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Old 05-09-2012, 01:35 PM   #51
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For the OP, do what you want, its your car. Congrats on gaining 5 - 15 hp, or if any.
The OP took the intake off his car and went back to the stock intake.
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:43 PM   #52
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Intakes on these years ( 09-12 ) are a waste of money until 350-370 whp. I'm in Miami and its hot as hell and my IAT's were through the roof. I tested the Perrin cold air and aem. Both are good units but the OEM out shines them. I have a 325/350 2010 Wrx and the stock intake is the way to go. After scaling the MAF it was a total gain of 2whp for 200-300$. If you live in a more cool area then I could see a benefit. Nonetheless enjoy and this is just an opinion.
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Old 06-05-2012, 04:21 PM   #53
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just got done installing on my '11 STI with Stage1 93oct map. No difference in power from stage 1 without it but throttle response seems much more smooth and it seems to pull better higher in the RPMs. The noise speaks for itself, sounds awesome. I got it used for stupid cheap so i couldnt pass it up. Great product.
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:02 PM   #54
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I was never really into aftermarket intakes for our cars because I always heard they didn't make a difference.

I got this intake for free from aem because they needed to test fit it on the 2011s. So I thought I would write a review for it.

I will probably be doing a road dyno under similar ambient conditions to see the real difference in performance. Stay tuned nasioc!
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Old 06-13-2012, 05:00 PM   #55
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Alright I have a 2012 WRX with about 500 miles on it, I want to get a CAI and am looking towards a AEM, I will also be buying a Cobb AP to go along with a protune and other uses in the future, my question is at what mileage will it be "safe" to install a CAI and i understand stock tune sucks for these and isnt recommended so is a Cobb AP tune sufficient or is a protune required for just a CAI for now. After the car is broken in I will be getting a TBE, and down the road a FMIC.
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:04 AM   #56
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Alright I have a 2012 WRX with about 500 miles on it, I want to get a CAI and am looking towards a AEM, I will also be buying a Cobb AP to go along with a protune and other uses in the future, my question is at what mileage will it be "safe" to install a CAI and i understand stock tune sucks for these and isnt recommended so is a Cobb AP tune sufficient or is a protune required for just a CAI for now. After the car is broken in I will be getting a TBE, and down the road a FMIC.
I put a K&N short ram intake on my 11' Rex 3 days after I bought it .... No issues with the stock tune.... Didn't end up buying my accessport until 10 months after I got the car... 0 issues....

And yes the Cobb AP maps are sufficient for an intake ....

I also have a FMIC , works great with my stock setup... No lag whatsoever even with my stock turbo .... Just FYi lol
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:47 AM   #57
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I ran this intake with my 08 and here in WA, we have loads of puddles and lots of rain. I never had an issue. I'm going to put it on my 2012 when it shows up as well.
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Old 06-23-2012, 01:00 PM   #58
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hows the sound of the aem intake vs. the cobb?
Yeah, what does this thing sound like? I pulled the silencer bottle off my STI and got a ton of growl and you can really hear what I think is the BPV when you come off the gas between shifts.
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the AEM sound makes the silencer delete (stock intake) sound like a sewing machine.

i did the silencer delete the week i was waiting for my intake. pretty sure the AEM and SF are both equally loud. I love it, $150 well spent via the classifieds here.

dont forget the cobb AP
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:15 AM   #60
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for the CAI the whole filter has to be submerged in water to complete hydrolock, even if half the filter is soaked itll take air from the dry upper part of the filter. there is not need to spend extra money if your going to get a cold air especially since its not completely open to the ground and i think most of us dont drive through 2 feet of water on a daily basis.
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:49 AM   #61
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Yeah, what does this thing sound like? I pulled the silencer bottle off my STI and got a ton of growl and you can really hear what I think is the BPV when you come off the gas between shifts.
Based on my experience, the AEM is quieter than the Cobb SF. I just installed the Cobb a few days ago and it can be very loud (which is a good thing for me).
I rode in another 11 WRX with the AEM and it was noticeably quieter than the Cobb, but still audible. The build quality of the AEM also appeared to be excellent.

(I'm running the Torqued Performance Stage 1 + Cobb Intake map)
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:12 PM   #62
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You'll be fine unless you completely submerge the right front fender well (we're talking about 12" of water). The risk of hydrolocking CAI's has been greatly exaggerated.

Since an intake will net you less than 10 ponies by itself, you'll get more bang for your buck by going with a downpipe & a Stage 2 tune first. One caveat though - once you do mod the car, your local dealer may see fit to refuse certain warranty claims if they think your mods contributed to the problem. IMO, the risk is worth it - I went Stage 2 before my '09 turned 10K miles & have been happy ever since. I haven't had any warranty claims other than a noisy bearing in my tranny that the service tech (and resident Subie tuner) fixed for free. Good luck & have fun with it!
so its been a while... i did end up going stage 2 and finished putting on my aem CAI. running stage 2+aem acn 91. personally, i felt like my car ran like **** for the first few miles. i learned that after you reflash to a differnt map, it resets certain variables that your car has "learned". So ill check back in week with an updated response.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:53 PM   #63
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After a fresh tune your car should not be feeling like ****. Learning needs to occur definitely but that's more for the random downshifts at half throttle and other random daily driving habits that are hard to tune for.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:18 PM   #64
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After a fresh tune your car should not be feeling like ****. Learning needs to occur definitely but that's more for the random downshifts at half throttle and other random daily driving habits that are hard to tune for.
Ran like poop may have been a bit strong.

