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Old 03-29-2012, 02:36 PM   #121
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Take a look at what AEM did and you will think that the Steeda is a bargain. They provide the tube and the MAF extension and you reuse your MAF. Save your money and make your own. Or buy something that has been tested. Injen and Steeda produce ~ twice the HP gains. AEM which they claims gives you 3hp for 399.00. WTF... yeah 3hp. The drop in filter can do better that that.

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That isnt for our cars those claims were made on something else obviously their dyno says the focus has 103 whp STOCK lol.. The aem made 8whp and cost 339.... K&Ns system isnt out yet but they are claiming 13whp but mine only made 6whp. Steedas is good but the CAI at higher speeds will make more power Short rams are only so good.

Granted Steedas is one of the best on the market so far.
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:37 PM   #122
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Take a look at what AEM did and you will think that the Steeda is a bargain. They provide the tube and the MAF extension and you reuse your MAF. Save your money and make your own. Or buy something that has been tested. Injen and Steeda produce ~ twice the HP gains. AEM which they claims gives you 3hp for 399.00. WTF... yeah 3hp. The drop in filter can do better that that.

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I have the AEM intake and imma be getting on a dyno here on the 7th pretty sure its more than 3hp cause after i put it on it felt a lot different
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I have the AEM intake and imma be getting on a dyno here on the 7th pretty sure its more than 3hp cause after i put it on it felt a lot different
will be interesting to see your numbers.
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so would somebody care to explain how the ram air steeda works? Without a heat shield, I can't imagine it sucking air from there.
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so would somebody care to explain how the ram air steeda works? Without a heat shield, I can't imagine it sucking air from there.
it uses the stock ford pipe that is already in there, that draws from outside the engine compartment.
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I dont buy it.. I'm sure these numbers are with the hood up and a large fan blowing air at the filter.
Put the hood down and drive down the street, breathing through the shitty factory snorkel and it wont make that power.
Also.. velocity stack smoothing air into the factory rippled tube? I could understand if they changed things around so that it was a straight shot to the manifold.
I bet you can put a k&n drop in filter with an open box and make similar gains, if you were to dyno the same car/day back to back.
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^^ of course that is how it is tested, every car that is dyno'd does it this way.
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Also.. velocity stack smoothing air into the factory rippled tube? I could understand if they changed things around so that it was a straight shot to the manifold.
Keep in mind that it is very important to minimize air turbulence in the MAF sensor housing.
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I still don't get it. They both make 10 or 12 or whatever horsepower, but one is $80 more expensive? What am I missing here? I trust Steeda and have had parts by them in the past. Heat soak has to be a problem under non ideal conditions on the ram air setup right?
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I still don't get it. They both make 10 or 12 or whatever horsepower, but one is $80 more expensive? What am I missing here? I trust Steeda and have had parts by them in the past. Heat soak has to be a problem under non ideal conditions on the ram air setup right?
They both use the factory pipe, so the incoming air should be the same temperature, one just has a heat shield that like you said would help limit heat soak from the rest of the engine, it isnt like the air filter has moved and the air would be significantly colder. It would just be marginally colder. For $80 probably could built a heat shield.

Probably better to buy the ram and upgrade to the heat shield later if needed.
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