So, the day has finally come. All this anticipation, all the waiting has led up to this. If you haven't jumped down to the graphs already, I will say it was an exciting and eye opening day at the dyno. First things first....I want to thank Extreme Performance in Goodyear, AZ for the help and excellent dyno rate I was able to get.
Now, I want to give you a rundown of my car in its current state so that you completely understand what state my car is in. Mileage arriving at the dyno today was 10,980. I run 5w-20 Synthetic in the car, and it is about 2,000 miles away from needing an oil change. My car is equipped with the 6spd DCT, which surprised me in its own way today with how efficient it is. Now, the procedure for dyno'ing with the DCT was a little tricky. I put the car in "S" mode, and with 4th gear being as close to 1:1 as we can get, I made my way through the rpm's until I was able to get in 4th gear and started the runs when the transmission wouldn't downshift into 3rd anymore, which was about 3800rpm. *3 runs were made with each setup!* Front tire pressure was 35psi, and the car has premium fuel in it. The dyno was a DynoJet without load control turned on. The car is absolutely bone stock down to the paper filter. No silencer delete, no snorkel mods, nothing. The car in stock form dyno'ed as follows....
First kit to go on the car was the easiest to install. We all know FS Werks and the excellent products they put on the market for us Focus enthusiasts to enjoy. Their intake kit was no different. The ease of install was second to none. The quality of the kit was very nice as well. The price/performance ratio was untouched. Here are the results for the FS Werks kit.
Second on the list was the Injen kit. I found the black gloss intake pipe to be very nice, and liked the fact that they had you remove the MAF sensor from the housing and use that in their pipe. I think it adds a nice touch to not have the stock MAF in the middle of a nice looking intake tube. Install was also not too difficult. One thing to mention, the supplied hose clamp that holds the filter shield to the filter itself is a little undersized and one slightly larger would make install easier. Here are the Injen kit results.
Third to go on the car was the K&N. We all know the reputation they have, and they didn't let me down one bit. This is my personal favorite of them all because of the fit and finish along with the nice looking shield with the K&N logo stamped in it. They were second place in the price/performance ratio. Here are the results from the K&N.
Finally, the most difficult kit to install. That is not a negative point, just stating the fact since it is the only in the test to be a true cold air type of kit. Now, take these results with a grain of salt because the real gains will be pulling the cooler air from down in the fender and with the car moving that effect can only be increased. Here are the AEM kit results.
So, there you have it. Simply amazing what an intake kit will do on these 2.0 Ti-VCT Duratec's. I was initially shocked at the FS Werks numbers, amazed that such performance could come from a sub-$200 kit. Then, the K&N stepped up and put up numbers I didn't think would be possible with just an intake kit. All of the kits provided a solid boost of power, and none of them would be a bad purchase. Aside from price and horsepower gains, I would also put weight in which kit you think would look nicest under your hood. With all of them being within a few horses of each other, its worth it to get a kit you may like because of the way it looks.
To those that reserved kits...payment can be made by paypal, phone (credit card), or sending me a money order. Just be advised, I can't ship until payment is received. Also, we all know the delays that I have had trying to get this dyno experiment done. With that being said, I am also taking off an extra 10% from the kits that people reserved. Its just my way of saying thank you for reserving a kit, thank you for being patient, and most of all thank you for being a part of the best Focus community on the internet.
Almost forgot, if anyone is looking to purchase the K&N or AEM, I would love to help you out and make you the proud parent of a new intake!