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Old 11-08-2010, 12:49 AM   #31
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Max power is at 5 but you still make better power 5 through 6500 vs 3 to 5.

You also have to remember that Zetec's in stock form dyno'd all over the place. Some as low as 110whp others as high as 118whp.
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Old 11-08-2010, 12:57 AM   #32
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Max power is at 5 but you still make better power 5 through 6500 vs 3 to 5.

You also have to remember that Zetec's in stock form dyno'd all over the place. Some as low as 110whp others as high as 118whp.
That's true, but he doesn't even have an aftermarket intake. which means that any other mods he does are going to suffer since he's not getting optimal airflow in. And running a lean code.
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Old 11-08-2010, 01:15 AM   #33
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YOU sir, need an intake. at this point I can't believe you havent already tossed out the old junk and either installed the svt intake or a big aem Cold Air Intake. It makes a world of difference, and your not reaching your full potential of your other mods.

I just changed my trans fluid and put in Amsoil full synthetic ATF; it was easy to do and runs beautifully. There is a writeup for that! Wrapping the header takes some time, you don't need some brand new in box DEI Titanium Header Wrap, do you? I have 2x50' I am looking to sell, its nothing but the best.
I honestly dont think a stock zetec intake with k&n filter is holding me back from an AEM or svt intake much...I think the lean code sure isnt helping and may cause me to run richer due to that, I already have some DEI 50x2 regular wrap, just waiting to take the header off and put it on. Tom said I need a wideband and an ORP....
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Old 11-08-2010, 01:20 AM   #34
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What about a cheap ebay intake? lol wont any metal intake headsoak vs the stock plastic?
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even a cheap ebay intake will flow much better than stock. have you seen the diameter of an aem cold air intake? it's HUGE, and you have alot of restrictions in your airbox. I would not advise the ebay route, The filter media is nothing compared to your k&n, or aem. I have a volant. its awesome.

Whatever you do, dont get a short ram.

And you won't have heat soak if you wrap your header!
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even a cheap ebay intake will flow much better than stock. I would not advise that, The filter media is nothing compared to your k&n, or aem. I have a volant. its awesome.whatever you do, dont get a short ram. And you won't have heat soak if you wrap your header!
damit i dont want to spend 200 bucks on a freakin intake lol, i'v done most of my mods on pretty good deals so far :D i'd like to spend no more then 100 bucks on a intake. What about an ebay intake with AEM filter?
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That's true, but he doesn't even have an aftermarket intake. which means that any other mods he does are going to suffer since he's not getting optimal airflow in. And running a lean code.
This isn't true. FocusSport made ~175whp on their project zetec years ago with a stock airbox and cai didn't do that much. The difference between a CAI and a k&n drop in filter will be pretty minimal on our car honestly. If you're on a budget stick with the stock airbox, or buy an SVT airbox and use a k&n filter. I would much rather use that than an ebay cai of questionable quality. You're going to be limited by the size of the MAF with any intake anyways, you can't change that without custom tuning.


Instead of doing more performance mods to your car, you should make it lighter. Power:weight ratio is where it's at. Deleting parts from your car is free! You would be surprised by how much of a difference a smaller/lighter wheel and tire combination will make. My car with just the rear seats removed is noticeable.
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I would definately go with an svt airbox and k&n drop in too, but I felt my car pulled better in the top end when its really begging for air as opposed to stock, such as the end of a drag when you are redlining your engine. when I was young there was a guy at work who had the same focus as i had, a automatic sedan with the zetec. I didnt know anything about modding, and put a FR underdrive pulley (didnt do much if anything), fart can muffler with stock exhaust (didnt do anything, just swapped the lunchbox out), and an ebay cold air intake. we did a 1/4 mile drag and by the end I believe he was at my rear bumper if not a little bit further back. he also had 40k less miles on his car. that led me to believe that the intake had something to add, even if it was cheap.
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what do you guys think about something like this...39 bucks, looks just like an AEM, i'd also get a bypass valve for water.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/FORD-...item35ada4937f

the svt snorkal and airbox would run me alot more then 39$
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Thats what I got. Its been working well for me for over two years now. I would replace the cone filter tho. The ones that come with it are fairly cheap.
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