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Old 06-11-2013, 08:22 PM   #51
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I don't understand why they don't make full use of both intake pipes...I see they utilize the lower but why not plumb the upper one over and into the heat shield?
I don't understand that either. Maybe it's too tight to get the other one around to the other side? I mean, it is REALLY tight getting this thing in/out. It's good that they include the plug because otherwise that other intake tube would be completely useless.
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Very nice, so shiny :)

Here is my Steeda (pretty bad pic I know, I took it at night)

man that is sweet! i need a heat shield like that! very nice!
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:34 PM   #53
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man that is sweet! i need a heat shield like that! very nice!
Probably wouldn't be too hard to make one, could even use rivets lol.

I really like the pipe that came on your Injen, wish mine (the stock one) wasn't so restrictive
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Probably wouldn't be too hard to make one, could even use rivets lol.

I really like the pipe that came on your Injen, wish mine (the stock one) wasn't so restrictive
yes i will try and make one and send you some pics if it turns out good
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You can see that Steeda made a box but had to use the rubber stock hose to the TB because of space restrictions. Injen used a smoother and arguably more precise tube for better flow and safe AFRs (as they say). I don't think heat is such a big issue. I mean if it is a hot day out there is no such thing as a "cold air" intake, heat shield or not. I personally like Injen's products. They are very well made and for the most part affordable. So I go with them. Also, rotate your shield so that the two Injens line up. That way the air is drawn from behind the headlight and grill and not from up under the hood. I believe that is the way it was designed.
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The reason we didn’t use a custom hose from the Mass air to the TB on the 2012 Focus is because there is nothing to be gained by changing it. It’s an Naturally aspirated application and that 6” section of tube will do nothing for the performance.


The air fuel ratio is calculated by the amount of air to pass by the mass air meter, that’s what it does. It meters the air and adds the correct amount of fuel. Our Mass air meter is made out of BILLET aluminum and is highly precise holding a tolerance of +/- .0005. It will be much more accurate then the Injen tube, which is just exhaust tubing shined up. So the Steeda CAI will maintain a better AFR then the Injen kit, period.

Lastly, if you look at their kit there are no provisions for the factory cold air feeds, on the Steeda there is. We rely on the OEM feeds to give you the most cold air possible. Can’t tell me Ford didn’t know what they were doing, just like the intake tube. If there was an issue with “safe” AFR then they wouldn’t have gone into production with that tube (from the mass air to the TB).

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You can see that Steeda made a box but had to use the rubber stock hose to the TB because of space restrictions. Injen used a smoother and arguably more precise tube for better flow and safe AFRs (as they say). I don't think heat is such a big issue. I mean if it is a hot day out there is no such thing as a "cold air" intake, heat shield or not. I personally like Injen's products. They are very well made and for the most part affordable. So I go with them. Also, rotate your shield so that the two Injens line up. That way the air is drawn from behind the headlight and grill and not from up under the hood. I believe that is the way it was designed.
oh great advice! I was looking at the photo and see what you are talking about. I will align the two logos
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The reason we didnít use a custom hose from the Mass air to the TB on the 2012 Focus is because there is nothing to be gained by changing it. Itís an Naturally aspirated application and that 6Ē section of tube will do nothing for the performance.


The air fuel ratio is calculated by the amount of air to pass by the mass air meter, thatís what it does. It meters the air and adds the correct amount of fuel. Our Mass air meter is made out of BILLET aluminum and is highly precise holding a tolerance of +/- .0005. It will be much more accurate then the Injen tube, which is just exhaust tubing shined up. So the Steeda CAI will maintain a better AFR then the Injen kit, period.

Lastly, if you look at their kit there are no provisions for the factory cold air feeds, on the Steeda there is. We rely on the OEM feeds to give you the most cold air possible. Canít tell me Ford didnít know what they were doing, just like the intake tube. If there was an issue with ďsafeĒ AFR then they wouldnít have gone into production with that tube (from the mass air to the TB).

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It looks like you only use 1 of the factory cold air feeds from the radiator support - why didn't you plumb the other one to the box?
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In order to run both factory CAI feeds we would have needed to incorporate a top into the Steeda CAI kit. We also would need to have a much more complicated, and expensive base to line up with the top factory CAI feed because the OEM air box is not square as seen here. In our testing we found that by plugging the top feed and relying on the just the bottom feed to supply cold air to the underside of our open air filter worked very good. Then we looked at the cost verse performance and found our current option to be the best design to achieve both.



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Hey TJ,
Is the Steeda C.A.R.B certified? I live in MA and would really love not having to take out my intake when I pull the car in for inspection every year.
I have the Steeda (as pictured)
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