Well, supposely according to some certain laws i should be ok with just the intake.
But, I can always put the stock back on (that way i can clean it up double check tightness) Man, Im gonna be a pro duractec filter install dude now haha. But those stock deals are installed to be there for sometime meaning its no easy task at first but no prob for a good mechanic such as myself haha. So what you say about that?
Question of the day
What if someone just made a version of the stock air filter box with a better flowing filter, smaller, lighter and better service access?
Looks stock from the outside but free flowing in the inside
My motto is
If your intake is stock untouched leave it alone
If you already took it somewhat apart and tinkering with it then go hp cold air
Good luck with the duratec install/deinstall. Just buy a CAI. The MAF won't care whats attached, just so long as its reading something. However, just adding a cone filter will put the filter in the wrong position (taking all the water in on a rainy day) instead of being up under the front bumper.
I just survived one of SoCals meanest January days with no water problems from the FocusSport CAI.
Also thinking of using the factory filter box cover to protect it further while cold air coming from front bumper.
I installed the cone yesterday then it started raining pretty hard so I didnt drive it until today in sunny weather to pick up the FS CAI. Thats how little I drove it Then when installed it when I got home and I hope disconnection of battery for 25min did the trick.
I better stop before I get kicked to another post lol
Starting Feb 9th, Marcy is running a special on their CAI. It will still be the same price, $159.00, but free shipping and no sales tax for the CA residents. (residents of other states don't pay the sales tax anyway via internet orders since Marcy is in CA)
get the marcy with the K&N filter...i got mine just the other day...and man i can feel the increase in power....it not like i put a super charger in but you can feel the difference...and lastly my car dosen't sound like a fahQing RICE ROCKET....its sounds beefy...it's GREAT