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Yesterday 06:38 PM
mikesusz i chose an itg foam filter like i ran on my Mk1. most of the increase in intake noise by removing the snorkel was immediately muffled by the foam. heh.
Yesterday 01:35 PM
BlueIce
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Originally Posted by Tigeo View Post
^^^You have now defeated the factory "cold air" intake

On another note, seems like the AEM Dry Flow is not the preferred filter for this mod over the K&N. Is this because of the lack of oil? I oiled my K&N once at 50K per their recommendation...its really easy and the issue of the MAF sensor getting fouled from the oil is urban legend IMHO...unless you WAY over-oil it. There was a study somewhere I read that said the air flow in a typical intake system is nowhere near high enough to pull oil off the filter media. I suppose the AEM filter at least saves you from buying oil but you still have to clean it with a special cleaner correct so its probably a wash? Just curious.
I chose the AEM Dry Flow over the K&N Oil filter on the recommendation of a couple of tech's that work at different dealers. They both recommended it.

I love it, I drive a bit more aggressively than I used to, and my mpg still went up.
Yesterday 01:25 PM
Ti/12 I did the snorkel delete with the AEM air filter and I added the ST Snorkel offered by Ford Racing in one of their CAI packages. Also, Steeda now sells one by itself.

The air inlet sits right behind the bottom horizontal grill on my 2012 Ti, just above the black front license plate square. The ST snorkel keeps the stock air box at ambient air temps when the car is moving, which I tested in real time. More cool air is a key reason for the snorkel delete.
Yesterday 10:12 AM
danbfree
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Originally Posted by HarrysFocus View Post
Point I have noticed. Snorkel delete did nothing. KnN filter about the same. I have now removed the little pipe, on the right, from front shroud to airbox. Noticable noise to be heard just after putting your foot down, small lag, then, as the revs come up it seems to really start to build some good power, relative to a turbo lag and power band, and there is some good growl coming from the front of the car.
So you're saying that the main airbox intake has no hose at all? Then a snorkel delete is pointless, as others have pointed out you have defeated the factory CAI for noise and inconsistent hotter air coming in... Another option is to keep the tube in place but remove the resonator underneath and do a Newmission mod instead. That would keep CAI intact and even create a bit of RAM air.
Yesterday 10:09 AM
danbfree
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Originally Posted by dyn085 View Post
I think the main reason that the K&N is the preferred filter is that I don't believe there was a dry-filter available at the time that I created the thread. My main reasoning behind the choice lay in the fact that I have used K&N on every vehicle I've owned in the last 15 years and that they are used on aircraft that I work on. That was simply my personal choice.

I try not to specify a specific drop-in, only note that one must be used in conjunction with the snorkel delete.
What some may not know is that K&N actually owns AEM, I believe due to them being a strong competitor with a dry filter, they bought them so now they can offer both... In any case, they are also cheaper than K&N so that makes them appealing to some as well but I'm not really sure if there is much air flow/horsepower difference between the 2.
Yesterday 08:54 AM
dyn085 I think the main reason that the K&N is the preferred filter is that I don't believe there was a dry-filter available at the time that I created the thread. My main reasoning behind the choice lay in the fact that I have used K&N on every vehicle I've owned in the last 15 years and that they are used on aircraft that I work on. That was simply my personal choice.

I try not to specify a specific drop-in, only note that one must be used in conjunction with the snorkel delete.
Yesterday 08:47 AM
Tigeo ^^^You have now defeated the factory "cold air" intake

On another note, seems like the AEM Dry Flow is not the preferred filter for this mod over the K&N. Is this because of the lack of oil? I oiled my K&N once at 50K per their recommendation...its really easy and the issue of the MAF sensor getting fouled from the oil is urban legend IMHO...unless you WAY over-oil it. There was a study somewhere I read that said the air flow in a typical intake system is nowhere near high enough to pull oil off the filter media. I suppose the AEM filter at least saves you from buying oil but you still have to clean it with a special cleaner correct so its probably a wash? Just curious.
Yesterday 04:18 AM
HarrysFocus Point I have noticed. Snorkel delete did nothing. KnN filter about the same. I have now removed the little pipe, on the right, from front shroud to airbox. Noticable noise to be heard just after putting your foot down, small lag, then, as the revs come up it seems to really start to build some good power, relative to a turbo lag and power band, and there is some good growl coming from the front of the car.
05-02-2015 07:17 AM
Truth in Ruin
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Originally Posted by Necquem View Post
I did the snorkel delete and used the stock filter for a few weeks before I got my AEM Dry Flow. There was a little bit more sound, but once i put the new filter in it really was noticeable in sound and performed, just like danbfree said above.
I did the same. My experience was identical.
05-01-2015 04:57 PM
04ZTSJelf I didn't even have to use something to prop up the cover over the snorkel. Just position yourself right and it's easy.
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