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K&N or Mac

I have a 1999 3.0 flex. I'm thinking about putting an air intake on it. My local parts store said to go with the K&N, but my neighbor likes the Mac. I'm not sure. Also what’s the deal with those Rogue MAF, are they even worth it?
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I have the MAC intake pipe with a bigger air filter on the end of it and I like it...can't justify spending extra money on same basic thing...Rogue MAF takes a lot of work and time and everything on your truck will have to be new(plugs, o2's, etc) and need a tuner for it...i also believe i am one of the very few with a working tune but maybe others will chime in.
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Neither. Stock or Volant. You wont see any gain from an intake alone. Stock sucks in way more cold air compared tp K&N or Mac. If you must get one then get Volant. Those are one of the best out there. If you just want sound the snorkel out.
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Neither. Stock or Volant. You wont see any gain from an intake alone. Stock sucks in way more cold air compared tp K&N or Mac. If you must get one then get Volant. Those are one of the best out there. If you just want sound the snorkel out.
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And to add, even the Volant intake will require a modified MAF table to really benefit from it. This requires a custom tune, which requires a programmer. The volant intake will only help you when your tach needle is toward the red. Anything under, the stock intake will be sufficient. Both the K&N and the MAC intake will draw in hot air lingering in the engine bay.
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Volant is looks the same as the others, it doesnt have the box for the 3.0
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Volant's intakes are all boxes.

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funny my auto parts store said the 4.0s had boxes but not the 3.0s
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Time for a new parts store.
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i guess ill drive the extra ten mins from now on thank you
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I just got mine in, I went with the 01-03 so I can use the bigger MAF for my 04 ranger. Just waiting for the tuner to come. Also going to use an AEM dryflow filter, I don't have to re-oil it like the Volant and K&N.

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