I'm sorry I didn't include Steeda in the comparison, but given the price, I figured the FSWerks and Injen were too close in design to warrant including Steeda also. It was difficult to get those dyno kits sold, and I am pretty sure I would still have the Steeda kit sitting in my office if I included it. I have owned Mustangs for years, and I am not a Steeda fan. In my personal opinion, I believe they have a premium on parts because of the name stamped in them.You're probably rite. The steeda does look a little cleaner under the hood. I will tell you one thing. I called steed a little earlier, I was not very impressed at all with the lack of knowledge of the rep on the phone. All the answers I got were either "I'm not sure" "I don't know" or the wrong info completely. Lost some confidence in their outfit after the call....
Now THATS how you buy Steeda, haha, gently used.I picked the steeda intake up but it's only because I scored it for $135 lightly used on eBay. I was going to pick up either the FSWerks or K&N kit before hand. Other than the velocity stack housing I feel it is no better than all the others. It would have been nice to have a better tube from the well designed MAF to the TB, but whatever. I appreciate the effort you put into this comparison Ronnie. Certainly helpful for us.
Sounds like a plan. You will love it though. For the few times it drones the benefits truly out weigh them. I definitely recommend the FSWerks kit. Not the most expensive but definitely a company that supports the market for sure.the links in the OP work now, maybe photobucket was taking a dirt nap or something.
thanks, One Fast Bear. i think ultimately i'm going for it, if it drives me crazy i can remove the intake again and probably sell it for ~80% of my original investment, not too big a loss.
They make more noise because the engine is extremely efficiently.question about noise on these aftermarket intakes, i saw a comment that said it was comparable to running with the airbox top off, is that accurate?
i'd like to 'test drive' the noise level before springing for an intake. my zetec with a focussport intake was louder definitely, but not droning or unbearable.
my '13, with the resonator removed, oof - on big mountainy uphills, it's DRONE almost drowning out the stereo. not sure why the difference (vs the zetec), maybe the distance between the intake runners and the air filter was farther in the zetec (since the engine was 180 degrees opposed of the duratec) but man, duratec minus resonator is loud.
also kudos to Ford for the design of the resonator if it eliminated that cacophony, heh.