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RussguyGTL 03-12-2012 08:10 PM

Starting to mod my 2008 (bone stock right now) and thinking of going with an intake to kick things off..any recommendations? I was looking at the K&N Typhoon. Also, will there be any residual mods that need to be done to compliment an intake?? or can I just bolt it on and enjoy the horsepower increase?

Thanks for any help!!!

kanazteck261 03-12-2012 08:13 PM

Search. Intake=not a good idea until you are higher stages of modification (stock intake is very very good as is)

Welcome and enjoy your car.

gr4v3r 03-12-2012 08:21 PM

how much higher? I plan on getting uppipe/downpipe and tune, will an intake still be a waste of money?

NWSPECB 03-12-2012 08:22 PM

Don't really need it till stage 3+ level's.
Stock intake flow's plenty enough for up to basic stage 3.

gr4v3r 03-12-2012 08:31 PM

i think you saved me 250$, sorry for thread hijack

ibr_adam09 03-12-2012 08:38 PM

Someone said the stock intake is good up to 400 hp

LeGiT in RI 03-12-2012 08:42 PM

For what it's worth, I did just the intake.. (so far, AP coming soon.) I did read that the stock intake is very good, but the sound of the typhoon is quite fun :)

Turkeylord 03-12-2012 08:55 PM

Aftermarket intakes can (will) mess with the MAF readings and you could wind up running lean. You should get a custom tune to get your MAF scaling corrected. If it were me I'd replace the stock intake. Read the map notes for the AP and it'll say the same thing.

mwm5094 03-12-2012 08:57 PM

Pm bmx

NWSPECB 03-12-2012 08:59 PM

^ He like's explaining things like this to people. So yes, everybody pm bmx and ask him if an intake is a good idea for a stock car and why/why not?

Strizzy 03-12-2012 10:18 PM

If you are set on getting an intake, stay away from SPT.
Cobb SF, K&N Typhoon, and KStech StockMAF are good options. These can all be run without a tune, though it will help some.
Stock intake is good to about 300whp.
There won't be any power increase with just a bolt-on intake.
If you are looking for power, look into a downpipe and stage 2 tune (AccessPort if you want easy. OpenSource if you are decent with a computer). You don't need a full exhaust to be stage2. You already have a catless uppipe, so don't worry about that.

planelazy 03-12-2012 11:36 PM

For what it's worth.. I am on stage 2.. stock airbox, silencer still in place.. using an K&N filter from m_sprank. No problems here.

NWSPECB 03-12-2012 11:38 PM

Panel Filter's are different than an intake. Probably doesn't do a whole lot anyways but probably doesn't hurt either.

planelazy 03-12-2012 11:41 PM

I know, just saying, it's not a waste of money for a stage 2 tune ;)

NWSPECB 03-12-2012 11:42 PM

Gotcha ^

Honestly until you get to power levels where you will need an intake why spend the $250 for one? Put that towards something else for your car. Maybe towards your tune, or put it towards your DP and get a nicer DP than you anticipated getting.

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