Removing MAF to install performance cone filter

Asked by Jun 16, 2017 at 02:46 PM about the 2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited Wagon

Question type: Car Customization

Hey guys, I have a 2006 Subaru Legacy (non-turbo)
that I am looking to install a performance cold air
cone filter on, instead of the factory box filter.
However the MAF Is attached to the factory air box,
so switching them out would mean I would have to
dismantle the MAF. I'm wondering if this is not ideal
to do, or if in me doing so I will do any long term
damage to the car. Please help me out, thanks!

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If you are looking for more HP this modification will not produce much extra power so I would skip it.

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Removing the MAF would be idiotic, so don't do it. Even if you insert the OE MAF into your CAI plumbing you'll screw it up as its temperature-mass conversion won't be the same. And as FOR stated, NO CAI ever did anything for the non-turbo Subies. Even the 6 cyl.... What the '06 Leg Sedan needs is a power seat (grab one from an OB and wire it in easily) and an upgrade to 17" wheels with 205-/50VR17. Or even 55's is you want more ground clearance for free. You might as well run cheap iridiums too as this is your last tuneup. Don't even bother with a K&N filter either...waste of money for you app.

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