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Yesterday 04:19 PM
Elizabeth
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Originally Posted by bama_focus View Post
Reporting back after driving around with the cap on the end of my k&n. Overall I miss the noise it made, but the powerband feels much smoother with the closed end. I am a firm believer that the stock airbox is efficient for this car and the open end just attracts hot air from the engine bay. Gunna keep my filter plugged until I want the noise back lol.
I will repeat, the ST with 250+ hp uses the exact same opening through the front frame member as the regular Focus MK3.
So that engine is making 90 more hp through that same air intake. Plus the ST uses the SAME AIRBOX and filter.

So seriously the hole through the frame is good/big enough for any regular MK3 as far as airflow.
I do 100% agree removing the restrictive snorkle helps. And the free flow airfilter does too.
Yesterday 02:51 PM
bama_focus Reporting back after driving around with the cap on the end of my k&n. Overall I miss the noise it made, but the powerband feels much smoother with the closed end. I am a firm believer that the stock airbox is efficient for this car and the open end just attracts hot air from the engine bay. Gunna keep my filter plugged until I want the noise back lol.
01-28-2015 03:25 PM
schrodingersbox
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Originally Posted by cjpasch View Post
So if I do the delete, will getting a prefilter to just play it safe for water, will that undo the benefits of the delete.
I think more about playing safe for matter like leaves, bugs, etc. The physical stuff. But yes a bit of water protection and no the reduction in airflow should be so minimal you won't even notice.
01-28-2015 11:04 AM
cjpasch So if I do the delete, will getting a prefilter to just play it safe for water, will that undo the benefits of the delete.
01-28-2015 10:25 AM
schrodingersbox
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Originally Posted by Tigeo View Post
With the CAI, the delete won't do much IMHO as the snorkel is no longer a restriction.
But it is, particularly so if you use the Steeda which uses the factory downpipe for airflow. Despite the increased airflow over/behind the light, the suction may and probably will still be pulling air from the direction of the original vents and again more so if there is an airdam/shield thingy, in myyyy opinion :D
01-28-2015 09:39 AM
Tigeo
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Originally Posted by cjpasch View Post
I have a k&n typhoon cai, can I still do the snorckle delete without worrying about water getting in there? What is this prefilter people are speaking of?
With the CAI, the delete won't do much IMHO as the snorkel is no longer a restriction.
01-28-2015 08:09 AM
schrodingersbox Yes you can still do the delete, very unlikely for significant water to get in. Prefilter is like a jacket you can buy for your filter!
01-27-2015 11:10 PM
cjpasch I have a k&n typhoon cai, can I still do the snorckle delete without worrying about water getting in there? What is this prefilter people are speaking of?
01-27-2015 10:44 AM
devildog
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Originally Posted by Tigeo View Post
Tame is the operative word..most are too ricy sounding to me.
This is exactly why I didn't do an exhaust. I was afraid it would sound too ricey.
01-27-2015 10:43 AM
devildog
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Thanks, Mazdamike0831! Stay safe in the Big Storm of 2015 that's coming your way.

Chris
The sad thing? I knew this and had no problem getting them out. I'm just clumsy:( It also didn't help that I was doing it by myself so I had to do it one handed
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