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has anyone ever used the Spyder Blue Intake? i looks similar to the AEM one but is only $55. the filter it's self is probably junk but everything else looks similar. MAF hook-up and what not look to be all there.
for this price it may be worth a shot.
 

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hmmm...how much is a little cash? plus i have to deal with shipping
Well I think I am selling the car this weekend. But if I don't sell this weekend, we can make it happen I will keep you posted. Well, how about your intake + $40? The stock SVT intakes seem to sell for about $100 and this one sells for $250 new and is still in nice shape.

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A drop in filter to the stock air box has proven to have the best performance over anything out there

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really, why is that? are there problems with aftermarket ones? please explain as i am new to the svt. my k&n typhoon works great on my 2.3 duratec with noticeable gains so i figured the AEM or Spyder intake with the similar design and location of filter would be beneficial
 

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really, why is that? are there problems with aftermarket ones? please explain as i am new to the svt. my k&n typhoon works great on my 2.3 duratec with noticeable gains so i figured the AEM or Spyder intake with the similar design and location of filter would be beneficial
Tom is 100% correct. However, the AEM produces a burly growl so it makes the engine have a nice tone. I can only assume the air the AEM sucks in is a bit cooler than the factory one since its tucked near the fender well but I could be off.

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so i ordered the spyder intake. youtube reviews were pretty good and for 55 bucks i figured it's worth a shot. i'll be the test dummy
 

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for $20 more than a drop in filter it should sound better at the very least. Where can i find a dyno sheet illustrating that a stock are box produces more hp/tq than an aem intake?
 

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Apparently these don't exist anymore. The website that I ordered it from refunded me a few days later and now they are not listed on their site anymore. Now we know I guess. Went ahead a ordered a drop in filter instead
 

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I have just purchased a 2003 ZX3 SVT with a Spyder cold air intake. The owner gave me the stock intake upon purchasing. After I drive the car a bit, and then install the stock intake, I will report back.
 

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While on the subject of air filters-

Has anyone looked at the Ford Escape [2001-2004] with the 2.0L Zetec motor?

I'm curious if the OE airbox [2.0L Escape] is the exact same as the Focus....

AEM has a "dry" filter option and appears to be the same dimensions except for some type of mount tabs that I could possibly trim off with an exact o-knife.

AEM Filter 28-20187

I've been using a K&N drop-in filter for years & years in my SVTF..... Now there are some dark stains that won't wash out after a few hours of soaking & washing.
Even after letting it dry for 24 hours & I spray the fresh oil, you can still see the stains.

I know K&N won't warranty me a replacement; probably call it "normal-wear & tear".
 

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I completely agree with Tom and others on this one, anything except for a drop in is a complete waste of time and money the oem airbox is the way to go.
 

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I agree, the stock one is well designed. If you want some more induction sound just remove the side tube next to the fender (secondary intake pipe). Done! I got that bright idea when leaving a coffee shop, it took me less than a minute and less than 100 feet to feel satisfied.

And dont waste money putting aftermarket headers on either. OEM 4-2-1 headers are awesome.
 
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