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Hi everyone, just wanted to share my latest mod. Stock intake with a Green filter. It normally comes dyed in green color (hence the name). I attached it to the stock pipe using a universal reducer. I just had to smooth out some edges on that piece as they were rough and added heatshrink to make a tight connection. The reason I wanted to use my stock intake was to eliminate or reduce the vacuum cleaner noise associated with aluminum tubing. The stock rubber pipe has many ridges by design, so the noise is cut by about 50% vs. metal pipe. Before this I ran a K&N drop-in filter with a modified factory box, so the sound was already better than stock. But I wanted to get more out of it and possibly hear the turbo spool. Having tried regular cone filters before I knew I had to go with something even more open, so the dual cone design was my pick. Having run that filter on my fiesta it was the only one I heard the spool with.

You can see from the video, on cold start (early morning) it still sounds fairly quiet. Overall, I am very happy with the sound. Having tried a few different setups I can say this is so far exactly what I wanted out of an intake. It's quiet enough to be subtle on the street, yet loud enough to be fun once some throttle is applied. There is that loud and deep psshhhh sound and you can hear the turbo spool in every gear (not as pronounced as on the fiesta, but more so than a regular cone filter due to open front cap). This is a fairly inexpensive mod and allows for all the factory hoses to remain plugged in. Perfect alternative for anyone like myself who is concerned with noise.

Filter name: Green Filter 2896 3.5x6.5 dual cone.
The inside diameter of factory pipe is 3.25"
Filter inside diameter is 3.5"



 

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Still preferred the dry filters. Asmoil EaEU filters (same as Injen), or AEM dry filters.
 

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You can easily run any filter on the stock pipe with a proper adapter tube. The idea here was that dual cone gives you a bit more sound over regular with capped end. Also, using the stock pipe reduces suction noises drastically, so this mod is for picky people like myself. Oiled vs. Dry, that's personal pref. I might even try a foam filter if I can find one.
 

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Great idea! I was thinking about an intake but had one on my Focus ST and the BPV would be going off every two seconds and it was kind of annoying. This one sounds great. I might try it with a dry filter. Green filters are great and I don't mind oiled except for the cleaning...
 

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Not entirely sure if you're for real, but if you made and sold it for a reasonable price, then I'd be interested no doubt. This little aluminum pipe that I used cost me 15 bucks but it's crappy quality with sharp edges and rough on the inside, took some work to improve.

I'd totally pay more if you made one of stainless steel in 3.25 to 3.5 inches OD. As of now there is nothing in that exact size for sale. I made mine work with heatshrink. You can sell just the pipe or pipe and filter kit.
 

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I think the interest is there. Who doesn't like that sound! But not everyone will post about saying they want it. There are a lot of lurkers. Perhaps, if you made a few of these pipes or full kits available, you'd gauge better how they sell and if it's worth your time. My video is proof that this is a good (budget) alternative to a full short ram intake. I'll make another more indepth video so people know what the car sounds like in different driving situations and on the outside.

Also, maybe consider designing some sort of a metal bracket/ arm that'll hold the stock pipe in place. It's too flimsy on its own when not connected to the box. I used zip ties, but definitely want a better solution to bolt onto the car.
 

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I would be interested in seeing how that comes out. Also, you might get a good draw from the lease crowd who have to be more careful with modding. I read an article where a person that leased a car from Ford I believe it was, lost a lawsuit due to the dealer just implying that damage had been caused by a CAI or drop in panel filter because the product included the words "high performance" or "racing", and since any mods specifically indicated to be built for or any reference to "high performance" or "racing" were called out in the warranty specifically as not allowed, the defendant had no leg to stand on. Yes, I'm also sure that Ford had a lot more money for lawyers than this kid did, so there you have it. Moral of this story? Don't use those words in your products, and everything will be cool. :) Just say "improved design stock"... ;)
 

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That's a crazy story, but that kid should have taken the intake off like a reasonable person would before going to the dealer.

Will you sell this pipe and bracket just by themselves? I am interested in this only if it's for those bits as I got my own filter already.
 

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We are ordering all materials now, we will have them on the site either end of week or early next. We will have a 4-5 inch piece of aluminum with a bracket clamp for filter and a high quality filter. Price will be under $100 shipped!
Interested if filter is dry AEM or Injen (Asmoil Ea) filters.
 

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I would be interested in seeing how that comes out. Also, you might get a good draw from the lease crowd who have to be more careful with modding. I read an article where a person that leased a car from Ford I believe it was, lost a lawsuit due to the dealer just implying that damage had been caused by a CAI or drop in panel filter because the product included the words "high performance" or "racing", and since any mods specifically indicated to be built for or any reference to "high performance" or "racing" were called out in the warranty specifically as not allowed, the defendant had no leg to stand on. Yes, I'm also sure that Ford had a lot more money for lawyers than this kid did, so there you have it. Moral of this story? Don't use those words in your products, and everything will be cool. :) Just say "improved design stock"... ;)
In that case I would have just used Ford Performance parts as they generally do not effect the warranty.
 
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It would be the pipe with a welded bracket, clamps, rubber isolater for the bracket, and the same dry flow air filter we use in all of our kits.
Wait, I can't even buy the adapter and bracket without the filter? Those are the only parts I would want as I have a filter already.
 

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Pretty impressed with how quickly you guys got this done. The only thing I can suggest is to smooth out the edge on that adapter tube so the air coming in from the filter flows in smoothly. Kind of like a 45 degree slant on that edge if you know what I mean. And also maybe the back edge so there is no chance of air making any noise going through the metal. Other than that it looks very clean!
 

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Can't wait to order this. Your youtube video made the big gulp install seem doable, but I'd still rather baby step it. I've never done anything beyond changing oil. Thanks for all of your contributions, it's inspiring at the very least.
 

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No problem. I didnt know if you knew but the Super Shorty Big Gulp is now available on our website for sale.
Nice! will buy one of them very soon... (You ship to Canada, right ?) :)

Another question which one is the best ? The short filter or the longer one ?

Just to know, more HP sounds etc...

But for the look, the shorter one is wow...

Thanks for the help!
 

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Yes we ship to Canada. It depends on what you are looking for. The Big Gulp would be better for you if you looking for a little more power, it is louder then stock. The Super Shorty is good for the customers who dont want a complete aftermarket option, want to keep the stock BOV and crank case port but still want the engine to breath a little better.
OK thanks... But my question was about the "filters" not the Big Gulp vs Super Shorty... lol :D

You sell 2 filters option for the Super Shorty, which one is the best for sound ?

Thanks again for the help!
 
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