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Old 10-07-2011, 03:06 PM   #131
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Ok guys, I just pulled my airbox and I have an active shutter ram air!
I need to go look at my car!
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Old 10-07-2011, 03:22 PM   #132
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I could be wrong but that's what this looks like.. it looks like an active shutter system that allows air to go through the radiator.. It also appears to direct air flow up and through the airbox. It appears to pull air from behind the ford grill logo as well. That's alot of ram air already designed by ford engineers. Again, I could be speculating and be completely wrong but I think this ram air from the factory should be more than enough.

On the Last 2 times I made a ram air system I actually used a 4inch to 3inch adapter to collect air in a header fashion 4 into 1 with the 1 being a 3 inch to 2 inch pipe going into the air collector/ stock box.

example of previous collector design using a header as the inspiration=
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Old 10-07-2011, 04:03 PM   #133
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that is not a ram air, that's the active shutter system. could be wrong, but i don't think it has anything to do with the intake
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that is not a ram air, that's the active shutter system. could be wrong, but i don't think it has anything to do with the intake
It appears to force air up and into the intake channels. It also appears to intake air from behind the ford emblem.


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Old 10-07-2011, 07:31 PM   #135
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This has already been talked about previously in this same thread. The active part wasn't mentioned, but how he stock air box gets its air has already been thoroughly discussed...and every stock airbox intake system is the same. It is still an abhorrently small channel for the air to some through and is akin to breathing through a straw. Whether or not newmission's mod actually induces pressure is debatable, but the fact of the matter is the temperature of the air in the airbox drops to almost to dead ambient with his mod as opposed to much higher without.
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Old 10-08-2011, 08:12 AM   #136
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Craig9080= I went back and re-read the thread for this.. and it's touched on for one post without much inspection. Elizabeth started getting into a noise reduction within the stock system behind the ford emblem but didn't go into detail on how to modify it to perform better.

Some people are simply removing the resonator and that's what I began to do but quickly decided it would make noise and loose effectiveness.

Has anyone really looked at the way it's taking in air from behind the ford emblem? What about the interaction with the active shutter system? Can that be modified or enhanced to be better used?

I'm not debating that adding a scoop and toob will increase the amount of air going in but I'm wondering if the stock air intake should be deleted or modified to help increase airflow. If it is actually a detriment then maybe a stock air intake delete is in order (just hacksaw the toobs and cover with duct tape). Then the stock air could simply direct cool air into the engine bay.. and the new ram system will serve the modified airbox.




*update- I pulled back the shroud and inspected the air intake further...



From what I'm seeing here if you don't delete this stock intake it will just screw up your new ram air system. Looks like a cold air intake that's feeding off of air leaks in front. No ram system at all.. not pulling air from the grill section. Flaps keep fresh air from going up while directing air towards the radiator. Simple solution would be to use duct tape over the tube between air pipe and airbox (That way the inlet is covered and engine suction won't pull your tape off the inside of the box. It also keeps the ram air from blowing out the tube into the grill section.
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Take some measurements with and without the stock intake blocked off when you get your ram-air up and running and we can make a comparison.
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Maybe I'm missing something. The 3" hose is in the bottom of the airbox, leading down to the front. But the KN filter is connected directly to the induction hose/throttle body. With out the top of the airbox sealed it is not sucking through the 3" hose. Just engine bay hot air???

The 3" hose should have the filter on the end and connected to the MAF.
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Maybe I'm missing something. The 3" hose is in the bottom of the airbox, leading down to the front. But the KN filter is connected directly to the induction hose/throttle body. With out the top of the airbox sealed it is not sucking through the 3" hose. Just engine bay hot air???

The 3" hose should have the filter on the end and connected to the MAF.
WHOA! Definitely not without the top airbox cover! Has anyone else found the instruction or explaination confusing? Should I add a "completed" photo maybe? The photo will just look like everyone else's engine bay though. ...Which is really the point of having a clean mod done right.
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Okay. I didn't see any pics with the airbox cover. All good:-)
Great mod tho
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