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Old 05-29-2013, 11:23 AM   #31
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I think it'd be interesting to see a data log of the intake temp with and without the lid... When I get off work I shall play around with CAD and see what I come up with. Hopfully gain some approval from the true experts sch as DYN and suss
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Tbone: I must have read that wrong, my fault. I thought they were saying that the sound frequency was causing the MAF to crack.

I personally like the sound with the lid off but, to each their own.

I would like to see the temp. difference a well.
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:34 PM   #33
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Tbone: I must have read that wrong, my fault. I thought they were saying that the sound frequency was causing the MAF to crack.
You read it right. "Resonance" would be the vibration caused by the sound. There are plenty of owners driving around with loud, resonating intakes with no MAF issues. The only MAF issues reported were the overtightened K&N filters, which is unrelated.
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i ran with the top off for awhile noticed no change in engine temp. just got a bit annoying... the sound was great, but not all the time.
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I just took the top off of my '13 SE's stock intake box and so far I don't see a downside--then again I prefer a loud aggressive sounding intake. After recording some videos I ran up to O'Reilly's to pick up some wipers and had a Mistu Evo owner give me a thumbs up when I rolled up. I get the feeling I might get some heads turned with my FoFo being this loud and sexy. What can I say, I love this car.

My '03 SVTF was awesome sounding enough but this new 2.0L in my '13 sounds absolutely awesome in both stock and modified form...almost sounds like a boxer engine. I might put the lid back on after drilling some holes but I don't know yet--need more daily driving to have a larger sample of evidence. I do know the paper filter is probably going to stay to make sure less debris gets through. Don't really care about power, more sound and cosmetic look. This is also why I'm thinking about getting either a used 350Z muffler/tips or cutting the Flo-Pro muffler off of my '90 Camaro to put on the Focus. Cheap mods for the win!

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If anyone is interested I have two short videos of what the car sounds like without the stock airbox lid just in case you want to know just how bloody loud it can be.
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If anyone is interested I have two short videos of what the car sounds like without the stock airbox lid just in case you want to know just how bloody loud it can be.
Post them!

I've been contemplating drilling some holes in my airbox lid myself. I have already actually, but only a few, and done so very carefully in the location (farthest away from the engine heat). Haven't really noticed anything. I did this when I put in a new air filter, so any gains I see are most likely from having a clean filter.

I'm like you are though.. I really just want a louder intake. I don't want to damage my MAF sensor so that's why I don't want to get crazy.
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If you want it louder take off your stock air box resonator. It's underneath everything but comes right off nice and easy. Makes for some nice noise if you've removed your snorkel and have a good drop in filter.
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I've been contemplating drilling some holes in my airbox lid myself. I have already actually, but only a few, and done so very carefully in the location (farthest away from the engine heat). Haven't really noticed anything. I did this when I put in a new air filter, so any gains I see are most likely from having a clean filter.

I'm like you are though.. I really just want a louder intake. I don't want to damage my MAF sensor so that's why I don't want to get crazy.
put in a high flow open ended filter like this one Green Filter High Performance Cylindrical Air Filter Green Color - Ford Focus/Escape 2012-2013 ? FSWERKS , you will hear it then.
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If you want it louder take off your stock air box resonator. It's underneath everything but comes right off nice and easy. Makes for some nice noise if you've removed your snorkel and have a good drop in filter.
Hey brother, just took a stab at it. I peeled back the flap and removed a perforated induction tube. Was that the snorkel or the silencer? I took the car for a spin and the intake didn't sound any louder, so I'm hoping I got the snorkel (I do want to take both off, though).

If that was the snorkel, I must be a little confused on something. I thought both the snorkel and the resonator were underneath "the flap".

So please tell me what exactly I removed, and where exactly is the other part of this duo? I want to remove both.

Thanks!!!

PS. Pictures would be helpful


EDIT: Didn't mean to post this here. Wrong thread. LOL
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Old 07-24-2015, 08:43 PM   #40
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I've been driving around without the airbox lid, like it, nice growl....
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