   #95
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this could use a update the Prodrive CAI is out
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Old 10-20-2006, 09:01 AM   #96
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this could use a update the Prodrive CAI is out
yeah i saw that too. but you know prodrive sh#t is always hella expensive so i wonder how many people will actually have it?
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Old 11-05-2006, 01:13 AM   #97
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ok, so its been posted that the injen CAI is/was crap and can cause bad things.

is the short ram any better/worse?
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Old 11-05-2006, 02:52 AM   #98
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I have questions about the standard 2 piece intake like the ones that are ebay, i got one for free and i have a utec and its tuned for a catback downpipe and uppipe and 1 bar but now i have a equal length header and im wanting to put this intake on it, also i have a huge k&n filter off of a cummings diesel what would be the effects of this?
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Old 12-18-2006, 09:11 PM   #99
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what's the general consensus of the extremely expensive ARC box?
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Old 12-31-2006, 01:03 PM   #100
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