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#1 Old 01-04-2006, 04:16 PM
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Intake question

Ok, I have heard that having a Cold Air Intake is bad for the WRX because of the bend in the pipe or something and that you could just add a K&N filter and it is good enough. I was wondering if it was ok to add a Short Ram intake? With the Short Ram there is no bend, so i was wondering if I would get any probelms with it like I would with the CAI.

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no problems at all. ...but also no real benifits
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Short ram will help your turbo spool 300rpm quicker or so...during the install you should take the bendy tube out also

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The short ram can be a problem as can any aftermarket intake not designed properly...
The CAI arguement explained...

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The short ram can be a problem as can any aftermarket intake not designed properly...
The CAI arguement explained...
Very true....I have been using the HKS for a few years now without any issues....

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There are a few that kept that in mind when they were designed. Turbo XS and Perrin are 2 that I can think of of the top of my head.
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the new COBB short ram looks like it was engineered with the problems of other intakes in mind...

anyone have any input on the COBB?
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I think HKS,K&N,Perrin,TurboXS,APS and especialy Cobb are basicly safe.With Injen being the worst.With that being said,little is to be gained unless you are pushing over 300hp because the stock box just isn't a restriction yet.If you want better sound and faster spool up remove the snorkus and gasket from air box and gut your up-pipe.That costs you nada.If you want to spend money,put it towards engine management.Especialy since you have an 04.

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+1 I have a Perrin and I got a pro tune and pushing over 300 Crank HP only 240s at the wheels. Soon to be 300 at the wheels tho

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cool, thanks for your input guys. It helped alot. I think i will skip the intake for now and just remove the resonator or snorkus and put in a K&N filter. thanks!!
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cool, thanks for your input guys. It helped alot. I think i will skip the intake for now and just remove the resonator or snorkus and put in a K&N filter. thanks!!

That works too

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best move you could have chosen to make.. i took my perrin shortram off and i am glad i did.

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