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Old 07-26-2012, 12:39 AM   #31
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Installed mine today. I'm a total noob when it comes to a lot of this, so it took me about 30 minutes because I wanted to make sure I did it 100% the first time.

Honestly though, all you need is a flat head, a ratchet set and maybe pliers.

The good: It looks great, is easy to install, and at $180USD +Tax/Shipping it's a bargain compared to other intakes. It sounds awesome/ Honestly reminds me of my buddies WRX which I wasn't aiming for, but I'll gladly take. (No, it does NOT sound like a WRX, just similar, hard to explain.)

The bad: I've got one word for you. Drone. On flat, you really don't get it. On hills however, especially anything remotely steep, you're gonna have a drone. Now, it's not necessarily a bad thing, but I could see it being a big put-off for some people. On the plus side, the drone at least sounds good and you feel like you're in a race car.

Very satisfied, and can't wait for my next mod now, the big one, wheels. =D
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:58 AM   #32
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Explain that to this guy... ;)


You'd have a hard time explaining anything to that guy.
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:07 PM   #33
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I bought an engine cover from partscheap, made a huge difference in the intake noise...I think it is a must have for everyone....my .02
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You'd have a hard time explaining anything to that guy.
I'm not sure how to take this LOL... Comment made in poor taste or based on his personality? Hmm... ;)
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:46 AM   #35
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I'm not sure how to take this LOL... Comment made in poor taste or based on his personality? Hmm... ;)
I guess poor taste, but I don't really look at it that way. Let's just say I was taking your comment literally and considering that he's no longer amongst the living.
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My comment was more to the fact that those men have won tons in 4 cyl Focus racecars... While our lowly Mk3 isn't a RACECAR yet, it could be and it's frustrating every time someone uses that as a derogatory remark. Anyway... Rant over...
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You guys installing all these parts , whats your air fuel , how much spark knock do you have ?

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You'd have to get one of the dyno guys to answer. I haven't dyno'd anything yet nor have I put it on a reader.
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You guys installing all these parts , whats your air fuel , how much spark knock do you have ?

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How about donating some dyno and data collection time to someone close to you with a 2012+ Focus? Then you would have no doubts about the data collected and could then help those who ask for guidance.
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I know someone relatively close...at least close enough to drive there...
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