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11-14-2012 08:09 PM
Marbs As long as you have the skidplate under the car and the inner tire fender well yuo'll be fine as long as you don't drive into a DEEP puddle that you shouldn't drive in anyways. I've had my CAI for years in multiple states and when it rain here in AZ IT RAINS! You shouldn't have a problem with a true CAi, but if you're really concerned go with the SRI. Even a warm air intake is better then the factory crap.
11-14-2012 07:41 PM
felixthecat
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Originally Posted by Cupooterluvr View Post
Sorry for digging this out of the graveyard but it's the first result on Google and I got no other results searching for this in the forum.

With the "stealth" intake mod, will you run the risk of taking in water? I live in Florida and it rains a LOT during the summer seasons so I need to know before I do this mod.

I did just a straight pipe into a filter for now with the MAF wedged into a hole in the pipe but I get a "P0171 Engine Too Lean" error code with the check engine light.

I really love the sound that results from adding a filter like this so I hope I can do it without any risks!:)

EDIT: I did find a thread but I'm still not finding an answer to this question :)
Get Steeda's sri & be done w/ it.
11-12-2012 08:06 PM
Cupooterluvr Sorry for digging this out of the graveyard but it's the first result on Google and I got no other results searching for this in the forum.

With the "stealth" intake mod, will you run the risk of taking in water? I live in Florida and it rains a LOT during the summer seasons so I need to know before I do this mod.

I did just a straight pipe into a filter for now with the MAF wedged into a hole in the pipe but I get a "P0171 Engine Too Lean" error code with the check engine light.

I really love the sound that results from adding a filter like this so I hope I can do it without any risks!:)

EDIT: I did find a thread but I'm still not finding an answer to this question :)
03-14-2007 09:00 AM
firemanfrank
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Originally Posted by PuMpMyScHwInG View Post
The new 07's have a lifetime air element in them, can you replace these with the regular cai's or is it gonna be something different
A) You seriously need to get rid of that OEM airbox.

In most cars, you won't see a lot of gain when using an aftermarket intake. BUT, with our cars the OEM job is so freakin long/restrictive, that many people have reported between 7-10 hp when it's trashed.

B) The hardest part of the job is getting the old intake out.

Figure about 1 - 1 1/2 hours for removal of the OEM intake, and about 20 min to install the new one.

C) Though pretty rare, if you install a CAI, be careful to avoid hydrolocking by staying away from large bodies of water!

(Steeda's are almost guaranteed NOT to hydrolock, but they're not really "true" CAI's)

D) Your car (as is mine) came with a Splash Shield underneath the front lip. DO NOT DISCARD THIS!

It does exactly what it's name implies.

E) I use the "Stealth" intake.

http://www.ineedawebsite.com/Blazing...CAI/index.html

You only purchase a filter ($27 at Pep Boys), and add it on to the bottom of the air silencer after you remove the remainder of the OEM intake.

Here is the thread where BlazingCopper said he figures that the Stealth got him 6whp/7wtrq (and his car was a 2.0 Duratec!).

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...th+intake+dyno

Not bad for $27 and just a few hours of work, huh?

Good Luck!
03-13-2007 11:35 PM
Bayet 07 ST Just got done with installing my CAI today on mine went with the Focus Sport I love the sound and it really wasn't that hard to do just a pain in the ass to reach a few bolts
03-13-2007 09:49 PM
FocusVet Waiting .............for my steeda SRI, coming to your town late March!
03-13-2007 09:44 PM
strung kn does not make drop ins for our cars. they told me there was no gains from it.
03-13-2007 12:41 AM
Apoc i replaced my Intake on my 2007 ford focus with a cosworth CAI. I like it, and i gave a slight performance boost http://www.focussport.com/coolflo.htm
03-13-2007 12:18 AM
PuMpMyScHwInG Thanks , haven't really looked yet just bought it friday, have you replaced yours?
03-13-2007 12:13 AM
honhon there are CAI's out for the 07's..... but as far as replacing the stock element with say a drop in K&N, no workie...
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