Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum

Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum (
-   DURATEC Performance (2003-2007) (
-   -   $200 steeda short ram,custom short ram...priceless! (

ZXRR 06-20-2005 08:05 PM

$200 steeda short ram,custom short ram...priceless!
1 Attachment(s)
ok heres the scoop,my mbrp exhaust should be here tomorrow,and since i dont have all the money right now to buy the k&n typhoon intake,i thought i would take it upon myself to make my own steeda short ram air intake,that would look almost as good just doesnt have all of that bling bling factor,instead looks sort of factory,best thing is this did not cost a dime,even the new filter i got for sounds awesome,and works great,but heres the low down i had to modify the maf sensor a little so it would install in the intake properly,but guess what you would never know,some may call it cheap but i wanted it to compliment my exhaust untill i get my k&n,let me know what ya guys think![thumb]

Lil PZEV 06-20-2005 09:10 PM

Looks more or less like the Steeda setup...

What do you mean by you modified the MAF a little though?

The Grand Pooh-Bah 06-20-2005 09:21 PM

No check engine light? Must mean your MAF is happy. I don't see the heat the Steeda. It certainly should be better than the factory setup.

ZXRR 06-20-2005 09:31 PM

no check engine light,the maf flow sensor can only go in one direction,so to make this work i had to flip the sensor around inside the intake so it was facing the same direction as it did on the factory setup,only problem was is that the holes on the sensor for the bolts dont line up,so i had to file down some plastic on the sensor,and enlarge the holes to make it work took a little bit of time but works great now.i dont have the fancy steeda logo heat shield or the fancy aluminum maf housing,but it really looks good in person,just wish i could find a way to put my pics on here that are full size and not shruken.oh well,im going to be working on an aluminun heat shield,to cover the filter i will post some more pics later.

Lil PZEV 06-20-2005 09:34 PM

More pics would be great... I think I get what you're saying about the MAF modification.

Oh and if you would like to post larger pictures, you can't attach them, you have to hotlink them from someplace like or If you run into any snags check out ZX3_Chick's sticky in Showroom or experiment in the Test Center.

P0WeRbyDuratec 06-20-2005 10:29 PM

if you want a kn then why didn't you buy marcy or focussport?

The Grand Pooh-Bah 06-20-2005 11:48 PM

Re: $200 steeda short ram,custom short ram...priceless!

Originally posted by ZXRR
i dont have all the money right now to buy the k&n typhoon intake,
I belive he doesn't have the $ so this is what he did instead.

jmotank 06-21-2005 12:02 AM

man, that looks great!! i have planned on doing this, so if you could post a "how to" or something that would be great. i would certainly apreciate it!

snobrdrdans_sedan 06-21-2005 01:33 AM

Looks like it'll work alright.

Doesn't look as nice as my Steeda, but it's the same concept. [:p]

I always wondered why no one had tried this though.

ZXRR 06-21-2005 04:59 AM

thanks for the photo tip lil pzev,when i get home from work i will post some better angles and views of the intake,the intake didnt take all but 10 min to complete,i took the upper intake apart and maf housing,cut the maf housing down in size to make it shorter,had to file down the sensor around the mounting bolts so it would face towards the air filter in the correct direction,i used a mtetal strip to bolt the intake down to the inner fender.i will post some more pics that small pic doesnt do it any justice.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:42 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.