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mzracer360
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Reged: 04/02/06
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Intake
#1311828 - 09/03/06 10:11 PM

This has probably been talked about before, but...

I am wanting to know if anyone has used this intake setup, and if so, is it a good mod to do. This would be my first modification to my car and I want to learn more about it first. I'd also like to know if SP Motorsports is a reliable website to order off of?

http://www.spmotorsports.com/ATCcontour_intakes_components.html

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1995 Ford Contour GL

Mods -
Kenwood CD Reciever

Edited by mzracer360 (09/03/06 10:12 PM)

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posthuman63t
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Re: Intake new
#1311839 (Re: mzracer360) 09/03/06 10:49 PM

Yes, they are reliable.

The easiest intake mod, and most cost-effective is buying a MAF Adapter and using a K&N Intake. The most popular filter to use is part #RU-3530. Cheapest place to get the filter is usually at www.ajusa.com For the MAF adapter, I got mine from Spmotorsports, but others have found them cheaper in local auto stores.

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2000 Contour SVT
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mzracer360
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Re: Intake new
#1311845 (Re: posthuman63t) 09/03/06 11:03 PM

Thanks for the quick reply! I'll probably have to get it from sp motorsports, i've checked multiple auto stores/performance garages and nobody could get it for me. I have one last question, does this mod increase gas mileage any?

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1995 Ford Contour GL

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Tourige
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Reged: 05/25/04
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Loc: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Re: Intake new
#1311853 (Re: mzracer360) 09/03/06 11:24 PM

Originally posted by mzracer360:
Thanks for the quick reply! I'll probably have to get it from sp motorsports, i've checked multiple auto stores/performance garages and nobody could get it for me. I have one last question, does this mod increase gas mileage any?




barly. It will probably go down cause you want to hear the sweet intake sound it makes.

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99 TRed Contour SVT # 1853 out of 2760
230.2 WHP @ 6500
237.0 WTR @ 2250

Originally posted by MxRacer:
Originally posted by RawBurt:
I'll be keeping it to myself, until the time comes. It'll be hard to find.




much like your weiner.




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posthuman63t
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Re: Intake new
#1311858 (Re: Tourige) 09/03/06 11:31 PM

Yea, as Tourige said, it doesn't really make all that uchof a difference. Any gain I would suspect would be from a new/clean filter compared to an old dirty one that doesn't flow as well.

The sound is nice though, your car will be more throatier. It's a nice increase.

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m4gician
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Re: Intake new
#1312273 (Re: posthuman63t) 09/04/06 11:25 PM

well for me, I'm leaning towards the drop-in filter, simply because I don't want the noise, and the drop in is available OTC for cheaper

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posthuman63t
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Re: Intake new
#1312332 (Re: m4gician) 09/05/06 01:24 AM

It sound slike your getting the impression it makes the car MUCH louder, when it really doesn't. On a 1-100 scale (100 being loudest), we'll assume the car sounds at level 20, the filter makes it a level 22. I mean, there is a noticable difference in sound, but nothing that would make you go, wow, thats a big difference.

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bensenvill
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Re: Intake new
#1312333 (Re: m4gician) 09/05/06 01:25 AM

Originally posted by m4gician:
well for me, I'm leaning towards the drop-in filter, simply because I don't want the noise, and the drop in is available OTC for cheaper




ok

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Tourige
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Re: Intake new
#1312367 (Re: m4gician) 09/05/06 01:55 AM

Originally posted by m4gician:
well for me, I'm leaning towards the drop-in filter, simply because I don't want the noise, and the drop in is available OTC for cheaper




Big waste of money.

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99 TRed Contour SVT # 1853 out of 2760
230.2 WHP @ 6500
237.0 WTR @ 2250

Originally posted by MxRacer:
Originally posted by RawBurt:
I'll be keeping it to myself, until the time comes. It'll be hard to find.




much like your weiner.




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RawBurt
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Re: Intake new
#1312369 (Re: Tourige) 09/05/06 01:56 AM

Originally posted by Tourige:
Originally posted by m4gician:
well for me, I'm leaning towards the drop-in filter, simply because I don't want the noise, and the drop in is available OTC for cheaper




Big waste of money.




I'm not saying that I dont believe. I'm just curious as to why its a big waste of money?

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SVT3Rivieres
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Re: Intake new
#1312460 (Re: RawBurt) 09/05/06 03:20 AM

because for the price you pay you dont have much more performance and you dont have much more of the nice sound of a open air filter

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9mm Ford racing
SPEC Stage one/Spec Alum. Flywheel
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