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Jaketet 10-06-2012 02:36 PM

Custom Intake mod
 
I'll try to post pictures soon.

Similar to the "fog light ram air" thread I found, except I still have my fog lights [:D]

I wanted to help negate potential heat soak with my K&N short ram so I modified the old air scoop that is normally up front above the grille. I moved the tube down to behind the lower grille. I found 5-inch square tube for more volume. Because the other end of the tube is not directly below the new cone filter, I riveted a piece of sheet metal to the intake heat shield to direct the air over to around the filter.

Tests with a fan showed that there was some serious airflow circulating around the filter.

Not looking for a "ram air" effect from this, I knew it wouldn't actually create any pressure, but more fresh air should help lower AITs a bit.

SVTFocusOnMe 10-06-2012 09:17 PM

Interesting. I'd like to see some pics.

iminhell 10-07-2012 05:14 AM

Sounds like the hard way to not improve upon the stock airbox ...

Jaketet 10-07-2012 08:43 AM

You're right, and I know that the drop in panel filter is considered to be the best intake mod for the SVT, but I learned about that after I bought and installed my short ram, so, before taking it out and putting the stock back in and wasting my money, I'm seeing if I can do anything to prevent this horrible heatsoak that I hear about. The thing is, so far I have ever experienced any signs of heatsoak at all, I think some people are just slightly paranoid about it.

iminhell 10-07-2012 03:33 PM

Datalog IAT's and then post back.
Last night I averaged 90F while idiling. Took about 1 minute for IAT's to drop near ambient once moving, but still 10F over ambient. Outside temp last night here was around 30.

Jaketet 10-08-2012 09:14 AM

Where the old scoop was mounted, you can see the new tube position underneath
http://www.focusfanatics.com/gallery...g-0118&cat=516

The tube going to the 5-inch square scoop which is mounted just to the left of the fan assembly
http://www.focusfanatics.com/gallery...g-0119&cat=516

And here's the piece to deflect the air off to the right towards the filter
http://www.focusfanatics.com/gallery...g-0122&cat=all

FLYLOW 10-08-2012 10:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jaketet (Post 4393277)
Where the old scoop was mounted, you can see the new tube position underneath
http://www.focusfanatics.com/gallery...g-0118&cat=516

The tube going to the 5-inch square scoop which is mounted just to the left of the fan assembly
http://www.focusfanatics.com/gallery...g-0119&cat=516

And here's the piece to deflect the air off to the right towards the filter
http://www.focusfanatics.com/gallery...g-0122&cat=516

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...t-see-shit.jpg

Jaketet 10-08-2012 10:57 AM

Edited the photos post with direct links

the old links were from my photos in the gallery, I figured that would work. Still a rookie here.


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