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Old 07-01-2010, 01:53 AM   #1
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Stock Svt air intake Vs. Aftermarket.

So ive been looking at getting either a K&N ram air intake or a steeda ram air intake but ive hear that the stock system is good and there will be little if any horsepower gain. Anyone know if this is true ?


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Throw in a K&N panel in your stock setup and you'll be better off. Save the money for something else.
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Throw in a K&N panel in your stock setup and you'll be better off. Save the money for something else.
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The stock air box was used as part of the Big Boost upgrade for Jackson Racing's supercharger kit for standard Zetecs.

Its a great setup, no heat soak, no sucking water. You could always upgrade the stock air box with a K&N panel filter and the piper-cross induction if you wanna flow even more.
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dont get a short ram intake. i have the k&n one and heat soak like a mutha in the summer time and car lags taking off. dnt get me wrong it does ride really smooth at night time and winter time. summer time is a bummer =( stick to the stock air box. that doesnt get heat soak from last time i remembered using it
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CAI are dyno proven to give you more power, whether its an AEM or K&N, they will outperform the SVT airbox.
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Well, if you are going CAI, just make sure you invest in a bypass. Coming from someone that has sucked up water with a CAI, its not fun...

But I love my SVT airbox now.
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Well, if you are going CAI, just make sure you invest in a bypass. Coming from someone that has sucked up water with a CAI, its not fun...

But I love my SVT airbox now.
How did that work out for you?
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thanks for the input guys i'll prolly just get the K&N filter and keep the stock set up.
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How did that work out for you?
Luckily I got it shut off before it did any real damage. I had to leave it on the side of I-40 until it stopped raining and had a chance to dry out. No ill effects since then.
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Old 07-03-2010, 01:37 PM   #10
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CAI are dyno proven to give you more power, whether its an AEM or K&N, they will outperform the SVT airbox.
totally agree! Go with the cheap ebay one for $40 shipped......

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Well, if you are going CAI, just make sure you invest in a bypass. Coming from someone that has sucked up water with a CAI, its not fun...

But I love my SVT airbox now.

Had the same problem on my Cheap ebay one, solution.....


removed intake on days i knew it was going to rain, but i also

Drilled holes in the pipe right before the filter, so the water would drain out right before it started to bog...
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