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post #16 of 23 Old 03-19-2014, 02:13 PM
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thanks for the help. Is cobb the best intake? and whats best ecu?
Before the sh*t-storm on the horizon there is no "BEST Intake" each product has its merits. assuming you are planning on a stage 1 OTS tune the Cobb SF with box is very easy to install and because most people do stage 1 with an accessport the tune procedure is 1/10 on the difficulty scale. With the box you also get the benifit fo using the stock snorkel so your air is "in theory" cooler than engine bay air.

the Cobb SF intake will NOT provide the fastest, coldest or the most dense air but the installation is extremely easy, the tune with an accessport takes 5 minutes and it is louder than your stock intake. Many drivers report being able to hear more from their stock BOV with the Cobb SF so you will get a bit of that "whoost" that some folks love so much. Finally they are very well used across the community so there is support if you have trouble with it.

**TLDR the Cobb SF intake is GOOD, but nothing is the BEST for everyone**

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Blow off valves are generally frowned upon, but one with an adjustable spring is better than one without. I have an APS dual vent so that some MAF'd air is recirculated. It only backfires under wide open throttle.

I thought it would spool faster between shifts but I noticed absolutely nill performance difference However, I love the sound and the flames FTW!

I feel safer getting a tune after installing it even though I've heard tuning doesn't affect it much. I don't think I would recommend one without a tune.
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Hey guys. I've got an 03 wrx with a front mount intercooler. It has a greddy bov not sure what model. It leaks with anything over 10psi though. I want a new bov. Or tips to try with the one I've got.
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That doesn't sounds too healthy. See if it has a screw or something you can tighten up. If not, get a bov that is partially recirculating & adjustable so it doesn't leak. You should easily be able to find details on how to adjust a bov. Good luck!
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have someone who knows what they are doing install and tune and you will be fine
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Hey guys. I've got an 03 wrx with a front mount intercooler. It has a greddy bov not sure what model. It leaks with anything over 10psi though. I want a new bov. Or tips to try with the one I've got.
Swap it for a Cobb XLE or a Go Fast Bits 50/50.

You may need a full vent depending on your IC pipe though.
In that case I recommend a TurboSmart V Port

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+1 Cobb XLE

I have one set on full recirc and it makes plenty of fun wooshing sounds and it regularly holds 25 psi.
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+1 Cobb XLE

I have one set on full recirc and it makes plenty of fun wooshing sounds and it regularly holds 25 psi.
I even ran mine 50/50 with no issues. It's a sound piece
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