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post #1 of 10 Old 09-27-2006, 12:58 AM Thread Starter
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Hi, i was looking at the SPT (subaru performance tuning) website,and i noticed that they had a high flow intake. I know all the info on adding an aftermarket intake to the WRX is not needed, and that the stock one is ok for up to 350hp, but i was just wondering if this SPT would be the same stock diameter of the factory intake? Do you need to tune the ecu with this intake or will it work ok?

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No you dont need to tune, but as everyone has seem to be saying, it doesnt have a heat shield, which will cuase heat soak......so I dunno?
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It does have an optional heatsheild you can purchase for it($70),but yes it is designed to work in harmony with the factory MAF sensor/ECU.

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There are still some ppl running it getting a cel, I dunno, is it really worth it?
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Go with a Cobb SF intake.
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Go with a Cobb SF intake.
Go with stock.

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Go with stock.
+1 for stock with a K&N panel filter
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I think general consensu about intakes is that there are only a few out there that are good enough for you to use them in your car without any problems. It still doesn't change the fact, however, that they do very little to help performance. They're just for those people who feel like they NEED an aftermarket intake.
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It's not that, if you know how intakes make power then you can respect what the guys saying to use stock are talking about. If you've got engine management, get one. You can tune for it to safely make your power that they advertise.

People have this misconception that they throw XXX's intake on and boom, more power, when in all actuality, it's not quite like that. In some cases the ECU's going to flip out and pull timing, then, there went all of the "power" that you just made.

Sorry if I'm coming off like a ####, no offense.

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I think an intake is a good mod, when coupled with a intake pipe...but tuning is necessary.
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