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Old 06-06-2013, 07:19 PM   #31
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There are drain holes in the airbox. Any water that would accumulate in there will simply drain out.
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:01 PM   #32
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10-4. dyn, you are truly the intake guru.
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Has anyone actually bought this for the non ST 2012+ Focus? I was under the hood yesterday, and there is NO way that "intake" will fit onto my airbox and go somewhere useful...there is a significant bend in my intake tubes.
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This mounts on the front side of the radiator support in place of the snorkel.
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OK, nevermind...I looked at a install sheet, I see where it goes.

I'd like to see a smooth (and single) tube going right into the air box, and terminating where this one does. Would seem to be a nice and simply ram air setup.
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The only thing about the Ford Racing snorkel for the ST is will it put the intake at greater risk for debris/water? How low does it hand down under there? I still think for a few bucks the ST stocker is nicer than just a hole.
It picks up air at the whiskers lower slot drivers side next to Ford emblem. The tube CAI's put the filter at the bottom of bumper in front of tire now yesterday that would pick up water with the tropical storm.
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It picks up air at the whiskers lower slot drivers side next to Ford emblem. The tube CAI's put the filter at the bottom of bumper in front of tire now yesterday that would pick up water with the tropical storm.
In all fairness to a CAI, if you're in deep enough water to submerge the intake then you're doing something wrong. In my car I would have to be fording water that is approximately 16" deep. The damage that people incur is due to their own poor decision making.

Getting a little water into an intake is not a bad thing and is always a possibility. That is why OEM air boxes always have drain holes in them. Damage doesn't occur until you are talking about water intrusion levels that can create hydro-lock.

In any given situation, if you make a poor decision you can put yourself in that position. If you choose to drive a car equipped with a lower bumper mounted CAI through deep water instead of turning around or going around, you take your chances. With this snorkel you would basically have to intentionally aim a car wash nozzle directly at it and hold it there until the box filled up high enough. Even having the car sitting there in an automatic car wash won't cause enough intrusion to warrant concern because the nozzles won't sit on the opening for a long enough time to fill the box high enough.
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I have been keeping up with this thread and have read the snorkel delete and related threads in their entirety. There is a overwhelming evidence that the snorkel delete coupled with a K&N drop-is a great combination. My question about the ST snorkel or cutting or removing the flap in the regular Focus is why it should make a difference whether the cold air comes from the top or the bottom grille? Do you expect a difference in temp or pressure or a lesser restriction? Thanks.
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In all fairness to a CAI, if you're in deep enough water to submerge the intake then you're doing something wrong. In my car I would have to be fording water that is approximately 16" deep. The damage that people incur is due to their own poor decision making.
It takes a lot, but depending on your set up... My last car, a 2000 Protege (thankfully with the bullet proof 1.6L) experienced water being sucked through the intake. I had removed the intake tubing to the air box. Driving through a storm one night I hydroplaned in what must've been 6 inches of water. It sent a wall of water over my car and some went straight in to the engine. Thankfully the only damage was to the catalytic converter. It was a completely unexpected hydroplane. I'm just making the point that poop can happen.
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I agree I would never drive my car across more then a few inches of water at low speeds now my 4 wheel drive truck is a different story. How ever I live in Florida and in a short time there are lakes even on the interstate, when I was working for Toyota I can't remember how many Camry's I rebuilt the hydro locked motors in with water logged stock filters. I have nothing against CAI's in fare weather they can't be beat. They were worried about water and debris entering the Ford Racing snorkel so as an example I used the location of the tube CAI's showing the water would have to be up to the door handles compared to lug nuts which around here is not that uncommon and you will hit them before you know it even just turning around a corner you can wind up knee deep in water...
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