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Old 05-10-2012, 02:37 PM   #41
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K&n is a major company I think they know their stuff. This is the only short ram I would own in my opinion.

This is the intake system my shop will be offering for the 2012 focus.
I am not debating that they dont know their stuff or that it is a good system, or that you dont know what you are talking about as you did test it.

All i was saying is that the design is different from the steeda and more expensive than every other intake available, steeda, aem, fswerks, injen are all cheaper.
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Old 05-10-2012, 02:40 PM   #42
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Except the FSworks design doesn't seal against the hood to isolate the filter from most of the engine bay like the Steeda and K&N intakes do.


And also, how much heat does a headlight housing add to the ambient air temp? I wouldn't think it's much but I could be wrong.
probably not much, i dont really think that the differences between the two are that substantial temperature wise, really the AEM is the only one that I think offers better temperatures because the air filter is not in the engine bay.
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Let's not all be so dang selfish... I say Troy should launch this product off right - GROUP BUY!

Since we did help, you know.
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it isolates it from the engine yes, but not from heat from below.
I wanted to address this as others have addessed the seal on the hood area, as per the installation instructions found here part "W" (steps 16-18) is the bottom of the heat shield which does shield the filter from engine heat below.


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Let's not all be so dang selfish... I say Troy should launch this product off right - GROUP BUY!
I like the new direction of this thread!
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I wanted to address this as others have addessed the seal on the hood area, as per the installation instructions found here part "W" (steps 16-18) is the bottom of the heat shield which does shield the filter from engine heat below.


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ok, sorry, i stand corrected, just couldnt tell that from the first image
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I wanted to address this as others have addessed the seal on the hood area, as per the installation instructions found here part "W" (steps 16-18) is the bottom of the heat shield which does shield the filter from engine heat below.


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Thanks for the instructions Troy. The pics in steps #34-36 really tell the story.

This looks like a great setup!
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This looks like a great setup!
Yeah after seeing the instructions they offer way more of an upgrade for the price, so i will take back my comment about it needing to be cheaper. They made a kit for what I was doing custom with the steeda.
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I imagine the ideal set-up in the coming years will be a mixture of Steeda's MAF housing and what K&N has done, possibly with the 3" tube in newmission's mod.

As for water issues, get an outerwears pre-filter on it if you're paranoid about more water getting in.

I liked the steeda one but I saw this one and its a lot more complete. I think I'll save up for this one instead.

Unless Troy wants to set up some field testing in the tropics. Come on Troy, testing in a different climate helps a lot! :p
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:27 PM   #50
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Yea I think this one's the way to go. The shielding is far more complete than the Steeda. The only thing I'm worried about is the air routing to the filter. It kinda of looks like it would have to work a bit harder than steeda's, as steeda's design pipes the air right under the filter, instead of around a bend like the K&N. Still, this seems like the best thing out there. Gonna place my order tomorrow.
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