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Old 06-24-2013, 05:39 PM   #21
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I get the hot air after accelerating with all-stock parts. I think it's a feature (?) to turn off the AC momentarily to have more power to the wheels during heavy acceleration
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:47 PM   #22
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ok fyi everyone..... I have had the injen cold air intake installed by injen for over 7k miles and the other techs including Aaron are correct. PUT YOUR STOCK INTAKE BACK ON.
I'm assuming you're giving this advice to owners of Injen intakes. There are other short-ram intakes that have heat shields of much better design than the Injen, IMO (K&N & Steeda, at least), that do a decent job of blocking engine bay heat. The owners of those intakes may not have the same experiences as you. Granted, most of them will probably heat soak in congested traffic more than the stock intake does, but note that some of us never drive in congested traffic.

Data from dyno results posted here do not agree with your statement that "cold air intakes are useless on the focus without a tune to go with it".

Hot air blowing at your from your A/C has nothing to do with your intake. This could be due to the normal operation of the compressor, which shuts off under hard (WOT) acceleration.
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:58 PM   #23
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I'm assuming you're giving this advice to owners of Injen intakes. There are other short-ram intakes that have heat shields of much better design than the Injen, IMO (K&N & Steeda, at least), that do a decent job of blocking engine bay heat. The owners of those intakes may not have the same experiences as you. Granted, most of them will probably heat soak in congested traffic more than the stock intake does, but note that some of us never drive in congested traffic.

Data from dyno results posted here do not agree with your statement that "cold air intakes are useless on the focus without a tune to go with it".

Hot air blowing at your from your A/C has nothing to do with your intake. This could be due to the normal operation of the compressor, which shuts off under hard (WOT) acceleration.
ok then you need to talk to Aaron @ Injected who has dynoed it with different cold air and it is also their advice to put the stock back on. (they recommend the tune with factory intake they have dynos to prove it)
this is one source...
then the other one is from x ford tech who now runs his own ford tune shop who also wrote about needing a tune to go with the cold air. Its not just the hot air it is the whole computer management software the needs to be tweaked etc.
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:08 PM   #24
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Please understand everything I wrote is based on my experience and people I have spoken to. I am just stating that I see the value of buying the right intake and exhaust from the people the write the tunes. They work together and the car performs better under all circumstances.
I hope I didn't offend anyone .. I love the idea of tricking out my car too
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Everything Terry has said is correct. There hasn't been a single aftermarket intake that hasn't produced a gain on our motors, with or without a tune. And while a tune will most definitely benefit any and all different intakes, saying that the OEM box is the best is not necessarily true.

The Injen, FSWerks, and non-shielded Steeda intakes are all directly open to underhood temperatures and heat-soak will be most prominent. A Green/Buschur/Type 57 will probably exhibit the next level of heat soak (when not plugged). The Typhoon and shielded Steeda have a more protection than other SRI's, so heat soak will be less prominent but still present to a degree. An OEM box or CAI will be the least prominent.

I'm not trying to say that people are lying to you or that nothing is correct; I'm simply saying that there is much more to the picture than what you're stating. There are plenty of Torque logs being posted showing that vehicles with intakes and cat-back exhausts are running perfectly safe AFR's. There are plenty of dyno's showing the validity of the majority of the intakes that are available, so stating that they aren't effective just isn't true. All of them have pros and cons, and all of them serve some people better than others.
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Everything Terry has said is correct. There hasn't been a single aftermarket intake that hasn't produced a gain on our motors, with or without a tune. And while a tune will most definitely benefit any and all different intakes, saying that the OEM box is the best is not necessarily true.

The Injen, FSWerks, and non-shielded Steeda intakes are all directly open to underhood temperatures and heat-soak will be most prominent. A Green/Buschur/Type 57 will probably exhibit the next level of heat soak (when not plugged). The Typhoon and shielded Steeda have a more protection than other SRI's, so heat soak will be less prominent but still present to a degree. An OEM box or CAI will be the least prominent.

I'm not trying to say that people are lying to you or that nothing is correct; I'm simply saying that there is much more to the picture than what you're stating. There are plenty of Torque logs being posted showing that vehicles with intakes and cat-back exhausts are running perfectly safe AFR's. There are plenty of dyno's showing the validity of the majority of the intakes that are available, so stating that they aren't effective just isn't true. All of them have pros and cons, and all of them serve some people better than others.
yes I can agree with that... this is true different ones yield different results I'm just stating my personal experience with mine. I am purchasing the tune from Injected and per their advice they said to go back to stock as based on their dyno it did not yield more hp and in some cases lost horsepower as in mine. I love my injen as well when it is cold and I first take off it is loud and great but if I am being speed racer in hot temps then for me my car has been dogging out and almost going into symptoms of limp mode. Since I put my stock back on I have plenty of hp no matter what the outside temp is and it has not dogged out yet. I will keep monitoring it and see if i stand corrected
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