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Old 01-06-2014, 11:14 AM   #1
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New intake?

Hey guys, getting into the car world now and I am looking for some advice. I want to put in a new cold air intake in my 2006 Ford Focus ZX4 2.0L that will give it a little momentum to start the ball rolling. Any suggestions? Im trying not to spend a ton of money, but what are some of my options? Thanks guys!


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Old 01-06-2014, 11:25 AM   #2
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Moved to "Duratec Performance".
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Go to fswerks.com. There you will find all you need
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I have the AEM cold air intake on my 07, its been years since I bought it but I think I paid around $150-$200 or so for it. The biggest problem your going to run into with a CAI setup is that they all put the filter right in front of the driver side tire very close to the ground, so the risk of sucking up water is there. Having the splash guard on helps alot but if you have to go through some deep standing water you will be in trouble.

What I did to mine was installed an extra 90 degree bend pipe to the end of the AEM pipe and turned the filter up so now its almost right behind the driver side headlight further away from the ground, i'll have to take some pictures of it but even it has some flaws as it likes to trap water in there if it does manage to get in, i've only had this problem once though and the rain was unbelievable. overall i've been very happy with my AEM CAI for the money.
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There are plenty of options out there though, just make sure you get one that uses the stock MAF housing or one that has the same size tubing for the MAF so you don't have to retune, unless tuning is an option the car won't run if you install the MAF in a different size tube than stock.... well it will run, just not very well AT ALL
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http://www.c-f-m.com/performancepart...ntakes-c90.htm

Anything there that says 2.0/2.3l duratec will work for you . I'd suggest FSwerks or CFM for a cold air intake and Steeda for a short ram style. Both will give approximatly the same performance, just depends what style you like
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I'd suggest FSwerks or CFM for a cold air intake and Steeda for a short ram style.
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This is basically the short list of your best choices for aftermarket intakes.

I went with the FSWerks Cool-Flo CAI w/ ITG filter and am happy with it. It's a quality product, installed easily, and looks great. An added bonus of getting rid of the clusterf factory intake system is opening up more room in that side of the engine bay and making it much easier to work on/remove certain components.

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Awesome, thanks so much guys! ill go do a bit of looking around, but now i have in mind what i want. And what benefits is there to upgradig an intake?
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Check out the Buy-Sell-Trade forum section. I bought a used Steeda intake with low miles for $100 shipped. Cleaned the filter with K&N Filter Cleaner kit, and it was good as new. Saved me over $100!
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Been running the "STEALTH DIY" intake for over a year now with no issues. Good way to add some pep for little cost. Some have modified this even more to keep it away from the ground. http://www.ineedawebsite.com/Blazing...ealth_CAI.html
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