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Old 07-04-2005, 12:17 AM   #1
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I'm curious. I'm in the market for an air intake and was wondering...who's thought's are what!!.. My car is a street car. I don't race, auto-x....nothing. I just drive it. I put a Borla header on it this weekend and I could tell the difference immediately. So an air intake is next. Plus I want to get rid of all that black plastic under there. Price is definately an issue, but I'm open to anything. Let me know. Thanks.
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Old 07-04-2005, 12:19 AM   #2
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Cobbs your best bet, they took alot of time developing a intake that will not damage your engine and is affordable.
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Old 07-04-2005, 02:41 AM   #3
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Old 07-04-2005, 02:42 AM   #4
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You should be able to find a used Cobb If you keep checking here or on RS25.com and save some money. It will probably be in the $200 range shipped. That's what I paid for mine early last year. Before that I had a PDM Racing intake (it's like a Ganzflow) with a K & N drop in filter but the Cobb made much more of a difference. The PDM is currently $67.75 and a K & N is around $35.
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Old 07-04-2005, 10:15 AM   #5
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2 omaha NE people in one thread!!

go omaha!
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Old 07-04-2005, 10:23 AM   #6
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I have a cobb tuning CAI for 2000/20001 impreza that I used for less than 1000 miles. I'd be willing to sell it to you for $200. this is the thread. http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=799263
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Old 07-04-2005, 10:24 AM   #7
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^^it is for a 2000/2001 even though I have a 1999. (The intake was used on a 2000 impreza).
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Old 07-04-2005, 01:27 PM   #8
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Cobb? Affordable?
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Old 07-04-2005, 04:36 PM   #9
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Cobb, Yes. Affordable, depends...

Cobb intakes are quality products but it is more expensive than others.
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Old 07-05-2005, 07:41 AM   #10
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I ran two diffrent cai's on my 2000 rs and i hated both as far as placement. The injen one put it right behind the front bumper. I didn't like how the water spray from the car in front of you would hit the filter. The next one put it right where the air silencer was , the only way this would draw cold air is if you unplug the vent above it and that let rain water hit the filter again. So as a final attempt I took off all the air silencer stuff and cut out the back side of the stock airbox. i cut off every thing but the plasitc that holds the filter in place and a big section of the top. From there i uncapped the main scoop and threw in a k&n drop in. It seems to be working fine. The ridge on the top that i left keeps water from hitting the filter, and the cold air bounces off of the firewall and into the filter. I have noticed no mosture on the filter and no proformance loss between the other intakes. Best thing about it is it was a free intake.
I like it because i dont have to worrie about water getting into it. If i decide to run rally x I dont have to change any thing.
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Old 07-05-2005, 09:04 AM   #11
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cobb's cai doesn't increase the chance of water ingestion at all.
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Old 07-05-2005, 09:32 AM   #12
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I had an injen CAI, liked it alot, and never had any problems with it. As long as you have your inner wheel cover in place and the plastic underneath the car you should not have water spray issues. Only possible problem is driving in flooded condition where the water is higher than the bottom of your sideskirt.
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Old 07-05-2005, 09:33 AM   #13
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Cobb intake all the way! Plus I have to say they are a great company to deal with.
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Old 07-05-2005, 09:43 AM   #14
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except for their slow slow shipping. but they do always come thru.
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Old 07-05-2005, 09:48 AM   #15
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i have a ganzflow with K&N Panel filter and no complaints

$100 or less if you shop around

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Old 07-05-2005, 09:49 AM   #16
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Though i heard it takes a while for them to answer emails, I have never had a problem with their shipping...
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Old 07-05-2005, 11:20 AM   #17
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That's a beautiful system you've got there Jamie! know if it would fit a 99 OBS? it looks like the same filter system...
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I believe the 99 OBS is MAF, not MAP, so it wouldn't work.
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^--- actually, i think that's a common mistake. the 99 is listed as a MAF in most aftermarket parts books, but when i went to repace the air filter at autozone i bought the one listed and needed to return it for the CA em filter. the guy there said that it happens a lot there because the car is in one of those in-between years. long story short, my 93 has a MAF, my 99 OBS definately doesn't.
can anyone with a 99 OBS back me up out there? could there be two different versions floating around?
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Old 07-05-2005, 12:12 PM   #20
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my family had a 00 obs and it was map.
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Old 07-05-2005, 12:13 PM   #21
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If it is MAP, you could buy my Cobb CAI. http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=799263. And I'd be willing to take less than 200 for it.
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Old 07-05-2005, 02:55 PM   #22
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Weapon R Secret Weapon. I had a GanzFlow on before, and while it pulls in colder air (negligable difference between under hood and in fender temps), the velocity is killed by the stock airbox. My AF ratio didn't change at all with the Ganz, but leaned out with the Secret Weapon, indicating more air entering the engine.
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Old 07-05-2005, 07:38 PM   #23
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99 RS has that terrible MAF....though a friend of mine has one without!! guess I'm just lucky. does cobb make one for the unlucky 99??

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Old 07-05-2005, 10:09 PM   #24
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My CAI is cheapest. (Yes, its a MY2000 MAP motor and yes thats a MAF intake)

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^--- actually, i think that's a common mistake. the 99 is listed as a MAF in most aftermarket parts books, but when i went to repace the air filter at autozone i bought the one listed and needed to return it for the CA em filter. the guy there said that it happens a lot there because the car is in one of those in-between years. long story short, my 93 has a MAF, my 99 OBS definately doesn't.
can anyone with a 99 OBS back me up out there? could there be two different versions floating around?
The '99 model EJ22 with California emissions version was a MAP engine. So yes there are some '99 OBSs out there with MAP intakes.
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