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Old 04-30-2007, 10:28 PM   #1
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F5 Fujita Cold Air Intake Review

So I just installed my Fujita intake on my Liftback. The installation took longer than I thought since the fitment was tight to say the least. I'll list some quick pro's and con's to start with.

Pros
- Car sounds really sweet under full throttle, but isn't too loud while just cruising.
- Smoother power delivery and seems more peppy up top.
- Lots of extra goodies came with the intake.

Cons
- Squeezing the intake into place is kind of a PITA. I recommend having a friend help you.
- Car is LOUD under full throttle. This can good or bad, depending how you look at it.
- Threw a check engine light. I'll disconnect the battery overnight and see if that gets rid of it. If not, hopefully it'll go away after a week or so once the engine adjusts to the new air readings.

I gotta admit that the intake did have some fitment issues. I'll list them here.

Fitment Issues
- The bottom of the pipe where the filter connect is all kinds of weird, putting the filter on the back of the foglight housing, quite literally. I don't have fogs, but I fear for those that do.
- The small bracket that connects to the vibration reducer was facing the wrong direction. I had to bend it up in the general directionl, then hammer it down onto the rubber reducer thing to get it to fit. This took a majority of the installation time.
- The bottom of the pipe rubs against the splash guard infront of the wheel. I may be able to cut away part of the top of the splashguard without exposing the filter. I'll check it out later on when I have more time.
- The air circulation hose that goes from the intake to the engine is stretched to fit. It would have been nice if Fujita had supplied a slightly longer hose and better connectors.
- The sensor plug that is taken off the stock rubber piping really has no place to rest without clanking against the intake piping. I finally got around to taping it to another hose, but it's stretched a bit. Not enough to make me worry, but enough to mention.
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Overall, I'm pretty pleased with the intake. Some small fitment issues, but once all is said and done, the intake has made the car more fun so I figure it's worth the hassle. I would maybe ask Fujita to review the design to ensure that fitment for the both the sedan and liftback is the same, because I think they're somewhat different. I'll try to get some pics later.
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Old 04-30-2007, 11:08 PM   #2
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I didn't get the check engine.
And yes it was a bitch to get it in.

Check if you got all the wires properly wrapped/tighten up.

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Old 04-30-2007, 11:37 PM   #3
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We checked twice and everything is tight and where it's supposed to be. I'll double check it again later.
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Maybe oil change or touched/slightly unscrewed something that made the light go on.

Make sure the pipe is tight, to the engine. Basically check if everything and firmly in its place..etc etc.. im sure u knew that..sorry if u did...

iight buddy good luck...

I wish I could hear my car drive by...i think im let my friend drive my car so I can hear it this weekend.

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Old 05-01-2007, 01:26 AM   #5
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I wish I could hear my car drive by...i think im let my friend drive my car so I can hear it this weekend.

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Old 05-01-2007, 07:30 AM   #6
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Like reading the CONs and FITTMENT issues... I know of another intake that has experienced none of these problems.

Not knockin' your new purchase, glad your overall happy with it Ran.
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Old 05-01-2007, 07:47 AM   #7
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lol, you suck Charles.
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Old 05-01-2007, 07:59 AM   #8
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I wish I could hear my car drive by...i think im let my friend drive my car so I can hear it this weekend.

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It's pretty loud outside too. If you roll down the window and launch from a standing start, you'll get the idea. My buddy did a drive-by for me and it sounded pretty good.

EDIT: Cranked the car up this morning and the CEL is gone. I'm happy now.
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Old 05-01-2007, 09:45 AM   #9
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fitting it was a b@@ch, but i got it to fit. no cutting for me, i didnt have to bend anything. i was too lazy to take off my bumper so more work for me. i did pop a cel but scangauge took kare of that. i like the growl at wot, but can get noisy at times, therefore i think i want a quiet exhaust.
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does the scan gauge give you a number before you get to clear the code? If so, what was the number?
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fitting it was a b@@ch, but i got it to fit. no cutting for me, i didnt have to bend anything. i was too lazy to take off my bumper so more work for me. i did pop a cel but scangauge took kare of that. i like the growl at wot, but can get noisy at times, therefore i think i want a quiet exhaust.
Yea I know...it took me about half hr to it in.

I didn't take any bumper off, I just slided the pipe from the bottom thru the splast guard that I didn't take off also..several scratches (i got wrinkle black hehehe no noffin)...it was a fun experience. everythign was just common sense, like a puzzle of some sort.

And yes sometimes I think its been loud, but the wind sound goes with it so I like it.
Are tanabe's catback exhaust quiet?
Let me know which exhaust u get.

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I got the Blitz NuR Spec coming in this week and I expect it to be obnoxiously loud like my Mazdaspeed was. I'll try to get a video clip.
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Old 05-01-2007, 04:48 PM   #13
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so the aem intake is better .. took me 15 minute to install and it fit perfectly :p
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Old 05-01-2007, 10:55 PM   #14
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Sweet sounds good, Ive ordered mine and hope to have it installed by this sunday, maybe ill get a before / after video made, but for sure have a new DashHawk result
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i wrote it somewhere, now i cant find it. ill unplug the scangauge and try again
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so the aem intake is better .. took me 15 minute to install and it fit perfectly :p
I would hardly claim either one to be better based on the ease of installation. I'd leave that up to the dyno.
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does the scan gauge give you a number before you get to clear the code? If so, what was the number?
Here are the 2 codes pulled by the MSD DashHawk after installing my Fujita:

DTC 1 of 2

P0102: Mass Air Flow (MAF) Ciruit Low Input.

--Description-- The MAF sensor circuit is monitored by the PCM for low air flow (or voltage) input through the comprehensive component monitor (CCM). If during key ON engine running the air flow (or voltage) changes below a minimum calibrated limit, the test fails.

DTC 2 of 2

P0113: Intake Air Temperature (IAT) Circuit High Input.

--Description-- Indicates the sensor signal is greater than Self-Test maximum. The IAT sensor maximum is 4.6 volts or -50 degrees C (-58 degrees F).

All I did was reset the ECU (unplug neg bat cable for 5+ mins, step on brake a few times) computer relearns airflow for the bigger tube, no more engine light
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