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Exclamation Perrin Panel Filter & MAF Hose Kit Question

I was looking around for air intakes for my 08 wrx and i noticed that no matter what one you buy, whether it be a CAI or a SRI you need to tune the engine. I really would rather not have to deal with that. So i was looking around for panel filters to put in the stock air box and maybe a maf hose then I saw this kit from Perrin.

Has anyone bought this kit and used it or does anyone know anything about this kit and know if it is worth it to buy? Are these panel filters good quality? Any information anyone has on this kit or any peics included in it, I would love to hear it.

Perrin Performance - Panel Filter & Maf Hose Kit
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for $120? ouch. just find a etune or someone that can flash the ecu to run a CAI.

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id rather not run a cai, risk of sucking up water, i wrecked the motor of my last car like that, just never good weather where i live. I just want to be safe ya know? i would like a ram intake but i just dont want to have to retune the computer.
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for $120? ouch. just find a etune or someone that can flash the ecu to run a CAI.
etune?
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they dont suck up water. unless you drive in lakes at times. we get lots of rain and i dont have a problem. you had a different car right? the wheel wells stay pretty dry for these cars.

internet tune. buy a tactrix cable, download the map and flash it to your car.

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yea i had a different car, and it did suck up alot of water bc i did try to get through a puddle that didnt seem deep then it got deep. I was looking at the perrin CAI and they "claim" that their CAI works with the stock ecu without any tuning. I read this al off the product page on their website. This is their exact words

With this said, it is very important to note that our intake is OK to bolt onto a stock tuned ECU vehicle. It is NOT OK to bolt onto a car with a custom tuned ECU vehicle. Because the intake does change how the car runs on a tuned map, we do offer Specific PERRIN custom tuned maps for our intake.

Also how far down in the wheel well does the CAI go? which kind do you have? I just want to be safe and make sure i dont suck up water, i love this car
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tactrix also doest sell a reflash adapter for an 08 wrx i noticed. just up to 05
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i along with many others with no problems have the turboxs CAI. the length for each manufacture probable depends. if you look into my foglight hole you can see they very bottom of the filter.

i would not just bolt it on and run it. in fact i wouldnt run a stock map if i was paid. subi makes them extremely lean!! tuners all agree they are extremely dangerous up to about 3500-4000RPM where there running about 14.5 A/F. it should be well into the 11 range at that point.

you dont need a reflash adaptor for your car. you just plug the box to your OBD2 out put and can start doing whatever.

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That panel filter is actually a bad choice.
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That panel filter is actually a bad choice.
and why is that??
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I think he's referring to it being foam.... I believe it's not good filter media... Unless they have changed their old design.

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I think he's referring to it being foam.... I believe it's not good filter media... Unless they have changed their old design.
Because of that.
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