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Old 09-23-2013, 03:46 PM   #271
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can this be updated? Only the FSWerks link worked =/
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Old 09-23-2013, 05:37 PM   #272
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So I was looking at getting a cai and this is the only thing I am finding - http://www.knfilters.com/search/prod...rod=69-3513TTK K&N says it's a cold air intake but I found other sites calling it a short ram intake, should I take K&N's word?
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Nice read, glad it was stickied. Information can always be referenced. Writing it down to reference later is important. Otherwise we wouldn't bother writing down a record of things in life.

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Old 10-07-2014, 07:30 PM   #274
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I'm not brand new to the focus world, but did just purchase my first one. It's an 08 coupe, manual transmission. I have a lot of things I want to do and posts like these are helping me make more informed decisions.

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Old 03-29-2016, 10:38 AM   #276
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Just Asking

I saw this before and just had a couple of questions. I have an 04 ZTW with the 2.3 liter engine, I believe it is a Duratec. I want better gas mileage and don't really trust the lifetime air filter, especially since it has just over 120,000 mies on it. Does taking it out and going with a simpler CAI or Short Ram give better daily driver impact or is this more for performance minded people? I do have to occasionally drive 580 miles to help my son out in Ohio so any improvement to MPG is appreciated. I want to make improvements on the car but only if they make sense.
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As long as the gauge for your filter still shows good you don't "need" a replacement. You can double check it's operation by pressing in on the end to reset it, then seeing if the reading ends up similar after driving a while.

There are methods posted in here for doing a couple alternative filter setups to save $ over those "performance" intakes where you put a washable cone style filter either on the end of the MAF tube for a CAI (cold air intake) with the filter low to the ground at the bottom of the engine compartment OR an SRI type using the stock MAF tube reversed & modified to attach directly to the throttle body connector for a home made SRI (short ram intake).

Any of the alternatives can increase power over a plugged up stock filter, not going to have an appreciable affect on MPG for improvements. Usually done for power/sound and less $ than stock replacement when needed.
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Sailor, thanks for assist. I appreciate the reply. I am trying to make smart improvements on the car. Had it almost 10 years and have no intention of getting rid of it.
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