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This is a discussion on DIY short ram intake within the Engine Performance forums, part of the Tutorials & DIY category; This thing still goin strong? I wanna do this. Don't feel like spending 300 on a cai...

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    This thing still goin strong? I wanna do this. Don't feel like spending 300 on a cai
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    Prob depend on your piping. The original post has pics can you guys see my pic above my name? Im on my phone and I see everyone else's pic not mine
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    I was just in Oriely's today and they have quite a few filters like this, good idea on getting a 2nd airbox and doing the mod so if it gets jacked up you still have your OEM one in case

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juddernaut View Post
    I did the same thing to my car when i first bought it (2009). Did not have alot of money to blow on a actual intake so i built my own looks almost like yours. total price was about $28.00 and I noticed a performance increase. The only issue i had was it kept saying my car was running lean.


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    Re: DIY short ram intake

    Place yer bets here! Place yer bets here!
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    Re: DIY short ram intake

    Just because it's running doesn't mean its running at it's best.

    Lots of things can go wrong when running lean. Our cars run a bit rich because with a turbo we are knock prone at stoic. And knock is what kills engines. Another way is that running lean causes higher EGT, which can potentially burn through valves, pistons, etc.

    Maybe you don't get into boost much, maybe that is why your engine is still alive today, no one can say the real reason.

    Think about it this way:
    New car: $25k
    New engine: $8k
    Real CAI with tune: >$1k
    And with documented cases of engines blowing from running lean, why risk it?

    I agree, at the price its a very attractive car. What I don't get is why you wouldn't buy the car just because this mod is bad for it...
    Wow, I've driven my wrx the same distance in 1 year as you've driven yours in 3, no wonder I'm always broke haha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juddernaut View Post
    The only issue i had was it kept saying my car was running lean.
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    And the reason it would blow is because?
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