(PIC)WEAPON-R SECRET WEAPON INTAKE 08 ESCAPE V6

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Re: (PIC)WEAPON-R SECRET WEAPON INTAKE 08 ESCAPE V6

Postby oskerb - July 28th, 2010, 9:33 pm

I thought there was for 2007 and below for either SCT and/or WEAPON R
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Re: (PIC)WEAPON-R SECRET WEAPON INTAKE 08 ESCAPE V6

Postby GFsEscape - July 29th, 2010, 5:47 pm

Weapon R has application for all the models.
Didn't see one for the SCT prior to 2008.
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Re: (PIC)WEAPON-R SECRET WEAPON INTAKE 08 ESCAPE V6

Postby GFsEscape - August 16th, 2010, 5:41 pm

Just found the big problem with any intake for my GF's Escape 2.0L Zetec: The mass-air-flow sensor tube is so small that it will likely negate any noticable gains to be had from high-flow filters, larger/smoother tubing, larger throttle body, etc. The Weapon-R intake uses the factory MAF sensor pipe right in the middle :lightning:
Gotta be a way around that...
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Re: (PIC)WEAPON-R SECRET WEAPON INTAKE 08 ESCAPE V6

Postby escape05xls - August 20th, 2010, 8:08 pm

GFsEscape wrote:Just found the big problem with any intake for my GF's Escape 2.0L Zetec: The mass-air-flow sensor tube is so small that it will likely negate any noticable gains to be had from high-flow filters, larger/smoother tubing, larger throttle body, etc. The Weapon-R intake uses the factory MAF sensor pipe right in the middle :lightning:
Gotta be a way around that...


spectre makes a MAF housing that works.
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Re: WEAPON-R SECRET WEAPON INTAKE 08 ESCAPE V6

Postby mattmo77 - October 28th, 2011, 9:22 pm

Hey osker, i know you sold your escape but i think Elimin8er was on to something tho. I just put on my SW-r and havent had time to check MPG and the sound is great BUT.. :confused: Now i am suckin hot air instead of the cold from the oem box. Meaning its not a "cold" air intake. Also my SW-r intake kit didnt come with a heat sheild.

So, it did come with a long flex hose to attach under the body towards the front of the truck but then you have the risk of suckin up water or whatever.I might do like osker and hook end of SW-r cone filter up to extisting stock hose and see. I kinda feel its a same thing almost :shrug:
oskerb wrote:PIC is up and updated original post as well.

TopElimn8r wrote:The factory air box is a cold air intake. I guess i would like to see some pics of one of these installed. I could be mistaken but i believe you gave up a cold air intake for a under hood temp intake. Which i assure you the under hood air temp is higher than the ambient temp drawn in on the stock unit. I would like to know if you see a fuel economy improvements with this set-up.

I have also heard of people being fooled in the throttle response area due to the throaty noise. I would agree that it should sound faster. You can remove the silencer on the factory air box set-up and it will sound nearly the same. I will agree they sound much more agressive without silencers. When i get my escape i may try and test some of these products.


Yes the OEM box is a "cold air intake" but very constrictive.With out the constrictiveness of the OEM box, air is abundant for the engine to consume. Instead of the oem box trying to snort a golf ball through a straw. Yes under hood temp is in the equation but I can live with the variance. Now for the throttle response, there is no mistake of it being there. As for my fuel enconmy it went from 17 to 19.5 and thats with me lead footing every chance i get. But next time I fill up I will manully calculate my MPG and watch my foot.

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Re: WEAPON-R SECRET WEAPON INTAKE 08 ESCAPE V6

Postby oskerb - October 28th, 2011, 11:57 pm

This system works and yes cold air is better but hot air isnt going to kill or deter anything. Unless your running a turbo and sucking in hot air charged by the exhaust, there colder air is needed...The ones who have called this set up a cold air are completley wrong. Its just an AIR INTAKE SYSTEM.... Myself and other people across the boards have done a full under the hood intake systems and have turned out fine, if not better. My last one was for a 98 Ford Ranger 2.5L FULL UNDER HOOD intake in PHOENIX,AZ; Of course several summers spent there with no issues, but better results in the end.

Has anyone been outside on a hot hot day and tried to touch the ground/asphault??? Its pretty hot even compared to waist high air temp... If anything a snorkel intake would be the best answer... Even though cold air tends to sink and hot air moves to the top, think about the hot asphault, where is the cold air next to the hot asphault? Hot air still radiates couple of feet (if not more) from the ground... Except in the winter where the cold air is everywhere even on the asphault?

