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Old 02-27-2005, 11:18 AM   #1
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Steeda Short Ram Air intake Vs. Stock SVT with K&N drop in

Will I have a noticable gain in HP and Torque with a Steed Short Ram Air Intake VS a Stock SVT Box Setup and and a Drop in K&N Air filter?


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Old 02-27-2005, 11:27 AM   #2
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Here are a few links for you to go over, I have a few opinions in each of the threads.

Airbox resonator mod
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What intake should i get?
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Old 02-27-2005, 05:32 PM   #3
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I HAVE A LITTLE STORY - I have a friend of mine whom has the standard 2004 ZX3 SVT and I have Euro ZX5 2004 as well. He laid down almost 157whp bone stock with a a few hundred on the motor. We both soon got the ORP and we would race from a roll several times and I would slightly pull on him over and over again on every occasion. Then he got the Steeda short ram and that changed he would pull on me everytime and I had the k&n drop in resonator removed. All races done from a roll to rule out launching we also tried from various gears. He got rid of the SVT for a 2004 cobra soon to be kenne bell 19psi meth inj etc yadda yadda that bastard - lol
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About the k and n directly on the maf . They may dyno about the same as a short ram, but in about 6 months your maf will take a crap.
Well proven problem on hyundai tiburons. ( I know I used to have one ).
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The biggest difference is the sound, which you will absolutely love if you get the short ram! I have done both the k&n and the short ram, and yes, I would say there is a slight power difference as well. But the sound....!
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Old 03-08-2005, 02:31 PM   #6
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About the k and n directly on the maf . They may dyno about the same as a short ram, but in about 6 months your maf will take a crap.
Well proven problem on hyundai tiburons. ( I know I used to have one ).
Is the MAF on the Hyundai the same as the MAF on the SVTF? Probably not. The short ram will put the K&N directly on the MAF as well.

I don't see how it will cause any problems as long as you didn't oil the heck out of it prior to putting it on. Haven't heard of one problem on an SVTF from doing it yet....
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AFAIK the oil can foul the MAF. That's why they put a tube on the short ram.
And , hey , if I thought they were the same maf I wouldn't have mentioned the hyundai in the first place. I know they are very diff - the tibby has the MAF as part of the tubing - you don't just mount it on the pipe - it also has an IAT you have to mount in a hole.
D'uh
I'm just saying that it has been known on other cars to mess up your maf so proceed warned![
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If oil is going to fly off the filter and get stuck on the MAF, it's going to happen whether there's 1 inch of space or 3 inches. There isn't a whole lot of difference, in terms of distance from filter element to MAF wire, between a short ram kit and the cheap way.

Either way, it's good advice to be careful w/ the oiling issue. Oily MAFs aren't hard to clean but they can cause some weird frustrating problems.
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Old 03-08-2005, 03:22 PM   #9
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Right, blee. Plus, a panel K&N could cause the same trouble. Scotto, if you know the MAF is different on the Tiburon, why even bring it up? I have used K&N filters for over 8 years on Mustangs which DO have a similar MAF setup (the MAF bolted directly to the filter) with no issues. If you are careful and follow the directions to clean the filter (and let it dry most importantly) you will have zero issues with the K&N mounted directly to the MAF. Most people clean them too often or don't let them dry. The K&N works better the dirtier it gets...
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By "drop in" are we talking about a panel filter or the universal cone filter? I had a K&N panel filter in the stock airbox for a long time (at least a year) and it made no difference in power. The only advantage to replacing your stock filter with a K&N panel filter is you don't have to throw it away when it gets dirty. If you're looking for more power you're going to need to ditch the stock air induction system.

Either way, short ram or stock w/K&N, you won't get as much power as you'd get from a CAI.
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