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View Poll Results: What brand makes the best intake for the SVT?
AEM 119 43.27%
K&N 47 17.09%
Hypnotic 28 10.18%
PiperCross 25 9.09%
Other Brand 56 20.36%
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Old 12-25-2005, 05:56 PM   #11
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Originally posted by scrammer
we need to find a 90 degree plastic or rubber piece that can replace the existing part that is flexible. this will allow better flow. then i would believe that a drop-in KN will reap its best gains.

they sell them at home depot for about 3 bucks
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Old 12-25-2005, 06:00 PM   #12
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Originally posted by LastRites
That's very interesting Dave especially having done the dyno homework to check up on it. I have never really been a fan of the K&N panel filter because the gains are so minimal but the risk to the MAF sensor is still there due to oil. And yes even though it's rare K&N sometimes over-oils the filter at the factory, I found out on my last one.
I clean my MAF regularly, so not to worried about being over oiled. plus I no longer have to worry about oil coming out of my air filter.
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Old 12-25-2005, 09:42 PM   #13
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I have heard pipercross is the best, but I'm about to buy an AEM off a fellow FF, so I have no room to talk.
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Old 12-26-2005, 12:17 AM   #14
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My vote goes to the K&N Aircharger kit for its quality and engineering.
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Old 12-26-2005, 01:42 AM   #15
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I have an AEM CAI I picked up for $40.

Awesome intake, and no heat from the engine bay!
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Old 12-26-2005, 07:11 AM   #16
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I would go with AEM all the way! GREAT SOUND AND PERFORMANCE!
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Old 12-26-2005, 07:25 AM   #17
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i voted hypnotic, although i do not own one i have heard good things. i still own a aem, but (not on car) and enjoyed it while i used it. just leaning toword not having to use a cold air, if you know what i mean.
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Old 12-26-2005, 10:35 AM   #18
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i dont like the AEM, it sits too low to the ground and the pipercross is essentially the same thing but the filter sits higher up in the engine bay...i feel the pipercross pulls a bit harder and smoother throughout the powerband, dont get me wrong the aem is good too but i have used both and i currently have the go figure which one i like more :)
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It doesnt really matter...

On a test I saw a few months back (on a ZX3) the only difference between the K&N drop in filter and the pipercross with the extra hose was 2whp... this was on a DYNO.

Both pull in cold air, sure the PC sets alittle lower, so does the AEM CAI and here's a news flash if you get Toms Turbo kit... guess where the filter sets.... the same place as the AEM.

Hydrolock is GREATLY exaggerated a Turbo pulls a buttload more air than ANY NA Focus and none of us have had hydrolock. I truely believe the few people who actually had it have driven in water thats alot deeper than they thought it was.

For it to occure the intake has to be under water long enough to FILL completely with water... most CAI are 3" do people realize just how much water that really is????
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aem in da lead!!! i guess AEM it is...
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