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Ok, guys, I've got most of a CAI kit together, but I need the MAF adapter. I don't want the aluminum one though from Draxas. 30 bucks is too much to spend on just a MAF adapter. Does anyone know where to get a plastic MAF adapter, maybe even one made for the Ranger. And no, toilet flanges are not going to cut it for me.

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Trust me, if we could sell the 65mm adapters for less we would. Our supplier wont make them out of the high strength plastic, which would allow us to sell them for less. I guess they have to spend the money on a multi unit injection mold, and being that there is very little demand for 65mm adapters, they wont invest that money.


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I used to work for Autozone, and the MAF Adapter they have there doesnt have the offset opening that the Duratec and Vulcan motors have. So that wouldn't work. So you're only choice would be Draxas... sorry to burst your bubble.
 

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Common guys... $35.00? And you wonder why you don't have an aftermarket!

Support the guys that support you. Buy the plate from Draxas.
 
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Originally posted by Mikeys_Taurus@Apr 7 2004, 01:11 AM
Common guys... $35.00? And you wonder why you don't have an aftermarket!

Support the guys that support you. Buy the plate from Draxas.


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As a vendor, I can honestly say there's nothing more frustrating than developing a product, doing research, and fronting the money for it, only to have someone complain about the price. Almost EVERY Taurus/SHO vendor that I have dealt with is not in the business of price gouging. Products are priced according to manufacturing cost, and profit margin. Keep in mind this is not some backyard bozo that's duct taping PVC together, it's a business, with overhead, taxes, insurance, employees to pay, etc.

Almost every product that's offered for the Taurus is priced just about the same as products available for the more popular cars. That's amazing, since one could go broke depending on Taurus parts to support business expenses. I'm surprised they're not more expensive.

In short, if you guys want stuff, there's people willing to get it/make it/do the research, but you'll need to PAY for it. If you expect something like this for $15, buy a Honda and go to Autozone to hop it up.

For what it's worth, before I knew Draxas (back when they were Duratec Performance) sold MAF adapters, I looked into making them. Using aluminum, my cost on materials would have been slightly over $20, then I'd need to weld them, finish them, package them and deal with all the emails from kids that expect me to make s*** for free. Sorry, but my time is worth more than $10. I'm guessing the only way that Draxas can sell these this cheap is to buy large quantities of them, or not make much of a profit.

As a side note on profit, it's used for a lot of things, like business expenses, and creation of future products. If we hammer all our suppliers into selling things cheaper, they'll never have enough cash flow to introduce new products. We all suffer because of that.

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Elliot, this is not directed solely towards you, but to the community in general. If any offense was made, my apologies in advance. Sometimes ya just have to make a point.
 

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You can make one out of a toilet bowl flange. Then flush away the competition.......
 

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I'm sorry for being bunk, but what's a toilet bowl flange? How would I make a MAF with that? Where is the website you all are talking about where I could buy a MAF? Thank you.
 

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I'm sorry for being bunk, but what's a toilet bowl flange? How would I make a MAF with that? Where is the website you all are talking about where I could buy a MAF? Thank you.
 
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Hey guys, Bob's right. If you want an aftermarket, you have to support the aftermarket dealers that you already have. I was surprised that (Formaly Duratec Performance) Draxas is even MAKING things for the Sable and Taurus. $85.00 for a Short Ram Intake is CHEAP compaired to some other vehicles and their setup. I for one will fork up the money.

Im just saying. If you want to modify the vehicle, but dont want to spend the money. Try making it yourself the way the Aftermarket guys do.... You'll see how expensive it'll get!
 

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Yeah, I bought the Draxas already. I looked at a "generic" one from Autozone, but I'd really rather not have a vacuum leak after modding the plastic one.

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