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Old 10-06-2004, 02:42   #1 (permalink)
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air intake for my ef

As I am currently getting my EF engine rebuilt, I am going for some new internals and obviously gonna put an exhaust on. I am unsure as to what to do for an air intake. I obviously don't want to stick to the current one, is a pod filter really the way to go? Seems to me that a pod filter doesn't actually suck cold air as it sits right next to the engine. Is there an aftermarket cold-air system that is worth getting?

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Old 10-06-2004, 03:57   #2 (permalink)
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Re: air intake for my ef

- Remove the airbox
- Cut a 100mm hole where ure airbox sits
- Get an exhaust place to make up a 3 inch mandrel bent intake pipe to reach from your Throtal Body to to where the new hole is.
- Mount the pod filter down there

Its garunteed to get plenty of cold air.
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Re: air intake for my ef

Yep, what Nicko says is the way to do it. JUst remember your stock setupi works fine though, dont be expecting massive increases from the air intake setup. If you wanted to try and keep a factory look to it, take a look at what Falkeen's done to his ute - fitted a GT intake system. It is possible to put one of these on an EF, and remember its THE best intake in the Ford parts bin today - used on GT, Mustang, T3 etc.
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Re: air intake for my ef

The other thing you can do is to fit a pod filter in the standard airbox.


I did this and it made a noticible improvement. I also cut a 100mm hole through the bottom of my airbox and ran some pvc pipe down do collect even more cold air. (this works in conjunction with the normal air scoop).


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Yep, what Nicko says is the way to do it. JUst remember your stock setupi works fine though, dont be expecting massive increases from the air intake setup. If you wanted to try and keep a factory look to it, take a look at what Falkeen's done to his ute - fitted a GT intake system. It is possible to put one of these on an EF, and remember its THE best intake in the Ford parts bin today - used on GT, Mustang, T3 etc.
Hey B2TF, I dont think that setup suits an engine like ours. The I6's vacuum pull is no where near as hard as the big 8's. Remember that the T3, Mustang and the GT are really heavy suckers and because of this, they wont allow hot air to be trapped and absorbed in that little airbox... its constantly pulling air in. I have found that the plastic the pod box is made out of is really heat absorbant even when i ran a 100mm pipe to it from the front gaurd, and a Tickford snorkel. The standard air box with big pod inside, 100mm piping and a big snorkel is really suffice. But honestly, a CAI will do sweet fk all unless you've had some serious mods ie. headwork cam exhaust.
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Re: air intake for my ef

Ahhhh k, yeah that makes sense.

Agreed on CAI not making the much difference, although i think i must be getting close to being a ricer, im contemplating whacking a pod in just for the induction noise (yes i am THAT bored with my car ).
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lol Yeah i have a pod chillin in my airbox, with a 100mm pipe feed. Sounds awesome, you can hear the thing wind up, almost sounds like a blower hehe
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Re: air intake for my ef

i once ran my EB with just the filter held in by the clips, no cold air or box on top,
the sound it made was awesome and v8-like
slightly more go at low speeds but less power when over about 60k's

there would prob be more in the way of fuel economy than a big power gain, although i would think u would feel a difference.
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