A while back we featured the Injen Intake for Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ in our FA20 Intake Guide for the FR-S/BRZ, and so since we had one in the shop today for installation, we figured we’d show you the install. One of the first mods people think about is an intake for their Subaru BRZ or Scion FR-S.
The entire stock airbox has to come out – filter and all – and the intake tube goes with it.
Here’s the engine bay with everything we won’t need removed. Injen Technology‘s intake systems are specifically tuned to work in harmony with your car’s mass air sensor to deliver consistent power gains across the rev band. The Injen Intake for Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ features a semi-sealed airbox design – the custom airbox seals off the inlet from the hot air under the hood, ensuring the high flow filter element within is bringing in the coldest air charge possible.
On the dyno, the Injen Intake (SP1230) yielded a modest gain of +12whp and +9wtq, but when you consider that the car was only getting 155 horses to the rear wheels, that 12hp gain is a much bigger percentage.
Here’s how it looks off the car, which offers a better look at the inlet of the airbox, which faces forward to ensure it’s bringing in fresh air from the front.
That’s it for this install – a simple mod like an intake will give you more power and a more satisfying sound every time you step on the go pedal, and let’s be honest, the FA20 needs all the extra oomph it can get.
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Story & Photos Nick Gregson