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I was wanting to get the cp-e Intake and put a green filter on it but I've heard the stock intake tube works just as well. Truthfully I like the cp-e more aesthetically than anything but if the gains are better on it that'd be great too.


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Is there any way to just buy the pipe? Not sure but perhaps the intake filter isn't a restriction on the ST, it wasn't on my last two small displacement turbo cars. The turbo intake pipe though was.
I'm not sure but I'd like to. I really want the red one.


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It's the prettiest intake on the market. That said, they're all basically for looks only with minimal if any performance over stock. If I wasn't a Mountune snob I'd have one myself. Dead sexy.
 

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It already comes with a green filter. You can get oiled or dry. As for performance no intake will give you gains without a tune. However the biggest thing about putting an intake on this car isn't power gains. It's smoothing the airflow to the turbo. The stock intake creates turbulence. The section that the mountune replaces is were this turbulence is created.

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It already comes with a green filter. You can get oiled or dry. As for performance no intake will give you gains without a tune. However the biggest thing about putting an intake on this car isn't power gains. It's smoothing the airflow to the turbo. The stock intake creates turbulence. The section that the mountune replaces is were this turbulence is created.

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Good info. I wasn't aware.


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It already comes with a green filter. You can get oiled or dry. As for performance no intake will give you gains without a tune. However the biggest thing about putting an intake on this car isn't power gains. It's smoothing the airflow to the turbo. The stock intake creates turbulence. The section that the mountune replaces is were this turbulence is created.

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I agree with this. Based on butt dyno calculations the turbo seems to spool up sooner, at least it did with my last car and a larger volume pipe.

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Big CPE Fan when it comes to the majority of their products. If it wasn't so expensive I would have bought one, I just have a hard time with a short ram CAI it's basically just a smooth tube with some heat shields
 

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Won't really see much gain with a CAI, as mentioned above, but will help the turbo spool and run more efficiently. The CPE intake is definitely a looker, but there are better bang for the buck choices out there unless you're going to show your engine compartment off. I know that I mentioned this in another thread, but an FSWerks intake tube for $189, a 45* generic silicon coupler to replace the accordion section for $10 will get you a decent intake for $200 total. Throw in a green/K&N/AEM filter if you want and call it done. Depends on what your goal is. :smile:
 

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I think it is very worth it! It is eye candy in the engine bay!! :in love:
 
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