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Looking at which intakes actually use the ram that takes in air from the grill. I know the Mishimoto and the Cobb do, which others do as well? And no blah blah about how intakes are a waste of money, they might be but it's my money so it doesn't really matter.
 

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Looking at which intakes actually use the ram that takes in air from the grill. I know the Mishimoto and the Cobb do, which others do as well? And no blah blah about how intakes are a waste of money, they might be but it's my money so it doesn't really matter.
Huh? The ST has factory inlets that pull air from the grill. "Ramair-ish"

You want a snorkel. Such As Velossa Tech's.

No "intake" pulls air from the grill, just the oem airbox, or any aftermarket airboxes that utilize the OEM hookup to the grill.
 

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Huh? The ST has factory inlets that pull air from the grill. "Ramair-ish"

You want a snorkel. Such As Velossa Tech's.

No "intake" pulls air from the grill, just the oem airbox, or any aftermarket airboxes that utilize the OEM hookup to the grill.
Yes I know that it pulls into the airbox. A lot of the intakes just have you remove that and don't utilize the snorkel to grab the air from the grill to the air box. I am not looking for a snorkel I am looking for an intake, as I said in the title.
 

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Yes I know that it pulls into the airbox. A lot of the intakes just have you remove that and don't utilize the snorkel to grab the air from the grill to the air box. I am not looking for a snorkel I am looking for an intake, as I said in the title.
Most intakes actually re-use the OEM Airbox.

Then you have a few that actually replace the OEM airbox, such as the CP-e which uses the OEM inlets

Then you have all the open airbox intakes, which do not meet your needs.

I am quite versed in this platform, and am taking time to help you, so keep that in mind with your responses.

There is no ram air intake for the focus ST as a complete unit that doesnt just use the oem inlets.
 

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Most intakes actually re-use the OEM Airbox.

Then you have a few that actually replace the OEM airbox, such as the CP-e which uses the OEM inlets

Then you have all the open airbox intakes, which do not meet your needs.

I am quite versed in this platform, and am taking time to help you, so keep that in mind with your responses.

There is no ram air intake for the focus ST as a complete unit that doesnt just use the oem inlets.
I am not looking for a ram air intake I think you are just confused by my terminology. I just am looking for intake that will use the oem tubes to funnel air to the filter. Nothing more than that. I was interested in getting the Injen but after finding out the box doesn't let you attach the oem snorkel it turned me off because it kind of defeats the point.
 

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I am not looking for a ram air intake I think you are just confused by my terminology. I just am looking for intake that will use the oem tubes to funnel air to the filter. Nothing more than that. I was interested in getting the Injen but after finding out the box doesn't let you attach the oem snorkel it turned me off because it kind of defeats the point.
You want a snorkle. VelossaTech can help you.

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I am not looking for a ram air intake I think you are just confused by my terminology. I just am looking for intake that will use the oem tubes to funnel air to the filter. Nothing more than that. I was interested in getting the Injen but after finding out the box doesn't let you attach the oem snorkel it turned me off because it kind of defeats the point.
A properly worded question, gets a proper answer, currently there are a few options that suit your request.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ram-air_intake

The snorkel creates a ram air intake.

Just re-using the oem airbox will suit you. So you will want one of the many "just a tube to the airbox" intakes. I suggest a JBR, they seem to have the best design for the money. The cobb annoys me everytime I work on my car. the elbow they use sucks.

Personally replacing the "accordion tube" to the intake is a priority. Which is something to be mindful of. Quite a few companies are just a tube, and re-use all the oem stuffs.

To use the air inlets from the grill properly, a closed airbox is needed.

If you want to have more fun turbo sounds, then either an open ended air filter or an open airbox is needed. The sounds tend to outweigh the slight nudge in efficiency.

WHats your budget, what else do you want in your intake? Design/feature wise?
 

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A properly worded question, gets a proper answer, currently there are a few options that suit your request.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ram-air_intake

The snorkel creates a ram air intake.

Just re-using the oem airbox will suit you. So you will want one of the many "just a tube to the airbox" intakes. I suggest a JBR, they seem to have the best design for the money. The cobb annoys me everytime I work on my car. the elbow they use sucks.

Personally replacing the "accordion tube" to the intake is a priority. Which is something to be mindful of. Quite a few companies are just a tube, and re-use all the oem stuffs.

To use the air inlets from the grill properly, a closed airbox is needed.

If you want to have more fun turbo sounds, then either an open ended air filter or an open airbox is needed. The sounds tend to outweigh the slight nudge in efficiency.

WHats your budget, what else do you want in your intake? Design/feature wise?
You can get additional pieces for the cp-e box to close it off. The oem box is well designed. I just don't like everything after it.

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Wow just reading this I got more info on stuff I thought I knew. I love it when that happens.

