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Old 01-20-2007
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Can you redneck it?

To be honest I have a really big problem with K&N.
I sell Green where I work. And I get paid to slam K&N all day.
There for I have convinced myself K&N is garbage...
It might be, it might not be... Who knows?
But I was wondering if it is possible to just clamp a round replacement filter onto the factory intake tube, anyone tried it? Or ever even really cared?
Just wondering, and trying to find out if I could get some feed back.
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Yea you can buy an adaptot that allows you to put a con air filter one...its like 25 bucks....i had one my truck and the gas millage went down so i just cut the front of the factory air box out and droped in a fram air hog......got my millage back and sounds like i have an after market intake on the truck.....
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Yeah I dropped a green pop in filter in mine. And snapped out the burley looking tube that sticks out of the airbox. And cut that hole bigger. Have you ever heard of anyone cutting a section of the top of their airbox out? Some told me to do that. But I didn't know if that would get me too much more air...
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Yeah I dropped a green pop in filter in mine. And snapped out the burley looking tube that sticks out of the airbox. And cut that hole bigger. Have you ever heard of anyone cutting a section of the top of their airbox out? Some told me to do that. But I didn't know if that would get me too much more air...
you can cut the top of the box... and yes you will get more air but it will be unfiltered air going into your intake... not that great to do... ive done it on lot of honda... but will never do it to my truck
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I heard that Ford MAF and K&N oil don't like each other one bit and would love to give you problems if you happen to mix the two.
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i bought my truck with the K&N intake kit. and with my 35" tires my truck is just as fast/powerfull as my dads stock fx4 so i think that it probably did give me that little bit of power they claim.
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.... ^^^ its not because of the k&n its most likely becuase the owner re geared it ...
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I heard that Ford MAF and K&N oil don't like each other one bit and would love to give you problems if you happen to mix the two.

Oiled gauze is poopy!

I got a microfiber drop in filter that allows slightly more air through then oiled gauze and only maintenance required is a quick vacuming or washing every once in a while. I got mine from Bobby J.

don't cut holes in the top of your airbox, cut them in the front or fender side.
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i've heard about people having problems with the oil messing up the MAF, i got an adapter for about $20 and got a clamp on cone filter (K&N) from JEGS, gained mileage and power, made the truck sound much better and haven't had any problems with it so far, it been on for i think about 8k
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you could either cut out parts of the bottom of the airbox, or you could go to autozone;get the adaptor; and put in a good k&n cone filter


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k&n>green
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My airbox looks like swiss cheese throughout the bottom section to make sure there is no single direction water can come in and fill the intake hole. It has to rise all the way to the filter before I suck in major amounts of water. It works, as anyone who has seen me go through water can attest (see avatar shot, lol -- that was very, very deep).

Anyway, I use an Amsoil Ea filter which is microfiber and it's great. K&N doesn't give you really fine particle filtration and I don't like them. They also have a tendency to shed oil if you overdo the oiling even a bit and fouled MAF's are not uncommon.

I had an oiled foam one for awhile but I got tired of oiling that one also. The microfiber type are much nicer to my way of thinking.
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Well I finished it.
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Redneck a heat sheild now or you'll just be sucking in the hot engine air and doing no good at all
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same as mine except i left the bottom half of the airbox in place, eventually i need to make myself a heat shield and some way to bring cold air into that filter
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WTF is a heat shield going to do? Half the short ram intakes sold on the market today don't even come with them. So what could the harm be?
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a heat shield and a good source of cold outside air is the best way to do it, but IMO anything is better than the stock air box, its like trying to run a marathon while breathing through a straw
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