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    Anyone have recommendations on 2015 wrx cold air intake?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marlboro View Post
    Anyone have recommendations on 2015 wrx cold air intake?
    If you are looking for a bang for buck performance increase, then none of them. Not only is a CAI on the stock tune potentially damaging, but there are often no performance advantages. Get an AP and go to stage 1 instead with the stock intake. You'll probably want a tune if you ever change the intake, in which case the AP will still be useful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raven Logics View Post
    If you are looking for a bang for buck performance increase, then none of them. Not only is a CAI on the stock tune potentially damaging, but there are often no performance advantages. Get an AP and go to stage 1 instead with the stock intake. You'll probably want a tune if you ever change the intake, in which case the AP will still be useful.

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    Thanks for the info. Does access port void the warranty though?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raven Logics View Post
    If you are looking for a bang for buck performance increase, then none of them. Not only is a CAI on the stock tune potentially damaging, but there are often no performance advantages. Get an AP and go to stage 1 instead with the stock intake. You'll probably want a tune if you ever change the intake, in which case the AP will still be useful.

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    nothing will ever void your warranty. modifications can cause a claim to be denied though if they link the damage back to the modification in question.

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    It's a grey area. If your engine pops then Subaru might try to fob you off without really looking into it - in theory if the problem is not related then they should honour the warranty, but if your change could have caused the problem then they have the right to deny a claim. This is true for any mod, even the CAI. If you are concerned then wait until the warranty is almost up, or at least until you are comfortable that any early teething issues have been resolved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marlboro View Post
    Anyone have recommendations on 2015 wrx cold air intake?
    There aren't really any cold air intakes to be bought right now that I know of except one. I pre-ordered a Mishimoto CAI and should have it by mid August! Nothing "voids" your warranty except taking your car out of the country. It is covered under the maggnsun-moss act if you would like to read more about it. Here are some links to Mishimoto's CAI if you may be interested

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrimChaos View Post
    There aren't really any cold air intakes to be bought right now that I know of except one. I pre-ordered a Mishimoto CAI and should have it by mid August! Nothing "voids" your warranty except taking your car out of the country. It is covered under the maggnsun-moss act if you would like to read more about it. Here are some links to Mishimoto's CAI if you may be interested

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    The Magnusson-Moss Act is worse than worthless.

    If it were merely worthless, it would not protect owners. It certainly doesn't protect owners... However, it goes beyond being worthless by giving owners a false sense of security.

    If the dealer denies service, the owner is going to point to Magnusson-Moss. The dealer will then of course say the right thing, "Next customer in line..." and the owner is left looking for a lawyer.

    Lawyers don't fix cars. Mechanics fix cars. The owner needs a mechanic but the dealer will simply deny coverage and then it's up to the owner to act.

    Don't rely on worthless laws passed in favour of companies that make imitation parts. The MM Act is "marketed" as helping consumers but the reality is very different in a practical sense.

    I see no distinction between voiding a warranty and denying service under warranty. In either case, the consumer is left with a broken car and expenses to fix it. The semantics don't help the consumer in my view any more than Magnusson-Moss helps.

    Just IMO and good luck to all.
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    I can agree there isn't much difference between voiding a warranty and denying a warranty claim lol. You pay to play, but if you have a CAI and there is something wrong with your radio they are probably going to fix the radio under warranty. If you do anything outside of stock you are risking denial in one way or another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrimChaos View Post
    I can agree there isn't much difference between voiding a warranty and denying a warranty claim lol. You pay to play, but if you have a CAI and there is something wrong with your radio they are probably going to fix the radio under warranty. If you do anything outside of stock you are risking denial in one way or another.
    I can agree with that too.
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    It all depends on dealer and how you respect your own vehicle, they can tell if the vehicle has been tuned right or if parts are just thrown on, at my old dealer they told me nothing will void any warranty unless you specifically mess with that item, i had a ton on my old car not to mention an ewg, and they replaced climate controls since it had no relationship but i also wouldnt try to go in there for a clutch replacement or knocking or any other motor issues
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    On a sidenote, been watching my stock intake temps with the accessport and have been noticing over the last few days on hwy getting consistantly +8 warmer degrees compared to outside temp and when going slower or idling 10-14 higher. Maybe in future a design will route some cooler air into intake.
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