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Old 07-09-2014, 04:23 PM   #1
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Talking wow..

So after lots of reading on here i decided i am going to do a drop in filter. Before i did it I took the lid off the intake and drove it to the gas station and back and wow. This thing is louder than my truck intake was. I am very impressed by the way these Focuses sound. I was very sceptical because i have never owned a 4cyl. But now i am just going to drop a spectre in there for the time being until i can get a true cai. I didnt notice anything negatibe from running without the lid. It is also in the 90s around here right now so i feel it would have shown. But man did i pop a chubby when i took it up to 6500. Right around 3500-4000 it almost sounds like a vtec honda.


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Old 07-10-2014, 08:53 AM   #2
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Is sounding like a honda a good thing?
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Is sounding like a honda a good thing?

My thoughts exactly. I was definitely surprised with the sound of the engine when you get on it but I wouldn't say it sounds like a honda.
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Right around 3500-4000 it almost sounds like a vtec honda.
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IMO it's rediculously loud and not a sign of increased performance and not a sound that needs to come from a 160hp car. Get a proper intake or button it up and do the snorkel and shroud removal since an open lid is just pulling in more hot air.

I don't think it sounds like a Honda but the screaming intake was first associated with them since they were the first to really represent hopped up sport compacts in the 90s. My Type R was quite loud when it switched over to the higher cam lobes but that didnt happen til closer to 6000rpm.
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If it sounded like an S2000 when its in VTEC and only on the intake side then I'd say sounding like a honda is a good thing but pretty much all 4 cyl vtecs sound like crap out the exhaust side. Ive only heard a handful of nice sounding vtecs from the exhaust side and its because they were tuned properly and not straight piped pieces of garbage.
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Old 07-10-2014, 12:26 PM   #7
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When I say sounds like a Honda I mean you can hear the engine really start to pull at the higher rpms like most vtecs do. I don't think it has the same tone as a Honda thank god. Just wanted to clear that up. Also I'm gonna put a CAI on it at some point just don't know exactly which one.
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It might sound like a vtec, but for sure doesn't have the pull of a vtec!
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It might sound like a vtec, but for sure doesn't have the pull of a vtec!
lol depends which vtec model you are talking about. I had a d16 vtec civic long time ago that my focus run circles around.
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When I say sounds like a Honda I mean you can hear the engine really start to pull at the higher rpms like most vtecs do. I don't think it has the same tone as a Honda thank god. Just wanted to clear that up. Also I'm gonna put a CAI on it at some point just don't know exactly which one.
There's only one true CAI, from AEM.
I believe it's this one:
http://www.carid.com/2012-ford-focus...em-400667.html
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