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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....
The purchase of my 2018 MAZDA was on royalties of performance products I engineer and designed
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?
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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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.
The old term For OFF ROAD USE only " no longer is clear mostly because of Federal vehicle regulation on Federal lands like some parks and reservations. and could get someone into a wasp nest! That is why the exception information is longer and more detailed.

For me when I emission Test a vehicle if they have anything that is not within the guidelines even a simple universal hose that is not an OEM I may fail the test under the regulation guidelines. If they have aftermarket equipment and there are no CARB certification decals I ask the owner if they have it. If not I will as a courtesy (attitude of customer is considered) to look up the regulation information from the BAR and CARB guide. I will look up the manufacture and see the parts list and see if everything is there.

I personally do not stick the CARB stickers all over my engine but do have them filed in a folder and kept with other important information related to that specific car of mine. In fact I recently wrapped an intake tube and removed the CARB sticker damaging it. So I contacted the manufacture and they sent me a new one. It was K&N rolmao!!

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