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This is a discussion on WRX Intakes within the Engine Modifications forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Hey guys, I have a 2011 Wrx and was wondering what are some good cold air intakes that don't require ...

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    Hey guys, I have a 2011 Wrx and was wondering what are some good cold air intakes that don't require tunes. I know that the Cobb SF intake requires a tune for the access port and was wondering if all intakes requires tunes and if not what are some good ones that don't.

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    All of them require tunes or none of them do? Do I need an access port in order to time them?

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    Didn't see your link before I asked that. Thanks, would the best thing to do is to just wait to get an acessport or can they be tunned without an access port? I'm new this kind of stuff. Haven't had my Wrx for too long and want to make sire I know what to do before I go and buy parts for it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Subi_Lifestyle
    Didn't see your link before I asked that. Thanks, would the best thing to do is to just wait to get an acessport or can they be tunned without an access port? I'm new this kind of stuff. Haven't had my Wrx for too long and want to make sire I know what to do before I go and buy parts for it
    The 2011 WRX can be tuned with OpenECU tools, but some tuners won't work with them. That's up to the person you would have tuning your car.

    If you buy an AP, you have MAF scalings for both Cobb SRI / AEM CAI available to you without additional expense.

    Because it's a generic map, you're not going to see the benefit you would with a custom tune, but you wouldn't be required to pay additional fees for a custom tune on a non-supported intake.
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    Okay thanks for all the info on it

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    Let's put it this way: If there were a CAI that did not require a tune, what the hell would be the point of it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    Let's put it this way: If there were a CAI that did not require a tune, what the hell would be the point of it?
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    That's why I asked because I didn't know if they made such a thing or not

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    There are some that say they don't require a tune but I would not trust that and play it safe and make sure to adjust your ECU settings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    Let's put it this way: If there were a CAI that did not require a tune, "what the hell would be the point of it?"
    A tad bit harsh isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakerb View Post
    A tad bit harsh isn't it?
    No. It's a good point. What would be the point in removing a not terribly restrictive airbox, just to put in another one that looks different? Why waste your time if you're not getting anything from it
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    Quote Originally Posted by nsibanez View Post
    No. It's a good point. What would be the point in removing a not terribly restrictive airbox, just to put in another one that looks different? Why waste your time if you're not getting anything from it
    Cause he honestly didn't know and wanted to learn . Only stupid question is the one not asked.

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    I'm glad I came upon this thread because I was having the same exact question. This is my first performance vehicle and I'd like to do some things to it, but don't want to void the warranty. I'm not a tuner at all and I don't know anything about access ports, tuning, or where to take the car to get it tuned after I put the CAI on. I'm probably more stupid than anyone here when it comes to cars so I come here to learn from those of you with experience and knowledge.

    I know my car doesn't necessarily NEED a CAI, but I just got my tax refund back and, well, you know. So, I have a couple of more stupid questions:

    1) Will the power difference be noticeable?

    2) How will this affect my fuel mileage?

    3) Will doing this to my car void the warranty?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Runnikee View Post
    I'm glad I came upon this thread because I was having the same exact question. This is my first performance vehicle and I'd like to do some things to it, but don't want to void the warranty. I'm not a tuner at all and I don't know anything about access ports, tuning, or where to take the car to get it tuned after I put the CAI on. I'm probably more stupid than anyone here when it comes to cars so I come here to learn from those of you with experience and knowledge.

    I know my car doesn't necessarily NEED a CAI, but I just got my tax refund back and, well, you know. So, I have a couple of more stupid questions:

    1) Will the power difference be noticeable?

    2) How will this affect my fuel mileage?

    3) Will doing this to my car void the warranty?

    Thanks!
    1. Yes, but you'd notice a tremendous difference with keeping the car stock and tuning it...after that and then adding the intake and retuning the difference won't be too noticeable, the intakes are not very restrictive as it is

    2. Yes, obviously since you're changing the MAP which deals with fuel, ignition, timing, boost tables etc

    3. If you're worried about being denied after warranty claim, do not modify the car then. If you still do and an issue comes up, your best chance is to be honest with what you've done
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