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Old 03-26-2005, 01:45 PM   #1
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Steeda Short Ram and keeping SVT snorkel?

I am going to be installing a Steeda Short Ram along with a Focus Central 65mm TB and Underdrive Pulleys all with the hope of increasing my low RPM torque.

Has anyone actually been able to keep their existing SVT snorkel that runs from the front and to the bottom of the stock box filter? I would like to be able to maintain it to get some fresh air onto the Short Ram.


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You don't have to remove the snorkel, but it really isn't feeding air to the filter... make yourself a custom airbox for the Steeda and it would be sweet!

I'm gonna try making one at work out of some aluminum or polished stainless when it gets warmer out.
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It does put cooler air in the general area of the filter though and remove the lip from the snorkel.
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I have the steeda short ram, and I can't tell if it's getting cooler air via the snorkel, but I can tell you this: When you put your hand anywhere on the left side of the engine bay, it's hot as hell. However, when you put your hand on the air filter, it's luke warm. I would assume the snorkel is in fact putting some cool air near it.
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What I meant to say is that the snorkel really isn't feeding air to the filter like the stock setup. I'd say it does help some, but it'd be much better if you had a shield or box with the snorkel feeding the Steeda.
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What I meant to say is that the snorkel really isn't feeding air to the filter like the stock setup. I'd say it does help some, but it'd be much better if you had a shield or box with the snorkel feeding the Steeda.
That's the theory behind the Cool-Flo - it has a heat shield, and you're supposed to leave the stock snorkel and airbox base in place to bring in cool air from in front of the car, and now the whole area inside the heat shield is cool air.

I would say that for all the short ram designs you're going to want to leave the stock snorkel in place - otherwise you're throwing away the availability of cooler outside air, and making it draw from the underhood area. You will lose any gains the short ram provides from its better airflow.

I think the Steeda product is basically a good one, with quality materials, but the lack of a heat shield is puzzling. It's maybe $50 cheaper than the Cool-Flo, but I'll spend the fifty to get the intake temps down.
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I'd say they are all good systems. I use the steeda myself and I had a heat shield made for me so it's all on your personal pref. They all give about the same gains.
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Who made the heat shield for you? Was it hard to do. I know the FocusSport Cool Flo Air Intake System comes with a heat shield. I wonder if it would fit on my Steeda Short Ram Air Intake.
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I'm gonna custom fab my own when it gets warmer out and after I get done with my stereo. I'm still undecided how it's gonna work, but I have all the metal I want to use and all the machines to fab one... and someone who will weld it up (if I go with aluminum) and make it look pretty!
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