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Old 04-06-2012, 12:22 AM   #301
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Ok for the few that already had the steeda intake intalled, did you take any pictures of it installed? A few said it was a tight fit, just want to see what you all were talking about.
It feels good to be able to answer your questions! Finally. It is a bit of a tight fit, but, I think it's perfectly acceptable. The OEM intake was more of a tight fit than this. I didn't know what I was doing and it took about 40 minutes. So I think it was pretty easy, fit went well. And It wasn't too upsetting. I didn't like that I had to use a star screw, and 2 different size allen wrenches and 2 different size screw drivers. Other than that, I think it's great. It has a great response, it can get pretty loud. With this, and an exhaust this car is a different animal.
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:58 AM   #302
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Thanks for the response, glad to hear it is a snug fit but not something that would be overly difficult to install. yeah, I hate those damn star bolts to get the MAF sensor out. Gave me a headache on my last car lol
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:04 AM   #303
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Ya, thats not exactly sealed from the engine bay. I guess a little shielding is better than nothing but, still sucking hot air from the engine bay.
The shield seals itself against the hood liner when the hood is closed. It actually conforms to the hood liner. As far as I know, there isn't another on the market that does this, and likely won't be. We have a close relationship with Ford via their Technology Transfer Program, and actually used CAD data directly from Ford when engineering our heat shield so that it would perfectly conform to the hood liner.

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I installed today! It sounds awesome when you gun it, it definitely is louder, but not unbearable! I love it!
Hey Adam, glad to hear that you are enjoying your product! Looks great BTW!
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:38 AM   #304
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I took a couple of photos of our kit yesterday, please excuse the camera phone image quality:

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The shield seals itself against the hood liner when the hood is closed. It actually conforms to the hood liner.


Hey Adam, glad to hear that you are enjoying your product! Looks great BTW!
I wonder if this is why people think it is so loud, sound could be amplified across the whole hood
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The shield seals itself against the hood liner when the hood is closed. It actually conforms to the hood liner. As far as I know, there isn't another on the market that does this, and likely won't be. We have a close relationship with Ford via their Technology Transfer Program, and actually used CAD data directly from Ford when engineering our heat shield so that it would perfectly conform to the hood liner.
I assume the Ford engine cover is compatible with this unit.
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The Steeda kit is pricier than the others (FSWerks, injen) but it seems to be more complete. The custom MAF housing and better heat shielding make this kit superior, IMO.

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I have steeda parts on my Shelby and have spent many hours talking with them back in the day when I got my car and they truly to a ton of R&D. I can't speak for the gains with their Intake and it seems a little high, and until someone else does the dyno we will never know for sure. What I do see in the pictures and have experienced from steeda is great quality products. I am sure there is some performance gains and truly no matter what the brand they are do the same thing so I would be shocked if any company could make one that gives huge power gains over another company. In the mustang world (since that is where I have most my knowledge from) what makes the most power is the company offering a bigger MAF and the tune. Everyone makes some type of tube and puts a big filter at the end of it but the tune is what wakes up the stangs so guessing a tune will wake these cars up as much as you can a 2.0 liter. No matter what bolt ons we go with (unless turbo or the like) we won't be chasing down WRX's, ST focus, etc. Just is not going to happen with exhaust and intake and tune. With that said it would still be nice to get these cars to the 180hp mark if possible. For me a little more performance a little better gas mileage is all I hope to get from mine and I will be happy.
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:27 AM   #309
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The Steeda kit is pricier than the others (FSWerks, injen) but it seems to be more complete. The custom MAF housing and better heat shielding make this kit superior, IMO.

Well done Steeda!
So which on do you have?
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After looking over all the brands out there I am going to get the Steeda. Just got the exhaust yesterday and going to order the Steeda at the end of the month.
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