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Old 03-12-2006, 06:01 PM   #1
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Default 97 LGT ebay intake?

looking to get a short ram intake(ebay type)
seen it on sl-i and wanted to see what's the difference
between ebay and my weapon R CAI. can someone find
the link? does the intake include a maf plate adapter?
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Old 03-12-2006, 08:13 PM   #2
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well, the one discussed on SLi is not a short ram, it's an OEM replacement that can go to the airbox, or you can throw a cone filter on it. not quite a "CAI"

As for the link:
Here's one style:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/93-01...QQcmdZViewItem
And the older style that a bunch of SLi members bought seems to be phased out.

As for the MAF, I'd assume it just fits right up to the current MAF unit, and you'd have to get an adaptor to put a cone filter on the other end.

Don't use the filter provided with the intake, it's junk.
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Old 03-12-2006, 08:31 PM   #3
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So this one replaces the factory airbox? Are there any bene's to a cai for a 98gt?
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Old 03-12-2006, 08:49 PM   #4
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no, it replaces the tubing between the airbox and the Throttle body. The benefits are dyno proven (vis a vis, Kevin Thomas). Basically, it is smoother ducting and creates less turbulence to give a little bit more oomph. It's also 3" tubing, and the stock tubing is more of a 2.5" tubing (it has pretty thick walls) which allows for more volume.
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Old 03-12-2006, 08:54 PM   #5
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Ok, I'm confused. Are you saying that the one you posted above is good, or I should get a cai?
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Old 03-12-2006, 08:56 PM   #6
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the one I posted is meant to go to the airbox. If you do a snorkusectomy, then it is a true CAI, provided you keep the airbox.

If you go with a filter, then it does not reach into the fender to draw cold air.

But yes, I would advise you to get it, but keep the airbox.
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Old 03-12-2006, 09:03 PM   #7
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for $25 + shipping that seems like a awesome mod. What filter would you recommend to replace it with?
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Old 03-12-2006, 09:06 PM   #8
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either none, because filter doesn't make much difference, or a K&N drop-in replacement. the filter (stock) only accounts for 1% of the total restriction in the intake on our cars.
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Old 03-12-2006, 09:22 PM   #9
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Just curious, why is this particular one so cheap compared to that of AEM or others?
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Old 03-12-2006, 09:26 PM   #10
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it's a no-name, and the piping is the cheap part of a CAI. The filter is usually the expensive part, K&N cone filters start at around 50 bucks. Plus, AEM & Weapon R and others like that have a lot of R&D $ into them, as well as a bit more technology.

This is just a simple Mandrel bent Stainless steel copy of the stock system. With a junk filter.
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Old 03-12-2006, 09:41 PM   #11
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So basically for this you won't even use the filter it comes with, you would just run the piping from the airbox into the fender and use the stock air filter?
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Old 03-12-2006, 10:23 PM   #12
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bingo!

btw, there's an extensive thread about this on SLi as well as a writeup.

www.sl-i.net/FORUM
look in the "DIY" section
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Old 03-12-2006, 10:26 PM   #13
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Not saying you shouldn't get it, but I think I'd be wary of a company that claims(on Subarus):

Quote:
FITS: 93-01 SUBARU NON-TURBO BOXER 4 CYLINDER MODELS: IMPREZA, BAJA, LEGACY, FORESTER MODELS (DOES NOT FIT V6 AND TURBO ENGINES)
And I'm also wondering, what takes the vibrations/movement? If you have a rigid pipe in there, between the engine and something that DOESN'T MOVE on the fender... um, well, something is going to break. The stock piping has play built in, to absorb that energy. But I don't see anything of the like in this aftermarket part.
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Old 03-12-2006, 10:39 PM   #14
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it has a rubber coupler on both ends.
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Old 03-12-2006, 10:49 PM   #15
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Yea, I don't know about that though. I mean, they probably don't flex all that much, from my experience with rubber/silicon hoses of those diameters. And the whole point of allowing that energy to be absorbed, is to keep the MAF happy for a very long time(and so the piping doesn't split itself open). I mean, the engine can get a 1-2" swing, side-to-side at the top, and that's alot of movement for a tiny piece of rubber/silicon to take.
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Old 03-13-2006, 10:37 AM   #16
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wow....this thread is fast...i'mma slow MF...hahaha...but i seen this intake yesterday on eaby...just wondering...cuz i got the k&n drop in filter already w/scortnusceonomy? but maybe i SHOULD try this! btw....where is a place to buy the map adapter? i've looked everywhere and i've seen places rap you on such things...i think it was like 40-50 dollars!!!! :O
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www.boxer4racing.com
or try rallitek
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Old 04-04-2006, 09:18 PM   #18
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BTW, I purchased this and decided not to use it as I'm going to do a STI swap. $30 shipped if anyone wants it.
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