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MDesign CAI and grille opening on Flex
« on: February 02, 2015, 01:36:00 AM »
With your intake do you recommend opening up the covered slot on the grille?

I have heard some Police Interceptors have this slot already removed on delivery.
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Re: MDesign CAI and grille opening on Flex
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2015, 05:11:51 PM »
It would be hard to say as I have not seen the slot in person on the Flex. I do believe the Explorer Sport might have the same opening and one of our forum members (BigMoneyCloser) might have more information on that specific slot.

Since it is installed with the factory intake air scoop I would wager that leaving it in place would not affect the intake kit.
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Re: MDesign CAI and grille opening on Flex
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2015, 05:26:04 PM »
That slot is also blocked on the explorer sport. That is a police version of the grill or a personally modified version in his picture.
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Re: MDesign CAI and grille opening on Flex
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2015, 02:54:13 AM »
The picture of my grille shows an unmodified outer opening.  There is an inner shield between the grille and the radiator blocking the direct air path into the factory air box. 

Are you saying the police Explorer has the rectangle opening in the outer grille and the inner shield?
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Re: MDesign CAI and grille opening on Flex
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2015, 12:01:34 PM »
People with the mk3 ford focus modify this all the time (remove it), it helps with the air. Should help us also.
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Re: MDesign CAI and grille opening on Flex
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2015, 09:47:49 PM »
With the opening blocked it draws in hot engine heat.

With it removed it will function as a ram air.

It will be removed on my flex.
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Re: MDesign CAI and grille opening on Flex
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2015, 10:27:21 AM »
If it was opened up directly into the intake, what would happen when you drive in the rain?
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Re: MDesign CAI and grille opening on Flex
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2015, 12:01:22 PM »
It rarely rains here in Southern California.  :)

I will check the air filter after a few minutes of driving in the rain and let you know  how it looks.

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Re: MDesign CAI and grille opening on Flex
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2015, 01:07:58 PM »
Rub it in... lol
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