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    What is a good in-take for '13 WRX?

    Hey guys! Do any of you know any good in-takes to put in the '13 WRX?

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    They're are plenty of good options. However, you are aware that they all require a tune to use them right?

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    Yes. but i just want ideas of a good in-take. cause i hear good and bad or intakes. some say K&N are cheaper and is decent compared to Injen which some say is expensive for what is as good as them. so... i am just looking for ideas. after all it is my first WRX.

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    I hate this response but, ask the tuner you think you might work with or the company you'll be buying your AP map from. Also, some intakes aren't compatible with FMIC's if you decide to go that way later on.

    AEM and K&N are pretty popular. I hear the Cobb runs a bit lean and harder to tune...just hearsay, no personal experience. I have the K&N and its not compatible with a front mount intercooler but that's not in my plans and I love the whooshing abounds it makes.

    Good luck, dig around a bit. Lots of success with lots of different intakes depending on your wants/needs/budget.

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    My first wrx as well. I would say the cobb sf intake is the most common as well as AEM. If you are going to use a cobb ap for your engine management you have to be careful because not intakes are compatible with their tunes.

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    ohh really??. I have a blue WRX too. I hear some good reviews on COBBs too. I can't seem to decide. lol

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    I was thinking about Cobb, myself. I like how it uses the stock ram intake to suck in cool air, yet it's still a short ram intake, so the sound is great.

    I'm concerned about the tuning issues, though...

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    I'm sure people will also bring up if you live in a flood area you may want to stay away from cold air due to possibility of hydro lock (though I think you would have to drive through a good foot of water). Do you ever plan on going to a Front Mount Intercooler? If so you may want to go with an cold air instead of a short ram like the cobb since the piping needs to be routed through the stock airbox location.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProZach626 View Post
    I was thinking about Cobb, myself. I like how it uses the stock ram intake to suck in cool air, yet it's still a short ram intake, so the sound is great.

    I'm concerned about the tuning issues, though...
    Talk to the people whom you intend to tune with.

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    ^ It all depends how you are tuning the car. If you have someone tuning, ask them what intake they prefer you get. If you are getting a premade map, look at what intakes are supported.
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    I just ordered the AP and Cobb SF Intake, should have it next week so I'll let you know what I can after running it (if you can wait that long lol).

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    Stay away from Injen.
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    Perrin turbo inlet, and a good drop in air filter. The stock airbox is good until you go with a rotated turbo setup imho. These cars aren't civics!!! hahaha

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