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Old 02-18-2009, 09:43 PM   #1
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CAI question

will a zetec cold air intake work for my SVT?

right now i have a SRI but after driving bit i can feel the heat soak

i live in texas so it gets toasty here.

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no, the throttle body is in a different place so if its an intake specifically made for a ZETEC it wont fit without modification for the SVT
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Nope, they're different, get the CAI and put a 90 degree turn on the end to put it in higher in the fender so water isn't an issue.
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so what brand should i get?
and how would i get a 90 degree piece?

or should i try to make a heat shield?
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so what brand should i get?
and how would i get a 90 degree piece?

or should i try to make a heat shield?
Brand...I would get a cheap one on ebay and then buy a good brand filter...90 piece you can get at autoparts store
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You do realize that a CAI will only really give you sound, the stock SVT intake setup is the best flowing one out there.....
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yeah but i want colder air going in.
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You do realize that a CAI will only really give you sound, the stock SVT intake setup is the best flowing one out there.....
That is false. Jesus I wish people would quit spouting this. The SVT intake is just as good as any of the S/R intakes. A CAI will actually show improvement, anytime you can get colder, denser air into the engine is good. I've ran nearly every setup, stock, stock with snorkle and K&N, stock with snorkle and K&N and hard pipe to T/B, S/R, S/R with heatshield, and CAI. The CAI feels much more responsive than any of them and esp on the highway when you're at speed and it's feeding nice cool air into the filter. Also in the summer when outside temps and intake temps are high, you get less heatsoak which really helps if you're driving in town a lot.
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I have the Focussport Cool Flo CAI and i love it. It makes a whistle whenever i shift gears making it sound like a quiet BOV.
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