pics?Just wrapped the SF Intake + airbox and TMIC.
Before the mod the car seemed to have gobs of power just shortly after warming up. After running it hard, and going through traffic etc it seemed to lose power. After this mod I notice more power throughout the entire rpm range all day long.
Do you really believe that the hot air from the rad/turbo won't just get sucked in from the huge hole in the bottom? Thats amusing.
Actually, the "huge hole" on the bottom of the Cobb SF intake Box is open to the "huge hole" that goes into the fender well. So I'm not sure if you've actually seen one of these installed or not. I'm not saying that the Cobb SF intake is a true "cold air intake" ... I'm just saying that you are wrong. :rofl: Cobb is an excellent company that makes quality parts. My car is currently stage 3 and an absolute blast to drive. I have invested in as many Cobb parts as I can, because I believe in the company. I've had zero issues with any of there parts and when ever I've called with a technical question they have been very professional and extremely informative.
With that said, I actually used the same material and blocked/sealed every potential open area of the box to the engine bay (this includes around the intake tube) so all the air coming into the box is from the snorkel or the wheel well.
I actually admired the original poster for performing an objective test comparing temperatures before and after his well thought out project. Anyone who wants to post any negative opinions (as stupid as they may be) obviously does not respect a fellow WRX loving brother (or sister) who cares enough to test the modification they have made to their cherished Sub and then take the time to share the results with others. Therefore, they do not deserve an respect themselves (IMO).
Again, my hats off to the original poster. :tup:
Yes indeed hence why I am so keen to get this done - I am planning on covering the outside if the airbox - beneath the snorkel and beneath my radiator shroud. I think the data proves that it all helps out and in Texas every little bit helps.In Texas, in 118 degree weather we get AITs north of 180 degrees. It literally is so hot the ECU can't react to it, the car bucks and misfires in the midrange.
Heat management is a big deal, you did a great job.