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Old 01-17-2013, 08:24 AM   #161
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I was anxious all the time about pulling out the big part that has the two rubber flaps! I was thinking that even tho, nothing will (most likely) go wrong I didn't wanna take my chances! and to me i did not feel any noticeable throttle response changes which made it pointless to me! so I decided to pop it back in. walking to the car with my the part all I was thinking was " how the hell am I going to get this back in there! A minute and a half later it was in! I always thought that instead of cutting it! Why not just hold the flap back so that is when I "Ghetto" rigged this up until I can find beefier brackets! I'm going get three metal clips two meal bars weld the bars to the clips then clamp down on the flap like in the picture

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Old 01-26-2013, 01:05 PM   #162
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:57 PM   #163
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I took out my snorkel and am thinking about cutting the flaps. I was initially going to take out that whole assembly with the flaps, but am thinking that you could potentially be decreasing air flow by taking it out.

That is, that assembly blocks off three sides and has the flaps at the top, so air can get into the intake. When the grille shutters close, that forces air to go up through the flaps. Without the assembly in place and the other three sides being blocked, air will just go all around the shutters instead of being redirected to the top flaps and into the intake.

So I was looking at how much a replacement assembly would cost if I ever had to replace mine when I cut the flaps. Tried looking around Ford parts, but couldn't find it. Can anyone find it on Ford Parts and let us know how much it costs?
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:27 PM   #164
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I took out my snorkel and am thinking about cutting the flaps. I was initially going to take out that whole assembly with the flaps, but am thinking that you could potentially be decreasing air flow by taking it out.

That is, that assembly blocks off three sides and has the flaps at the top, so air can get into the intake. When the grille shutters close, that forces air to go up through the flaps. Without the assembly in place and the other three sides being blocked, air will just go all around the shutters instead of being redirected to the top flaps and into the intake.

So I was looking at how much a replacement assembly would cost if I ever had to replace mine when I cut the flaps. Tried looking around Ford parts, but couldn't find it. Can anyone find it on Ford Parts and let us know how much it costs?
Dont cut! Just fold! ;)
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And would I see benefit from removing the air box lid after a flap fold? (I'd use a prefilter for water)


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Old 02-02-2013, 05:58 PM   #167
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Dont cut! Just fold! ;)
I was considering folding as well, but I figured that by folding the flap that much it would irreversibly deform, which doesn't put you in a much better situation than cutting it off. I'm gonna fiddle around before I decide to cut it off though.
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Old 02-02-2013, 06:38 PM   #168
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this is my set up along with the flap bending! I feel much more throttle response and i get that amazing sound that turns heads! And the flap bending may only be 60% irreversible but flap cutting is 100% irreversible and I did take the whole flap unit out but found no difference and only increased amounts of anxiety with warranty!
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You know, another thing I was thinking about is insulating the intake lines and box. Let me know if I'm wrong, but the CAIs have these fancy heat shields to keep the engine heat away from the intake air. Wouldn't putting some sort of insulation around the stock intake system achieve the same thing (maybe not as effectively, but the same principle)?
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In my honest opinion, if you can remove the airbox lid and fab a heat shield, you have a CAI. If you fab a intake tube out of aluminum, you have a nice CAI


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