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Old 07-30-2005, 10:04 PM   #1
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Default Borla Header + Weapon R= GOOD STUFF

In case there is anybody out there agonizing over the potential of adding A Borla header and Weapon R intake like I was,I can only suggest that you will
Not be disappionted!
I wanted a few simple perf mods,and I think these (somewhat modest) improvements make the simple,modest 2.5 legacy come to life when you ask it to.
And,It doesnt sound Nasty ,or loud,at all,-UNLESS you ask for it-and only then it sounds fantastic (I was afraid or what it might sound like)
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Sounds great,
Noticable torque improvements across the band
Throttle response improved....................
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Old 07-30-2005, 10:21 PM   #2
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I speak for all Legacy groupies when i say: "bring on the pictures!"


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Old 07-30-2005, 10:22 PM   #3
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Pictures indeed!
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Old 07-30-2005, 10:27 PM   #4
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What year/model Subaru Legacy are you running this combination on ?

Borla headers are certainly very nice.
Just add some low-restriction Catalytic Converter(s), and a Complete "Cat-back" performance exhaust system and you should be really happy.

Unfortunately from what I have read on this board is that "Weapon R" intakes sound nice, but add little to no measurable levels of performance. You are probably better off just doing a home-made "snokusectomy" mod to your stock plastic intake sytem, then shelling out bucks for the Weapon-R.

Injen Cold Air Intake systems are suppost to be much better then the Weapon-R, although for now my intake remains "stock" -- so I am only spouting off what others on this board have already posted.

EDIT: Here is a link to the most recent debate on the merits of various intake systems: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=803938 I hope this helps.

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Old 07-30-2005, 10:30 PM   #5
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If you really wanted to go the resourceful route you could talk to fibuz and ask him about his "home depot" cold air intake, it didn't look that bad and i think he said he spent less than $60 on it


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Old 07-30-2005, 10:32 PM   #6
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+1 for the Home Depot Special
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Old 07-30-2005, 11:23 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pilfflip
If you really wanted to go the resourceful route you could talk to fibuz and ask him about his "home depot" cold air intake, it didn't look that bad and i think he said he spent less than $60 on it


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**cough**less than 20**cough**
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Old 07-31-2005, 12:06 AM   #8
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The home depot intake is great on a MAP car, I built a similar setup on my wife's '01 RS, basically a rubber 2" to 3" adaptor stretched over the inlet of the stock airbox, then a 3" 45 degree elbow and a length of 3" ABS pipe to go to the hole in the fender.

I used a 3" rubber coupler on that end of the pipe which will fit perfectly into the hole and makes a decent seal, as well as solidly supporting the whole contraption.

I actually got all the materials for free from a buddy's failed intake idea on his MR2, and as an added bonus he had wrapped the ABS with aluminum backed heat shielding (also from home depot).

Net result (no dyno unfortunately): the torque curve seems broader, the car will pull off from a stop smoothly at lower RPM than it would before, and the top end is much improved. I imagine coupling this mod with a free flowing exhaust there would be even more dramatic gains. The noise is also awesome

On the BD I went with an Injen (the '98 RS model) because the MAF makes a DIY intake a little more challenging (and because it came with the car), and I'm very happy with that.
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Old 07-31-2005, 08:49 AM   #9
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mods were done on an '04 35th anniv edition-non turbo engine type EJ-251
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Old 07-31-2005, 12:50 PM   #10
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mods were done on an '04 35th anniv edition-non turbo engine type EJ-251
Okay. This car utilizes a MAP intake instead of a MAF intake so maybe your results were different.
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Old 07-31-2005, 02:23 PM   #11
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**cough**less than 20**cough**


I stand corrected

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Old 07-31-2005, 07:22 PM   #12
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Default Map Or Maf?

Excuse my ignorance,whats the difference?I know my vw was MAF,because the mass air flow sensor was replaced a couple of times in 6 years-But I dont know what they do/how they differ
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Old 08-01-2005, 11:23 AM   #13
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On the BD I went with an Injen (the '98 RS model) because the MAF makes a DIY intake a little more challenging (and because it came with the car), and I'm very happy with that.
I can vouch for the quality of Dan's setup. As the car used to belong to me . The Borla Headers and the Intake definitely bring the EJ25 to life.


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