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    Cold-Air Intake???

    Hi,

    I need a little help deciding which cold-air intake to put in my 2013 wrx. Price isn't an issue, as long as it's the best one you can get. Also, where's a good website for blow off valves?Click image for larger version. 

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    Please let me know and thanks for looking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackOnBlack View Post
    Hi,

    I need a little help deciding which cold-air intake to put in my 2013 wrx. Price isn't an issue, as long as it's the best one you can get. Also, where's a good website for blow off valves?Click image for larger version. 

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    Please let me know and thanks for looking!

    Regards,
    Lee
    BOV I got from fastwrx.com

    As far as CAI...let's see. how bad does it rain/flood where you live?

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    The intake you choose will be based on what new MAF calibrations you have access to. For example, Cobb only offers calibrations for their intake or AEM.

    An aftermarket valve will not be an upgrade on a stock car like yours; if anything, an atmospheric one will be a downgrade.

    As for sites, the vendors here should be able to help you out in getting whatever parts you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    The intake you choose will be based on what new MAF calibrations you have access to. For example, Cobb only offers calibrations for their intake or AEM.

    An aftermarket valve will not be an upgrade on a stock car like yours; if anything, an atmospheric one will be a downgrade.

    As for sites, the vendors here should be able to help you out in getting whatever parts you want.
    Why do you say a BOV is a downgrade? Just wondering...I don;t see it as either upgrade or downgrade. Just do you want extra noise or not

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    Thanks so much for the response. Extra noise would be okay, but not over the top. As for rain/flood..yeah it rains enogh in Minnesota/winter is going to be here next month.

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    If you're very intent on getting a CAI, be VERY careful driving in the rain. One wron puddle and you hydrolock... take it from me. Blew my motor on my Lancer...got caught in a monsoon storm in Tucson roughly a year ago...hit a puddle and stall. Terrible engine knocking and boom. Few grand later got it back, moved back to CT, traded it for my new toy.
    It did sound a little more throaty then my SRI I through in, but... just be careful

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsibanez View Post
    Why do you say a BOV is a downgrade? Just wondering...I don;t see it as either upgrade or downgrade. Just do you want extra noise or not
    "The BIG BOV thread" (Where all bov question threads get merged)
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    Are you planning on tuning for that CAI? If not then stay stock.

    BOV's are not really good on our cars. Read the link Will posted above.
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    Run a big MAF and WOT all day. Get a BOV for the sweet sound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drews View Post
    Run a big MAF and WOT all day. Get a BOV for the sweet sound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nsibanez View Post
    Why do you say a BOV is a downgrade? Just wondering...I don;t see it as either upgrade or downgrade. Just do you want extra noise or not
    How do you get to 250 posts on this site and not know that?
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    short ram intake????? im shocked no one has said this...
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    Wow..there's a lot of pages.
    I see why they may cause a problem...running a little bit rich. But if you want it, it's good for that sound =]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anub1s View Post
    How do you get to 250 posts on this site and not know that?
    Know one's ever brough it up, and then never went through my mind

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    AEM intake is the only way to go. Dry filter means no MAF issues. True cold filter. OTS maps from Cobb and others offered. The Cobb with the airbox is the only other one I'd recommend, but it's twice the price by the time you add in the airbox, plus it's oiled. So just get an AEM and be happy.

    DISCLAIMER: I'm the biggest anti-intake guy in the world but have an AEM on my STI because I was sold on the positives (great sound, no performance degradation under any conditions, some small power increase possible) and the total lack of negatives (well there is one very minor one: the AEM filter isn't as effective as a stock paper filter so over a very long time it will allow a very small amount more crap into your engine).

    Quote Originally Posted by nsibanez View Post
    If you're very intent on getting a CAI, be VERY careful driving in the rain. One wron puddle and you hydrolock... take it from me. Blew my motor on my Lancer...got caught in a monsoon storm in Tucson roughly a year ago...hit a puddle and stall. Terrible engine knocking and boom. Few grand later got it back, moved back to CT, traded it for my new toy.
    It did sound a little more throaty then my SRI I through in, but... just be careful
    It's pretty hard to do this on a late model WRX with a CAI due to the filter location. If you can somehow throw water through solid metal and plastic panels then you should be a magician.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom-Wrx View Post
    short ram intake????? im shocked no one has said this...
    You mean a HAI (hot air intake)?

    Yeah just stay away from those period...

    Quote Originally Posted by nsibanez View Post
    Wow..there's a lot of pages.
    I see why they may cause a problem...running a little bit rich. But if you want it, it's good for that sound =]
    You should do a little more reading, and then remove yours from your car if you value your engine. Or keep hearing that sound until you hear a big "boom" one day when your engine goes kablooey.
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