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  • Cold Air Intakes For Zetec's (Focus Intakes, Contour Intakes, and Mystique Intakes)

    The most popular upgrade for almost any vehicle is the after market intakes. Here's a few that I have found for the Zetec engine. These are for a few different model Fords, but with a few mods, you may be able to fit them on any model with the 2.0 Zetec. Some are essentially the same thing, just different color option, for best matching your ride (If you do choose.)

    Several Intakes, not only for the Zetec, but the Duratec as well

    00-04 Focus

    If this belongs else where, sorry. Just thought I would help out the new comers. Also, on some/most of these you'll either need to drill a whole for the IAT sensor, or go to a parts store, and find something to use for it, that already has a fitting in it. (Refer to njk1's post about installing their intake, and see the pictures. It's the coupler RIGHT after the MAF sensor.

    EDIT (7-15-09) : After Almost 2 years, I have removed the invalid eBay links. If you're still looking for one, search for Zetec Cold Air Intake. ( http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trk...All-Categories ) Definitely not as many intakes as there was a couple years ago.
    1996 Mercury Mystique GS (Stock Again)
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  • #2
    Nice info! Some of the prices on those are a little outrageous, but fortunately, there's many options.
    -Matt

    2010 Subaru Forester

    '99 Tropic Green LX, Zetec, ATX

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Matt R View Post
      Nice info! Some of the prices on those are a little outrageous, but fortunately, there's many options.

      I know what you mean on the prices. $100 + on some just for the name. I just bought one (About $35 shipped.) I was looking at some in eBay, and found one that I actually wanted for cheaper, which sucks, but oh well.)
      1996 Mercury Mystique GS (Stock Again)
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      • #4
        unfortunately, I dont think anybody has tried the actual Cold air kits.

        I also would like to say, "COLD AIR INTAKE" means that the air filter is no longer in the engine bay, its relocated to somewhere where its remote cooler air to aid in performance.
        http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/00-06...spagenameZWDVW
        ^THAT is a Cold air intake, however, it is my opinion that due to the differences in engine bay and front end design between the focus and contour, it probably wont work/fit the way its supposed too, it willl probably require extensive modification.

        http://www.steedafocus.com/store/Fue...duct_info.html
        ^THIS^ WILL fit with minor modification, it will require a different hose coupling which you can get at autozone for between the MAF and the pipe for the IAT sensor.
        Sold the CSVT, replaced it with a Screaming Yellow 2003 EAP SVT Focus

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        • #5
          Originally posted by AliasJerk View Post
          unfortunately, I dont think anybody has tried the actual Cold air kits.

          I also would like to say, "COLD AIR INTAKE" means that the air filter is no longer in the engine bay, its relocated to somewhere where its remote cooler air to aid in performance.
          http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/00-06...spagenameZWDVW
          ^THAT is a Cold air intake, however, it is my opinion that due to the differences in engine bay and front end design between the focus and contour, it probably wont work/fit the way its supposed too, it willl probably require extensive modification.

          http://www.steedafocus.com/store/Fue...duct_info.html
          ^THIS^ WILL fit with minor modification, it will require a different hose coupling which you can get at autozone for between the MAF and the pipe for the IAT sensor.
          I actually ordered one almost like the first one you provided. And in my 1996 Mercury Mystique, I will find a way to install this, the way it's suppose to be, without extensive modifications, and it will still hold the same value as a TRUE cold air intake. Yes, it may not be the way it was designed to 'flow' through the engine bay like it's SUPPOSE to, but without extensive modifications (Which we are tryin' to stay away from, because the most average people may not have access to the appropriate tools to do these modifications. The second one you provided is not a true cold air intake. The second provided is defined as a 'Short Ram Air Intake' which is NOT the same as a 'Cold Air Intake'. Short Ram Air Intake VS. Cold Air Intake. I know the intakes listed are not for the Contour/Mystique, but I've looked over my engine bay, and I THINK I can make it work, as a TRUE cold air intake. I'm not trying to argue the fact that you are wrong and I am right/you are right, and I am wrong. Just simply trying to cover all basics on the 2.0 Zetecs in several model cars, and the ability to use the air intakes of our choice, at a price that will not hurt our wallets.
          Last edited by 96Mystique; 10-27-2007, 06:25 PM. Reason: Fixing a link
          1996 Mercury Mystique GS (Stock Again)
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          • #6
            he never said the second one was a CAI. in fact he specified that it will work with only minor modification.
            TZT Performance http://www.tztperformance.com/
            officially a troll. '93 3000GT VR4 #2229/2595

