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Amherst
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From: Amherst, WI, USA
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posted 09-07-2001 10:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Amherst   Click Here to Email Amherst     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This post relates more to MAF screens and how you should not take them out if you are keeping the stock maf. When I got my densecharger my check engine light came on after about 200 miles. The code was reading rich, which I thought might have to do with the fact that I removed the maf post. I then reset it, and the damn thing came on again. As I mentioned before, my 1/4 time dropped by about 1/2 second. I then went to my hardware store and bought some window screen that was identical to the maf screen. I then installed it between the maf and the denscharger and waa-laaa, no more check engine light. That was about 3,000 miles ago. I still haven't taken it to the track, but I assume that has fixed it seeing that the computer isn't pitching a fit. Just wanted to pass that on seeing it is a popular upgrade.........

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71ragtop
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posted 09-07-2001 11:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 71ragtop   Click Here to Email 71ragtop     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the information. I pulled the MAF screen on the Bullitt a good number of miles ago. No check engine light. No hunting idle. No problems to speak of. I know what to watch for though...thanks.

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Stewart
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posted 09-08-2001 01:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart   Click Here to Email Stewart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
WTH is a Densecharger?

[This message has been edited by Stewart (edited 09-08-2001).]

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Amherst
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posted 09-08-2001 10:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Amherst   Click Here to Email Amherst     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The densecharger is just one of the many cold air induction systems. It is around 95 bucks, and you keep your stock maf with it. The K&N that it comes with goes in the fenderwell, and the plumbing that hooks it all up is pvc. The reason I feel the maf screen is needed with the stock maf is because of the turbulance caused by the two 90 degree turns the air has to make. The screen must keep the air straight. I think ragtop didn't have a problem because the air was already running straight from the filter in the stock setup. Who knows if it makes a big difference or not. I am hoping to get to the track before the snow flies!!

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Stewart
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posted 09-08-2001 06:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart   Click Here to Email Stewart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What makes the Densecharger so special versus the other under-bumper cold air induction units available, such as March?

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Amherst
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posted 09-08-2001 08:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Amherst   Click Here to Email Amherst     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Their spin on the whole thing is the fact that the air cleaner is actually outside of the engine bay inside of the fenderwell, and that it is made of pvc which doesn't conduct heat as well (I guess.) The march kit is more of a ram air type, which I think is cool, but not what I wanted because of the weather up here. March's air filter is in a box inside of the engine compartment. I personally think either system doesn't do much on stock applications, but who knows???? Cars do run better on cooler nights, and if both systems are inducting cooler air than under the hood, it all makes sense to me. Mine was only $95, so no biggie either way.

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Stewart
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posted 09-09-2001 01:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart   Click Here to Email Stewart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Amherst:
March's air filter is in a box inside of the engine compartment. I personally think either system doesn't do much on stock applications, but who knows????

Yeah, I'm familiar with the March type systems. I have a generic one on my '90 GT. I can't tell you how it ran without it, because it was already on the car when I bought it, but I can tell you this, I have really excellent pull in 4th gear at high RPM's!

It pulls good enough to hold off a '99 (mighta been a 2000 model) SN-95 'vert with 3 teenagers in it! I pulled on 'em hard when in 4th gear.

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71ragtop
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posted 09-09-2001 09:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 71ragtop   Click Here to Email 71ragtop     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
*CLAP*
Hey Franz? I heard that you like, flexed some serious 4th gear muscle on some girlie-men the other day?

Dats right Hanz! 3 young girlie men tried to take me in a pose down. So I you know, dropped the hammer on em and pulled them hard. they were crying like little girls when I was finished.

Oh Franz you make me so proud.

*CLAP*

Mike

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Stewart
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posted 09-09-2001 01:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart   Click Here to Email Stewart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Oh damn...wife asks me why I'm laughing so hard. Well, I can't read her this post without giving her some backround info.

So I explain the Saturday Night Live skit...then explain how BG and me were seperated at birth...then explain how the Hans & Franz skit is connected...THEN I read her the post. I expected a roll of her eyes and a shake of her head, but she started laughing! Very cool! It made the post that much more enjoyable to be able to share it with Renee!!

Stewart

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cpmaverick
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posted 09-24-2001 07:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The screen is an air straightener. It helps the airflow smooth out so it can be more accurately measured. From what I have seen (not specifically Mustangs) they help power because the airflow is in the proper direction after it leaves the screen.

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AKBOSSMAN
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posted 10-16-2001 08:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AKBOSSMAN   Click Here to Email AKBOSSMAN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by cpmaverick:
The screen is an air straightener. ............. screen.

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I should have invented a air straightner!
I invented a cheese straightener, a
Egg cuber,
and a beer defoamer
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