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Old 02-11-2010, 06:36 PM   #11
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ouch.
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Old 02-11-2010, 11:19 PM   #12
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Hah I forgot all about those! That's not a bad idea! :) I think it would be money well spent!
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Old 02-11-2010, 11:28 PM   #13
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I think the difference between a CAI and a SRI are more personal preference than anything. Having had both at different times, I can't say I have noticed any difference between the two, performance-wise. If I were You, I'd go ahead and get that one in the link before someone else does, and that won't take long at that price...
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Old 02-12-2010, 06:31 AM   #14
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I wish I could, but I am so strapped for cash right now that I don't really have the option.. =/

I think I will be going with a CAI, but thanks for the advice! It sounds like there isn't a ton of differences, but performance-wise, I think it seems like I may have better luck with cold air, especially if it really is that unlikely to suck in water.

I am looking around at AEMs and FSwerks ones. I wish steeda would make one for a Duratec! Their intakes look great, but they only make them for Zetec..
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if you have the factory bottom splash guard no need to worry, unless you dunk the car in standing water ordrive through a flooded street where the water is about 1/2 tires high :D
I can do this easy without a splshguard thanks to my SRI. :]

Good thing too, I've had to do it a few times. Floods really bad where I live.

Plus my SRI was free + cost of a filter. DIY FTW.
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Old 02-14-2010, 01:07 PM   #16
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I have a K&N Typhoon intake and never had any problems out of at all.
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Old 02-14-2010, 09:52 PM   #17
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I can do this easy without a splshguard thanks to my SRI. :]

Good thing too, I've had to do it a few times. Floods really bad where I live.

Plus my SRI was free + cost of a filter. DIY FTW.
Did it yourself huh? How did you manage that? I don't think it sounds too difficult. Did you use stock piping and just disconnect the bottom half? Let me know! I may give that a shot! We do occasionally run into some nasty rain here, but usually no real severe flooding.
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Did it yourself huh? How did you manage that? I don't think it sounds too difficult. Did you use stock piping and just disconnect the bottom half? Let me know! I may give that a shot! We do occasionally run into some nasty rain here, but usually no real severe flooding.
Remove all stock piping, take the MAF sensor housing (pictured here) and slide the wider end into the flexible pipe on the throttle body, then you're done. You have to turn the MAF sensor around and maybe trim the pipe if your filter is too long, but otherwise it all fits like a glove.

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At some point I'd like to make a guard around it and make a better seal for the MAF sensor (as you can see my seal is ghetto LOL). But I've run mine like this for a while now, on many many road trips, and I've even had someone who drives a focus say mine has a lot more top-end power. I figured that was a nice compliment for a cheapo mod. I have a thread on it, I'm just too lazy to find it. Plus its 7:00 AM and I need to go to sleep.
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I love my K&N FIPK CAI, but if you're strapped for cash a SRI will still be better than stock until you can afford a CAI
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i have the steeda sri , i love it !
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