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Old 09-23-2012, 03:35 PM   #1
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buying cold air intake. opinions?

hey all, im fairly new to the forum but would like your guys' intake on buying a intake, hehe.

ill be buying it here in a week or so, im looking to go with the steeda, http://www.steedafocus.com/parts/201...ir-intake.html

anyone have one of these? and if you have a diff one, why did you go with it?

thanks for the feedback.


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Old 09-23-2012, 03:54 PM   #2
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The steeda is great, I have the short ram, but the cai is even better.
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Steeda's products are highly respected both here and on other Focus communities, same with FSWERKS. Use the search function and look around and you'll find a lot of info.
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Here's mine, custom powder coated and installed, I love it!

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thanks for all the feedback guys, and the steeda people getting in on the topic aswell. ill be going with the steeda just going to place an order, someone mention'd steedabrandon for fast shipping? this is Canada included i hope :P


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thanks for all the feedback guys, and the steeda people getting in on the topic aswell. ill be going with the steeda just going to place an order, someone mention'd steedabrandon for fast shipping? this is Canada included i hope :P
Ok, sounds good. Shoot me a PM when you get ready and I'd be glad to help.
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The Steeda intake looks way more professionally done than the FSWerks one, plus Steeda is well known in the Ford tuning community. I have one on my car and it's fantastic, work the engine up a bit too. Just be prepared for the car to be quite a bit louder than stock.
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The Steeda intake looks way more professionally done than the FSWerks one, plus Steeda is well known in the Ford tuning community. I have one on my car and it's fantastic, work the engine up a bit too. Just be prepared for the car to be quite a bit louder than stock.
What's your reasoning behind that? Just curious, since FocusSport/FSWERKS has been providing tuning bits for the Focus for years and is one of the few companies to work mostly for our cars.
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What's your reasoning behind that? Just curious, since FocusSport/FSWERKS has been providing tuning bits for the Focus for years and is one of the few companies to work mostly for our cars.
The FSWerk intake looks like it was cobbled together in someone's garage, whereas the Steeda intake looks like it was actually done by a tuning company. Obviously the price shows and in the end you probably get very similar gains so you'll more than likely be OK with either product, I just prefer the one that looks more professional, even though I'm paying more for it.

Also the FSWerk's guys never bothered to answer any of the questions I contacted them with, whereas Steeda got back to me within minutes and even hooked me up with a deal. When a company won't attempt to sell me their product I get a pretty poor perception of them too.

Also, personally, I like Steeda more. I think they are more involved in the Ford community and make quality products. I have friends with Mustangs that swear by everything Steeda and after the thousands and thousands they've spent on things without ever having a problem, I see no reason to trust my Focus to them.
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What's your reasoning behind that? Just curious, since FocusSport/FSWERKS has been providing tuning bits for the Focus for years and is one of the few companies to work mostly for our cars.
From what I've seen the FSworks intake very few people actually have this intake, it doesn't have as much performance data behind it, and the Steeda uses the factory cold air ducting, and especially with the cold air intake sealing to the factory hood insulator and therefore is sealed off better than the other aftermarket cold air induction systems, although technically the factory set up isn't that different, especially with the drop in element and possibly removing the snorkel. So why spend $300 when a ~$50 dollar filter and the $0 cost snorkel delete will give very nearly the same gains?
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