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Old 11-07-2012, 09:33 AM   #11
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Tracy, those oil bath air filters can work very very well but are also somewhat restrictive but probably less so than the focus unit. Nothing like doing an oil change for the air filter! Lifetime cost is next to nothing and they last literally forever. All the oil in the airstream however may affect the MAF sensor though.

A very large paper element seems like the best solution. Low pressure drop across the element and very fine filtration. Gee, maybe retrofitting a larger replaceable airbox/filter from a larger engined Ford truck would do it?
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:01 PM   #12
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Thanks bones, just kidding about the oil bath. I am a 50s guy on cars and still boils my bottle that ford put a $500+ air cleaner in a car in the worst place possible. SOBs and their better ideas. I just want a box on top that takes an air filter and a tube on the bottom to take in air. I had a Chevy Vega and drove it 160k miles with the aluminum engine and at least it had a replaceable air cleaner. I just don't understand all the retro fits and all. 70 yrs old and pissed.
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:54 PM   #13
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Beware the Steeda fit and finish really suxs. They sent me 3 lower shrouds before i got one that had the threaded bungs welded on.
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:46 PM   #14
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thanks for the info. wish they had an airfilter that would fit the box on top and make the box hose an intake only
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:26 AM   #15
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Short air Intake for an 04 ZTW (2.3L)

What suggestions does anyone have for a SHORT air intake? I really don't want to tear into the fender well and take the lower box out. OR ... what's the DYI suggestion (tube with a 3 inch stock filter). I guess i don't understand how to keep the MAF in the loop. Thanks!
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