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Old 04-15-2009, 10:53 PM   #1
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Steeda CAI 09 focus insert removal

I recently bought and installed a throttle body spacer and steeda cold air intake on my 09 focus. I also installed hypertech tuning. The CAI has an insert that you're supposed to be able to remove with custom tuning. Without custom tuning, the air/fuel mixture is too lean. Does anyone have any ideas or experience with this intake and know what I would have to do to properly tune the engine for the extra air?


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Old 04-15-2009, 10:56 PM   #2
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What is hypertech tuning? And sorry to tell you this but the spacer doesn't do jack squat. And I am not sure about the removable piece you are talking about.

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hmmm no idea what the removable piece is...
it almost sounds like the piece your describing, your able to adjust the maf tube...just by looking at the picture there doesnt seem any piece that you can remove seeing how the tube is stock size...
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People actually get duped into buying throttle body spacers on fuel injected motors?? oh my what a waste of money.
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the piece you can remove is in the MAF tube. it just makes the tube diameter larger to let more air in.
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yeah, i didn't see any difference with the spacer. a little gain with the intake tho
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the piece you can remove is in the MAF tube. it just makes the tube diameter larger to let more air in.
really?? this is the first ive heard about it. interesting
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i tried removing the insert in the MAF tube but the car didn't want to run right. at idle, the engine would rev on its own. i think it was just getting too much air. do you think a spark plug with a colder heat range would help?
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Yea you are proably running REALLY lean which is not good at all. You CANNOT run a bigger MAF tube without a tune.
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Whats the story with the hypertech tuning???
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