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frankie050258

cold air intake

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hey there boxster lovers.............i am wanting to put a cold air intake on my 1998 boxster fro bit more oooomph and sound i was looking at the fabspeed model from pelicanparts.....@$379.00....what opinions are there on this brand and or is there better models out there and if anyone has installed one how happy are they now and is it worth the excercise....

cheers frankie

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My opinion is there is precious little you can bolt on to a box that will give it any more "punch" than never carrying more than a gallon in your gas tank.

Regards, PK

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The EVO is pretty decent and has a decent shroud so that only outside air is taken in. The last thing

you want to do is get one that doesn't properly block taking air in from the engine compartment. It will come with a metal tube that the MAF goes into and

a plug to remove the intake muffler, which will add to the sound. I've not had any MAF fouling either.

Chris

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I've also had the Evo Hi-Flo for the last three years, without issue. I doubt it adds little if any HP, but the difference in sound is worth every penny.

If you purchase one with the oiled filter, be very careful not to over oil; this is the main source of MAF problems and complaints. I always wrap mine in newspaper after oiling to soak up any excess and have never had a problem.

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I have had 4 boxsters now, 2 of which i have put the Evolution motorsports intake on and they sound and feel great!! i would deffinetly go for the EVO high flow intake.

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For maximum horsepower and torque...Stock intake and filter. For cool induction sound...EVO. Pick your pleasure.

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In my experience, cold air filters are a waste of money, you won't get any performance gain, in fact you may lose some low end torque. You're better off with the stock intake.

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In my experience, cold air filters are a waste of money, you won't get any performance gain, in fact you may lose some low end torque. You're better off with the stock intake.

I disagree... If you replace the factory intake with the EVO, it is true you probably won't expect any performance gains, and that is because the ECU is still mapped to a factory setting. However, if the ECU is re-programmed to accept the tune (preferably with a combo Intake / Exhaust package). You can expect dyno'd performance gains between 8 - 25 HP depending on the model, and modifications done to the vehicle.

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In my experience, cold air filters are a waste of money, you won't get any performance gain, in fact you may lose some low end torque. You're better off with the stock intake.

I disagree... If you replace the factory intake with the EVO, it is true you probably won't expect any performance gains, and that is because the ECU is still mapped to a factory setting. However, if the ECU is re-programmed to accept the tune (preferably with a combo Intake / Exhaust package). You can expect dyno'd performance gains between 8 - 25 HP depending on the model, and modifications done to the vehicle.

Sorry, I can't agree with that statement. 25HP - not without exhaust changes too (and even then a stretch).

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Evolution claims 12hp on a 2002 986 S but after installing several I'd say that's not realistic. But the sound is AWESOME! The stock Boxster is already considerably louder than the 996 but the EVO intake makes them scream like a banshee. Even without any gains at all for me personally the sound is worth the money and a few hours of your time. I would suggest that you hear one before you buy it as I'm sure some folks probably think the noise is obnoxious.

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Music to my ears...everyone that hears/rides in my car wants to know my setup. I took it out this past weekend to Road America for a few tune up laps before driving my track 911.

The sounds were awesome...

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In my experience, cold air filters are a waste of money, you won't get any performance gain, in fact you may lose some low end torque. You're better off with the stock intake.

I disagree... If you replace the factory intake with the EVO, it is true you probably won't expect any performance gains, and that is because the ECU is still mapped to a factory setting. However, if the ECU is re-programmed to accept the tune (preferably with a combo Intake / Exhaust package). You can expect dyno'd performance gains between 8 - 25 HP depending on the model, and modifications done to the vehicle.

Sorry, I can't agree with that statement. 25HP - not without exhaust changes too (and even then a stretch).

Yea, I was meaning that 25HP is probably more geared towards an INTAKE + Full exhaust (not just a muffler) but Headers, high-flow cats, lighter exhaust etc. Still though.... you'd have to have your ECU re-programmed just to take advantage of it all. I don't think you'd be gaining a lot unless you tuned the ECU.

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In my experience, cold air filters are a waste of money, you won't get any performance gain, in fact you may lose some low end torque. You're better off with the stock intake.

I disagree... If you replace the factory intake with the EVO, it is true you probably won't expect any performance gains, and that is because the ECU is still mapped to a factory setting. However, if the ECU is re-programmed to accept the tune (preferably with a combo Intake / Exhaust package). You can expect dyno'd performance gains between 8 - 25 HP depending on the model, and modifications done to the vehicle.

Sorry, I can't agree with that statement. 25HP - not without exhaust changes too (and even then a stretch).

Yea, I was meaning that 25HP is probably more geared towards an INTAKE + Full exhaust (not just a muffler) but Headers, high-flow cats, lighter exhaust etc. Still though.... you'd have to have your ECU re-programmed just to take advantage of it all. I don't think you'd be gaining a lot unless you tuned the ECU.

And.... you may actually lose torque in the mid-range.

Even with a dyno you need to mix and match to gain power and not lose torque.

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In my experience, cold air filters are a waste of money, you won't get any performance gain, in fact you may lose some low end torque. You're better off with the stock intake.

I disagree... If you replace the factory intake with the EVO, it is true you probably won't expect any performance gains, and that is because the ECU is still mapped to a factory setting. However, if the ECU is re-programmed to accept the tune (preferably with a combo Intake / Exhaust package). You can expect dyno'd performance gains between 8 - 25 HP depending on the model, and modifications done to the vehicle.

Sorry, I can't agree with that statement. 25HP - not without exhaust changes too (and even then a stretch).

Yea, I was meaning that 25HP is probably more geared towards an INTAKE + Full exhaust (not just a muffler) but Headers, high-flow cats, lighter exhaust etc. Still though.... you'd have to have your ECU re-programmed just to take advantage of it all. I don't think you'd be gaining a lot unless you tuned the ECU.

And.... you may actually lose torque in the mid-range.

Even with a dyno you need to mix and match to gain power and not lose torque.

Agreed... very true. Ahh the advantages and disadvantages of the age old air / exhaust modifications....

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