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Old 04-26-2005, 01:36 PM   #1
Dan C
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Default Removing air intake box

Aright, so from my last post it seems that a ram air or cold air intake is pretty much pointless, when it comes to the money. So, i was thinking that removing the air intake box would give me the same aural improvements that i would get from paying 100 dollars for an intake. I was wondering if anyone knows to a site that outlines the steps in doing so (pictures?). Ive removed the box, and this stuff is mechanically simple, but I am under the impression that something needs to be there, and so i wanted to know if anyone knew what kind of parameters to follow. Ive heard people have modified aluminum or plastic coffee cups to form a new box which id be interested to know if anyone has done.
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Old 04-26-2005, 05:40 PM   #2
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Why not just get a Perrin or other drop in replacement filter and leave the box in place? If you just plumb in some tubing or a coffee can and add a filter you are gonna lost the air reservoir and hurt low end. Or so I understand it.
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Old 04-26-2005, 07:59 PM   #3
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My brother got me a cheapy air intake. He had to wait about a month for it. Quality made in Taiwan for about $20.00. I put it on my 03 n/a, and now it sounds like a motorcycle when you nail it. This thing is loud especially at wot!! I think it was for a Legacy. It had one port I had to plug, then extend the pcv hoses to meet it. Sure makes workin under the hood easier, with all of the factory crap out of the way!! Mike
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Old 04-30-2005, 08:51 AM   #4
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Yeah, cheapo intakes are the way to go. I mean, why pay ridiculous amounts of money for a tube with a filter on it? Is that not the same as another tube with a filter on it? People pay for a name. They'll tell you differently, but it's just because they got ripped off.
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Old 05-03-2005, 09:46 PM   #5
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I removed the pipes leading up to the airbox (aka silincer pieces) Baja does seem to have better pickup and a REALLY NICE sound when you hit wot around 4k RPM. I'm going to get a cheap cold air intake kit just so it gets more cold air. Then going to borolla headers, and getting a nice exhaust. Did a nice launch today when a wrx was behind me. He was shocked imo since he didnt move for a good 10 seconds
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