More specifically. I felt as though the throttle response was a bit more laggy. But I did feel a def stronger pull in higher rpms. I should also note that the weather is super cold and dense.

I did hit a boost cut two times too. Idk. Maybe I'm just short bus worthy
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Is this an ots map or a protune? You should not be experiencing this with a protune.
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Is this an ots map or a protune? You should not be experiencing this with a protune.
Def Ots map. Stage 2+ Aem acn 91 since I live in SoCal. Cobb map btw not the torqued performance one.
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Hmmm I'm no guru on ots maps but I'd take it easy for a bit if learning is the issue... But I feel like you shouldn't be feeling sluggish or any cuts on a map designed for that setup. Plenty of people run stage 2 and are immediately impressed by the improvement In performance... I see few threads saying they flashed staged 2 and are not jumping for joy for the difference in throttle response and power delivery.

Edit is it at all possible you flashed for 93 thinking 91?
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I think I would fall into that category.
I mean I notices the power improvement. And throttle improvement but maybe because I'm on here so much that I over hyped it in my head.

Ill give It a little bit (cai). Idk though I'm sure it's 91. I checked the current map after it was installed. Just to make sure.
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i do miss the sound of my aem but oh well
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It's too damn cold for me to do a good log without hitting that damn cel
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:42 PM   #71
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How deep does the AEM intake actually go into the bumper? Does it actually touch the bumper or fenders? I live in LA and streets are ****ty. Even when driving carefully you ALLWAYS take some rough hits from potholes or rediculous steep ramps...

I was wondering if the intake could take damage or even worse, transfer the power of an impact to the turbo or surrounding parts...
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Def Ots map. Stage 2+ Aem acn 91 since I live in SoCal. Cobb map btw not the torqued performance one.
I'm not sure if this matters but you might want to check and make sure your running the same map as your base map and your real-time map. I'm going to cut and paste a reply from another Nasioc thread from Cobb Tuning that explains the difference.

The "base" map is your entire tune. That is, if you were to open a map in our AccessTUNER software, the "base" map would account for any change you made (relative to stock) to any of the hundreds of tables available in the latest software.

The real-time "map" contains the changes to a smaller sub-set of tables that we've designated as real-time. When you marry the AccessPORT, it changes the factory ECU to support this functionality which would not exist otherwise. Real-time tables consist of about 10 or so tables which are some of the most commonly tuned tables for boost, fuel, timing and AVCS (depending on ECU). The real-time map will "override" the corresponding tables in the base map with the 10 or so real-time tables.

So, your base map should always be the map that is designed for the mods you have. The real-time map can be a map where the changes necessary can be accounted for by those 10 or so major tables. Examples would be different octane gas, high vs. low boost map, economy, valet, anti-theft, etc.

The advantage of changing the real-time map relative to a base map is that it is faster and can be done with the engine running. For the sub-001 and sub-002 cars, it also does not require connecting the test mode connnectors. But, a real-time map is not permanent in that if you disconnect the car's battery or reflash a base map, the current real-time map will default to the values in the base map (until you load another real-time map).

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I'm planning on running the AEM CAI once I'm stage 2 (hopefully here in the next few weeks). When I originally looked at replacing my stock intake I was Cobb 100% all the way, but since I 've done my research, have had time to think about the pros and cons, and have spoken to a few tuners I've since changed my mind. One tuner in fact indicated that it was much easier to get consistent results from either the AEM or K&N intake than it was for Cobb or Perrin. Since I'm planning on having him tune my car once I'm stage 3 that made the decision clear cut for me.

I love the quality and functionality of Cobb parts, this just happens to be one of those circumstances where I end up using another vendors product.
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I'm not sure if this matters but you might want to check and make sure your running the same map as your base map and your real-time map. I'm going to cut and paste a reply from another Nasioc thread from Cobb Tuning that explains the difference.

The "base" map is your entire tune. That is, if you were to open a map in our AccessTUNER software, the "base" map would account for any change you made (relative to stock) to any of the hundreds of tables available in the latest software.

The real-time "map" contains the changes to a smaller sub-set of tables that we've designated as real-time. When you marry the AccessPORT, it changes the factory ECU to support this functionality which would not exist otherwise. Real-time tables consist of about 10 or so tables which are some of the most commonly tuned tables for boost, fuel, timing and AVCS (depending on ECU). The real-time map will "override" the corresponding tables in the base map with the 10 or so real-time tables.

So, your base map should always be the map that is designed for the mods you have. The real-time map can be a map where the changes necessary can be accounted for by those 10 or so major tables. Examples would be different octane gas, high vs. low boost map, economy, valet, anti-theft, etc.

The advantage of changing the real-time map relative to a base map is that it is faster and can be done with the engine running. For the sub-001 and sub-002 cars, it also does not require connecting the test mode connnectors. But, a real-time map is not permanent in that if you disconnect the car's battery or reflash a base map, the current real-time map will default to the values in the base map (until you load another real-time map).

Bill
Okay we'll it's def in the real time mode. How would I go about changing the base mode
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Okay we'll it's def in the real time mode. How would I go about changing the base mode
KareemA,

Under the Monitor section navigate down to where it says "Show Current Map". Once there you'll see Realtime and Reflash. Scroll down to Reflash and see if that map says the name of the map you want. i.e. Stage 2+ Aem acn 91

If it doesn't then hit the back key to return to the monitor options and toggle up to where I think it says Change Map. Again here you'll have two options Real-time (which you already have set) and Reflash. Make sure your key is in the ignition and is in the on position (not running) and follow the on screen directions to change your current Reflash map.

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