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Old 02-08-2004, 11:45 PM   #71
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If I were you, I wouldn't worry about a CAI. Just get a short ram intake. If you don't mind sucking up water and screwing up your engine then get a CAI, but if you don't want to suck up water and not screw up your engine then get the short ram intake.
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Old 02-09-2004, 12:51 AM   #72
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its the throttle body. you need to upgrade to a bigger throttle body then u can use any of the DOHC intakes. black diamond racing makes one (BDR) and i think www.myfordperformance.com carries one and so does www.focus-central.com

Ice man is a good intake choice for the SPI
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Old 02-19-2004, 11:29 PM   #73
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GO AEM --- its no problem with suckN up water ( just use the by-pass valve) andit gives good increases in HP and torque-- but u won't see it on a dyno-- got to test it another way- but it works well for me and i dont have the by-pass valve on it- i never had a problem sucking up water- i had the volant but i got rid of when i tried my friends focus with just an AEM on it and i loved it- better response - could feel better gains- so if u goin for speed go AEM
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Old 02-23-2004, 09:49 PM   #74
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intake

i plan to get an intake off Ebay. there like under 30$, is it worth it? i plan to buy a K&N filter after i get it so is it worth spending way more money for AEM or K&N intakes, i am going with short ram cuz they don't make CAI for the SOHC 2.0L engine that i have.

OO and if anyone knows how good or bad the Springs on ebay are? like DropZone? i know EIBACH are the best but i don't have the money to spend, no steady income. still in highschool. and no job :( and :)
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i think if you get the SPI throttle body upgrade you can use any intake you want off the DOHC
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Old 02-24-2004, 01:07 AM   #76
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Yea, in order for the SPI engine to use a intake that is made for the zetec engine, you must buy a 60mm throttle body, you an get one from focus central. That allows you to use the bigger size intake tubing.

Even though this isn't a suspension thread but you asked about it, I wouldn't go with drop zone. From what I've heard they suck, heard they don't drop your car down much anyways. Save up your money and get the Eibach Pro-Kit.
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Old 02-24-2004, 08:11 AM   #77
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steeda shortie

ran the car at vir 2/14 and 2/15 with the steeda. seat of pants says no difference from aem cai. still touched 125 on the straights. biggest difference was no oiling probs.
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Anyone have the Focus Sport intake? I am interested in it but i would like to hear what others have to say about it. If anyone has one for sale pm me, i am interested.
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I hear all of u ppl talkin about the cai and i really want one! I am down to choosing from the ice man and the volant. I do have a couple of ? though. 1) i live in ohio, get alot or rain and snow, what best with that. 2) what is the noise everyone is talkin about with the cai, i have never herd of that. 3) what really is the hp/torque diff, i mean really how much do they add??
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question 1: Either setup should be fine in snowy/rainy conditions, they aren't long tube CAIs that can get water in them.

question 2: the noise people are talking about is engine noise. You will hear your engine more with a CAI, it is less restrictive and doesn't insulate noise like the stock intake.

question 3: expect 2 - 5 hp gain and some decent low end torque gains (maybe up to 8 ft-lbs)...but a CAI by itself is not going to make a huge performance difference.

If anyone doesn't agree with my responses, feel free to disagree!
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