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#1 Old 09-22-2006, 06:07 PM
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###### like me, alot of wrx guys out here are either hurtin for a squirtin with cash or just plain robbed when it comes to modding our cars. Well i dont know if this will help anyone but ill just put this out there and see what you guys think. I was thinking of buying a short ram like the perrin or K&N but as we all know, they are like $100 and up. One night, i was browsing through my local autozone and found this silver contraption. Its a Maf sensor adapter mounted on a 3 inch tube. Its a bout maybe 7-9 inches long and has various adapters for different cars. I tried that coupled to a cheap autozone paper filter and a 3 inch coupler. I totally eliminated the whole intake system except the final tube piece that leads to the turbo. I mounted the Maf sensor to the new adapter, assembled my new short ram and took it for a test drive. Its been a month now and no check engine light. I dynoed last week and my air/fuel curve is steady and smooth flowing. You can definitely hear the turbo spool and the bov blow. Total cost was 36 bucks! i will post some pics later when i get my cam working again. Opinions welcome, just pls dont bash as im only trying to be innovative. Enjoy!
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That's great news bro. Got any pics? I recently just got my Cobb intake for 10 bucks!!!
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I think it's great that you found a cheap alternative to the more expensive intakes out. As long as it works for your car, I say go for it.

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thanks guys, like i said i will post some pics as soon as i get my cam to work. thanks again
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I would try and find a different filter, as we mostly all know paper filters do not stop nearly enough dirt and they are no re-usable. Good luck, sounds good though.

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I would try and find a different filter, as we mostly all know paper filters do not stop nearly enough dirt
Paper filters catch the most dirt.That is why they are usually the most restrictive.

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Paper filters catch the most dirt.That is why they are usually the most restrictive.
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###### like me, alot of wrx guys out here are either hurtin for a squirtin with cash or just plain robbed when it comes to modding our cars. Well i dont know if this will help anyone but ill just put this out there and see what you guys think. I was thinking of buying a short ram like the perrin or K&N but as we all know, they are like $100 and up. One night, i was browsing through my local autozone and found this silver contraption. Its a Maf sensor adapter mounted on a 3 inch tube. Its a bout maybe 7-9 inches long and has various adapters for different cars. I tried that coupled to a cheap autozone paper filter and a 3 inch coupler. I totally eliminated the whole intake system except the final tube piece that leads to the turbo. I mounted the Maf sensor to the new adapter, assembled my new short ram and took it for a test drive. Its been a month now and no check engine light. I dynoed last week and my air/fuel curve is steady and smooth flowing. You can definitely hear the turbo spool and the bov blow. Total cost was 36 bucks! i will post some pics later when i get my cam working again. Opinions welcome, just pls dont bash as im only trying to be innovative. Enjoy!




Just get a Bomz Short ram or CAI, they are well made and cheap.

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I found one of those for $15 and said what the hell and bought it and found out that it don't fit at all, made of cheap crap. You pay for crap and you get crap.
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oh really?? for $15 mm, so it wasnt new. Probably you bought some used one that wasnt gonna fit your wrx.
I have bought several and never had a single problem with them.
Maybe its because i bought them new.
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dont take this the wrong way, but i was reading the original post thinking, omg this guy doesnt know what he is doing.... then you said you had the AF checked and all that, you obviously did know what your doing, great job man, 36 bucks for an intake is a killer deal, weather you pick up HP or not, im sure you did some, all you need is that SPT heatshield now, i ordered one for my cobb SF intake. congrats man, i wish i would have thought of that
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thanks guys for the support. lack of money and a lil bit of ghetto thinking yielded to my cheap short ram i guess anyways thanks again!
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