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Why did you make a poll out of two simple questions?

I'm not aware of a CAI or "short ram" for the 2.3 yet. You have to remember the Fusion is a family sedan - there simply won't be a big aftermarket for it because the demand isn't there.
 

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IT will be, You also HAve to remember That ford is using it in nascar, And that One of the many reasons they came out with it was to hopefully Take some of the market away from import tuners. ITs marketed as a midsize family sedan to Stop it from turning into a fleet car(RENTALS, OFFICE VEHICLES, ETC...) and loosing its resale value.

It's just a matter of time.
 

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"Ford is using it in NASCAR." Does that mean we will be getting 800 hp V8's for our cars too? What cos stated is true. This is a mid-size family sedan so the market will not be in high demand for go fast goodies. After all, this is replacing the Ford Taurus. After how many years that car was in production you are hard pressed to find anything to spruce them up. These are family sedans and thats all they are.
 

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That's Cause the Tauras Was UGLY
The Fusion is a work of art :)

there using the image of the fusion, Sorry. To spruce up the Want and need for the car.  Look at the shear demand generated by the internet as it stands now. This site exists, and with more to come It's been less than a year and People like us Like Other members of this forum, Are already starting to mod there fusions these will be the mods of tommorow, when someone says Wow it would be cool if I could find a turbo for my 06 Fusion they'll probably find that mod in production because years earlier, Someone here had already said that, That's how the market gets flodded with Aftermarket Parts, The forerunners, The Idealistics, who saw the car And knew before it hit production, that's what I want.... Begin Creating...  You can't just sit back and wait for Big name aftermarket companies to come out with what you want.  sometimes you have to create your own wave, and hope it catches on, And That's what I see from the people of this forum, and others like it. and this may be my personall opinion but I think you're really selling those people short. By Using a generalized statement, by simply saying the demand isnt there and hense no aftermarket. with nothing to back that statement up.
 

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Someone should give the focus CAI's a try. I think it would work. Looking at some pictures of the Focus' engine bay makes me think that a cold air intake would fit on our cars as well. Search E-bay for an intake and splurge on one. Try to fit it on and then get back to us. If it doesnt fit, sell it on ebay again and get your money back. I will be doing this as soon as the funds are in place because I am X-calin' mine at the same time. So basically, try a 2.3 Focus intake, it might work.
 

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Hold on there buddy! That may be an expensive mistake, To date I've made 6 different configurations of a CAI for my I4 manual with the latest running for 4 days now. The issue with the Focus intake is #1, the Focus is a throttle cable type where the Fusion is a throttle by wire (electronic) type. Better explained, If you look at the rubber base of the intake system there are two lines being used, the large one on the side is connected to the PVC system, the other on top runs into a check valve and then into the base of the throttle body. Ask me what it's for and I couldn't tell you other than it helps modulate the idle quality, without it check engine lights fly. This small vacume line does not exist on the Focus and the fitting not available on a Focus CAI. But !!! If you are handy with tools the best designed Focus CAI is built by Cosworth, Their design incorporates Air Trumpets in the MAF housing to maintain air velocity, as I've found out the Fusion MAF sensor is so mambe-pambe that any change freeks the ECU out. But Cosworths intake would make a good starting point, you would just need to drill a 1/4 inch" hole, fit a rubber grommet and a stem about 10 inches away from the throttle base.
As I said earlier, with 6 different configurations most supporting limited success 2 have provided no problems and good increases for HP and torque. Shorter version are effected by the intake pulse from the throttle body and idle quality goes to hell. The latest version is a long ram tube with a Air Trumpet fitted in the entrance of the MAF housing and the filter is sealed in the front left fascia under a block off plate to keep engine heat away and is fed by air through a lower driving light area.

Now for the V-6 owners, a basic system can be made for yours and rather simply too. Looking at Swoops SEL over the weekend the biggest draw back is the location of the battery. It required the Ford engineers to make an off-set in the rubber section of the base to clear, so a complete CAI can not be done easily but could be done creatively. In the interim , smooth pipe can be used from the rubber base out and routed anyway you like. You just need to have the correct adaptor for the flat MAF sensor.

My biggest question is "what does the vacume tube on the top of the rubber base to the check valve do"?? If it is not required I have a really slick CAI that will make nearly double the HP that my current one makes. Help !!!!
 

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Confusion, is the vacuum tube you are talking about on the 2.3? If so, I will get back to you. I have a friend that is an Engineer for Ford and he worked on the Fusion a little bit. I will see if he answers my calls.
 

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why do u guys goto the focus intake, yes focus has a 2.3 but focus is a small car with diffrent set up, u need to look to our sibiling, the mazda 6, and guess what AEM makes one for the mazda 6 4 cyl and 6 cyl http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/p...623&partid=15&makeid=16&modelid=289&year=2006

if anyone has tried this they can post but i cant see why it wouldnt work, we have the same car, with a diffrent body panel

mazda on the left obviously, my fusion on the right ;)
it looks very close , the fusion seems to be more raw, ooo a mazda engine cover would look hot haha
 

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[quote author=FusionPowered06 link=topic=51103.msg820696#msg820696 date=1152808716]
Confusion, is the vacuum tube you are talking about on the 2.3?  If so, I will get back to you.  I have a friend that is an Engineer for Ford and he worked on the Fusion a little bit.  I will see if he answers my calls.
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FusionPower06, Yes I'm sorry I didn't specify, it is the 2.3 that I'm asking about, As supplied on the picture from (ceiph) the one with the small elbow and the check valve located behind the accordian rubber part of the intake section.

As for ceiph's question, the Focus 2.3 is more comparable than the Mazda 6 version. Although both are 2.3 Duratec's there are differnces unique to Mazda, The MAF sensor located just behind the filter box is a sealed Bomb site type,and ECU. Ford uses a flat module that can be replaced in parts. The Mazda still uses throttle by cable, not electronic like Ford, you also don't see and Helmholtz type silencers on the Mazda intake, to help give the Mazda a sportier sound during acceleration. As for the engine cover, Mazda mounts their alternator on the front of the engine in cool air, The Ford brainiacs decided to place theirs in the rear and use that rediculous cooling tube to keep it from overheating. There is surely room for improvement on the Fords engine appearance but I don't think the company cares about a pleasing looking engine.
 

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I'll bet there's a reson Ford chose to mount the alternator on the back of the engine and duct cooling air to it.
 

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Yes, there is a very good reason! FORD will soon announce that it is changing its name to FORM.
Why the change? Well, Ford management realized that FORD, which has long stood for "Fucked-Over Rebuilt Dodge" no longer applies to their "Way Forward" vision. Thus, the name FORM was born...Fucked-Over Rebuilt Mazda.

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I'll bet there's a reson Ford chose to mount the alternator on the back of the engine and duct cooling air to it.
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If you feel that way then why did you buy a new Ford?
 

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It is a Joke, Son!

I have never seen an alternator cooling duct like that, and it is rather funny to me!

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If you feel that way then why did you buy a new Ford?
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