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Intake for a 04 4.0L

Hi, I am looking at cold air intakes for my 2004 4.0L. I was thinking about a K&N but heard that Volant intake are really nice as well! I went looking for a Volant one and theyre site says they only make them for 4.0L's up to 03, but I just found one on ebay that says it is for an 04-05. Anybody know what the deal is with this?
04-06 RANGER 4.0L VOLANT CAI Cold Air Intake 05:eBay Motors (item 370193956657 end time May-27-09 1007 PDT)
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And as well any pros and cons of one system vs. the other or recommendations on the setup would be appreciated.
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That intake won't work for your truck. Volant never made an intake for the 04 and later engines. The listing is wrong.
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That intake won't work for your truck. Volant never made an intake for the 04 and later engines. The listing is wrong.
That is what i was wondering! I got all excited for a second and almost ordered it.
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so my best bet is the K&N FIPK?
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Thats what I have on my truck and its BA! I love that thing
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That is what i was wondering! I got all excited for a second and almost ordered it.
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so my best bet is the K&N FIPK?
Well judging by your avatar you must go offroading. I had the K&N FIPK and I didn't like that the filter has no real shielding from anything. It would be easy to get crap on it and hurt something. Also it sucks all the hot air so you lose some power.
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Well judging by your avatar you must go offroading. I had the K&N FIPK and I didn't like that the filter has no real shielding from anything. It would be easy to get crap on it and hurt something. Also it sucks all the hot air so you lose some power.
It looks like it has a little half-assed shield but not much of one. I put one on my friends 300c the other day and it had a fairly significant shield to keep it separate from the engine compartment but im sure its a different setup for each application. If it is really exposed I was going to pick up one of those filter covers to throw on it for when it gets really wet and muddy.
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Well on mine the shield sucked. It had a lot of gaps and I'm sure it didn't even seal against the hood. I think the 04 and up shield is a bit better.

Airaid looks like a good kit but it is just the end not the while tube. The stock tube is smooth on the inside anyway so running it wont hurt. Honestly though an intake wont give you much more power if everything else is stock.
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AEM!!!!
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They don't make anything for the 04 and up 4.0.
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Well on mine the shield sucked. It had a lot of gaps and I'm sure it didn't even seal against the hood. I think the 04 and up shield is a bit better.

Airaid looks like a good kit but it is just the end not the while tube. The stock tube is smooth on the inside anyway so running it wont hurt. Honestly though an intake wont give you much more power if everything else is stock.
I did look at the airaid one and considered it but I like having a new tube for it as well. My engine isn't stock, I already have dual exhaust, programmer and plugs done so i figure next logical/affordable step is the intake, and possibly throttle body spacer but ive heard mixed opinions on those as well.
This AFE system looks nice too.
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Don't even buy a spacer. They do nothing for Rangers.
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