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Old 10-06-2012, 02:36 PM   #1
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Custom Intake mod

I'll try to post pictures soon.

Similar to the "fog light ram air" thread I found, except I still have my fog lights

I wanted to help negate potential heat soak with my K&N short ram so I modified the old air scoop that is normally up front above the grille. I moved the tube down to behind the lower grille. I found 5-inch square tube for more volume. Because the other end of the tube is not directly below the new cone filter, I riveted a piece of sheet metal to the intake heat shield to direct the air over to around the filter.

Tests with a fan showed that there was some serious airflow circulating around the filter.

Not looking for a "ram air" effect from this, I knew it wouldn't actually create any pressure, but more fresh air should help lower AITs a bit.


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Old 10-06-2012, 09:17 PM   #2
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Interesting. I'd like to see some pics.
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Sounds like the hard way to not improve upon the stock airbox ...
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You're right, and I know that the drop in panel filter is considered to be the best intake mod for the SVT, but I learned about that after I bought and installed my short ram, so, before taking it out and putting the stock back in and wasting my money, I'm seeing if I can do anything to prevent this horrible heatsoak that I hear about. The thing is, so far I have ever experienced any signs of heatsoak at all, I think some people are just slightly paranoid about it.
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Datalog IAT's and then post back.
Last night I averaged 90F while idiling. Took about 1 minute for IAT's to drop near ambient once moving, but still 10F over ambient. Outside temp last night here was around 30.
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Where the old scoop was mounted, you can see the new tube position underneath
http://www.focusfanatics.com/gallery...g-0118&cat=516

The tube going to the 5-inch square scoop which is mounted just to the left of the fan assembly
http://www.focusfanatics.com/gallery...g-0119&cat=516

And here's the piece to deflect the air off to the right towards the filter
http://www.focusfanatics.com/gallery...g-0122&cat=all
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Where the old scoop was mounted, you can see the new tube position underneath


The tube going to the 5-inch square scoop which is mounted just to the left of the fan assembly


And here's the piece to deflect the air off to the right towards the filter
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Edited the photos post with direct links

the old links were from my photos in the gallery, I figured that would work. Still a rookie here.
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