So I have a question now. I bought the Roush kit and love it but I am curious why no one has a replacement for that "accordion tube" right off the air box.
I know some intakes replace it with there whole set up but what if you just wanted to replace that one piece? Lets just say.

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A properly worded question, gets a proper answer, currently there are a few options that suit your request.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ram-air_intake

The snorkel creates a ram air intake.

Just re-using the oem airbox will suit you. So you will want one of the many "just a tube to the airbox" intakes. I suggest a JBR, they seem to have the best design for the money. The cobb annoys me everytime I work on my car. the elbow they use sucks.

Personally replacing the "accordion tube" to the intake is a priority. Which is something to be mindful of. Quite a few companies are just a tube, and re-use all the oem stuffs.

To use the air inlets from the grill properly, a closed airbox is needed.

If you want to have more fun turbo sounds, then either an open ended air filter or an open airbox is needed. The sounds tend to outweigh the slight nudge in efficiency.

WHats your budget, what else do you want in your intake? Design/feature wise?
I don't really have any budget, I was just looking to get better piping + continue to use the oem funnel + increase turbo noise. Looking at the pictures it seems the roush seems to be what I'm looking for if it does indeed use the oem funnel?
 

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I don't really have any budget, I was just looking to get better piping + continue to use the oem funnel + increase turbo noise. Looking at the pictures it seems the roush seems to be what I'm looking for if it does indeed use the oem funnel?
The roush doesn't really. It relies on just sucking air trapped against the hood. Reuses the stock accordion elbow too.

Run a metal intake tube, that uses an aftermarket coupler to the stock airbox, then an open ended air filter with the airbox lid off for max sound. Then if you change your mind, you can cap the end of the filter, and close the airbox for max efficiency.

Like stated above, the CPE is super sexy, uses the OEM inlets and can be capped, but its metal. Which is both weight and a product that conducts heat well, unlike the OEM plastic airbox.
 

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The roush doesn't really. It relies on just sucking air trapped against the hood. Reuses the stock accordion elbow too.

Run a metal intake tube, that uses an aftermarket coupler to the stock airbox, then an open ended air filter with the airbox lid off for max sound. Then if you change your mind, you can cap the end of the filter, and close the airbox for max efficiency.

Like stated above, the CPE is super sexy, uses the OEM inlets and can be capped, but its metal. Which is both weight and a product that conducts heat well, unlike the OEM plastic airbox.
I will say this for the cp-e paired with a snorkle the IATs during auto x were cooler than an oem intake with the lid removed.

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I will say this for the cp-e paired with a snorkle the IATs during auto x were cooler than an oem intake with the lid removed.

Sent from another garage.

Thanks CP-E sponsored member, whose opinions are not skewed in favor of any manufacturer, and completely unbiased.

I do like the CPE, they just make great stuff in general. Unlike Cobb, who made the amazing accessport, then dropped the ball on everything else imho.
 

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The roush doesn't really. It relies on just sucking air trapped against the hood. Reuses the stock accordion elbow too.

Run a metal intake tube, that uses an aftermarket coupler to the stock airbox, then an open ended air filter with the airbox lid off for max sound. Then if you change your mind, you can cap the end of the filter, and close the airbox for max efficiency.

Like stated above, the CPE is super sexy, uses the OEM inlets and can be capped, but its metal. Which is both weight and a product that conducts heat well, unlike the OEM plastic airbox.
Ok, maybe Mishimoto with the lid popped off would be a good option for me. I just haven't seen a video of it driving since it's pretty new so I was wondering about the sound.
 

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Ok, maybe Mishimoto with the lid popped off would be a good option for me. I just haven't seen a video of it driving since it's pretty new so I was wondering about the sound.
I like their product, but I always think ahead. It's metal though, and will conduct engine bay heat.

How does it mount? Factory locations? If so then that skimpy coupling is most likely going to be the bane of your existence as you mod further down the line.

So far, thats my only gripe with that product. Its a bit of an investment at it's price, but if you are cool with that, then it should be a solid buy.
 

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I like their product, but I always think ahead. It's metal though, and will conduct engine bay heat.

How does it mount? Factory locations? If so then that skimpy coupling is most likely going to be the bane of your existence as you mod further down the line.

So far, thats my only gripe with that product. Its a bit of an investment at it's price, but if you are cool with that, then it should be a solid buy.

Appears that it replaces everything except for the oem snorkel.
 

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Thanks CP-E sponsored member, whose opinions are not skewed in favor of any manufacturer, and completely unbiased.

I do like the CPE, they just make great stuff in general. Unlike Cobb, who made the amazing accessport, then dropped the ball on everything else imho.
Believe it or not I try to be neutral. I bought my intake in 2014 from EdgeAutosport.com, possibly late 2013. I'd have to look up the receipt. I've throughly enjoyed my intake well before cp-e decided to sponsor me. Regardless of what I say it's the owner of the cars decision that matters.

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