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I am looking for one of my first steps in my LONG road of improvments with my car.

What do you think is the best one to go for? i have seen them range from $10 to $200. I am not worried about spending money, i just want the best one.

Help a noob?
 

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Ganzflow + K&N drop in ftw.

You don't gain much with an intake on a 00 RS either way... it will be barely noticeable if at all.

The main problem I have with eBay intakes is the crappy filters and crap (such as metal shavings) inside the pipes.
 

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I had a Ganz on my car originally, then switched to a Weapon R Secret Weapon short ram. According to datalogging, the Secret Weapon SRI got more air into the engine than the Ganz CAI. And as for temp differences, there is very little difference in the temp between inside the fender and under the hood when the car is moving, I did some tests on that, I think it was a 3 degree difference between the two.
 

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i have the IM spacers and TB spacer. and the stock air box started to get in the way of the strut bar. not to mention how much i had to stretch the vac hoses. if your going to get the IM/TB spacers just get a OBX ebay intake with a good filter. you will get the low end from the spacers.
 

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Question.. if you do something like rally or rallyX ... is a SRI really a better idea?
I do rallyX regularly. With most courses you won't really be going through standing water or anything, and as long as you still have your fender liners you won't be picking up that much more dirt either.

The Ganz setup as well as most CAIs don't go into the fender deep enough to easily suck up water anyway. As stated in other threads, you will have to really submerge your car (1.5 - 2 feet) to get water in there...
 
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