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post #1 of 74 (permalink) Old 02-02-2017, 07:40 AM Thread Starter
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Steeda intake install

So I got my Steeda intake in the mail yesterday and started the install.. Yes.. started.. I guess the having to ream out the drill holes and the difficulty in fitting it is part of the experience? The stock airbox has angled intake pipes that make it FAR easier to connect the intake hoses. The Steeda box doesn't and that's posing a bit of a problem.

It may also be my lack of mechanical knowledge but fitting the trim that seals the box against the hood is difficult to say the least. I recall the AirRaid CAI I purchased for less already had that installed. Going to work on it again today and see if I can work out the fitment issues. Otherwise the stock intake is going back on.
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Found part of the problem... The outer diameter of the velocity stacks are different where they connect to the vehicle tubing. One is a hair larger than 2 and 7/8 the other is a touch larger than 3 and 1/16th.
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I guess it's not "plug and play"? IIRC, the pictures showing Steeda's owner's car showed that they put a little slit where the molding makes drastic vertical turns. Check the pictures on their site.
So far my opinion is no. I know folks have had issues with MDesign but that intake was far easier to install as was my AirRaid.
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I called and they're going to find out if I was sent an incorrect velocity stack. It's not intended, though. The stock tubes are the same size on both ends. The larger stack required reaming of the box (a small amount) and simply won't fit on the intake tubes.
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I'm a little surprised at all this seeing that the owner has one on his Sport. Hope they get you set straight.
They're sending another stack out. Hopefully that will resolve the problem.
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Mine showed up this morning right before work. Hopefully, this isn't an issue with all of these first units.
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Mine showed up this morning right before work. Hopefully, this isn't an issue with all of these first units.
Agreed. I hope you have an easier time than I have, so far. When you're installing the velocity stacks, I'd put in the screws closest to the bottom of the box, first.

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wow, this just shows the attention to detail that was put into this for the amount of money that it costs, this should not be happening.
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considering Steeda's horrible track record across the forums, I'll just assume they tried to ship you their test one.

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considering Steeda's horrible track record across the forums, I'll just assume they tried to ship you their test one.
Hmmmm. I rarely hear negative feedback about Steeda and they are praised on the 2 mustang forums I frequently visit.
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