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Old 07-23-2010, 12:02 AM   #121
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the K&N myth is fake dont believe it
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:42 AM   #122
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cais are fantastic. more power. i live in New England, with snow, salt, and rain year round. not an issue. hydrolock is an issue only if you submerge the thing. the FS one bends back up, so it is actually higher than the stock 'cai' location anyways.
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CAI: More performance, hydro-lock worries.
Short RAM: Less performance, no hydro-lock worries.

If you live in a wet climate, go with the short-ram. Although rain won't get water in your engine, if you accidentally go through a big puddle you could be in real trouble with a CAI.
With the FSWerks CAI, you don't have to worry about hydro-lock unless you plan on using your Focus as a submarine - you really should not be driving on flooded roads anyway. I have the FSWerks Cool-flo on my 08 and splash through water puddles that send water over the hood and onto the windshield of my car, no problems yet. The only time you need to worry about hydro-lock is if you submerge the filter, then you would be stupid for driving down that road anyway.
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Old 07-23-2010, 04:48 PM   #124
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Bambooburnr exactly I just drove throe storms in GA and by driving I mean floating more that driving and my car is fine ;)
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Old 07-23-2010, 04:52 PM   #125
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The K&N claims up to 11hp. Never seen a dyno chart for one. FSWerks posts their dyno charts for theirs.

The K&N can cause CEL codes. It is fairly common for CEL from such a reputable manufacturer. At least on the FoFo.
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not that my opinion matters... but i noticed a very good gain from the k/n fipk 2 for my 2.0 pzev... yeah i know lol...it brought it to life...
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Old 07-23-2010, 07:03 PM   #127
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Everytime I read CAI threads I want to bang my head on a wall.

With a CAI that was designed for the Focus you run near 0 Risk of hydro-lock unless your driving thru a foot and a half of water. Ive driven thru a hurricane with mine and it never even hiccuped. The filter for most CAI's will sit behind the drivers side FogLight. the bottom is protected by the front fender it covers the filter from road Spray.

So again unless your driving thru 1.5 feet of water don't worry. mines been on for 50k now and its never been a problem
That's exactly what CAI companies want you to think. But actually, water hides in tall grass on the side of the road and actually tries to hydro-lock your engine when you drive by. True story.










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09 stuttering

I have the K & N tornado sri on mine, recently has been stuttering,especially with the air on. did not do this with the stock air filter ?!?!? I am thinking about buying the fswerks cai. i did put auto lites 103 copper on mine and that did smooth out the idle, cheap too.... it has been really hot here in michigan, upper 90's. hate to really drop another 200 for a cai...
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^^ Nice little story. I just wish people would not worry about it. If it scares you that much just get a SRI and be done with it. Or just be smart and dont drive in a creek or a pond. Hell just put a snorkel on that beast lol
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Dont know how this got in this thread lol
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