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post #11 of 67 Old 02-07-2017, 03:45 AM
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I bought a K&N drop in filter. Have not noticed anything really besides for slightly more turbo noise, still wish there was more spooling sound though.

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post #12 of 67 Old 03-12-2017, 11:33 PM
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Do you think there are any ill effects from taking off the engine covers? Additional heat in the engine compartment, noise, heated hood issues?
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post #13 of 67 Old 03-13-2017, 11:20 AM
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I took off my engine cover a few months ago when I put in an intake manifold spacer; the cover won't fit anymore. I haven't had any trouble driving it this winter, and I'd like to think the engine will stay a little cooler in the summer.

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post #14 of 67 Old 03-15-2017, 10:24 PM
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Installed an MMD hood strut kit. I'd add in pictures but the forum rules won't allow it...
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Installed an MMD hood strut kit. I'd add in pictures but the forum rules won't allow it...
MMD? I put an MRT hood strut kit on my wife's. heck that was one of the first mods I performed on all my Mustangs! I hate those darn prop rods.

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I think all Ford dealers should install a hood strut kit before the cars leave the lot, just for their own ease of maintenance.
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Today was the installation of a Mishimoto Cold Air Intake...

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post #18 of 67 Old 04-01-2017, 02:32 PM
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I've been thinking about a CAI. Let us know how you like the Mishimoto. Any problems installing it? How does it affect performance? Acceleration? Mileage?

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I've been thinking about a CAI. Let us know how you like the Mishimoto. Any problems installing it? How does it affect performance? Acceleration? Mileage?
I really like it so far.

Installation was pretty easy. I did encounter two problems:
1. I had trouble with the pressure clamp on the turbo. With the clamp on the silicon tube it didn't want to go on the turbo, and if I opened the clamp it wouldn't close around the turbo inlet. I ended up re-using the clamp from the stock intake.
2. The airbox uses one of the ground points behind the headlight as a mounting point. This worked fine for two days, but doesn't give a good enough ground since the box itself is powder coated. I ended up re-locating the ground to another point nearby.

Performance seems good, though I'm sure some of that is just in my head. Since I'm running the Cobb Stage 1 tune, I haven't noticed any gains, but the sound is awesome. With the open element you can really hear the intake and bypass noise, and I love that. Because of that though I have tended to be a little heavy on the pedal just to hear it sing.

and of course TODAY I drove it!

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Thanks, zhent. I haven't picked a CAI yet. It's good to know what can happen installing the Mishimoto.

I finally got my Mishimoto oil separator installed. It's only been on a couple hundred miles, so it's a little early to check it and see how much it's collecting.

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