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Old 09-14-2004, 10:11 PM   #1
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This K&N Typhoon kit looks like a good kit and deletes MAF meter and retains stock cold air. Seems like a great CAI has anyone gone this route or in debate of. To me it looks better than all others I have looked at. All feedback muchly appreciated


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CLICK HERE TO SEE AND OR PURCHASE THE K&N TYPHOON
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Old 09-14-2004, 10:35 PM   #3
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Nice kit. But it does not delete the MAF (you still put it in the hole), and it looks more like a short ram than a CAI.
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Old 09-14-2004, 10:43 PM   #4
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Nice kit. But it does not delete the MAF (you still put it in the hole), and it looks more like a short ram than a CAI.
Sorry I meant it deletes the MAF housing Sorry had quite a few brew this eve Its a Short ram that invovles factory cold air duct work I guess. I just wanted any and or all feed back.
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yeah, just looks like a normal short ram intake, with a shield........
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I have the K&N typhoon kit on my car for about 7-8K miles now. I have to say that it did increase the preformance by a little. It alone of course wont make it a lot faster nut it does help. The only complaint that I have had with mine is that I have a focussport strut bar and the fit for the bar is a very tight fit between the box on the firewall and the intake. At certain rpms they tend to rattle. But all it takes to fix that is some padding of some sort. I am completely satisfied with mine though.
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Old 09-15-2004, 01:37 AM   #7
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SVT Induction Hype??

First things first: I'm an old guy (57) and an engineer by training and (former) occupation, currently a college physics instructor.

I have been doing a lot of product research and poking around under the hood of my new 04 SVT, and pending any unbiased competing dyno runs, I have concluded that the SVT engineering group did not design a strangled induction system on this engine. The bottom port to the air box receives flow from the front of the engine compartment, which will be "cold." The snorkel, which is unique to the SVT over the stock Focus, provides an additional induction path.

So, unless there is some unbiased dyno data out there that someone can hook me up with, I would recommend you drop in a K&N high flow filter at $35 and forget any short ram induction which seem to start at $165 and go up from there. That's what I am doing until there is proof that there is a REAL perfomance increase with the short ram (which, by the way, sucks hot air all the time unless you modify the hood with a scoop.)
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Not much gains from short rams or CAI, on our SVT's its mostly to improve throttle response and maybe a bit of a increase in MPG
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there is a system by pipercross called the viper. it has documented gain of 7 hp on a st 170. these cai systems all use a cone filter. these let much more air flow to the engine, which is why you notice the gains.
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This thread seems perfect for asking the question I want to ask. I'm up to looking into a short ram intake, and my choices seem to be the AEM short ram kit, K&N Typhoon or a Steeda Short Ram. The Steeda and AEM appear to be about the same cost, the Typhoon a little more expensive.

My question is this - Is the Typhoon worth the extra money ? And is it worth putting in at all, considering I already have a K&N drop in high flow filter in the stock box ?

I just got a Borla exhaust, which should be going on in the next couple weeks, and a Steeda STS.
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