How much HP does a cold air intake add to a WRX?

By channeling outside air directly into the compressor, this 50-state legal cold air intake system creates a pre-cooled air charge that allows the EJ255 2.5L and EJ257 2.5L to make more horsepower and torque at lower RPMs. In fact, dyno testing on a 2008 Subaru WRX STi revealed an estimated increase of 36-hp.

Is cold air intake worth it WRX?

Unless you have already put on a turbo-back, up-pipe, larger turbo, engine management and so on, a new intake is not worth the $$. On a stock WRX it will give you very little increased power.

Can you run a cold air intake without a tune WRX?

Without a tune, you’re not going to see any benefits. If you put it on a dyno, you might, but it’s going to be negligible and you may end up ruining something. isn’t it pretty much the same as the stock airbox with stock air filter?

Does Subaru need a cold air intake tune?

“All aftermarket intakes for 08+ Subarus require tuning, regardless of manufacturer, in order to ensure the MAF sensor reads properly and the engine operates within safe parameters.”

Do AEM cold air intakes work?

The results were seriously impressive, with max gains of 30-hp at the wheels at around 5,800 RPM, along with lower intake air temps and less airflow restriction. …

Do AEM intakes work?

In conclusion, the AEM intake did show an improvement in horsepower at the wheels, in peak horsepower and lower in the power band, just not as much as their test car. Vehicles and dynos will vary, so you might see more or less results, even with the same intake on a similar car.

Can I run Cobb intake without tune?

The COBB Tuning SF Intake was designed to be easy to install without having to modify your car. This COBB SF Intake does not require additional tuning once installed. It is designed to work perfectly with the stock MAF sensor.

Do you need a tune for a Grimmspeed intake?

TUNING NOTE: Please note that a tune is required for this intake and it is not recommended to operate the vehicle without a proper tune.

Do you have to tune after installing a cold air intake?

For a quick answer – no, you don’t need to tune your car after installing a cold air intake. Tuning your car is expensive and for doing it only to optimize a cold air intake is not worth the money. A cold air intake is a cheap and easy upgrade that does not require tuning.

Does a WRX exhaust need a tune?

a catback exhaust system DOES NOT REQUIRE A TUNE. however, a catback exhaust system is compatible with what most refer to as a “stage 1” tune.