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Old 06-15-2013, 09:50 PM   #61
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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?
ok so I gather from reading your statement that steeda will have better afr than my injen ..... I will go to the steeda website and check it out... the only thing i notice on my injen is when it is hot outside or i idle over 3 or 4 minutes the engine loses a lot of horsepower..... I have been told that the stock intake is better than cold air because its not really cold air when it is hot outside.
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:14 AM   #62
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Ok, I didn't realize the upper cold air intake tube was blocked off..makes sense now.
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I've got a K&N cold air intake. I've seen an improvement in MPG during highway driving, my Focus seems more responsive during acceleration, and its got a throatier sound to it. Can't beat that!
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:49 PM   #64
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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)
We do not have a CARB EO number on our intakes.

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Forgive me for being late to this party but, if one were to install the Steeda CAI and thus block off the top air feed, would this render the snorkel delete pointless (I'm assuming from diagrams that the snorkel is basically the entrance for air into the top feed)? Sorry if this is really obvious, I'm a newwwww Fofo owner.
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Forgive me for being late to this party but, if one were to install the Steeda CAI and thus block off the top air feed, would this render the snorkel delete pointless (I'm assuming from diagrams that the snorkel is basically the entrance for air into the top feed)? Sorry if this is really obvious, I'm a newwwww Fofo owner.
Yes, the snorkel delete mod is basically useless on an open filter intake as the intake will be fed by air mainly coming from around the headlight. The snorkel delete won't hurt, but it won't help enough to make a difference either.
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Yes, the snorkel delete mod is basically useless on an open filter intake as the intake will be fed by air mainly coming from around the headlight. The snorkel delete won't hurt, but it won't help enough to make a difference either.
Sweet good to know. Your prompt reply is MOST appreciated!
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So in investigating this next mod for me, I've come across one key difference between the K&N and Steeda for where I live. I lifted the hood last week and dropped in a K&N filter along with the snorkel delete (saWEET)... and when I did so I was horrified to see a nice stain of salt water on the roof of my airbox. Obviously I hit a puddle which at times in the Winter is unavoidable here. Looking at the Steeda heat shield it looks like it has a better forward facing barrier to prevent that sort of splashing from hitting the filter. Whereas the K&N blocks heat nicely, but is very much open in the area I saw this salt water splash on.

Anybody address this issue? Is it an issue? Thanks yo.
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I'm still up in the air between the K&N CAI and steeda. My question is what is the maintenance involved exactly? I read something about these filters being oiled? Is that the intake itself, or just the filter I get for the intake? So I can either put in an oiled filter, or dry filter in the intake? And what is the advantage of using an oiled filter?

Also I noticed this thread is about a year old now so has there been any new developments with these intakes? Looking at the pricing it seems the steeda is 299 and the K&N typhoon is 311$ so there isn't much difference there, but then again I haven't done much shopping around, just looked at their specific sites.
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Depending on where you live ... you may need to re-oil the filter more often than not because of dust. It is very easy to oil ... depending your area once again ... you may have to oil once a year or more often than that.

The CAI is a unique design with many Steeda design features. Here is an article that we did on the Mustang CAI ... with many of the same principles still applying:

http://www.steeda.com/blog/2012/03/m...-intake-truth/

Please email me at tim@steeda.com if you have any further questions or if I can provide additional support.

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