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    n00b 412

    Just dropping a What's up so I'm not some creeper in the shadows. New to the subies, not to the car world... I just picked up a 11 impreza wrx hatch. Loving this car. From Pittsburgh area 412.

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    Good looking car.

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    awww its so stock and unmolested
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    Yup. Cold air intake and short throw... Gonna stay that way prolly. Just a boosted daily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobalou View Post
    Yup. Cold air intake and short throw... Gonna stay that way prolly. Just a boosted daily.

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    The ECU requires remapping for the cold air intake or you are going to have a really bad day sooner than later.

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    Bought it with it already done. So I'd assume it should be ok. But thanks for the heads up. I'll look into it, runs great now.

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    Assume nothing. It's super common for some rando to in marry the AP and sell it. The AP also only covers the Cobb and aem intakes. Anything else requires a dyno tune.

    You won't know there is a problem until failure of a piston. I would verify what's on there asap

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    Well there's a warranty for that.. But it's just a perin cold air intake into the fender well..

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    A warranty wont matter if the engine blows. Subaru will blame it on the modified intake.

    Welcome to subarus. Pretty much every mod besides a catback exhaust needs to be tuned for. Running a aftermarket intake without proper ecu calibration will and is causing slow but sure damage to your engine.

    Subaru's are MAF sensor based cars. Your car, not being tuned for the intake, still thinks it is getting the same amount of air that the stock intake pulls in. It is not compensating for the extra air in the air/fuel ratio.

    Bottom line, your car is not fine with that intake, even though it seems to be running fine. You are causing slow irreversible damage to your engine. It must be tuned for, or get a stock intake to put back on the car.
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    Like I said. I'll look into it. Appreciate the heads up. Not going to jump to a stock intake because if it in fact has a tune on it I will just be screwing around back to square 1.

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    Completely agree with you there. You need to know if it is currently tuned or not. I would stay out of boost until you find out and either get a tune, or a stock intake back on until you can get a tune.
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    Your call boss, but I can assure you that you won't be happy with the results of trying to claim warranty. 99.9% of the time Subaru is on top of it and will hand you a bill to the tune of multiple thousands of dollars for a short block replacement.

    So, the options are spend a few hundred now to verify what's on the car and what it's tuned for, and get a proper tune, or spend 6k shortly down the road replacing the short lock because your pistons are toast. The stock tune is far from modification friendly, and is even far for ideal in stock form from some of the afr charts I've seen.

    The only company that has put out any notable information about their intake not needing a tune was ETS I believe. It was specifically designed to match the stock airbox flow, and they have produced airflow graphs to prove it.

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    Much appreciation. Fortunately It doesn't need to be a primary vehicle, I spoke to a buddy and got a shop recommended to me, back into the ram for now I suppose

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    You're in Pittsburgh. Nowhere better close to you than TPG in Blairsville. Get them to have a look at it.
    I have an STi with an intake and no tune, I never change my oil, and my wheel spacerz are mad tyte.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irickchad View Post
    You're in Pittsburgh. Nowhere better close to you than TPG in Blairsville. Get them to have a look at it.
    That's actually my plan. Had a couple people referred them, one is even a dyno guy already but not import.

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