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So taking a page out of Xtra's book on this thread - http://www.fordedgeforum.com/topic/22798-g2-edge-sport-cold-air-intake-hack/?hl=snorkel

 

I decided to check this out and see what the hype is all about.

 

So I took a look at what the current view is for fresh air to go into the air box -

 

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So the first thing you notice is the hood latch mechanism in the way.... nice Ford.

 

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So I tried moving it completely out of the way but couldn't get a good spot, but low and behold there is a lip that sinks down between the inlet and the latch mechanism. So two holes later and it was moved out of the way -

 

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Now that it was out of the way lets see how it looks -

 

 

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MUCH better, now that the piece is out of the way, so is the cord (right hand side).

 

But there still is an improvement for the one piece hanging down right in the middle.

 

Take that out and PRESTO -

 

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Now air can get into the car with no obstacles.

 

Now the real question... so what are the gains?

 

Well, nothing great overall... nothing you will most likely notice seat of the pants, maybe a bit less laggy but I did notice a smidge more timing up top. I notice that the intake temp in the box was down 4* F overall based on 5 average runs previously and just one run with the improved flow.

 

Is it worth it? Well it is a free mod and does remove anything in the way of the intake, so I say it is worth it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nice work man. I am getting ready to do this this weekend. Looked at xtra’s great post and I like the way you gave us a view of the air flow. Now I am fully prepared. ??

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I don't think this will work the same for the ST. 

I tried looking but the air intake is covered and not visible at all from the front or top of the vehicle, there's a black plastic piece covering the top and I think the air is taken from the grille below and then up to the air box.

 

I'll try and post some pics next time I look.

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Edit: nevermind, need to take off the front cover :)

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This is very early and I am letting the cat out of the bag and most of the time that is not a good thing ... I have started to make a mold for a new Sight Shield to increase  air flow to the snorkel .  I have not yet decided as to vacuum form or compost lay up. As this will take some effort to properly design and fabricate I will give updates from time to time as progress is made. At this point it is just an experiment. 

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I see what your doin there. Looking forward to what you come up with

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Although I posted the finished project in another thread I thought I would follow up with what I started here . 

This is the clay after shaping. I made sure the hood would close and used small worms of clay to check hood clearance. You can see where the closed hood smashed the worms and how much space I have left. I did this every inch across the entire form. 

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The idea of this is to allow more volume under the sight shield for better air flow. After I covered the clay with aluminum foil and extended the edges with foam core, clear packing tape covered the entire thing as the release agent. Several layers of fiberglass cloth and mat were then applied. 

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Trimmed to shape and covered with bondo it is ready to sand, paint and install.  Although the finish is not perfect it fits well and works with the grill mods I already have. Been using it for a couple months now and it is better than stock according to my butt Dyno .. LOL , and will continue to use it . Now all I need is a " SS  intake "  Thats the snmjim & Special_K intake recently developed and I will have a complete system. 

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Looking good my man!  keep it up!

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Oooooooooo the good ole days of 'glassin'!  Nice work!

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:play:"Necessity is the mother of invention" 

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