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01-12-2013 04:15 PM
2012sel Based on your feedback I think I'll start small and gradually enlarge the hole until I like what I here. Just a hint of throttle would be just fine for me.

I'll try to refine the heat blocking foam. If I come up with something I think might be better, I'll post details.
01-12-2013 11:07 AM
cjanderson629 Here is a link to the pictures. I couldn't add them on here for some reason. http://www.flickr.com/photos/70203431@N05/
I am not sure yet how I feel about the rubber/foam weather/heat proofing. The sound is the exact same as if the lid was off, but it a little bit quieter (barely). The hole I drilled in the front is 2.5 inches. The weather proofing was $4 at Lowes and comes in a 10ft roll and has adhesive on the one side.
01-11-2013 10:40 AM
2012sel
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I ordered mine which should be here tomorrow. I have to pay $12.82 as well. Once I get everything cut and put in place I will post pictures. I was also shocked to see the the K&N filters are on backorder and are $69.99....
That would be great to have an example and another opinion of how it works out. Thanks in advance for taking the time!
01-10-2013 07:37 PM
cjanderson629 I ordered mine which should be here tomorrow. I have to pay $12.82 as well. Once I get everything cut and put in place I will post pictures. I was also shocked to see the the K&N filters are on backorder and are $69.99....
01-09-2013 06:18 PM
2012sel
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The part number on my slip for the air box cover is BV6Z9661A and it listed for $5.52 from Fordparts.com. I had it shipped to my local fprd dealer and didn't pay shipping. That was back in May.
Thanks a lot. You must get dealer pricing or something. They show up as $12.82 when I looked them up just now.
01-09-2013 05:34 PM
jimfocus The part number on my slip for the air box cover is BV6Z9661A and it listed for $5.52 from Fordparts.com. I had it shipped to my local fprd dealer and didn't pay shipping. That was back in May.
01-09-2013 01:36 PM
2012sel
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What I did was I bought a new air box cover for $6.00 from the dealer. I put a K&N drop in filter and bored a 3 inch hole in the front drivers side of the cover. It faces front and looks like there is air flow where the hood, fender & grill meet. I put 2" foam on the top that seals off heat from the engine. It sounds good and lets in extra cool air without totally exposing the filter. If I have a smog test or dealer visit I just put the original cover on.
Anybody have the part number for the air box cover?
01-09-2013 12:42 PM
e30og did this on my 12 and drove it for a year with NO issues, heavy rain snow whatever. No dirtier oil, no check engine lights, no hotter engine temps, i mean its totally safe. any changes in incoming air are adjusted electronically...its 2012 for gods sake.

dont waste money on an aftermarket filter when the OEM one is so nice. I loved the sound, passengers hated it unless they were gear heads

Let me repeat myself, TOTALLY SAFE
01-09-2013 11:47 AM
Brabs_Weather The funny thing is that COBB came out with an initial observation stating the airbox was not restrictive on the ST at all. This leads me to assume that a less restrictive filter will work just as well as the complete CAI, SRI. I cant wait to see how much the FORD's new snorkel well be.




01-09-2013 10:23 AM
RonMaiden It's an awful sound especially on a slow car;sound cool for 5 minutes then you look like a ricer;an intake shouldn't be louder than the exhaust.
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