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First off, not sure what section this shouldhave been in, and i didnt find much from searching. I have a cold air intake in my 06 wrx, and was wondering if it would be a good idea to remove the passenger (or both) foglight for some direct air to it? Would this be a really bad idea in rain? And has anyone done this that can give an opinion on it? Thanks :wiggles:
 

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What CAI do you have? My APS 65mm locates the filter right near the outlet for the OE plastic scoop.
 

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raabguy said:
its a injen cai, the filter seems to sit right behind the foglight
Do you have a custom tune? Injen is notorious for throwing off MAF readings
 

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yeah i put that in along with a catless downpipe, catback, and boost control solenoid and brought it for a tune
 

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First off, not sure what section this shouldhave been in, and i didnt find much from searching. I have a cold air intake in my 06 wrx, and was wondering if it would be a good idea to remove the passenger (or both) foglight for some direct air to it? Would this be a really bad idea in rain? And has anyone done this that can give an opinion on it? Thanks :wiggles:
This would be a horrible idea.
 

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Because you're opening up a direct pathway for water injection.
 

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/\ Basically and getting the filter dirtier twice as fast or catching a plastic bag or other road garbage onto the filter. The intake will be perfectly fine pulling in ambient air in the fender well where it is somewhat protected. In my opinion your not receiving any measurable performance benefit from removing the foglight. Same thing with trying to install a true ram air system.
 

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Makes sense :)
 

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Well i dont think it would be a "horrible" idea, but i do get your point. Anyway, i was going to put a screen on the inside of the opening, like chicken wire, so nothing would go into it like garbage and leaves/sticks. Not sure if i will yet, thanks for the input though!
 

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How are you going to prevent water from going through the screen?

Just leave the foglight in. You're going to get more than enough airflow already with it there.
 

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How do you prevent water from going into the ram air scoop that comes stock, especially if you do a snorkus delete elbow? Same principle...
 

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How do you prevent water from going into the ram air scoop that comes stock, especially if you do a snorkus delete elbow? Same principle...
You might want to think about that again......
 

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You might want to think about that again......
Yeah I know the hood closes over it...just devil's advocating it...
 

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I think the word "horrible" is the sticking point here... Not a good idea would cover it quite nicely as it "can" increase chances of water getting into the engine but that's relative to where you live in general and not a given that it will happen... As to the other points they are definitely true, and good points, the filter will get much dirtier much faster, it's not an improvement for CAI as compared to getting the air just from the fender, and the chances of sucking up garbage like plastic bags, leaves, dirt sprayed water etc are much higher...
 
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