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So, I need to know if any of you with the CPE FMIC are also using a SF and if they will both fit okay (barely is fine)?? lol I saw several cars with custom fmic's that were using a SF, and there was enough room. However, there is not much play in these to reroute, so I'd obviously like to know before I get in there.

I just want to know if you have the CPE fmic, if a SF will fit. The cpe pipes are rigid, so I'll go CAI if I absolutely have to. I'd rather cut my SF even shorter first, lol. If someone was able to cram a SF in with the CPE fmic, please let me know!

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I'm interested in this too. I'll be getting a cp-e FMIC soon and I have the COBB SF intake. Looking at the pics in this thread, it looks like the SF should fit OK in place of the CAI.
 

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I'm interested in this too. I'll be getting a cp-e FMIC soon and I have the COBB SF intake. Looking at the pics in this thread, it looks like the SF should fit OK in place of the CAI.
I dunno dude, that SF cone is pretty bulky... it's gonna be a tight fit if it works. I want to see the CPE fmic with the SF installed before I get the her up on jacks...
 

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Yeah it is tight... I replaced my COBB filter with an AEM dryflow filter (recommended by Forzda in another thread). It's a shorter filter. But yeah, I'd also like confirmation from someone who has this setup.
 

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Yeah it is tight... I replaced my COBB filter with an AEM dryflow filter (recommended by Forzda in another thread). It's a shorter filter. But yeah, I'd also like confirmation from someone who has this setup.
Forzda def knows his shit. It sounds like I may have to pick up one of those filter at least for it to fit. You have a pic of yours so I can compare the the cobb sf filter? What are the other benefits of the dry flow? You got a linky?
 

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I'm interested in this too. I'll be getting a cp-e FMIC soon and I have the COBB SF intake. Looking at the pics in this thread, it looks like the SF should fit OK in place of the CAI.
Okay, good news. I posted the same question on 3 forums, and dude on msf confirmed it fits NP, with a little room to spare. There's an engine bay pic too below. I can't link you bc links to other forums never work. But if you go to the MS6 engine/tranny post on msf, you'll see the same post/title as on here, and you'll see his post. I copied the pic for you just in case:

 

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Okay, good news. I posted the same question on 3 forums, and dude on msf confirmed it fits NP, with a little room to spare. There's an engine bay pic too below. I can't link you bc links to other forums never work. But if you go to the MS6 engine/tranny post on msf, you'll see the same post/title as on here, and you'll see his post.
Cool thanks! Here's a picture of the AEM, with the COBB next to it. I measured and the AEM is only ~ 1/4" shorter, but it's actually a little wider than the COBB.

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Anyway, I didn't like the idea of re-oiling my filter, so I switched to dryflow when it was time to clean. There is a lot of discussion about this. Here are some threads I read:

http://forum.mazda6club.com/mazdaspeed6/226342-cobb-filter-how-clean.html
http://forum.mazda6club.com/mazdaspeed6/233053-hmmm-filter.html
http://forum.mazda6club.com/mazdaspeed6/228853-cobb-sri-filter.html
 

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Cool thanks! Here's a picture of the AEM, with the COBB next to it. I measured and the AEM is only ~ 1/4" shorter, but it's actually a little wider than the COBB.

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Anyway, I didn't like the idea of re-oiling my filter, so I switched to dryflow when it was time to clean. There is a lot of discussion about this. Here are some threads I read:

http://forum.mazda6club.com/mazdaspeed6/226342-cobb-filter-how-clean.html
http://forum.mazda6club.com/mazdaspeed6/233053-hmmm-filter.html
http://forum.mazda6club.com/mazdaspeed6/228853-cobb-sri-filter.html
Cool, np man, and thank you for the links. I'll read up about it later, but I'm def leaning towards keeping my SF =)
 

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Wow, Douge, so you decided to just get the FMIC and be done with it huh? Man you're not wasting any time modding your car!
As far as the filter question, cleaning and oiling your SF filter isn't that big of a deal, the kit is about $10 on Amazon. Probably not as easy as one of the dry filters, but I don't think its worth dropping another $50 on a new filter.
 
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Wow, Douge, so you decided to just get the FMIC and be done with it huh? Man you're not wasting any time modding your car!
As far as the filter question, cleaning and oiling your SF filter isn't that big of a deal, the kit is about $10 on Amazon. Probably not as easy as one of the dry filters, but I don't think its worth dropping another $50 on a new filter.
Lol, yeah not wasting time, but I'm broker than a really bad joke! I'm out about $5K in 9 months that I didn't have to begin with, lol. I still need a couple cosmetics (gill, springs, powdercoat stockers), but I'm in no rush for that. Wanted the performance mods done first.... and quick!

Thanks for the filter info too.. I wasn't planning on changing the filter, but the whole intake if I had to, and it looks like I do not =) Good to know about the cleaning kit.. not even sure how many miles are on the intake... maybe 4 or 5K max? About how often do you need to clean the filter?
 
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