This is a discussion on Cold-Air Intake??? within the New Member Hangout forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Hi, I need a little help deciding which cold-air intake to put in my 2013 wrx. Price isn't an issue, ...
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.
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.
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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Run a big MAF and WOT all day. Get a BOV for the sweet sound.
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short ram intake????? im shocked no one has said this...
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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).
Yeah just stay away from those period...
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