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Old 11-22-2005, 11:04 PM   #1
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Default Ebay OBX cold-air intake

I could've sworn there was a thread on NASIOC about this already, but if not, here it is.

This is a new intake available for the 2.5RS, and hopefully the Legacy 2.5GT, since I just ordered one for mine. It's made by OBX, though you can't find any sign of that in the auction. Someone on RS25.com already received his and it was made by OBX and did not come with a MAF adapter as shown in the picture. For the price, you can't beat it, but I just hope it fits correctly and has everything you need included in the box. It's an Injen knockoff, BTW.

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Old 11-23-2005, 08:09 AM   #2
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i have an ebay short ram and it works fine
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Old 11-23-2005, 12:04 PM   #3
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looks like a copy of injen.

you know, OBX is probably going to make a killing off of their RS products, and I for one, applaud them.
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Old 11-23-2005, 01:10 PM   #4
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I just came over to the subie world from another very niche automotive world where everything was expensive and the market just wasn't big enough to support lower priced alternatives to the "big guys". I'm quite honestly happy to see that I got here just in time. The WRX is now in it's 3rd iteration here and is a big reason Subaru is ALMOST considered a mainstream car company now, and the market is big enough to support the "little guys". I love it that now we can get a relatively high-quality product for a good price. Even a year ago, I was reeling at the prices of exhausts and such. Friends with Civics picking up a name-brand quality stainless catback for $200-$300. Well guess what, a year later, I can too.
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Old 11-23-2005, 01:42 PM   #5
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lol...good point. My autocross car is a 1993 Grand Am GT (I have no idea why) and there's almost nothing available for it. You can get springs, but no firmer shocks or struts. No intake, no exhaust, no cams, no engine management. I have front and rear sway-bars, and a chip, but that's about all you can find for it. I made a WAI and my exhaust. I wasn't going to mod the Legacy, I was just going to sell it and get a GC8 RS, but I couldn't resist any longer. $45 plus $15 shipping was unbelievable.
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Old 11-23-2005, 03:03 PM   #6
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And my other car (stolen this past summer and stripped to the bone ) was a 98 Grand Prix GTP. There's lots of stuff for it, but only 2 or 3 manufacturers that make it, so they can pretty much charge what they want.
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Old 11-23-2005, 08:44 PM   #7
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I could've sworn there was a thread on NASIOC about this already, but if not, here it is.

This is a new intake available for the 2.5RS, and hopefully the Legacy 2.5GT, since I just ordered one for mine. It's made by OBX, though you can't find any sign of that in the auction. Someone on RS25.com already received his and it was made by OBX and did not come with a MAF adapter as shown in the picture. For the price, you can't beat it, but I just hope it fits correctly and has everything you need included in the box. It's an Injen knockoff, BTW.

The auction...



Write-up and before/after video coming soon...hopefully...
I'm getting mine today. There are two things that are not included that should be by OBX:

1) MAF adapter
2) at least 1 extra coupler hose, but 2 more would be nice of them

I won't need the MAF adapter, I have one already from the pod intake. I will probably need the coupler though. My local race parts store closes in 1.5 hrs, and the UPS guy hasn't show up yet, so i dunno. If I can find out how to connect the filter to the piping without a coupler, then the kit is pretty complete. But Jim said there is no lip on the back end of the filter. (by lip, I mean like the one below)



I'll let you guys know
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Old 11-23-2005, 08:50 PM   #8
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Awesome. I hope it all works out. Do you have a MAF or MAP engine? We may be able to get OBW or tuningdepot to send us a free MAF adapter. I don't need it for my car now, but I want a GC8 2.5RS, which may need one when I get it. It would also just be nice to have, since we did pay [very little] for it.

I know AutoZone carries silicon couplers around my area for $3.99-$4.99. They had a few colors last time I checked. They don't look sturdy enought o use for turbo/intercooler plumbing, but they'll work fine for this application.
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Old 11-23-2005, 08:52 PM   #9
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I'm a MAF EJ25. And we're talking about the same thing on two forums. lol
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Old 11-23-2005, 08:53 PM   #10
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Awesome. I hope it all works out. Do you have a MAF or MAP engine? We may be able to get OBW or tuningdepot to send us a free MAF adapter. I don't need it for my car now, but I want a GC8 2.5RS, which may need one when I get it. It would also just be nice to have, since we did pay [very little] for it.

