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Old 03-03-2015, 12:52 PM   #1
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What happened to the intakes?

I have an 01 ZX3 basically all stock and was looking to upgrade to a CAI. I have a homemade short ram on right now but am looking for something more 'official' and good looking. It appears as though Iceman intakes are no longer produced and I can only find Volants at double their actual worth (close to $400 from Volant.com)... Why are all the good intakes at a reasonable price off the market? Or am i just doing terrible at finding them?


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No more market for that year car most likely..................
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Yea, I mean the car is what 14 years old now? I just figured with it being such a popular car with a strong upgrade market that the parts would be available longer. I mean i can still get parts for my 96 oldsmobile... Haha. If anybody knows how i can get my hands on a GOOD box style CAI I'd really appreciate if you could let me know!!
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You already named it - the Volant was the only "box type" around for long, and it's now avail. again.

Tube & Cone filter, K&N or otherwise, is the only common aftermarket intake for ANY car I've seen.
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Old 03-03-2015, 03:17 PM   #5
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I live in an environment with rapidly changing weather conditions including a ton of rain and snow, so I'm fearful to put one of the popular tube and cone cold air intakes on... I mean how effective are the bypass valves really? And with temps in the winter of 10 degrees, sometimes as low as -10, rumors of failed cold starts also haunt me... Plus I'm not sure how my garage would handle a non-stock intake with inspection(pennsylvania)...
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Old 03-03-2015, 05:55 PM   #6
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Injen also made the box type air box. It basically just removed the top of your airbox, added a conical air filter, a silicone hose to the throttle body and then you attached it to the bottom of the airbox. A really good upgrade for it was to use an SVT airbox bottom with the SVT snorkel. They came in colors of black, silver, blue, red and yellow.

Bypass valves are effective for doing what they need to do. But you have to make sure you check it often as something may get lodged in it and keep the valve open allowing particles to come inside through it. That is not likely to happen though, just an extreme possibility. Most of the by-pass valves have a sponge filter around them though to prevent such things. And for what it's worth, it is very unlikely that you would suck up enough water to do any damage to your engine through a CAI anyways. In order for you to hydrolock, you would have to literally dip the entire air cone into the water to even get enough water to damage the motor.
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Old 03-03-2015, 06:19 PM   #7
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So you would be willing to personally promise that I will have no problems with a tube and cone type CAI? Haha

Is a $50 setup off ebay as good as the $200+ ones? Or is there a reason they're so expensive? It seems to me like a couple metal pipes and a filter should NOT cost more than $100...

And will it pass inspection?
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there is an Ingen intake in the BUY-SELL-TRADE section IIRC
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I found a Volant intake for my car for less than $210 by using Google. They even offer free shipping. Here's a link:

http://sohiperformance.com/ford-focu...FfRj7Aod6VYABg

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Old 03-03-2015, 10:44 PM   #10
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Well I certainly don't mind! Thanks for sharing that link! Anybody know if that will pass Pennsylvania inspection?
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