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Now i've read and heard short ram intakes and cai's cause turbulence etc etc causing incorrect MAF readings causing the car to run lean/rich.

Cobb states they came out with this intake to counter those issues. Reviews i've read seem solid. Now looking for some personal experoence from you guys?

And if you use the intake, did you get the heat shield/cobb airbox with it as well and does that really make that much of a difference? Thanks.

btw. Im trying to free up some engine bay space, not just focused on the performance, but thats a top priority as well. Plus, i do enjoy a nice air flow sound :tongue:
 

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i have a bugeye and have this intake system haven't had any problems at all with it throwing codes and i have the cusco heat shield and it looks nice and not much of the performance but the sound is nice, many will say not to waste your money but i got it cheap and plan on going with the cobb stage 2 map by winter.
 

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If I got one I would def get the heat shield... Otherwise it's a hot air intake most of the time.
 

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Consider the heatshield mandatory. The Cobb intake has air straighteners in it. I've heard it's difficult to tune for but that's going off the word of a few tuners I know.
 

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I use it, works wonderful. Ill give it a 5/5. Its not made of metal either, the plastic stays cooler than alot of intakes. The only problem Ive heard of them having is from people tightening them to much and cracking where the afta maf house clamps on it. Sounds 10000x more verbal than any CAI or the stock airbox by far. Comparable to a vacuum under your hood.
 

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Plastic does not stay cooler than metal... it heats up faster, but cools faster.

I've heard the same as Justin (Brfatal) regarding tuning.

One issue that was happening for a while (I'm not sure if it's been fixed because I haven't heard of it in a while...) The glue that was used to hold the intake together was failing.

(here are some reference threads: )
http://www.iwsti.com/forums/2-5-lit...1-very-disappointed-about-cobb-sf-intake.html
http://www.iwsti.com/forums/2-5-liter-litre-factory-motor/47228-cobb-intake-glued.html
 

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If I got one I would def get the heat shield... Otherwise it's a hot air intake most of the time.
+1. Consider purchasing (or better yet, building) a proper airbox to house the intake. I have a Cobb intake. I would not have bought it under normal circumstances, but bought one off a friend for a ridiculously low price. Heat soak is a major issue... you will see roughly 150 degree intake temps on an 85 degree summer day. Currently I am working on building an intake box to utilize the factory intake piping.


One issue that was happening for a while (I'm not sure if it's been fixed because I haven't heard of it in a while...) The glue that was used to hold the intake together was failing.

(here are some reference threads: )
http://www.iwsti.com/forums/2-5-lit...1-very-disappointed-about-cobb-sf-intake.html
http://www.iwsti.com/forums/2-5-liter-litre-factory-motor/47228-cobb-intake-glued.html
This was back when Cobb manufactured the intake from three separate aluminum pieces (call this version 1), which they evidently glued together. In the redesign (call this version 2, current), Cobb manufactured the intake stack from a single piece of polymer resin.
 
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