so i didnt want to make three seperate posts so i figured id just make one big post on here, these are questions i have about my 02 wrx:
1. is there something can protect my aftermarket air intake? not just for heat but kind of a splash guard. i have an spt intake (dont really want to spend 200 on the heat shield) but for the second time since owning the car, it was raining heavily and water mustve got onto the intake filter and the engine started bogging down and i was stuck on the side of the road until i took out the maf and wiped it dry and put it back in, the car ran fine after. i live in wisconsin so winter might be a big issue, has anyone had experience with Injens "hydroshield". its basically a water repellent sock that goes over the filter.
2. this may be hard to answer but how much boost lag should i really experience from a fully atmospheric bov (i have a forge fully atmospheric) i checked for boost leaks and couldnt find any but sometimes the turbo feels a bit laggy especially around 4th 5th gear (as far as mods im cobb stage 2, spt intake, full 3" tbe, and sti uppipe). Would switching to a 50/50 bov make a big difference. the forge sounds awesome but i kind of prefer the performance aspect.
3. im just kind of browsing and looking at possible future parts, and i was looking into 25mm hubcentric wheel spacers just to have the wheels sit flush with the body. it appears my front tires sit out further than the rears do, is this like this on everbodys wrx? could i possibly get away with getting smaller wheel spacers in the front and 25mm's in the back? like i said not trying to go ricey, i just really like when the wheels sit flush compared to being in the wheel well.
Thanks for any input!