Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Springfield, VA
I just installed the Typhoon / open cone on my 2016 this weekend, and was not prepared for the result. Very mixed feelings. I'll try to do a video of it maybe next weekend. Wife hasn't heard it yet, but I imagine I will get "a look" when she does. I could see something like a Subaru or other sporty / rally inspired turbo car sounding like this, but it doesn't fit the Escape. Anything beyond a quarter pedal and you really hear it sucking air, let off and the blowoff valve is heard. Can hear it during shifts with moderate throttle. through the neighborhood once up to 30, it is silent at the neutral throttle position.
Haven't had a chance to see what mileage is like. I'm also not a fan of the open cone. It does not pull through the top of the grill where factory did, and the heat shield is not tall enough to have anything like a seal to the hood liner, and the seal around the filter tube where it passes through the shield had an inch or so open all around. Intake temps have to be up. Thinking of getting a Bluetooth ODB II scanner to see what it is at.
I have a 99 Pontiac GTP with a Thrasher intake (it has a box with a clear lid, open on the end behind the headlight), and the supercharger screams like a banshee when I hit 3/4 throttle or so. I've heard Ford Lightnings that were similar. Other than that, it is pretty normal sounding the rest of the time (also Borla exhaust and smaller pulley). The S/C has some sort of bypass valve, so it only pressurizes at certain throttle levels. I expected something similar on the Escape, but clearly the turbo is working much more often (which makes sense for a 2.0 that has same power output as the GTP's 3.8L).
2016 Ingot Silver Escape Titanium 4WD
2.0 Turbo, Panoramic, NAV, 19" Alloy Luster Nickel Wheels
Equipment Group 301A
Towing, Roof Crossbars, Cargo Cover