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Old 06-10-2010, 06:31 PM   #1
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Default Where can i get an intake for my 06 2.5i?

I'm looking for a cold air intake for my 06 2.5i. The only one I can find is the cosmo racing one. Is it any good? I can't find anything else for the 2.5i I can only find WRX and STI stuff. Any info will help. Thanks
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Old 06-10-2010, 06:39 PM   #2
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I'll be the first to say it... search!

This topic has been beaten to death. Check out the sticky on Hybrid intakes at the top of this forum.

Cosmo, Injen, AEM (I think) all more ones for the 2.5i. WRX/STi ones will not fit at all.

Also, you will be needing a tune to safely make any real gains, which is a lot of $$$ if you get it done professionally and isn't worth it. Plus, new intakes are like $250-300... that's insane for the little performance you get from it.

IMO, stick with stock. You'll have no longterm problems either.
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:03 PM   #3
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Go with Hybrid. easy and cheap enough.
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Old 06-12-2010, 09:56 PM   #4
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Old 06-12-2010, 11:13 PM   #5
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There are 2 stickied threads on the top of this forum that will more than answer your question. I also did a review of a Cosmo sri...which you can find by using the very effective search function.

But...imo, go with the hybrid. You get the gains of a sri without the low end torque loss, but more importantly, you don't get the MAF issues with the hybrid that you WILL get with a sri.
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Old 06-13-2010, 12:37 PM   #6
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don't usually need a tune with the hybrid, while the SRI/CAI or anything that does not use the OEM MAF housing must be tuned for proper AFR's and long term reliability
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Old 06-15-2010, 12:14 PM   #7
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Make your own intake. I have owned 3 1st generation legacys and I have fit my own cones on all of them and they all work very well. With the legacys I simply took the stock airbox off and cut the MAF to fit a cone. Works like a charm. Intakes can be very expensive, so why not try it yourself? Simply take the stock airbox off, you may have to trim the piping to fit a cone. Get a $30 cone from a local auto parts store. Fit the cone before the MAF so it can still get readings. It is that simple. You don't need to worry about vacuum hoses or anything, those are already set up on the stock piping. I'm sure you get just as much power this way than with a system, and you can save a whole ton of cash. I would try this out first before investing in an expensive system.
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Old 06-15-2010, 01:55 PM   #8
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1st generation Legacies are MAP based not MAF so it is VERY easy to make intakes work. They sound like ass but they work
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