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    Default 2012+ Ti-VCT intake kit test! Results with dyno graphs inside!

    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....

    http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps0fb612c1.jpg

    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.

    http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps051a2c7c.jpg

    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.

    http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps4e187b73.jpg

    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.

    http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps852c48bd.jpg

    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.

    http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/a...psc326983e.jpg

    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!
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    Default Re: 2012+ Ti-VCT intake kit test! Results with dyno graphs inside!

    Results are awesome! Very well done write up too.
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    Default Re: 2012+ Ti-VCT intake kit test! Results with dyno graphs inside!

    I am shocked that rich hasn't come to say how amazing his k&n is lol
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    Default Re: 2012+ Ti-VCT intake kit test! Results with dyno graphs inside!

    Quote Originally Posted by One Fast Bear View Post
    I am shocked that rich hasn't come to say how amazing his k&n is lol
    I was at my daughter's ballet rehearsal, but I will happily oblige.

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    Thanks Ronnie! I will call you Monday with cc info.

    Oh, did I mention that I knew the K&N would win?
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    Wow, those are some frankly amazing findings! Very, very impressive results, from all of the kits. I'm a little taken aback. Also, is there a reason you guys didn't try the Steeda kit? I may have read why in the other thread and have forgotten already (curious since I have one on the way, haha). Well done, guys, and thanks for contributing to the Mk. III development knowledge base!!
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    I found the Steeda to be very very similar to two kits I tested, FS Werks and Injen. Also, for the price, I would choose either of those other kits all day long. Now, some people like the Steeda name and quality that comes with their products, thats perfectly fine. I just didn't see that kit being too popular being priced where its at.
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    Did the fswerks kit have the itg filter or the green filter?
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    Fair enough. That explanation is as good as any for me. So, in your experience, it delivers similar figures to those two?


    You know what floors me the most about this test? That the test car was a DCT. I'm really, really impressed at its ability to put the power down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by One Fast Bear View Post
    Did the fswerks kit have the itg filter or the green filter?
    ITG filter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedComet View Post

    You know what floors me the most about this test? That the test car was a DCT. I'm really, really impressed at its ability to put the power down.
    I agree 100000%! I was just as shocked! Apparently getting the automatic doesn't suck so much power anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedComet View Post
    Fair enough. That explanation is as good as any for me. So, in your experience, it delivers similar figures to those two?


    You know what floors me the most about this test? That the test car was a DCT. I'm really, really impressed at its ability to put the power down.
    I am sure the Steeda would be right on par with the FS Werks and Injen kits.

    When I looked at the screen showing my first pull (I did 3 pulls with each setup), it said 149.xxhp. I was surprised the car with the DCT put down that much to the wheels. Power transfer like a manual, because it is one, and convenience of an automatic? Yes please! Haha
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    Ford really needs to put paddle shifters on the DCT models, and suss out the rocky shifting and they'll have a winner with the DCT at this rate. Anyhow, this is by far one of the more useful pieces of information to come around lately, I hope one of the mods stickies the results for future reference for anyone looking for intake kit results.

    Do we have a comprehensive Mk.III dyno thread, by the way?
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    Default Re: 2012+ Ti-VCT intake kit test! Results with dyno graphs inside!

    Two questions. First, shouldn't the HP and Torque curve overlap at 5250 rpm? These curves are meeting at almost 6000! Also, there are no A/F ratios listed. Is there any info on that as well? I would have liked to see if the A/F ratios stay correct or change in anyway on each kit.

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    The graphs scale differently for HP and TQ. HP goes up to 170 on the graph and TQ only goes up to 150. The Injen, for example makes 142hp/142tq at 5250 rpm if you map out those two points at 5250 rpm.

    They didn't sniff the tailpipe, that is something I wish they had included in the 15 dyno runs, but didn't.
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    Very impressive! I have to ask, how much is the K&N kit? I'm floored, I don't believe I have ever seen such a high percentage hp gain from an intake alone on a small displacement engine.

    Do I smell a cat-back exhaust shoot out in the near future?
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