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Old 03-25-2013, 11:38 AM   #31
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This is a better pic, and where I got the idea from, but I tapped a hole in the side of the rubbed tube that's right on the TB and put the valve hose in it, that person I got the idea from didnts works fine too no leaks

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You put a hole in your intake to shove the breather hose in to!?!?!
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You put a hole in your intake to shove the breather hose in to!?!?!
Yeah, I drilled a hole pretty small so it would be really tight around the little clip that gos into the stock box with a little epoxy(really didn't need it, but just a very small amount)...I only did that because I have an extra hose just in case I messed it up but it worked out fine..its just like the Short ram intakes with the hole in the same place, like the k&n or the aem...not the intake itself the rubber tube right off the TB, you can see it right after the MAF in the first pic I posted

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Old 03-26-2013, 10:35 AM   #34
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sri sucks for power because of heat, cai takes in water if it's on the road so it sucks depending on the weather. If you feel like you have to replace the stock system look for a used volant system, they are built with win and iced with sprinkles.
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:09 AM   #35
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I have a Volant with the ram air scoop. I notice ZERO difference between that setup and the stock SVT air intake with a K&N drop-in filter.

I think the 'ultimate' system would be to use a K&N Apollo intake and have the end of the tubing low to the ground or behind the lower front grill.
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sri sucks for power because of heat, cai takes in water if it's on the road so it sucks depending on the weather. If you feel like you have to replace the stock system look for a used volant system, they are built with win and iced with sprinkles.
You can make a $4 shield to protect from water. It's not that problematic.
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For years, I ran Steeda's SRI and loved it. The sound, the look (check out my gallery).
Power wise? Eh... throttle feels better... sound is WAY better... but I doubt I gained power. But then again, the SVT Focus is designed for a great driving experience, not for big numbers. A SRI will be safe and make driving more enjoyable.
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You can make a $4 shield to protect from water. It's not that problematic.
That's my plan...any pictures of a shield for this
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That's my plan...any pictures of a shield for this
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I thought the hydrolocking myth had been put to rest years ago? You would literally have to submerge the filter to ever worry about that.

You guys running a "Short Ram" set up might want to check your IAT's before and after. I suspect you wont be pleased with the results. I've done numerous tests on one of my dsm's as well as several other cars. "Modified" doesnt always mean better.

Even the k&n kit with heat shield did almost nothing on a heavily modified gtp. We performed numerous tests. Temps at idle or stopped at a stoplight were exactly the same as the stock air box. Temps were slightly lower at speed with the k&n. But at the track the temps didn't become lower until about the 1000ft mark. Making it nearly useless.

To have a true working cai you need a sealed box fed from the outside. With either a scoop or a some sort of duct work.

Personally im going to modify the stock airbox by deleting the resonator(for room) to move the airbox closer to the fender. Its sort of tucked up against the engine in the zetec. Move it away from the heat, then maybe run the snorkel down underneath the car to grab fresh air. Oh and k&n drop in filter of course.
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