Well I received my intake today. I started the install and noticed that divider that separates the pre-filter from the filter on the OEM lower air box hits the volant filter. So I removed the filter but left the intake tube attached to see if the hood would close. It did not close... It almost looks as though they want the hood to hold it in place. I'm not cool with that... Cold be related to build tolerances on Ford that they didn't account for. I also didn't like the way the coolant hoses that were attached to the factory intake were left to flop around. I made a quick fix, but still $5 of plastic where the factory silencer mounted would have made a huge difference.
I their defense I did contact them and was told I might be missing a rubber part and they would mail it tomorrow plus their designer is supposed to call me tomorrow.
I hope it was just me and all my probs get solved tomorrow.
All in all I do like the kit if it fits right. And the sound is nice to me. It's more throaty, almost like a gasser at low rpm. Above 1700 RPM I feel the sound is about the same as stock. The turbo is not any louder. Turbos that small don't make a lot of sound. DPF deletes is where the sounds are. IMO...
Seat of the pants... I want to say from a dead stop through 1500RPMs under part throttle felt smoother.