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Old 09-24-2012, 12:42 PM   #11
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Check your motor mounts. When those go bad the car is almost undrivable due to the noise (personal experience). If that's the case, then you should be good to go. Changing all three mounts should be no more than a 2 hour job.
Can't imagine the mounts needing replacement with only 22K mi on the car. Plus in my experience when mounts go bad, you hear vibration at idle too.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:04 PM   #12
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Can't imagine the mounts needing replacement with only 22K mi on the car. Plus in my experience when mounts go bad, you hear vibration at idle too.


I would still check them and then I would disassemble the intake, inspect it and re-install it. Not really sure what else it could be.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:03 PM   #13
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you feel vibration in the car? its not the Filter, I bet money its a mount and was bad BEFORE the intake but the intake made you motor run faster or slower somehow and makes it worse... I bet its the passenger mount BUT maybe the Tranny mount, I doubt its the dogbone.
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:33 AM   #14
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you feel vibration in the car? its not the Filter, I bet money its a mount and was bad BEFORE the intake but the intake made you motor run faster or slower somehow and makes it worse... I bet its the passenger mount BUT maybe the Tranny mount, I doubt its the dogbone.
Even though the car has only 22K miles on it? I know one mount went bad on my last Focus ('09 auto w/about 32K mi) but it mostly just vibrated at idle.

I'll have my guy check the motor mounts too. If the mounts are bad and I take it to the dealer (still under warranty)....you think they will replace them seeing I have the CAI?
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They should replace mounts with no probelm even with intake.
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Pics of installed intake please.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:28 PM   #17
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Already took the intake off and sold it. even if the vibes at high rpms vanished completely, I still would have sold it. Just too loud for me...I like quiet....and it just had too much drone for me.

I'm back to stock and would never go back.
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:51 PM   #18
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I have had a FS CAI for years and I love it, I have some vibration but its only a little at start and the noise only occurs when you step on it. The sound is half the reason for having a CAI.
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