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Old 02-17-2005, 02:34 PM   #121
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CAI

I guess that might depend on the model and make of your vehicle. but I would guess you have a focus. I'm from a very small town in southeastern kentucky called Manchester. There are not speed shops around. But If you have purchased a short ram CAI and it is a reputable brand and from a reputable store than you should have received directions for it. Its very easy believe me! If you are mechanically challenged like I am then you could look around on the net a bit and easily find some pics and more detailed instructions. Basically you just take out the stock hosing or piping, usually there will be a lot of it with a huge filter probably encased in some plastic. You'll then run the pipe provided for you out of the intake port(where all that stock small pipe runs into motor) and on the other end mount the filter that came with the CAI. Man if I can do this I know you can! When you order a CAI they're model specific so there isn't any guees work where and how to run the pipe and where to mount the pipe if you want to. in one sentence- Take out alll of the hosing from the motor to the filter, then just run the aftermarket piping and put the filter on the end. then take the sensor that originally is attached to the stock piping, and attach it to the piping that came with you CAI. A port will have been already fabricated into the pipe so there is no snag there. Your engine light may stay on for a few days afterwards. Just disconnect your hot post of your battery for 10 seconds then hook it back up. Turn on the engine and let it run for 5 minutes, turn on your air conditioner then drive normally for 10 to 15 miles-this allows your engine's computer to re-learn it's idle and fuel trim strategy. and magic your done.
Any customization shop or good mechanic could do this for you. But by doing it yourself you know exactly what you got and how it works if you ever have any trouble, and you don't have pay anything. Anything else, just let me know man!
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Old 02-24-2005, 05:35 PM   #122
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hi all. i am as new as you can get to modifyng cars so please forgive any stupid questions
i have a 1.6 focus 2002.
is it possible to put a CAI system like iceman on my car and is there any point in doing so if you can.

have to start somewhere
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Old 02-24-2005, 05:47 PM   #123
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I'm sure there's a point. I'm not sure if Iceman fits on the "european" model Focuses. I know Pipercross is a well-respected company for CAIs over in England, so probably Ireland too? They make two sets, called Venom or Viper. Maybe look into those?

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Old 02-25-2005, 02:56 PM   #124
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nice 1. i'll do that

in order of the best thing to do to your car for preformance is CAI the best
And what are 2,3,4,

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Old 02-25-2005, 08:57 PM   #125
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I'd say CAI's #1, best bang for you buck... then maybe exhaust, header... suspension? If you mean to stay with the engine, not sure what would be #4, it depends on the car... but Intake and exhaust are pretty much good across the board.
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Old 02-26-2005, 12:59 PM   #126
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Old 03-03-2005, 09:56 AM   #127
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Is the Focus Central version the same as the Focus Sport version? I tried a crappy Ebay shorty intake and loved the way the car responded, but it sucked in all kinds of heat from the engine compartment. I know this is a problem with short intakes in general, but this one was really bad.

I like the design of the Focus Sport intake for the fact that: 1) It has an airbox of sort to keep the heat out 2) Uses the stock mounting points.

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Old 03-07-2005, 12:31 PM   #128
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thanks for all the information on intakes
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Old 03-07-2005, 06:28 PM   #129
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OK i just bought a 2000 focus Lx with a 2.0 zetec and i went el cheapo and bought a ebomz air intake, but the pipe has no port or hole for my sensor, yes they insist it will work for any focus..... are the full of it or do i need to mod. any info or comments please let me know. thanks

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emm i had a bombz intake off ebay on my zts and it was wonderful
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