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Old 08-31-2010, 08:56 PM   #71
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You could always use header wrap to protect the PVC.
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:17 PM   #72
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I have done this mod the exact same way as the OP, but I used PVC pipe. Do you think it will be fine? Is this setup good against hydrolock? (with splashguard and all inplace)

I have a Steeda SRI but ive gotten sick of it and wanted a change... So I did this for $15 at Homedepot. I used the Steeda filter instead of buying a new one. It is slightly louder than stock, doesn't make too much of that "sucking" noise that the SRI did, and at WOT it sounds great.

I've just read that when PVC heats up it releases toxins into the engine, but where the PVC is down so low it shouldn't heat up at all right?

I doubt it's going to cause any problems at all toxin wise. its low not directly in the engine bay. its not in direct contact with any heat sources and its got cool air going through it.

I've had my stealth intake (1/2 of an older focus sport 2pc intake) on my 08 focus for over a year now in shitty upstate ny climate. ranging from hot 108*+ highway roads to snow 3" thick w/o any issues from the setup. Just be smart about driving... if the water is above the tire take caution.. dont do it if its starting to get above the rim. that's just plain old dumb dumb.
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:34 PM   #73
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Excellent. I've been trying to increase my dryer's mid-range for a while now. This should do the trick.
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Old 09-01-2010, 08:40 AM   #74
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I doubt it's going to cause any problems at all toxin wise. its low not directly in the engine bay. its not in direct contact with any heat sources and its got cool air going through it.

I've had my stealth intake (1/2 of an older focus sport 2pc intake) on my 08 focus for over a year now in shitty upstate ny climate. ranging from hot 108*+ highway roads to snow 3" thick w/o any issues from the setup. Just be smart about driving... if the water is above the tire take caution.. dont do it if its starting to get above the rim. that's just plain old dumb dumb.
Yeah my worry is though with the amount of rain and snow we get here in NL that it wont be safe... Im probably going to end up putting the Steeda or Stock back in when fall comes around. I just find I have a rough idle with the Steeda and shitty gas mileage hahah.

We have puddles on the side of the road sometimes that are up and above the rim. Probably not safe eh?

After driving in the rain I find the filter is a bit wet too, so it probably isn't a safe setup here.
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Old 09-07-2010, 04:06 PM   #75
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Just finished doing this on my 04 ZX5. Leaving the negative off right now for a bit so it'll reset. Haven't tested it yet but it wasn't to big of a pain to install, heck i'm not even remotely mechanically inclined either lol.

It certainly is louder. I notice just a bit more pick up, not a lot though. Then again I wasn't expecting a lot lol. That stock Ford filter is ridiculous. Going to fill up later this evening see if it gives me a bit better mpg.
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Old 09-27-2010, 12:43 PM   #76
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I've been using the Spectra filter for 5 years, cleaning it every 5000 miles and it look as new as the day I bought it for $25.00. Don't get hung up on big name brands, that extra money you spent went to advertising.

Nice job on the intake. If you Dyno it you got around 6hp and 7ftlb of torque.

I get 30mpg average, got 34mpg on the highway last month.

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Old 09-27-2010, 06:24 PM   #78
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got any pics of the top side?
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You cant really see the top side in my car. It is neatly tucked in the fender
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:19 PM   #80
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i mean where it attaches to the tb. what does it look like from the engine side?
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