Tag Archives: Cold Air Intake

News: Tuned 2016 Focus RS

Turning up the Heat

ID Motorsports tests SCT tuning and a Mountune CAI on Ford’s hot hatch

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of ID Motorsports

We are still waiting to steal some seat time in Ford’s 350-horsepower, all-wheel-drive Focus, but lucky owners are already out there enjoying them. Of course that means that industrious aftermarket types are already busy modifying them. Case in point is ID Motorsports, which recently acquired a new Focus RS project and jumped right into modding it.
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News: 50-State-Legal Cold Air Intakes

Street Legal

JLT Performance’s no-tune CAI systems were deemed 50-state legal

By Steve Turner
Photos by Steve Turner and courtesy of JLT Performance

The times they are a changing. It has become crucial for aftermarket companies to have their products tested and approved for emissions compliance. One company on the cutting edge of this movement is JLT Performance, which recently received an Executive Order number from the California Air Resources Board for its no-tune-required cold-air intake systems. Continue reading

Tech: EcoBoost Mustang CAI Install

Fresh Air

Installing Steeda’s cold air intake wakes up the EcoBoost Mustang

By Steve Turner
Photos by Steve Turner and courtesy of Steeda Autosports

Since there were internal combustion engines, there have been hot rodders trying to increase their output. Over the years, engines have gotten far more efficient and powerful, but numerous production restraints keep carmakers from fully maximizing the performance of their engines.
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Video: Shelby GT350 Cold Air Intake

Breathe Deep

JLT Performance’s cold-air intake adds over 31 horsepower to a GT350

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of JLT Performance

One look at the induction on the Shelby GT350’s engine and you know the Voodoo 5.2-liter is ready to breathe. The intake is built for flow, the throttle body inlet starts off at 90mm before tapering down a bit, and even the air box features an open-element conical filter. As we know, a high-revving engine loves to breathe, and apparently it loves breathing through JLT Performance’s new cold air intake.
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Video: EcoBoost Mustang Exhaust Comparo

Sound Off

Comparing the sound of the Kooks and stock EcoBoost exhaust systems

By SID297 and Steve Turner
Photos by SID297 and Stacy Stangz

If you are into EcoBoost Mustangs and you’ve been following the progress of our own Project Samhain, you know the Competition Orange 2015 Mustang picked up some impressive gains with the addition of an Airaid cold-air intake, a Kooks exhaust system, and Livernois Motorsports tuning. Our friends at Pro Dyno helped us with the installation and dyno testing of the system. When we were finished there, we had the opportunity to compare the sound of the Kooks exhaust with that of the stock system.
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