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View Poll Results: Would you like to see a how-to for the 02 WRX cold air intake system?
Hell yes!... 33 75.00%
I can figure it out.. 7 15.91%
They have cold air in California? 4 9.09%
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Old 07-25-2001, 02:22 AM   #1
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Default Just installed: Injen Cold Air Intake- Pics

Just installed today. Pretty straight forward common sense install. Works great. The car feels fast , and seems to have some new low end vigor. We left the right side fog out to allow some more air to fly in, I'm fabricating a grill for it tommorow, I think it looks pretty mean. The sound is fantastic. It's a great, very loud sucking whoooosshh, all the way through the powerband after 2K. Here are a few shots, I actually took pics of every step so i could create a how-to. Would anybody be interested in that? I'll post a poll for it. Anyhow, if you can get your hands on one of these, I suggest you do, it's pretty great.
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Old 07-25-2001, 03:00 AM   #2
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Hehe, now all you need is one of the grill foglight covers for sale in the vendor forum
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Old 07-25-2001, 04:13 AM   #3
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could you please post your impressions/observations from a performance standpoint? i'm interested to hear if the price of the piece justifies the gains in performance.

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Old 07-25-2001, 09:30 AM   #4
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Wow...nice. But aren't you worried about hydrolock?
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Old 07-25-2001, 10:44 AM   #5
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Great mod. Hydro lock should not be much of an isue, after spending another $40. on a by-pass valve. What is the performance like if the light is left in?
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Old 07-25-2001, 10:53 AM   #6
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Hydrolock is only a problem if you're driving through a swamp. Look how high off the ground the filter is. Water would have to go to the middle of your bumper for it to submerge filter. I've used CAI's for years with never any problems even in nasty storms.
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Old 07-25-2001, 11:08 AM   #7
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Well, the splashing water can go just about anywhere and it doesn't need to be submerged. If Honda Civics with CAI can get hydrolocks in their engine compartment(as cramped as it is), I can see how a steady stream of water spray can soak that filter up with muck, tar etc.

I'm not saying it WILL happen, I'm just pointing out what COULD happen. It's right there behind the bumber...almost a direct route.
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Old 07-25-2001, 01:01 PM   #8
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Well, after about 25 miles, it's almost too early to say for sure. I took it out and beat on it a little, wound it up all the way a few times, and it works great. Like I said earlier the sound is awesome. Some kid next to me at a light said "Hey did you put a Turbo on that thing?". Yeah, I "put" one on there. I asked him if he wanted to find out the hard way and he wisely declined. The power definitely comes on quicker though. I'm not going to concern myself with the hydrolock situation just yet, it's pretty dry around here. I'm working right now on the cutout grill to cover the foglight hole, I'm also going to make a metal plate of the same dimensions to put in there if things get too soggy. I'm glad I got this done, that old intake system is so amazingly restrictive, it's almost like it had to pass CA emissions! Before getting the Injen, I considered the JC Sports Ram system, but when I spoke to them they said that theirs was now the same full length system as the Injen. I tried to order it from JC, they told me I would have it in five days. Five days came and went, I called and it hadn't even been shipped yet, so I took my business elsewhere. The Injen guys were helpful, interested, and honest. I'm really pleased with the whole situation, plus it looks bad-ass! I'll start working up that how-to. The hardest part of the whole thing is removing the 62 million clips that retain the bumper, otherwise it's a snap.
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Old 07-25-2001, 09:58 PM   #9
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Remove the bumper? Hmmmm. I remember a few people here stating that they didn't have to remove the bumper to install it.
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Old 07-25-2001, 10:36 PM   #10
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Hey! Nice to hear you'er working on a VFAQ for this mod. Thanks!!

Just curious... did you have to get your lights readjusted at the dealership after you took the entire housing out?

Thanks!!

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Old 07-25-2001, 11:16 PM   #11
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Kameron, have you been to motorsport dynamics on Arden Way?
do you have an aftermarket exhaust system? that thing looks sweet i would like to hear it.
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Old 07-26-2001, 12:42 AM   #12
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Leadfoot, yeah, I've hit Motorsport Dynamics a few times, they don't have any WRX specific parts just yet. They tried to sell me a turbo timer, but the Subaru Master Mechanic says it isn't required, so that's good enough for me. I have the Sti exhaust, it was pretty expensive, but I like having as many actual Subaru parts as possible. I also have the full Sti short throw conversion. The car sounds pretty sick.... Email me, maybe we could hook up.
Also, Sooberman, I'm pretty sure it's a good idea to remove the bumper when doing this. The directions said to do it, so I did. I guess you could remove the wheel well, but it would be pretty tough to remove the airbox nonsense, and get that thing twisted back in there without scratching it all up. Trust me, removing the bumper is worth the time if you want to do it right. I put the lights right baack in, the tolerances are pretty tight, so i didn't think having them readjusted would be important. I think the lights look pretty nice...
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Old 07-26-2001, 02:25 AM   #13
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lol! Im pretty sure you can stick the foglight back on and still get a nice amount of air in there

Hey, where do you live at? Maybe me and leadfoot can stop by and check out your setup...
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Old 07-26-2001, 09:28 AM   #14
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That looks really nice! And I thought I wouldn't have to buy an aftermarket intake, but this one looks like it might actually be functional! Keep us updated on how it performs for the next couple weeks
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Old 07-26-2001, 09:32 AM   #15
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hydrolock is not something you should really be worring about really. I had a Injen CAI on my celica (sits the same way on the rex) and i drove with it in for the last part of winter + all summer rain and snow. Never once did i have to worry about it. The only thing i can say that did happen is when i was driving thru slush i did have ice on half of the filter the other half was dry (for the conditions) Heavy rain just be smart and dont try to drive to hawaii.
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Old 07-28-2001, 06:18 AM   #16
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I would remount the foglight with spacers so as to unshroud the foglight hole. You could also go crazy and cut the whole back wall of the duct out. I wonder how long until somebody runs a pipe from the foglight hole to the filter box or the snorkel to make a ram air mod.

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Old 07-28-2001, 09:44 AM   #17
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Default wow

Thanks to god @ godspeed for great service I got it the next day. Well I didnt have to take the bumper off. I wonder why they tell you to do that. But had to figure out the right articulation to slip the pipe throu the hole. End result.... lovey swoosh sound... feels like faster spool up.

very happy,
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Old 07-28-2001, 10:18 AM   #18
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Does "Godspeed" have a webpage?

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Old 07-28-2001, 10:35 AM   #19
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Old 07-28-2001, 10:36 AM   #20
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http://godspeed.hack.net

god = dan

Very nice guy. Click the wrx icon for the parts

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Old 07-28-2001, 06:15 PM   #21
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Hey, Alan, Matt beat ya by a MINUTE! Thanks!!

Oh, I remember that webpage... I think I've been in touch with Dan about the Blitz BOV and how he had the wrong price on there. Anyway, do you know if he offers an i-Club discount? Just curious.

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Old 07-29-2001, 12:47 PM   #22
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Fred -

Yeah he has a dicoun for us, and sent it next day air no charge...

-Barney I checked the bore size, and to my trained eye and the size up they seem to be the same bore size.

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