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03-20-2013 06:23 PM
dooor A MAF tube with the MAF in it cost $30 at a scrap-junk-Recycle yard + $6 for a can of MAF cleaner. When the donor car rolled some oil got on the MAF.
03-20-2013 02:26 PM
Duhamel
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Originally Posted by choate View Post
I wouldn't do the DIY SRI at all. You start messing around w/ the factory air intake amounts w/out a tune, cutting the tube, siliconing and grinding the MAF bracket etc and the MAF sensor and you are asking for trouble. It may be ok, but you'd be much better off just doing the stealth mod IMO especially with your coolent line issue. Also, notice how people say what a great mod it is, then a week later they're back in there talking about codes, bogging, and all kinds of other problems.
I've been running my custom SRI for almost 2 years, with no issues whatsoever, none. No codes, no bogging, I have all the benefits of a $200 Steeda, only mine cost around $40 for the cost of the filter. The thing is, if it is done right, it will work right. I did months of research on the topic to make sure I had ALL the information and was comfortable with cutting my only MAF tube. The MAF location is the same, so no silicon. Runs great with it on and I change the filter every oil change. I stress though, it needs to be done with patience and all the information required. If rushed and slammed together, it will definitely have issues later on.
03-20-2013 12:01 AM
choate
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Originally Posted by ebruss45 View Post
what you did with the rubber hose that goes to the driver side radiator hose coming off the air silencer box right under the little filter gage that ?
Hey, it seems like we are both newer to these cars and researching about messing around with them at the same time. I have seen you in some of the other threads regarding the stealth mod, CAI, etc.

I'm no mechanic (shade tree mechanic but not a real mechanic) but I have quite a bit of experience in dealing w/ after market CAIs. I've done them and exhausts on almost every vehicle I've ever owned and it's been several. A 1997 mustang GT, a 2000 mustang GT, a Chevy Silverado, a 2005 GTO and a 2012 mustang GT (my baby w/ all kinds of mods).

I wouldn't do the DIY SRI at all. You start messing around w/ the factory air intake amounts w/out a tune, cutting the tube, siliconing and grinding the MAF bracket etc and the MAF sensor and you are asking for trouble. It may be ok, but you'd be much better off just doing the stealth mod IMO especially with your coolent line issue. Also, notice how people say what a great mod it is, then a week later they're back in there talking about codes, bogging, and all kinds of other problems.

Is yours an ATX (automatic transmission)? If so, that's why you have those lines there. I would say you could still do the stealth mod but I'd have to look to be sure b/c I wouldn't leave those lines rubbing against the metal screen of the cone air filter. If you could carefully just zip tie them to the frame somehow you'd be fine.
03-14-2013 11:40 AM
ebruss45 what you did with the rubber hose that goes to the driver side radiator hose coming off the air silencer box right under the little filter gage that ?
12-01-2011 11:54 PM
kgb05 yeah, watch those puddles :)

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That's a great reason. Cost. I'm a perfectionist so I actually forked over for a K&N setup. For $173.08 shipped I think it's one of only 2 that's worth paying for over just rigging something up, though I'm not above rigging either.

Sucks about the car.
no doubt... we will miss the ST, but the new Si is nice too; the k24 doesn't have to sacrifice the torque like the 06-11 k20 Sis... just costing us WAY more, lol... We got a great deal on that 05 ST a couple years back... 29,000 miles... at that point it was the newest car I ever bought).

we may have waited on the new focus, but we had the impression no manual (w/clutch) would be offered...
12-01-2011 01:56 PM
themanwithaquestion I actually considered this, but I dont like the idea of a SRI. I went ahead and forked out 220 for my FSWerks CAI, and love it! Though dodging puddles here in Fla can really become annoying.
12-01-2011 12:34 AM
sketchman
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... and the fact that I could do the upgrade for the cost of the filter... It doesn't matter now... The ST is all smashed up. :(
That's a great reason. Cost. I'm a perfectionist so I actually forked over for a K&N setup. For $173.08 shipped I think it's one of only 2 that's worth paying for over just rigging something up, though I'm not above rigging either.

Sucks about the car.
11-30-2011 09:21 PM
kgb05 For me it was just due to being conservative in regards to water's access to the intake... and the fact that I could do the upgrade for the cost of the filter... It doesn't matter now... The ST is all smashed up. :(
11-30-2011 08:37 AM
sketchman Planning on doing something about my "lifetime" filter soon. Great info in here, though I'm not understanding why most are going with a SRI instead of going the few extra steps (pieces of pipe) to go lower/colder.

Still great info. Thanks.
11-28-2011 03:35 PM
kgb05 Thanks... I managed to do this upgrade back in March 2011 (did end up with the spectre filter)... unfortunately the car only lasted a few short months after that... we hit a cow!!! (more pics/info in link) now we bought a 2012 civic Si... pics linked in link...

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=273972



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