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I'm going to upgrade my whole intake. I have a (homemade) intake on there now. I have an '03 ZX3 and was going to buy the MAC intake and TB. The question i have is about the MAF sensor. I understand what it does, but will it make a big difference or should i save my money? Will the stock one fit the MAC In? I've seen the steeda ones and they are pricey. I'm a little new to the scene and would like any input available out there.
 

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you don't need to change your MAF... you won't need to upgrade to a 70mm MAF until you do some headwork, or go FI (forced induction, ie: turbo, supercharger)

and the Mac Short Ram keeps the MAF in all one piece so it's a very easy install...

Anymore questions, feel free to ask...
 

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Volant huh. Thanks.
 

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Thanks CEN. Is the TB really worth it?
 

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I have the MAC intake also, and yes the stock MAF will work with it. If you do get a MAF, get a PRO-M, those can be calibrated to your fuel injectors. If you want a better intake though, go with the one that Dangerous-Focus said. The Volant is the top of the line intake for the focus and will easily work with a MAF, and getting a functional ram air hood will help the Volant alot. The TB will help alot on throttle response, so you'll feel more of a throttle response from it.
 

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Thanks CEN. Is the TB really worth it?
I think the TB is one of the best mods for the money. I'm not sure on the numbers but the throtle responce is ALOT better. I just need to get another one. LOL. Newedgeperformance, had tthe best price on it right now that I have seen. I just put the volant on mine and I like it alot. sounds nice and it will benifit me in the long run, it works good with other mods i.e ram air hood.
 

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sorry this is off topic but hey cen, how does your car run with those "go" mods. what do you run in the quarter mile, im thinkin about getting a race header and flex. what kinda cars do you lay spankin's to? heah
 

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I appreciate all the advice, Thanks!
 

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Are the AEM Cold Air or Short Ram intakes any good?
 

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debatable, aem is NOt the brand i would recommend though. definitly volant or iceman. the AEM cold air has a danger of ingesting water, and the AEM short ram is just like any other short ram (i.e. mac etc)
 

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Get the VOLANT! got it today and it only took 2 days to get from newedgeperformance.com
It is amazing. Great sound, great throttle response, and me car is so much smoother....and it picks up speed faster too. VOLANT HANDS DOWN!
 

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If you need an intake and can afford it, the volant is the way to go.

I would stay away from AEM intakes, they aren't bad, I just don't like them, they are a PITA sometimes.
 

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which throttle body is the best for a daily driver?
 

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Well there are only 4 total that come to mind.

Focus Central which is what most of us have.

MAC, which I don't even think is out.

Jackson racing, which is a rebadged focus central.

BBK, which I think is pricey.

Just go with the Focus central t/b.
 
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