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Hey guys I'm really new to the car community and I am trying to attempt to buy a new cold air intake for my forester. I have not really seen anybody talk about which intake is the best "bang for your buck" or which is going to give your car the best performance gains. Does anybody have any preferences for which intake is the best to run?
 

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the stock intake is a cold air intake is good to 300 whp the same level as your stock cvt is able to hold before slipping. aftermarket Intake is just a noise maker. if you want to get one anyway make sure it has a box or your just sucking in hot air and doing worse than stock. Also, you will need a tune for an intake, so if you don't have an accesport and tuner lined up already you'll need that first. throwing an intake on the stock tune is a recipe for disaster. I suggest reading these forums along with NASIOC (WRX/Impreza forum) before trying to mod you car so you know what to expect, the cost and potential issues. Last thing you want to do is grenade your engine or trans because you just bought a bunch of stuff without doing your research.
 

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What he said
He has given you the best advice and hopefully save you a few $$$ and a lot of grief.

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the stock intake is a cold air intake is good to 300 whp the same level as your stock cvt is able to hold before slipping. aftermarket Intake is just a noise maker. if you want to get one anyway make sure it has a box or your just sucking in hot air and doing worse than stock. Also, you will need a tune for an intake, so if you don't have an accesport and tuner lined up already you'll need that first. throwing an intake on the stock tune is a recipe for disaster. I suggest reading these forums along with NASIOC (WRX/Impreza forum) before trying to mod you car so you know what to expect, the cost and potential issues. Last thing you want to do is grenade your engine or trans because you just bought a bunch of stuff without doing your research.
I have the Cobb AP and I'm looking into a highly reputable tuner in my area right now, sorry I forgot to mention that. I will definitely look into those forums though!
 

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you can also get e-tuned if no one is local its a little cheaper than dyno tune but you'll need a place to do pulls around you. I'm tuned by MTUNED Mike Adkins and he has a lot of experience with CVTs. not all tuners do and some wont tune them. your best bet is buy all you parts and get tuned after everything is installed and your tuner sends you a base map. otherwise you will have to pay for retunes every time you add something new. Subaru's are not forgiving to mods without a retune so plan to add that cost into any modifications you do.
 
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