I know AutoZone carries silicon couplers around my area for $3.99-$4.99. They had a few colors last time I checked. They don't look sturdy enought o use for turbo/intercooler plumbing, but they'll work fine for this application.
Autozone?? Nice, they're down the street. In a pinch, I can go there!
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Old 11-23-2005, 09:05 PM   #11
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looks like a copy of injen.
i took a good look at obx products at sema this year and they are selling unmarked high quality product. they had a wrx equal lenght header. it was identical to the gtspec 1 piece. the welds were computer done. their oil coolers were half the price of the cheapest compettor and were verry high quality. identical to the ones ive seen used by friends that road race. their intercoolers, were spearco and presicsion cores.

my point is...there are verry few companies that actualy make stuff. all the other companies just repackage and rebadge it. for example, cobb sway bars, are made by hotchkis, do luck 10 point subframe brace, is made by someone else (i cant remeber the name) cusco clutches, 200 more than an exedy, but made by exedy...it even says it on the clutch.

mostlikely this intake is the same as the one it looks like. may have a few less coupplers as obx stuff does, but it will work just as well.

oh and if you see obx ignition stuff...its msd
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Old 11-23-2005, 09:17 PM   #12
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i took a good look at obx products at sema this year and they are selling unmarked high quality product. they had a wrx equal lenght header. it was identical to the gtspec 1 piece. the welds were computer done. their oil coolers were half the price of the cheapest compettor and were verry high quality. identical to the ones ive seen used by friends that road race. their intercoolers, were spearco and presicsion cores.
The story on this OBX gear just keeps on getting better. I bought a borla-replica header because I wanted the EL sound, but the rest of my gear will in all likelihood be OBX.

Should also point out, SEMA does not allow blatant "knock-off" and low-grade immitation gear in its show. Rebranded or authorized-reproductions are. So just the fact that OBX had a display at SEMA speaks volumes to me.
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Old 11-23-2005, 09:59 PM   #13
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their product up close and personal spoke volumes to me too. that and the price.
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Old 11-23-2005, 10:03 PM   #14
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FYI to everyone who may be interested, there's a seperate part number for the 00-01 intake but it is available. I think it's CA291. They also have the Legacy listed, but the part number says NIL so I guess they don't make it...?
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Old 11-23-2005, 10:28 PM   #15
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Alright Joltdudeuc, UPS says you got your intake...give us the details.
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Old 11-23-2005, 10:43 PM   #16
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The filter is a POS. Definitely get a K&N. I got one for $33!

I'm going outside to install it now, let you know how it goes. I think with that, there should be enough couplers to get the job done. I'll let you know if I went to Autozone to get another one.

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Shame on you, stealing my idea to put a real K&N on the end of this intake.
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Old 11-24-2005, 01:19 AM   #18
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And I return, victorous... albeit, VERY tired.

Write up on what to do, and what NOT to do when installing this intake.

Yes, visit your local pepboys for a 3" to 3" coupler. Get some 3/8" hose, cause the one of the ones from OBX is not long enough (I coupled it to the stock one, the one most drivers side). And If you have a 99, you won't need the Large 1/2" 4th vaccum hose, so cut it to 4" and get a Ford Radiator **** (that what is says), plug it, and clamp it shut.

I have no leaks, and yes, it pulls hard. Mostly from the 3500-redline. It really hauls ass. I was kinda scared for second, because there is slight bend on my street, and it just seemed sooooo fast. I'm impressed. I'll Dyno next week to what I can pull. I don't speak to the true potential, as again, i'm not moving through cold air.

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Shame on you, stealing my idea to put a real K&N on the end of this intake.
thanks for the idea!
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All in the name of science my friend. I have a feeling the OBX intake will find its way into my car very soon.
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The dyno will help show folks what it's made of.
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The filter is a POS. Definitely get a K&N. I got one for $33!
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Gagan,

Where can we get a K&N air filter for $33?
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Good to hear that it fits. I take it that the MAF adapter wasn't in there?
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Good to hear that it fits. I take it that the MAF adapter wasn't in there?
No it was not. I used some foam to pad the piping from the metal hole in the fender, and the intake doesn't clatter or clank.

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Where can we get a K&N air filter for $33?
Kevin,

www.vichubbard.com, they are about 5 miles from me.

I'll have the part numbers for everything later today for you, so you know what I needed to buy and how much it cost.

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