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Old 03-14-2011, 09:48 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Cobb SF Intake Installed on 2011 STi Sedan

I posted this on IWSTI but figured I'd share over here too.

Got my Cobb SF intake in the mail last week and installed it. Installation was very straightforward and was about 45 minutes including the cold air box and filming. Flashed the car to the Stage 1 + SF intake 93 Map and it really feels smoother and like it pulls better up top. I didn't notice a reduction in torque either. The sound is insane, very much the type of change I had when I did intake on my Speed3. Call me a ricer but I love it.

The day after I installed it we had that huge storm on the east coast and I got stuck driving home from work with some serious heavy rain. When I pulled into the garage I checked everything out and the maf/filter inside the airbox was bone dry. That's peace of mind imo since I had a CAI on my Speed3 and used to observe water getting on the filter. I would recommend getting the airbox just to protect everything since I usually get some water in the engine bay from the hood scoop and it has to be better to get some heat protection from the engine. Since I don't have access to a dyno I don't know how much of a difference everything makes on paper, but the butt dyno is very pleased.

Overall highly recommended. I feel like it's a reasonable price too since you could just get the intake itself to be less expensive, and the whole kit is about the same price as the AEM. I have heard people complaining about the blue intake piping. I don't really care, I guess I would prefer red/black but it looks good anyway and I don't really stare at my engine that much, I'm usually driving...

Mildly-Moderately Dramatic Video...


And some pics







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Old 03-14-2011, 11:19 AM   #2
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Awesome. I purchased one of these but it's been backordered for another 3-4 weeks. But, they are getting in black piping so I don't mind the wait (not a fan of blue on my SWP car). Glad to see it works and looks great.
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Old 03-14-2011, 02:44 PM   #3
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Awesome vid. I thought I was watching Top Gear at the beginning!
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Old 03-14-2011, 03:20 PM   #4
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"Are you modifying your car?" Awesome lol.... quick question how do i load the map onto my AP? load it to my computer then plug in the AP to my Macbook and download it to that? Do i need the CD that came with the AP? thanks
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Old 03-14-2011, 03:50 PM   #5
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"Are you modifying your car?" Awesome lol.... quick question how do i load the map onto my AP? load it to my computer then plug in the AP to my Macbook and download it to that? Do i need the CD that came with the AP? thanks
I didn't use the CD that came with it, I actually just downloaded Accessport manager straight from the www.CobbTuning.com website. Then I downloaded the maps I needed and then connected my AP to my computer and imported the maps to the unit.

Thanks for the comments!!
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Old 03-14-2011, 04:18 PM   #6
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awesome thanks
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:02 PM   #7
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Loved the video.

especially... "Just checking the headlight fluid".
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:20 PM   #8
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I am loving mine. Below 3000 rpms - sounds entirely stock. perfect for cruising, no annoying constant sound .. then any gas above that you can just hear it taking a deep breath .. and when you stomp on it .. oh lord sounds sexy as hell.

the install, fit and finish were all excellent as well. I broke one of the damn pop-it deals that holds down the stock air inlet. : [

can't really comment on the power gains - considering the stg1 map at the same time, either way, very noticeable gains.

as for the blue silicone tube - my car is blue so it worked out rather well! they are offering black by end of the month, I believe. it's a good material for the tube.
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:57 PM   #9
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LOLLL I really like the video. Funny as hell! Good job!
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Old 03-14-2011, 08:27 PM   #10
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Wow, definitely the most well produced and entertaining install video I have ever seen. Nice work, lets see more down the road!
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Old 03-14-2011, 08:46 PM   #11
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HAHAHA headlight fluid, should have said blinker fluid.

Most amazing install video i have ever seen, Great Job
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Old 03-14-2011, 08:49 PM   #12
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Great Video. Thanks for the Pics! I think I'm pretty much sold...
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Old 03-15-2011, 02:47 PM   #13
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Hahah thanks for all the comments guys! I'm glad you liked it. Now lets see how long I can resist doing the downpipe

Stay tuned for the new car-washing video I'm going to do in the next few weeks.

It'll be hard to make something more ridiculous than my optimum no-rinse video, but I'm going to try...
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:15 PM   #14
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:thumbsup: I got a chuckle out of the vid.
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:35 PM   #15
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Very nice vid, Loved the Headlight fluid remark.
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Old 03-15-2011, 07:33 PM   #16
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i echo, great video. Nice editing.
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:14 PM   #17
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Very nice vid, Loved the Headlight fluid remark.
Yea exactly! Great Video and review. I ordered one today for my 09 WRX in black
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Old 03-17-2011, 02:51 AM   #18
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Lookin and soundin good!
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Old 03-18-2011, 02:47 PM   #19
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Thanks again! I had my oil changed yesterday and the tech was impressed with the look and design.

I think I'm getting worse gas mileage because I can't stop flooring it everywhere...
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Old 03-18-2011, 03:02 PM   #20
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:19 PM   #21
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sick video...I have 11 WRX and bought the same intake...deff worth the money because its supported by the AP and looks, feels and sounds great...easy install.. thumbs up fo Cobb SF intake.
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:55 AM   #22
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Wow....now I want one. Does anybody know of any vendors that have it IN STOCK for a reasonable price? Everyone I ask quotes me $260-279 which is fine but I'm told 2-3 weeks and out of stock
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:59 AM   #23
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HAHAHA, I have to sneak mods too w/ my GF. Great video.
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Old 03-19-2011, 02:24 PM   #24
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Nice job on the video, very good editing and got a laugh
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Old 03-19-2011, 05:29 PM   #25
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excellent video. great job, and the intake sounds great!
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