:horse: This can be argued all day like religion or politics. WHOS RIGHT ;WHOS WRONG??? Let those who have tested it be the ones who can judge it.



I too have never used a heat shield.....Use the the flex pipe to help get outside air in. I know I did.

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-SCT XCAL3 w/ 3 CUSTOM TUNES
-2.25" Magnaflow Catback Exhaust
- 1.25" Front End Leveling Springs
-MAX Rotors Zinced Drilled Rotors
-JVC KW-AVX810 Detachable Face DVD Reciever
-6x8" Infinity Kappa 682.9cf in all doors
-10" Infinity Perfect 10 Subwoofer
-Cheap 300 watt amp (I'll buy a new one when this one burn's out)
-Nitto Terra Grapplers 255/55/r18
-18" Liquid Metal Rims
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Re: (PIC)WEAPON-R SECRET WEAPON INTAKE 08 ESCAPE V6

Postby mattmo77 - October 29th, 2011, 11:35 pm

right on brother, i hear ya. Well tonight i connected the end of the SW-r filter to the stock inlet pipe going to the front of the truck. I insulated the stock inlet pipe with 3/16" armaflex tape and then wrapped alum tape over that to keep cool in and heat out. i ll set up pics later.

I took it for a drive and i am impressed. Maybe cause its 45 degrees here but whatever ,it ran great. :yes: I do have a 87 octane tune on my sct3 and would like to try that one for better MPGs but for now i have a 93 octane tune running. Pur performance in missouri did raise 1st and 2nd shift points too, which helps performance.I think im done for mods, although i would like a magnaflow system as well..ha! :lol:
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Re: (PIC)WEAPON-R SECRET WEAPON INTAKE 08 ESCAPE V6

Postby Trevorc2 - July 5th, 2020, 1:23 pm

oskerb wrote:I went ahead and took the plunge and bought a WEAPON-R SECRET WEAPON INTAKE system for my 08 ESCAPE V6 (ebay). Installed it in about an hour. I really like it and in the one trip that I have taken tonight. I can tell that there is a slight change in throttle response and of course there is an outstanding THROATY sound coming out of the intake. I will see how the gas mileage changes in the coming weeks.

The only complaint is that for the price that is charged the intake. The should be a little more attention in how it fits in the intake area. As the intake is very snug and not 100% perfect fit

Now I have been pricing out a "build it yourself" intakes system for some time and at first came to be like $60 short of buying the WEAPON-R. Now that I have the intake I think I could have gone a little cheaper on the "build it yourself" intake. All that is needed is:

- 2x 90 degree elbows ($20 each)
- 3x couplers (1x 2.5" to 3" coupler 2x 3' to 3" coupler) ($10 each)
-1x air intake filter ($30)
-1x MAF adapter part #9705 SPECTRE ($40) (see spectre website http://www.spectreperformance.com/#CATALOG.9705)

Now these prices are approximate and you could probably find this for a little cheaper depending on your ebay habits.
ALSO THIS IS FOR A 2008 ESCAPE V6 3.0
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This is an open ended filter and I hooked up the open end to the the stock air inlet(where the red/black fuse holder is). Also it cant be seen but the air filter touches the strut area battery when installing and a very tight fit. The coupler closest to the throttle body has to be manipulted as seen with the pipe vise being canted to avoid constant touching with the strut area and battery. The vacum hose is rigged with a platic tube bought and platic coupler as the rubber hosed supplied was way to small to fit the vacum hose As soon as i get time I will make a air box for it.



When I install my intake, what should I do about the vacuum hose under the fuse box that is connected to the stock air box? When I put the new intake in. What should I do with it? (08 mercury Mariner 3.0
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Re: (PIC)WEAPON-R SECRET WEAPON INTAKE 08 ESCAPE V6

Postby TylerAxis - July 7th, 2020, 10:51 am

There shouldn’t be any vacuum line in that area. The 3.0 V6 from 01-08 should only have one vacuum line running to the intake pipe. There is air ducting that runs behind the fuse box that pipes in air from the fender well area to the OEM air box. Also, running an open element air intake will give you better throttle response and noise but will hurt performance. Your intake temps will be very high and your ecu will cut timing resulting in poor performance. This will be noticeable in hot temps and when driving in city roads.
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