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Old 09-07-2011, 03:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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where can i purchase a cold air intake for an outback? I have done tons of searches and cant find a dam thing. if anyone knows of a website or lick that can guide me in the right direction id appreciate it.
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Old 09-07-2011, 03:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You do know that the outback came stock with a cold air intake right?
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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http://www.subaruoutback.org/forums/...nt-work-4.html.

If they make one that fits a Gen 4, I'm sure you can find one for your '98. Sorry I can't be more helpful.
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Anything that draws in air from under the hood in the engine bay is NOT a cold air intake.
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Old 10-11-2011, 06:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I just bought and installed an AEM cold ait intake. The 2002 outback block is the same as the 2002 impreza RS. It works great and sounds awesome. So search for a cold air intake for a 2002 impreza RS and it WILL FIT, i promise, i just did it last night.
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check my profile for the pics of my engine with the cold air intake installed, i just uploaded them
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This is the link to the site your looking for as well AEM Factory Direct Air Intake and Air Filter Store
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Anyone who says outbacks come stock with a cold air intake is only half right. YES, it is a cold air intake. NO, it is not performance tuned. So it is beneficial (in HP) to invest in an aftermarket cold air intake
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True enough I suppose. But $300 is not worth 5-10 HP for me.
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I put on the same CAI by AEM and I opened up the exhaust to 2.5" but not to make it haul anymore butt than it was built for but it does pull my 16' boat a whole lot better and it gets better economy. And I tossed around the thought of improving the brakes but not cause of the old idea "More power should have more brakes" cause I believe that to be false. The car will not weigh any more after improving the power and really.. unless you are travelling faster than the car was designed to go in the first place the original brakes will work as they were built for the car. Its just that the car will get up to speed faster. If your pulling something (such as a boat) that may be a different story as it would make it easier on the brakes when they are say cross drilled to help cool them down.

Tires although are always a good idea.. having grip can mean the difference between staying on the road, or finding that tree that kills you. Mind you getting the ass end to come around is always the best part!
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