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Another intake question?

hey guys/girls,

I'm new to this forum and fairly new to the ranger community (just bought my truck back in December). I have a 2004 Ford ranger 3.0L and I have been searching for an intake kit for the past week and have only been able to find the K&N kit, which I was orginally searching for just was suprised when the price was almost double the price of the kit for my previous car. I was reading the write up on it and they say that the i guess nylon tubing takes away from the sound of the intake. Can anyone comment on this? I was looking for more of an agressive throaty sound from the intake. I have already got my exhaust done (flowmaster single dual out from the muffler back). Also if anyone has any pictures of what the intake looks like in the truck that would be great aswell. And secondly is there any other intakes preferably with the chrome tubing i mite be able to purchase?


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Here's my MAC intake, $130 shipped on ebay (brand new):
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bwester thanks for the respond.. that intake looks mint and thats basically what i want but i dont believe that fits on the 04 3L or does it? If so how is the sound of it?
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Yeah that's the problem, i dont know if MAC has come up with an 04+ version yet, you might do a search and see if you can find some.. I love the way it sounds, and can hear it nicely with my exhaust.. good luck with your search man
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alright bwester thanks again bro.. i dont believe they have one either and all other models have been discontinued supposdly other then the Volant which is on back order and the k&n. If anybody else has the K&N any info or pics would be appreciated. Thanks again.
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i just ordered my k&n friday. i personally think its the way to go because i have had it in past vehicles and my family has it in some of their vehicles. mac is a good intake with a nice beefy sound to it but they dont make it past 03 models. weird right? well if they do then i couldnt find it. anyway, ill post a pic up when i get it and put it on.
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yea man i am highly considering purchasing the k&n kit this week. I have been on some other ranger forums and they seem to be putting down these intakes though saying they are to much money for what you actually get. They preach do it yourself but nobody actually has a do it yourself posted with pictures and stuff. I wasn thinking of going to an exhaust shop around my house to have it customed but they seem to be so overpriced. I dunno im a little stumped and i dont want to be disappointed after spending over $300.00 cd for an intake.
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You will for sure have to get an 04-up intake. K&N and Volant are the only ones so far. Here is a pic of my K&N.

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yea thats what i thought.. how does the k&n sound? i read on their site that the plastic tubing helps decrease the sound... does it sound throaty? I want a nice agressive sounding intake
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I really didn't notice any difference in sound between the plastic and metal tubes, but the plastic tubes will not allow nearly as much heat transfer as the metal. Most of the cheaper kits use a metal tube, being its easier to make. K/N offers both, but there best kit, the FIPK, has the plastic intake tube. I have a 2.3L not a 3.0L, but with all the intakes that I have had on my truck, the k/n fipk is by far the best performing. Most of there kits use a 5" flange filter with a reducer to the 3" tube and it gives a very noticable sound.
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well i guess thats what i needed to hear. im pretty sure im going to order the k&n tonight or tomorrow. I think its the only option i have other then to have it customed at a shop or make it myself in which i have no clue how to do. Aniwaze thanks for the responses I appreciate them.
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It's still pretty loud. I can hear it every time I get in it. Even at lower rpm and speed it's deep.
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very cool.. well im gonna put my order in for it tomorrow if noyz boyz here in toronto doesnt hook me up with a decent price.. thanks for you help guys. when i get it installed and all ill take a vid so you guys can hear it with the exhaust set up and what not.
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btw disturbed love your grill man
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alright boys well i just ordered the intake so hopefully it will be here in a few days. I hope k&n is everything it has been hyped up to be. This will be my first k&n anything. I like the fact that it has a lifetime warranty, guess i cant complain about that. Aniwaze thanks again for the help ill post some pics of the truck and filter and stuff when it is all done and installed.
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yeah i hope its good..... my k&n will be here TOMMORROW!!!! yay!!!!
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what year is your truck dixie?
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I have the k&n for my 06 3.0 and i love the sound but the purformance if better. Before i got the whole intake i just had the filter and i felt and heard that so the real intake is definatly worth it.
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well i just got my intake in the mail yesterday and installed it today.. only problem i had installing it was getting the bolt on from the L hitch to the frame on the heat shield.. just wouldnt go for me so i had to use the bolt i originally took off.. now im a little curious about the sound though.. what difference in sound am i suppose to be hearing.. when i get on the gas i can hear this kind of almost a sucking whistle sound.. is that what i should be hearing?? im not throwing any engine lights or anything so im assuming i did everything properly..
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yes thats about all you will here.
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mine sounds like a turbo spooling up at the right rpm's!!!!! sux i can't hear it now over the exhaust i just put on..... by the way stop wasting your money on flowmaster...... force pro automotive mufflers from summit sound exactly the same!!!!!.....for only 32.95.
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lol when i went to the exhaust shop i had a choice between flowmaster and magnaflow.. the flowmaster sounded much better so thats what i chose.. i believe thats what i hear as well... if i go from a lower rpm though i can hear the throaty sound of the intake.. but also i mite not be hearing alot of it because of my exhaust aswell.
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i getting in on this thread a little late, i looked into the FIPK for my 98 3.0, decided i didn't want to spend that much money and a filter and a pipe, intsead i got a machined flange that bolts up to the mass air meter, I then clamped on a K&N cone filter, the truck sounds much deeper through the rpm range, slight whistle right when you punch it, best power mod I have done so far, also gained 2 or 3 mpg, I am very happy with it, i am going to put on a better muffler, probably a flowmaster xtreme offroad and then make a side exit exhaust, hopefully that will unlock a little more power and a lot more sound
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