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Old 03-19-2013, 06:25 PM   #11
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no i dont wanna do the stealth CAI because of water and what not, i just dont like the idea.
The sound air resonator box is whats in between the throttle body and the air fiter, however my resonator has a coolant hose going to it, Im wondering what that hose does?? And if i can remove it?

I havent done anything to my intake yet, my next step is to buy a new radaitor hose without the hose connected to the resonator box and see if my car runs
I hear you about the water but I think it'll be fine if you use a "pre-filter" that would filter out/block any water unless you went through a huge puddle or submerged your car in 2 feet of water I don't think road spray would hurt at all with that pre-filter on there. Not sure about the hose though. Sorry. I'll tell you this weekend when I do this mod.

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If you can safely remove that coolant hose, another option for custom intakes is the short ram , where you basically put the maf tube onto the throttle body boot , and stick the filter on the end of the maf tube . Its fairly simple and when i did it i saw similar gains that were given by the stealth cai

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Sam, so are you saying that you basically remove the black box and the part of the intake tube that goes down to where the MAF sensor and tube are stock, essentially eliminating like 9'' of tubing along w/ the black box?

If I'm picturing this right, the cone filter would be where the OEM box is now? I thought I read somewhere that you have to turn the MAF sensor upside down or something since you are flipping the tube around and it doesn't fit in there correctly? I could be wrong but I know I read something like that somewhere on here..
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:03 PM   #12
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I hear you about the water but I think it'll be fine if you use a "pre-filter" that would filter out/block any water unless you went through a huge puddle or submerged your car in 2 feet of water I don't think road spray would hurt at all with that pre-filter on there. Not sure about the hose though. Sorry. I'll tell you this weekend when I do this mod.



Sam, so are you saying that you basically remove the black box and the part of the intake tube that goes down to where the MAF sensor and tube are stock, essentially eliminating like 9'' of tubing along w/ the black box?

If I'm picturing this right, the cone filter would be where the OEM box is now? I thought I read somewhere that you have to turn the MAF sensor upside down or something since you are flipping the tube around and it doesn't fit in there correctly? I could be wrong but I know I read something like that somewhere on here..
Ill find a thread on it. Give me a bit to find it :thumbup:

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Not the exact one i used , but essentially the same thing .

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=140267

Hope this helps you , i did it , and my reasoning for doing this instead of the stealth mod was my splash guard was gone for a while and i did end up sucking water , i didnt hydrolock but my maf got borked and i threw a cel . It works pretty well!

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Thanks! Checking it out right now
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If you can safely remove that coolant hose, another option for custom intakes is the short ram , where you basically put the maf tube onto the throttle body boot , and stick the filter on the end of the maf tube . Its fairly simple and when i did it i saw similar gains that were given by the stealth cai

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thats what i was originally planning to do, then noticed the hose. the whole point of this thread was to see if anyone else had this hose on their car and what they did lol
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ok did a little more searching and found a pic of what im talking about and maybe somebody can look on their car and see if they have this hose and where it goes(p.s. i dont have a SRI and this is not my car, this hose on my car goes to the air silencer box)[IMG][/IMG]
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Maybe try pulling the hose from the resonator box , plugging it , and driving for like 15-20 minutes too see if there are any ill effects .

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Here is the filter and pre-filter I went with. Looks awesome. The pre-filter is very cool. I'm not worried about water w/ this on there - unless the car was submerged or something but this is pretty much water tight.



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Nice , are you going with the stealth cai or short ram?

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Gonna do the Stealth. Quick, easy and keeps everything basically stock yet still allows good cool air to come in. I realize the pre-filter may reduce air flow a little but it's worth it to me since it's going to be hanging down a little.
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