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#1 Old 01-09-2003, 05:58 PM
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does the aftermarket intakes (cold or not)work wonders on this cars or with a stock air intake modified and with a ken element,the results would be the same?wich is better the stocker or the aftermarket,and whats the diference between cold or not cold? any sugestion of a brand and model
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I've got a Blitz SUS short ram in my car, but although it sounds great, for an otherwise stock car, it probably won't do very much, if anything. The same goes for all aftermarket intakes, short ram or cold air. The stock intake system is actually quite good and the stock turbo won't really need more air to breathe. Just stick a K&N filter (or other panel filter) in your stock airbox and you should be just fine.

You should also note that the base unichip and UTEC maps will NOT work with an aftermarket intake, if you decide to go that route. They're mapped for the stock intake, and anything else will require some custom tuning.

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what about the coustom mod to the factory air box is ia worth it would it work with the moded ecu thanx
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If you're talking about something like a WRXfX velocity stack, I've heard they work pretty well, but I haven't seen one on a car myself nor have I had any experience with them. Then again, if you have a tunable ECU (piggyback or standalone) and someone who can tune it correctly, you can pretty much stick whatever on your car and they can tune it to make it work

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no no no what i meant is the stock air intake silencer mod the one turbo xs says its a freebe
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Ahhh...well that really doesn't do much, if anything...it's debatable on how much it actually does, but at least doing it will get to know your car a little better

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thanx by the way your car looks good what type of rims are those my wife asking
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Thanks! They're Volk LE-37Ts

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How about XS Engineering CAI?

They claimed to have the increased the power of the stock wrx by +13.9hp and +10.9ft/lbs by just adding their intake. Do you think there's any credibility to this?

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Re: How about XS Engineering CAI?

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They claimed to have the increased the power of the stock wrx by +13.9hp and +10.9ft/lbs by just adding their intake. Do you think there's any credibility to this?
Honestly, no I don't, simply because I haven't seen any independent dyno results of just that intake on a stock WRX. I don't really trust anyone's projected horsepower increases until I see the proof on a customer car. Customers of Vishnu, TurboXS, Godspeed, and others have posted their dyno results, but I haven't see any XS Engineering customers post theirs. Until then, I'm skeptical.

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You'll learn everything you need to know about intakes reading this thread.

It boils down to this. Aftermarket intakes are NOT a good "Bang for the Buck". Averaging about $250 for maybe 5hp and some people claim that they actually lose some torque. When you put a CAI on, you can not "FEEL" the different like you can with a uppipe/down pipe.

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THx~~ :)

Thanks~ that helped a lot so aftermarket intake system is useless unless you've got a LOT more power to your car right?

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Yep, that's pretty much right.

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The short rams are always an option and hover around 150 so that is alittle better but an intake would be better after your exhaust is totally done.
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after reading all this I think I will stick will the stock air filter... But I want to reduce lag, I was told replacing the intake pipe and the turbo inlet hose will drop my lag by 500rpm's. Do these parts apply to the previous discussion? Is it worth changing out?
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