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11-15-2012 11:26 AM
brianintc
Short air Intake for an 04 ZTW (2.3L)

What suggestions does anyone have for a SHORT air intake? I really don't want to tear into the fender well and take the lower box out. OR ... what's the DYI suggestion (tube with a 3 inch stock filter). I guess i don't understand how to keep the MAF in the loop. Thanks!
11-08-2012 02:46 PM
tracy1961 thanks for the info. wish they had an airfilter that would fit the box on top and make the box hose an intake only
11-08-2012 01:54 PM
KCaudill Beware the Steeda fit and finish really suxs. They sent me 3 lower shrouds before i got one that had the threaded bungs welded on.
11-07-2012 08:01 PM
tracy1961 Thanks bones, just kidding about the oil bath. I am a 50s guy on cars and still boils my bottle that ford put a $500+ air cleaner in a car in the worst place possible. SOBs and their better ideas. I just want a box on top that takes an air filter and a tube on the bottom to take in air. I had a Chevy Vega and drove it 160k miles with the aluminum engine and at least it had a replaceable air cleaner. I just don't understand all the retro fits and all. 70 yrs old and pissed.
11-07-2012 10:33 AM
bones33 Tracy, those oil bath air filters can work very very well but are also somewhat restrictive but probably less so than the focus unit. Nothing like doing an oil change for the air filter! Lifetime cost is next to nothing and they last literally forever. All the oil in the airstream however may affect the MAF sensor though.

A very large paper element seems like the best solution. Low pressure drop across the element and very fine filtration. Gee, maybe retrofitting a larger replaceable airbox/filter from a larger engined Ford truck would do it?
11-06-2012 06:23 AM
tracy1961 Thank you for your help and ideas. I'll print all this out and reread. I am a 50s type of car guy. You know, like the oil bath air cleaner and the carb top filter with a chrome top with a wing nut. I also don't have an ipad and all that other type of pocket filler things.
11-05-2012 12:58 PM
sam fisher
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Hey Sam, any tips on how to crack it apart without damaging it? Also, any ideas on what panel filter fit?

I opted for the stealth because it was cheap, easy, effective and I had the coroplast available. Keeping the resonator also kept it maybe a little quieter.
lol i wish , i destroyed mine trying to pull it apart , maybe baking it like you would a headlight would work, but i wouldnt know what temp to use ??? also iv ran the car with a tube in place of the resonator and to me and my friend it didnt seem to make a difference in anything , didnt even sound different . i was pretty bummed cause i spent a bit of time tryin to get some good tubing and it was basically worthless.
11-05-2012 12:47 PM
bones33 Hey Sam, any tips on how to crack it apart without damaging it? Also, any ideas on what panel filter fit?

I opted for the stealth because it was cheap, easy, effective and I had the coroplast available. Keeping the resonator also kept it maybe a little quieter.
11-05-2012 12:43 PM
sam fisher
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you can also modify your stock maf tube to accept a filter , and delete the resonater . so , throttle body boot -- maf tube -- filter. this keeps it up high . no chance of getting wet , but then i believe heat soak may come into play but im not sure , im going to do this soon just for the winter .

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basically tha same thing as the steeda sri

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11-05-2012 12:37 PM
sam fisher you can also modify your stock maf tube to accept a filter , and delete the resonater . so , throttle body boot -- maf tube -- filter. this keeps it up high . no chance of getting wet , but then i believe heat soak may come into play but im not sure , im going to do this soon just for the winter .

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