Snorkel Delete - Focus Fanatics
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace



Go Back   Focus Fanatics > Ford Focus Third Generation > DURATEC Ti-VCT Performance (2012-Current)

DURATEC Ti-VCT Performance (2012-Current) The place to chat about any Duratec 2.0L Ti-VCT engine performance, tuning and exhaust related upgrades.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFest Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-16-2012, 05:56 PM   #1
dyn085
That Guy
 
dyn085's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Fan#: 98047
Location: Fayetteville, NC
What I Drive: 2014 FiST/FoST

Posts: 11,870
FF Reputation: 46 dyn085 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (5)
Snorkel Delete

Edit: This thread started based on other dyno work I was doing at the time. Let me clarify the fact that this will not increase power if you have the OEM filter installed. You MUST have an aftermarket filter in order to see power gains! Also, if you have a closed-end filter then you need to do this for power gains as well!

Edit: In the following posts/pages you will see how to cut and/or remove the shroud that directs air to the radiator. There is no data to confirm or deny possible gains by doing that work. It is something that I had initially done on my vehicle prior to having created this thread. You do NOT have to do this to achieve the gains from the snorkel delete/drop-in filter!

A few people have asked for a quick how-to for this, so I'll try to post up something visual. I don't have my snorkel anymore to show you, but when you pull back the black plastic you will see the difference between my pics and stock.

First you must pull the four push-pins out of the plastic where it attaches to the radiator support (just forward of the two intake runners) Also, I would slide the hood release out of it's holder where it makes the 90 bend. This will help you pull back the shroud.


After you pull back the shroud, you will see the snorkel on your car that is not in this pic. There are two push-pins on the drivers side and another push-pin on the passenger side. They are a little difficult if it's just you, fyi.


After you remove the snorkel you will see the plastic piece that keeps air directed to the radiator from under the whiskers. I only cut my drivers side (evidenced by the fingers), though others have cut both sides and some have even cut the whole top section. The only way I know to remove this (so far) without cutting is to remove the entire bumper cover.


Hopefully this helps. I would've set my snorkel in to show, but it went the way of the circular file. This is a mod that would never need to be reversed because incoming water would have to travel vertically 1-2" to get in the plenum, and dealerships won't be popping the top cover to verify it is installed. At a minimum, the snorkel must be removed for the additional hp/tq of an aftermarket drop-in air filter.

Edit: All of these pics are with the front of the car on the bottom. Sorry, that's just how it came out.



Sent from my stupid phone.


__________________

FocusFest 2013: Best of Show
Gateway FFW: Show Class Outstanding
September '13 ROTM
2014 FiST-

Last edited by dyn085; 01-11-2014 at 08:20 PM.
dyn085 is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2012, 07:12 PM   #2
BetaDnB
Drum n Bass Lover
 
BetaDnB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Fan#: 87466
Location: Buffalo, NY
What I Drive: 2012 Silver SE Sport

Posts: 1,933
FF Reputation: 11 BetaDnB Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Now I get it! Thank dyn085!
__________________
Sedan Revolution #249 - 2012 SE Sport - ╠╬╝ - Ingot Silver - 201A - K&N w/ snorkel delete - Blox Type R Knob
BetaDnB is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2012, 07:18 PM   #3
ChrisRyan
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Fan#: 97815
Location: Austin, TX
What I Drive: '12 SE Sterling Grey(5door) 5M 203A

Posts: 163
FF Reputation: 2 ChrisRyan Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I just removed this tonight. The car is smoother at idle and off idle for sure. Havent had a chance to test it in real world conditions yet as we have gotten ~8inches of rain in 3 days. Thank you Jesus for the rain tho. Not sure if fabricating any sort of apparatus to redirect the air to the inlet left behind would yield any appreciable gains vs the hassle of fabing up and install.
ChrisRyan is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2012, 07:35 PM   #4
jdubhack
I WILL correct you.
 
jdubhack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Fan#: 103056
Location: Edmond, OK
What I Drive: 2014 SGM Fusion Ti

Posts: 5,321
FF Reputation: 37 jdubhack Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (12)
Good write up bro. This is definitely on the list of things to do as in...next weekend. Rep added.
jdubhack is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2012, 07:43 PM   #5
dyn085
That Guy
 
dyn085's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Fan#: 98047
Location: Fayetteville, NC
What I Drive: 2014 FiST/FoST

Posts: 11,870
FF Reputation: 46 dyn085 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (5)
Quote:
Originally Posted by BetaDnB View Post
Now I get it! Thank dyn085!
No prob, glad it helps I've been meaning to do it for a while and just been slacking.





Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisRyan View Post
I just removed this tonight. The car is smoother at idle and off idle for sure. Havent had a chance to test it in real world conditions yet as we have gotten ~8inches of rain in 3 days. Thank you Jesus for the rain tho. Not sure if fabricating any sort of apparatus to redirect the air to the inlet left behind would yield any appreciable gains vs the hassle of fabing up and install.
I've had the intent of fabbing up a fiberglass scoop to collect the width of the whisker and give it a better path to the radiator support, but I've also been slacking with that too. I don't think there would be an appreciable gain in anything other than possibly getting better mpg's, but don't quote me on it. In hindsight, I would have much rather done a scoop there than Newmissioned my airbox...


Sent from my stupid phone.
__________________

FocusFest 2013: Best of Show
Gateway FFW: Show Class Outstanding
September '13 ROTM
2014 FiST-
dyn085 is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2012, 10:01 PM   #6
Trav-E2.0
Thread Killer
 
Trav-E2.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Fan#: 8331
Location: Dallas, TX
What I Drive: 2012 White SE Sedan

Posts: 2,773
FF Reputation: 6 Trav-E2.0 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (12)
Whats funny is that when I read snorkel delete, I thought yall ment to take this out:



LOL! Makes alot more sense ...good job as always dyn085
__________________
12' Ox White SE Sedan 5spd 1/4 mile-15.8735@90mph

Mods: FSwerks Race Exhaust, K&N Typhoon SRI, MS3 CP-E RMM, Tuned By: Tom, Steeda STS, Eibach Sportlines, Steeda Rear Sway Bar and Anarchy Motive GM Shiftknob
Trav-E2.0 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2013, 12:32 PM   #7
Jdrake35
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Fan#: 102761
Location: Santee, CA
What I Drive: 2012 platinum white focus

Posts: 16
FF Reputation: 1 Jdrake35 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I purchased the K&N intake for my Focus and I had to take that part out. The snorkel has been out for sometime now. The K&N is great and goes with my Magnaflow exhaust very well. I also have the 3dCarbon rear wing Cobb rear motor mount. Factory pearl white paint with plasti dip flat black wheels. Car looks and sounds great.
Jdrake35 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2013, 12:48 PM   #8
Gi_Jo_Nathan
Focus Addict
 
Gi_Jo_Nathan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Fan#: 98931
Location: Upstate, SC
What I Drive: 2012 Sonic Blue 5Door MTX

Posts: 565
FF Reputation: 3 Gi_Jo_Nathan Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jdrake35 View Post
I purchased the K&N intake for my Focus and I had to take that part out. The snorkel has been out for sometime now. The K&N is great and goes with my Magnaflow exhaust very well. I also have the 3dCarbon rear wing Cobb rear motor mount. Factory pearl white paint with plasti dip flat black wheels. Car looks and sounds great.
Sounds awesome!
Got pics?
__________________
Jonathan
12 SE HB MTX, IE Tuned, Snorkel DLT, Green Filter(Gray), custom 2.5" cat-back w/borla, Steeda RSB & Short Shift Bracket, JBR Solid Shifter Bushing's, MS3 RMM w/Corksport Inserts, Ti Heads, Redline Tuning Hood Struts, De-chromed
Gi_Jo_Nathan is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2013, 04:52 PM   #9
Jdrake35
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Fan#: 102761
Location: Santee, CA
What I Drive: 2012 platinum white focus

Posts: 16
FF Reputation: 1 Jdrake35 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gi_Jo_Nathan View Post
Sounds awesome!
Got pics?
I do not know how to share photos here.
Jdrake35 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2012, 10:09 PM   #10
jdubhack
I WILL correct you.
 
jdubhack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Fan#: 103056
Location: Edmond, OK
What I Drive: 2014 SGM Fusion Ti

Posts: 5,321
FF Reputation: 37 jdubhack Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (12)
That would have been a tragic mistake to make!!
jdubhack is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:06 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information : Site Map

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.