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I recently installed a perrin cold air intake on my 2012 WRX and I have notice when I get on it and my RPM are between 4000 and 5000 the car is bogging a little. I retighted everything thinking there may have been a leak somewhere but the same thing is happening.

ANY IDEAS?
 

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What are you using for a tune?
 

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If you have not tuned for the intake then my guess is that your car is going lean, probably dangerously so.. it's probably causing knock too..
 

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If you have not tuned for the intake then my guess is that your car is going lean, probably dangerously so.. it's probably causing knock too..


According to perrin you do not need a tuner with there intake.......... I was just on the phone with them.
 

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MY-WRX said:
According to perrin you do not need a tuner with there intake.......... I was just on the phone with them.
Nothing against Perrin (I have no experience with their '08+ intakes), but they may have an agenda. If they tell you that you need to spend an additional $XXX on a custom tune to use their intake, how many would they sell?
 

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Yeah I am sure however i know others that have had it installed with no tune
What was their AF Learning?
 

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Let's see...car was running fine before the intake. Intake goes on with no tune and car acts up.....

Try putting the stock intake back on and see if the problem doesn't go away.
 

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Easy Turbo, only a question but your statement does make sense. Like I said i was told it did not need a tuner so i got it but it seems to me it does.
 

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Easy Turbo, only a question but your statement does make sense. Like I said i was told it did not need a tuner so i got it but it seems to me it does.
I did not mean that in a rude way. I honestly think the best way to figure it out is to go back with the stock intake. At least until you can get a tune in place for the CAI.
 

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You can continue using it if you tune.

You have 4 options

1.AP purchased from Perrin with a map for their intake

2.Torqued Performance map via Tactrix/AP. Torqued Performance

3.Pro tune

4.Take the intake off & save your money for Stage 1/Stage2

If you are not looking to do anything more to the car,the cheapest route would be Torque Performance map via Tactrix
 

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You can continue using it if you tune.

You have 4 options

1.AP purchased from Perrin with a map for their intake

2.Torqued Performance map via Tactrix/AP. Torqued Performance

3.Pro tune

4.Take the intake off & save your money for Stage 1/Stage2

If you are not looking to do anything more to the car,the cheapest route would be Torque Performance map via Tactrix
Do you think I did any damage running it like that ?
 

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Lol,no worries.

CEL=Check Engine Light.Like,are the dash lights flashing like a Christmas tree?

If not,don't worry about it.Either get a tune or take the CAI off.
 

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I took it off. I was going to get a cobb AP tuner but it is $600 any other good cheaper options?
 

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Like I mentioned above.If you have a laptop with Windows you can go the Tactrix & TP route,which is cheaper & probably better.

But I would seriously suggest you read up before you do whatever you plan on doing.

Also be aware about warranty related issues before flashing your ECU.
 
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