EPP Dual feed intake

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  1. BamSHO

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    Well installed the EPP dual feed yesterday, had to do some tweeking, but all good. Sounds great and took her for a little drive. Seems to want to run now since she can breathe. Track opens in couple weeks, so we wil see. Personally, I def recommend this upgraded over the other kits. I have been running a modified Airaid setup. Also it gets rid of the choke point, 90 degree bend for the front turbo. 20200314_125215.jpg 20200314_171558.jpg
     
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    How much did that run you and how bad was the install


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    475.00, there are options for Recirculating holes, power coating, etc. I just bought the base kit and painted it myself. As for the install, took my couple hours, but nothing terrible. Will need ramps due to getting at the rear turbo input tube clamp.
     
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    what tweaking did you have to do?
     
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    Trim the front edge of the air box about a 1/32 inch, nothing major.
     
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    Had a few tweaks to get it into the 2018 too. It's not a drop in but no crazy fab work either.
     
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    If you relay your changes to Mike he can incorporate it. I know on my 13 it was a drop in no issue. Is it rubbing the hood?
     
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    No not the hood. The box wouldn't seat properly nor would the pipes into the box. The air sensor hole was incorrect and the angle of the pipe to the rear turbo was not angled correctly so needed a trim. Few other issues the Ford tech had but again nothing major at all. I think it was a 3 hour job but he is extremely fastidious and a perfecionist.
     
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    I had similar issues, box was hitting the battery tray, seemed impossible to get it in and seated where it would mesh up with both bolt holes. No clue how, but eventually got it in and made it work. Do not ever want to take it out and have to mess with it again.
     
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    I agree it's in there for good now. I'm going to recheck the seals too to make sure that everything is tight. First drive it popped off and had to be put back on and tightened down. Same issue with the noisemaker.
     
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    Yep those t-clamps have to be extremely tight
     
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    Don't make them too tight, I had two of them break because I overtightened them. Don't get me started on how irritating it was to do hot pipes at same time and find one set metric and the other set of clamps standard. Guess using the same size clamps for both kits was too difficult.
     
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    Looks goood
     
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    The gen 1 setup I have required a bit of tweaking as well...

    The front pipe from the turbo to the air box was at the wrong angle for the filter... had to trim the silicon coupler a bit...

    The front pipe from the inter cooler and the front turbo pipe were rubbing and bouncing off each other causing false knock... so I had to adjust each pipe to get the distance between them correct...

    My air box hits the battery tray as well... really isn’t anything I can do to adjust it... so I screwed it down anyway...

    No clamp to hold the IAT sensor in place...

    My filter also has a threaded hole at the end, so I ran a bolt into it with a washer so I wasn’t sucking unfiltered air...

    Took me a bit and some tweaking... the gen 2 doesn’t have flared ends so that I think should help with the alignment issues..
     
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    The gen 2 alignment wasn't much better. To be honest if I had to do it again given the cost vs benefit I probably would have stayed with the airaid or stock box. I've got the gh turbos now so maybe it's better there is less restrictions.
     
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    Damn I didn't have any of those issues. The threaded hole should be where the IAT sensor goes. did you have a SECOND hole?
     
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    With turbos you'll see much more benefit with the EPP intake over the Airaid. Surprised you had so many issues, I sell probably 5 of these a week through the site and I haven't heard of any install issues worth relaying back to Mike. I just recommend to customers that you don't tighten ANY clamps until everything is aligned and situated properly.
     
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    I had the same issue with the front intake pipe looking like it was going to rub against the charge pipe, but it was during the week where I couldn't figure out for the life of me how to get the air box in so I was running it without the box. I ended up going to the parts store and buying some rubber hose that was similar diameter, cut it so that I had about 6 inches and put it around the charge pipe and secured it with zip ties. Had to do the same with the rear intake pipe because without the support of the airbox keeping it in place it looked like it was going to bounce off the motor right behind the thermostat. Paid way too much for powdercoating to be scratching them pipes up.

    Lee I saw the advice to leave everything loose and not tighten clamps until you are done, but to be honest that advice just left me madder about the whole install. How you can go back and tighten the front clamps when they are completely blocked by the airbox is beyond me.

    Using the same size bolts for the intake and the charge pipes is my biggest issue tho. As many times as I had to take things out and put them back in trying to get everything right, constantly switching over sockets because one is metric and the other is standard got me to the point where I was ready to throw stuff across the garage. If you have two of every single socket, every single extension and every single ratchet, it wouldn't be a big deal.

    As frustrating as it was, I would still do it over again just because the sucky sucky noises are so cool. Haven't seen any difference at all in dragy times so far, but wastegate % is definitely lower. Fingers crossed that my local track is open Saturday, so far their website says they are running so I'm anxious to see if it goes any faster down the track.
     
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    Yes... there was a small hole on the front of the cone that has a brass thread...

    And yes, there was a threaded rubber hole on the backside next to where the pipes go in that I put the IAT into...
     
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    It was fine in the end and not end of the world issues. I didn't feel the need to relay anything either for that reason.
     

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