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    Cool New WRX owner with a ?

    Hey everyone im the proud owner of a silver WRX. I was wondering what is a great intake system to compliment an SR-S exhaust CBE system.
    Any replies are greatly appreciated Thanks, Toad

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    They say this because its true, if you are tune is stock stage 1 or stage 2, the cobb sf intake is the only one that is beneficial to the cars performance. However, although it is controversial, it is "okay" to put any decent aftermarket intake onto your wrx even though it wont do anything but add a louder spooling sound to your turbo. In my opinion, it really isn't worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SanRemoRedSTG2 View Post
    ..the cobb sf intake is the only one that is beneficial to the cars performance..


    I don't know about that..

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    Quote Originally Posted by MainFrame View Post
    I don't know about that..
    Well lets put it this way, it keeps the size of intake piping the same size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SanRemoRedSTG2 View Post
    Well lets put it this way, it keeps the size of intake piping the same size.


    Right, it's one of the best at not skewing MAF readings.. beneficial to the car's performance is a totally different subject. I'm installing a 4" straight through intake and I guarantee it will be FAR more beneficial to my car's performance than a Cobb intake.

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    What year is your car? The 3g's see pretty good hp gains with a cold air intake and a quality tune. I have an AEM and I think the quality is top notch and would recommend it to anyone looking for an supermarket intake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SanRemoRedSTG2 View Post
    it is "okay" to put any decent aftermarket intake onto your wrx even though it wont do anything but add a louder spooling sound to your turbo. In my opinion, it really isn't worth it.
    An intake may/probably will require a tune.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jd92677 View Post
    supermarket intake.
    supermarkets sell Subaru aftermarket parts now!?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Calvinball View Post
    supermarkets sell Subaru aftermarket parts now!?


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    I noticed that my intake temps with the stock intake is generally +10 degrees F of the outside air temp. So if it is 80 degrees outside my intake temps is 90 or more according to the AP. Now on my 07 I had a Perrin CAI and my intake temp differential was +3 degrees? Anybody else seen this difference as well? I always thought lower air temps meant more HP? Sorry OP not trying to walk on your thread. Do the research buy the intake if you want an intake but get a tune. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by subaken View Post
    I noticed that my intake temps with the stock intake is generally +10 degrees F of the outside air temp. So if it is 80 degrees outside my intake temps is 90 or more according to the AP. Now on my 07 I had a Perrin CAI and my intake temp differential was +3 degrees? Anybody else seen this difference as well? I always thought lower air temps meant more HP? Sorry OP not trying to walk on your thread. Do the research buy the intake if you want an intake but get a tune. Good luck.

    Lower intake temps = greater density and generally more power, but there's a lot more to it than that. Higher intake temps = better fuel atomization and increased fuel economy, so it's kinda a trade off.

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    New WRX owner with a ?

    Ok, wait.....I have been under the impression for the past 2 years that you HAVE to tune for an intake. Now it seems like some people don't think it's necessary all the time.

    So, I pose the question: can you safely run an intake without a tune?


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    Only sometimes. However I see no reason to change the intake at all,
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