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    Default CAI comparison project

    We are looking into doing a possible comparison of the top CAI systems currently on the market for the 2012-13 Focus 2.0 Duratec. We will obtain the kits, get some dyno time setup, and get a comparison of the dyno graphs. All the results would be from the same car, on the same day, on the same dyno. What we are looking for is to gauge interest in people reserving these intake systems that will be up for sale after the dyno test at greatly discounted pricing.

    Right now, we think these kits would need to be included. Please feel free to share any others.

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    So, what we need before we can proceed is some reservations of the gently used intake kits that will be for sale. Let me know who can put their name in for a kit.
    Last edited by Ronnie@MMotorworks; Jan 25, 2013 at 12:07 PM.
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    Default Re: CAI comparison project

    Dang, I just bought an Injen otherwise I would have been up for one. I am interested in the numbers for sure.

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    It's all good, hopefully this research will be of use to people who purchase the new Focus. We just need at least a couple people to reserve a kit, then I believe we can get this program rollin'.
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    I am interested in Air/Fuel ratio changes, if any, on each intake more than power. They are all tubes with filters on the end of them and they should produce almost the same power, within a couple HP. Injen claims they can keep A/F ratios in the safe range with their MR technology, I want to see if that is the case.

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    Default Re: CAI comparison project

    PM me the post test pricing of each unit please. I'd like to support this effort.

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    We will definitely be logging A/F to see if they truly can keep it in a safe range for daily driving. Some of these companies lean the car out, grab the few horsepower, and leave you not knowing that's how they achieved their results. That can be dangerous. This has been seen on the newer 5.0 Mustangs too.

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    Pricing is as follows on the 3 kits I am doing. I might include Injen if someone commits to buying at 10% below retail + S&H.

    Steeda $269 + S&H
    FSWerks $164 +S&H
    K&N $251 + S&H teamDFL
    Injen $225 + S&H (Possibly including this if someone commits)

    Let me know if you have interest in a kit that will be brand new other than 3 dyno pulls. First come, first served.
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    I'll take the K&N. Happy to support this project.
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    Any more help on this? Couple more people get in, and we are good to go.
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    Default Re: CAI comparison project

    My friends and I ran tests on the dyno-bench. All cold inlets showed no increase in power. The reason - bad cold inlet separated from the engine compartment and this greatly increases the temperature. High levels of performance we were able to remove the filter K&N put into regular box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlarutin View Post
    My friends and I ran tests on the dyno-bench. All cold inlets showed no increase in power. The reason - bad cold inlet separated from the engine compartment and this greatly increases the temperature. High levels of performance we were able to remove the filter K&N put into regular box.
    This doesn't make any sense. I have personally logged nearly 30 different dyno pulls on my car with various intake changes (to include a K&N Typhoon) and seen quite a variance...

    Anyways, subscribed for numbers. Have fun, it will be quite the busy day!

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    It's a shame AEM won't be included in the test, since it's the only true "CAI" of those listed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TboneZX3 View Post
    It's a shame AEM won't be included in the test, since it's the only true "CAI" of those listed.
    I can include AEM, if I can get someone to jump on the kit after its used.
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    Unfortunately I'm already committed to the K&N, and have put about 11K miles on it so far.

    Regardless, I appreciate your commitment to do this project and helping out the Focus community.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TboneZX3 View Post
    Unfortunately I'm already committed to the K&N, and have put about 11K miles on it so far.

    Regardless, I appreciate your commitment to do this project and helping out the Focus community.
    No problem, thanks for the support. Hopefully we can get this rolling soon. Just a couple more reservations and I will get everything setup.
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