            '00 Black SVTC - sold 5/1/10
            '97 GL Turbo Zetec - gone

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            • #7
              Originally posted by striker2 View Post
              he never said the second one was a CAI. in fact he specified that it will work with only minor modification.
              Yes, I know he never stated it was a CAI, nor did he specify what it was. I was simply stating what it was, for people who do not know the difference (Which, from searching the forum a little bit, people seem to think that IS a CAI.)
              1996 Mercury Mystique GS (Stock Again)
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              • #8
                Originally posted by 96Mystique View Post
                Yes, I know he never stated it was a CAI, nor did he specify what it was. I was simply stating what it was, for people who do not know the difference (Which, from searching the forum a little bit, people seem to think that IS a CAI.)
                ah true
                Last edited by striker2; 10-27-2007, 06:54 PM. Reason: Freaking newbs need to learn their acronyms
                TZT Performance http://www.tztperformance.com/
                officially a troll. '93 3000GT VR4 #2229/2595

                '00 Black SVTC - sold 5/1/10
                '97 GL Turbo Zetec - gone

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                • #9
                  I ordered a true cold air intake for a 00+ focus from ebay and was unable to use it - couldn't get it routed like it was supposed to so I decided to scrap it and just go with a modified sleeperz style.
                  2000 CSVT (2102 of 2150)
                  96 GL Sport
                  Zetec/Auto (out to pasture )
                  If you get bored: what is my ip address | encrypt text messages

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                  • #10
                    i do agree the term cold air intake get's thrown around to liberally. i only see a couple of true cai's in a thread titled "Cold Air Intakes......"
                    buy me,95 conotur se
                    http://contour.org/ceg-vb/showthread.php?t=36638

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Teal4Banger View Post
                      sleeperz style.
                      the one and only

                      I had to do the same for mine.
                      I used to rock a 1998 Contour, Silfro Betty will be missed
                      New ride
                      2005 Saab(aru) 9-2x Linear, 5MT, unmolested for now, just changed cabin filters!

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                      • #12
                        Very Nice post +1

                        And +1 to the Mods for the Sticky Nod


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                        • #13
                          Cosmo Racing Intake

                          Hey guys I wanted to let you know that the Cosmo Racing intake sucks big time. I'm trying to return it , because of the issues that I've had with it.. The valve cover connection is way too small and the hole for the MAF is not good. I know I've seen the best one there is out there somewhere on this site but can't find it.
                          97' ZETEC Contour, 2.0L, 16V , DOHC ,VIN 3,MTX75 ,5 speed
                          Mods: JE 10.5:1 Pistons,Eagle Rods,Custom SVT Longtube headers,Spec Stage 2 clutch, Air intake,Mangaflow full exhaust,ThunderVolt 8.2 ,Accel coil,Aeromotive FPR,24# inj ,VMP tune with X3.

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                          • #14
                            All of the eBay links are dead.
                            -Matt

                            2010 Subaru Forester

                            '99 Tropic Green LX, Zetec, ATX

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                            • #15
                              I just bought am '04 Focus SVT for my son that came with am AEM CAI. I will not keep it on the car as it's like driving around a Wet-or-Dry Vacuum cleaner. The filter is in front of the drivers side tire about 6" from the road. Really exposed, he already knocked off the K&N pulling into a driveway. I couldn't imagine going thru puddles..... hydrolock anyone?
                              I'll either cut it back or get an SRI....
                              '98 E1 Black CSVT Contour
                              '06 Grey Mazdaspeed6
                              '04 Blue FSVT Focus
                              '87 Mustang GT Racecar

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