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Old 05-30-2000, 08:20 AM   #1
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Post Weapon R intake

What do you guys think about it? I looked around and this seems like the best one for the price.
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Old 05-30-2000, 08:31 AM   #2
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do a 'search' and you'll find all kinds of opinions...

i myself have the intake, like it a lot, but others will warn you against it...

seems there may be some issues w/the filter, but i haven't had any issues at this point, and i've never had a MAF sensor problem ever...

anyway... i like the performance gain, looks and sound of the intake. i got mine for $190 - which seems a 'fair' price as far as intakes go...

hope this helps...

j.
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Old 05-30-2000, 08:47 AM   #3
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i have it also and got worried about all the stuff i was hearing about the filter so I changed and bought a K&N filter. Neway, I have had this intake on since 13,000 miles and now I have 34,000 with no problems. I LOVe the way it sounds though Also, what year is ur car? I dont know if they make one for 00s yet. Good luck
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Old 05-30-2000, 08:58 AM   #4
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I have a 2000 RS. They dont make them for the 2000 models yet? Any other suggestions?
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Old 05-30-2000, 09:00 AM   #5
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they do make one for the 2000, I know. Also, JC Sports makes one for the 2000.
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Old 05-30-2000, 09:12 AM   #6
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stay AWAY from weapon*r trust me
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Old 05-30-2000, 09:35 AM   #7
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I've had a WeaponR on for 13,000 miles now with no trouble at all and a few others in the Seattle area have similar results. I got paranoid for a while and considered taking it off but decided I'd chance one MAF before doing that. I've noticed no weird power drops or any of the reported precursary symptoms to MAF failure.

I contacted SPO Motorsports (I have the SPO branded version) and they claimed only 1 MAF failure so far with the cars they have sold to and I know even stock intakes have the occaisional MAF failure so I don't think that is too high a failure rate. I cleaned my filter recently and did not notice any high amount of dust or crap in my MAF and I live on a dirt road.

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Old 05-30-2000, 10:28 AM   #8
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Strepto (with a weapon-r and field S-AFC) just blew his MAF this weekend, after cleaning and oiling the K&N filter. Seems it coated the MAF with oil, even though he waited a few hours to drive it.

Beeee careful out there.

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Old 05-30-2000, 03:24 PM   #9
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Ony stick with Minnam. I have mine and i put a Akimoto Racing Sports filter on it. Absolutly love it, and no problems yet. Plus it looks badass under the hood and sounds badass a WOT.

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Old 05-30-2000, 04:05 PM   #10
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Minnam sucks even more than jc..
it blows mas'es btw on 99 imprezas. so watch out
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Old 05-30-2000, 04:53 PM   #11
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I do not have an intake, but I just wanted to point something out. I have a 99 RS w/ and Amsoil panel filter. I removed the second filter, and the silencer in the fender also. I am very satisfied with this setup. I would get an intake, but do not want to bother with the AFC. I would rather spend the money on suspension. That is not what I wanted to bring up. I think the point being missed here is that the mass air flow sensor on the 99 Rs must be mounted in such a way to eliminate any vibration. I think the intakes can be effective, but time must be taken to secure the MAF with extra brackets. If and when you put an intake on, take a look at how solid the air box mounts, and how solid the MAF is mounted as a result. I am pretty sure if the proper time is taken to secure this sensor, less failure would occur. So there are two issues with the 99 intakes:
1) You need an AFC to eliminate the lean fuel condition above 5000 rpms. (This is a given, dyno proven, and I think even a cone filter would yeild the same results)
2) If you want to remove the airbox, a mounting system better or equal to airbox in eliminating vibration must secure the MAF, or a blown sensor will result. A dangling air filter and MAF, only bolted to the back of the throttle body is just asking for trouble.

Just my .02 cents.
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Old 05-30-2000, 05:01 PM   #12
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Well my car has been running with the Weapon R Intake tube with the Blitz filter. I have put about 25k miles on it and its still running fine, pulls strong all the way to redline and there is no flatspots. I have a 99RS. I guess you should stay away with the Weapon R filter, i didn't like it the moment i saw it. Hope this helps.
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