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Old 04-02-2013, 12:08 PM   #91
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My Focus is an '11, so I think theres a few differences so i'll try to help where I can. For #3, I just used a pair of dikes and cut the white christmas tree clips that secures the wiring harness so the body. Just cut those plastic clips to give you a little more slack.

For #4, you probably never removed the plastic connector off of the stock intake. That was a mistake I made. It came up short until I realized I forgot that piece. You'll need that.

#5, Assuming youre referring to the elbow hose for the vacuum booster, the hose that goes on the underside of the intake, I seated the rubber seal in first and then put some lube around the the top of the hose and gently slid it in. If you dont lube it, the rubber seel will keep popping up into the intake and sliding all the way down into the filter. I learned that the hard way.

#3: That's what I did and I was eventualy able to make it work.

#4 & #5: There are two "hoses" connected to the stock intake but on every install pics I've seen there is only one connected to the FSWERKS intake. What am I missing here?


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Old 04-02-2013, 05:02 PM   #92
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In that stock intake picture, the hose on the right (we'll call it hose B)for the vacuum booster goes on the underside of the intake, its not in the second picture just cause it's not visible from that angle, not that it doesnt exist. Look at the pic of the fswerks intake, hose B is the plastic ribbed hose that looks like in runs right under the "F" in FSWERKS, notice it doesnt continue through to the otherside. It takes a 90 degreee angle up into the bottom of the intake. You have the right parts, you just need some confidence and guidance. We're here to help you.
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:04 PM   #93
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Also that hose just barely reaches, it's pretty tight. At least it was for me. I'm just saying dont be worried.
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I did it yall!!!!! :D

I gave it a second try tonight when I got home frome work. It was cold and windy but I said what the hell!!

The two hardest parts were to get the top hose connected. I had to pull like a madman since it was a good 1-2 inch too short. It seems to be firmly in place now.

Also, I had a hard time getting the black cap over the bottom hole. It was too small. My guess is it shrank overnight as I left everything in the trunk of my car and it was -10. I heated it up with a lighter and I was able to stretch it and get it on.

Everything else went well.

To everyone that said the intake it loud. ROFL it's not!!!! At least it isn't compare to the one I had on my 2000 Civic Si. ;)


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Old 04-04-2013, 06:22 PM   #95
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Video of the 2000 Civic Si with the AEM Cold Air Intake :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0aAHwR8vcA
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I just installed mine and was stuck a couple times about the hoses as well. They should really update those installation instructions they send with it. But a call to FSWerks to talk to Vic (or Vik?) sorted everything out. Those guys are great. I ordered a weatherpack connector from Jeg's Tuesday night when I installed it to extend the harness for the MAF sensor so I can attach the harness back to core support.

And also QuickSiR, it's quiet until you get into it, which I quite like. No reason to be making crazy noise when you're doing 30mph in a residential area or such.
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All these problems are making me second guess purchasing one
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Check out CFM's cold air intake. It looks better than FSWerks and I think it is a little cheaper. It also has an extra, smaller filter up top in case the primary filter gets submerged or saturated.

Frankly, FSWerks directions suck. The only CFM product I have installed was their lower motor mount and the directions for such a simple part were more detailed than the FSWerks instructions for their race header (or cold air intake, for that matter).

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Sounds like way too much effort. The Steeda goes on without drama.
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Check out CFM's cold air intake. It looks better than FSWerks and I think it is a little cheaper. It also has an extra, smaller filter up top in case the primary filter gets submerged or saturated.

Frankly, FSWerks directions suck. The only CFM product I have installed was their lower motor mount and the directions for such a simple part were more detailed than the FSWerks instructions for their race header (or cold air intake, for that matter).

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I agree. They totally could have sent an updated instruction set for the 2008 and up redesign. That would have really cleared up a lot of the issues I'm seeing. I really should have taken better pictures while I was putting mine in so I could share with everyone what goes where and how to do it.
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