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#1 Old 12-11-2012, 01:01 AM
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Cold Air Intake

Looking to get some minor gains in HP on my 2013 WRX. First thing will be tha CAI, i'm new to the WRX family so I need some suggestions aem? K&n? Not sure which is best price isn't huge deal wanna keep it under 250 if possible

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Also any other inexpensive mods to increase HP would be greatly appreciated
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This FIRST: http://www.cobbtuning.com/Subaru-Acc...ap-sub-003.htm

And then:

http://www.cobbtuning.com/Subaru-SF-...t-p/715300.htm

Stay away from CAI's. They only induce headaches.

The above will net you the gains you are looking for. Then this will really give you the power you want:

http://www.cobbtuning.com/Subaru-SS-...e-p/524202.htm

And then a custom tune right after

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Going to agree with pzr2874. The AccessPort will unlock the power gains you want, especially with the Cobb intake.
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What kind of power gains can b expected from that setup
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Intake and exhaust with AP and a good custom tune will sit you around 300+ on a 2013, the access port isn't necessary if you get a pro tune right away. Keep in mind tho, this will be a small build(not under 250).
Fun doesn't come cheap with a good build able car

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An Accessport is necessary for a protune (which is specifically a tune with an AP), though there are other choices. A good custom tune is always going to be better in every way than one of the generic tunes that come with the AP.
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^ pretty sure we are saying the same thing in different ways.

You don't need an AP to be tuned. You can also open source as well.

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Def research into downpipes after that, thats where I really felt the power released of my 11 wrx!
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I don't plan on doing anything yet, but the intake AP and downpipe are def in my near future. Is it necessary to pair that dp with a 3" exhaust or can I get away w the stocker.
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Stocker should work fine

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Catbacks on our newer years do a small power gain, but it usually just all sound related.

And if your keeping the stock catback, you should get a 3" to 2.5 donut gasket so you don't get any leaks.
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Any reputable company should send an adapter for the connection to the DP when buying a catback.

Notice I said "should".

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I'm glad because I'm not a huge fan of loud exhausts. The stock is just enough.
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The DP will "liven" it up a bit.

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I don't know if it's still true for the 2013 WRX but in my cars day (03) it was foolish to even think about getting a CAI for the WRX unless you were well past the 300HP mark.

Without a lot of other mods and/or a re-flash it adds zero HP. It may even hurt if it messes with your MAF censer.

In fact if you even recommended a CAI for a WRX, that was a good way to smoke out the people who didn't know what they were talking about.

Did I miss something that changed?

The sensation is as hard to forget as it is to ignore!!!
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