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    Cold air intake for 2015 WRX

    MishiMoto air intake for the 2015 wrx is it as good as they say it is?

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    How do you plan to take care of MAF calibration?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guywrx View Post
    MishiMoto air intake for the 2015 wrx is it as good as they say it is?
    Who is "they"? Regardless of the answer it probably is not.

    An ever better question:

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    How do you plan to take care of MAF calibration?
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    Mishimoto claims specifically on 93 octane their intake does not require tuning as it keeps "relatively" safe afr. Emphasis on "relatively" so get it tuned with the intake
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    Hi all I was told by MishiMoto that the MAF would be fine as long as I run 93 gas with a stock tune

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guywrx View Post
    Hi all I was told by MishiMoto that the MAF would be fine as long as I run 93 gas with a stock tune
    I would not count on that being correct.
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    Yeah that's what hearing I guess there's no way around getting tune.

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    Mishimoto does not seem to me to be a parts manufacturer that spends a lot of time & $ on proper research and development. I'd carefully look at other intakes before making a decision.
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    I have this intake sitting in a box and I can install it.:disappointed_relieved:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guywrx View Post
    I have this intake sitting in a box and I can install it.:disappointed_relieved:
    Can or can't?

    If it were me, I'd send it back and look at other more useful mods.

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    Lol I can't ...I'm gonna get a Cobb access port and a Protune to install the CAI I guess I might as well put the downpipe in it to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guywrx
    Hi all I was told by MishiMoto that the MAF would be fine as long as I run 93 gas with a stock tune
    Are they doing to foot the bill for a motor replacement when your car leans out, the motor blows, and Subaru tells you modifications caused the failure?

    You're looking at $400-500 or so to make sure that you don't have a $5K bill, plus have a better running car by making sure the intake is properly tuned for.

    Pay to play...do it once, do it right.
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    I have a Cobb intake on my 2010 STi... I put it on immediately before getting it tuned. During the tune, my tuner told me that with as lean as it was making the motor run, a few good hard pulls could potentially be enough to make it pop. And that's with an intake made by Cobb, a very well-known and highly respected manufacturer in the Subaru community.

    Just a thought, of course, but I'd definitely get it tuned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk_Knight
    I have a Cobb intake on my 2010 STi... I put it on immediately before getting it tuned. During the tune, my tuner told me that with as lean as it was making the motor run, a few good hard pulls could potentially be enough to make it pop. And that's with an intake made by Cobb, a very well-known and highly respected manufacturer in the Subaru community.

    Just a thought, of course, but I'd definitely get it tuned.
    If you compare the MAF scalings of OE airbox and the Cobb SRI, in upper MAFv, you're looking at 20-25+% more airflow registered with the Cobb unit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    If you compare the MAF scalings of OE airbox and the Cobb SRI, in upper MAFv, you're looking at 20-25+% more airflow registered with the Cobb unit.
    Wow.
    Assuming you have a tune though, that's pretty good news, no?

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