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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-13-2018, 02:16 PM
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M3RacerX, I am confused by your post (#10 in this topic). Are you quoting a K&N spokesperson or are speaking in the first person? Are you a K&N employee?
It is a quote from the K&N website. I think he is a customer and supports K&N.
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M3RacerX, I am confused by your post (#10 in this topic). Are you quoting a K&N spokesperson or are speaking in the first person? Are you a K&N employee?
Well I can see that you are not reading the responses completely and only picking out things in a response that you want!
Go re-read from the beginning of this thread again to get your answer!
Also I noticed that you are ye another that makes sensational information without ever even shown to have had a cold air intake or modified air intake system or component and run first a baseline Chassis DYNO run and then with a component with duplicated delta set to compare results. But you are good to say things dont or may not work
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It is a quote from the K&N website. I think he is a customer and supports K&N.
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Well I can see that you are not reading the responses completely and only picking out things in a response that you want!
Go re-read from the beginning of this thread again to get your answer!
Also I noticed that you are ye another that makes sensational information without ever even shown to have had a cold air intake or modified air intake system or component and run first a baseline Chassis DYNO run and then with a component with duplicated delta set to compare results. But you are good to say things dont or may not work

Having reviewed from the beginning of this thread, I see that the only objective evidence that was presented is the link provided by Mr AMSOIL. All the rest is unsupported opinions in support of K&N.

M3RacerX's positive feelings about K&N air filters does not mean they are superior.

Seems that M3RacerX, having joined earlier this year and having already posted 750 times in this forum may see himself to be an expert in many aspects of automotive technology.

I would give him credit for his knowledge and experience if only there was less pontificating, posts with a more pleasant tone, and more objective content in the posts.

On the positive side, glad that someone is keeping this dying forum alive.
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I would give him credit for his knowledge and experience if only there was less pontificating, posts with a more pleasant tone, and more objective content in the posts.

On the positive side, glad that someone is keeping this dying forum alive.
I kinda like this member..he got honest attitude no bullshit from this guy!

Its almost funny when I read this considering....
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The Mazda 3 was only suppose to be a DD and not a project. But like any true car NUT I got the bug to make it better.
You know I am this way in person, I dont hide like so many behind a key board.
PM and I will gladly give members I feel are not absolute ass O, my phone number and address.
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OK - Truce - Let's avoid wasting our time on analyzing the personal merits of forum members.


Focusing back to the original topic - this CAI kit for a 1.0L Focus.

Even at full turbo boost at redline of this 1.0L engine, the airflow requirements of the engine are very modest (less than 210SCFM). This is easily handled by the stock filter and enclosure. So IMHO, the $345 would best be spent elsewhere (I am not a Focus owner/fanatic, so not sure what that would be).
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I pulled the records of the last 3 years and more than 275+ Chassis DYNO pulls performed that we did and not one was a ford 1.0 focus. So with that said I have nothing to submit that has any merit or data . I don't guess on what thing may do I test and then review the results.
I can say that most don't understand the full dynamic of air flow and fixate on the CFM rates and not the many other factors. This is also that same on forums when talking about exhaust systems.
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I found this interesting info from the first link. "Notes:
This is a Race Only product that is to be used solely for competition. It cannot be used on vehicles that are operated on public streets, roads or highways. Its use is limited to closed-course and open-course racing that is formally sanctioned by a recognized racing organization. Any other use, including recreational off-road use, could be in violation of local, state and federal laws. Shipping Restriction: CA, NY, ME. more details on - https://www.carid.com/aem/aluminum-gunmetal-gray-cold-air-intake-system-with-red-filter-mpn-21-850c.html" What is that about? Emissions? Noise? More air intake = more fuel = more emissions?
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I found this interesting info from the first link. "Notes:
This is a Race Only product that is to be used solely for competition. It cannot be used on vehicles that are operated on public streets, roads or highways. Its use is limited to closed-course and open-course racing that is formally sanctioned by a recognized racing organization. Any other use, including recreational off-road use, could be in violation of local, state and federal laws. Shipping Restriction: CA, NY, ME. more details on - https://www.carid.com/aem/aluminum-gunmetal-gray-cold-air-intake-system-with-red-filter-mpn-21-850c.html" What is that about? Emissions? Noise? More air intake = more fuel = more emissions?
In the past, the restrictive wording would have limited usage to "off-road use only".
Now even that (legal) usage is eliminated.

I you watch the AEM videos, one of them mentions that they provide a CARB exemption sticker to be positioned so that emissions testing personnel can see it. That seems to be in conflict with the warning though.

Maybe you CA state guys have an idea about that.
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I found this interesting info from the first link. "Notes:
This is a Race Only product that is to be used solely for competition. It cannot be used on vehicles that are operated on public streets, roads or highways. Its use is limited to closed-course and open-course racing that is formally sanctioned by a recognized racing organization. Any other use, including recreational off-road use, could be in violation of local, state and federal laws. Shipping Restriction: CA, NY, ME. more details on - https://www.carid.com/aem/aluminum-gunmetal-gray-cold-air-intake-system-with-red-filter-mpn-21-850c.html" What is that about? Emissions? Noise? More air intake = more fuel = more emissions?
I have this on many of my products since about 1995. Worded a little different but basically the same mostly because of California emission regulations. This and what most do not realize is that it could be a felony to operate any vehicle that came factory with a CAT and removing that CAT and driving on a Federal Park or reservation. So I covered that as well in the product disclaimer.
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