Originally Posted by ic0der
Which one is better, K&N or Steeda's intake? and why?
Our heat shield seals perfectly against the hood liner (using CAD data from Ford) and utilizes the factory cold air duct. Also, our velocity stack smooths the incoming air provides a more accurate and consistent reading for the MAF sensor (allowing better driveability, especially on automatics). It's also less expensive.
Originally Posted by DrkKnight614
Posted via FF Mobile Isn't the setup exactly the same? They both short rams with heat shields. Matching parts? Listen guys, Im not a saleman for Fswerks or make any money from recommending, all I'm saying is why pay over $100 more on the same intake. Fswerks products are quality products, heavily tested and they have been supporting the focus community exclusively since they started back in the day as Focus Sport. Theres nothing wrong with Steeda, just saying why pay more for the same performance, when you can put that $100 towards some other mod.
Anyway, for those who got their intakes already....
No, not the same at all. Our CAI utilizes a factory cold air duct, FSWerks does not. Our CAI's heat shield conforms to the hood liner when the hood is closed (using CAD data from Ford), sealing it the intake, the FSWerks does not. Our's has a velocity stack that smooths incoming air, giving the MAF sensor a cleaner/smoother airflow allowing for better drivability and tuneability, the FSWerks does not.
We use a high-flow lifetime air filter, it's made in the USA and comes with a lifetime warranty.