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Old 04-06-2008, 02:22 PM   #1
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Best SVT intake?

What are you opinions on the best intake for the SVT? Cold air vs. Short ram? K&N, Volant, AEM CAI? The reason I ask is because I am thinking about picking up an AEM CAI and interested if you guys think this is a good, solid intake system for the SVT. Are there any drawbacks or mods that need to be made to the car upon installing a cold air intake, or is it pretty much just bolt on and drive? Look forward to hearing all of your feedbacks and experiences.

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I have had a sri, which I just sold to another fanatic and a Aem Cai. I have the cai on now. I love it! Aem is top shelf. I have had their products for years with no problems. Hope that helps.
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I have had a sri, which I just sold to another fanatic and a Aem Cai. I have the cai on now. I love it! Aem is top shelf. I have had their products for years with no problems. Hope that helps.
Do you have to worry about water being sucked up in very wet conditions?
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no and dont let anyone tell you otherwise. as long as you dont submerge the filter you'll be fine. alot of people are nervous about hyrdolock but ive been through some huge downpours with mine and never had a problem. before my CAI i had a SRI and heatsoak during the summer was definitely an issue
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save yourself $150 and just drop in a KnN panel filter and be done with it
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Please use the SEARCH button and use these terms in your search "SVT AFTERMARKET INTAKE." You will find nearly 300 threads that have matching terms.

Again, dont let hydrolock deter you from getting the CAI. as long as you do not try to drive through lakes that go to your center-caps, your fine. I had one for over a year and NEVER had a water issue.

Short Ram intakes WILL suffer from heat soak in the warmer months. Especially from light to light in town. though, this intake will prolly be the loudest of them all. and attaching a performance filter to the end of the MAF is ok and will be the cheapest route for a SRI. if you choose this route, buy K&N part RE-0950. it is the biggest filter that will fit in that location. also, remove the hood weatherstripping on the drivers side with this mod. it will suk in cold air from the cowl and will perform best while in motion. also, leave the snorkel in place.

It has been discussed and many agree that the Stock SVT intake setup does perform better than all aftermarket systems when the OEM paper filter is installed. this is mentioned in quite a few of the threads. a simple K&N drop-in filter will promote even higher numbers.

the Volant WILL require modding the snorkel tube where it meets the airbox. i dont believe Volant ever did anything for the SVT. but since the normal Zetec is so close in design, many use them on the SVT. it is a SRI and CAI at the same time cuz it surrounds a conical filter in a box similiar to OEM except for the huge hole in the top. venting the hood will promote descent IAT's.

Pipercross is super hard to find and uber-expensive.

a few of us are running a setup that is a mod from stock. we have huge scoops provided by Mike Trendel placed underneath in front of the header that scoops up gobs of air at ground level. contact b16sir1991 for more info on that.

i will be closing this thread ONLY because there are nearly 300 threads just like it.

Good luck modding your SVTF!!!!

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