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Old 05-21-2012, 12:22 PM   #41
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just got one from auto zone, im wanting to make/ buy a heat shield for it and also put a tube where the old resonator was and put it down into the fender to bring more cold air into it


Posted via FF Mobile This is what I have right now (god I should of never sold my volant setup). The others are right though, you wont get much outta this other then some extra sound. During the hot summer months, your gonna feel your car bogged down because its sucking up so much hot air. Ive had mine on for a few months now, only reason was because I ran out of oil for my drop in and this one still had oil in it. Summers coming, so I'll be going back to my drop in or if I decide to get an fswerks intake. Make sure the filter is on tight, check it once in a while, you dont want it having any leaks.
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Any reason to leave the "ramp" of the air dam still installed? Why not cut the whole thing down (shave it off?) so there is no obstruction?

you could put a thin layer of fiberglass on the back and fill it in and it would look nice and smooth...
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To help direct the air where you want it to go.
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Any reason to leave the "ramp" of the air dam still installed? Why not cut the whole thing down (shave it off?) so there is no obstruction?

you could put a thin layer of fiberglass on the back and fill it in and it would look nice and smooth...


Posted via FF Mobile The ramp was designed to direct air flow (sorta) into the scoop mouth. In europe they actually had it cut open in that spot and a ramp fed the scoop directly.
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I thought the "ramp" was to prevent larger objects from flowing into the air intake and then getting stuck in the factory air box....

I don't see how a ramp would allow more air flow. I do wee how cutting it open and then adding more material to make it more into a ram air type scoop could help.

Would that cause problems by providing a path of less resistance so your AC condenser and radiator get less air flow? Or would that be unnoticed?
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well the way i did it i figured it wouldn't take any air away from the radiator just giving the snorkel the possibility of more colder air
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Why not us a rubber coupler then you don't have to worry about filter size? That's what I did found it easiest so I don't know. Also water won't get into it because focus's have a splash guard that completely blocks off the air filter so unless you drive into a pretty deep puddle you don't have much to worry about.
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My bad yours is a zetec not duratec lol.
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the pvc doesnt feed back to the intake at the box if thats what you're saying. its just a breather for the valve cover to release extra pressure.

you could put a small breather filter on it if you want but i just left it hanging

all that PVC stuff happens later down the intake in the manifold
exactly what i did to mine.
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the pvc doesnt feed back to the intake at the box if thats what you're saying. its just a breather for the valve cover to release extra pressure.

you could put a small breather filter on it if you want but i just left it hanging

all that PVC stuff happens later down the intake in the manifold
the previous owner on mine put a tiny cone filter on mine. on a stock focus, would that go into the intake after the MAF
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