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K&N: Drop in or Conical?

I'm going to add a K&N filter to my 2003 4.0 L SOHC. Is it better to just add a drop in for the OEM Box or is it better to rip out the box and attach a conical filter? I'm adding mods as my budget allows and am going to go with one of these two methods. I heard that the air in the box will be cooler but the conical on the outside will let more air in(but it will suck engine heat with it). Which do I go with? Cooler air or more of it? Why?
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I did the airbox mod and i have a K&N drop in as well. It made the truck LOUDER, but performance wise not really. I did notice the throttle was a slight bit more responsive but thats it.
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I have a k&n drop in and removed the air silencer. I noticed a tiny tiny bit more top end power.
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MAC intake

that out of budget?
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air box mod and a dry element filter like that amisol one.

KNs are evil :)
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air box mod and a dry element filter like that amisol one.

KNs are evil :)
Can you put an Amisol filter on an upgraded intake?
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u mean like a kn fipk or mac system? i dunno if they offer filters for them. sound4perofmance would know.
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Well im tossing around the idea of getting an airaid intake. It has an oiled filter, and was wondering if I could put a dry one on instead.
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What you do to your air filter is going to depend on what you do with your truck.

If you don't take it offroad, go with a cone filter.

If you do wheel, go with the drop in and remove the air silencer. Do not cut holes in the airbox - the only thing it is good for is getting mud and water into your filter.
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it doesnt matter what kind of filter you have when wheeling, either way its gonna get in there and on the filter. im not much for K&N filters either but i think it saved my a$$ one time.

got in some deep water, soaked the filter all the way, it just let a little bit of water by where if i had a paper element it would have just fallen apart and been sucked in.
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there is always stainless steel intake, you buy their stuff as your budget allows, you can start with a conical filter and MAF adapter and then add the heat sheild later and then add the pipe later.

A conical filter with a heat sheild to block out engine heat is the best you can have as far as intake kits go, unless you can some how add a ram air setup

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http://www.ssd4u.com/streetsmart_021.htm

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http://www.ssd4u.com/streetsmart_003.htm
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that is street smart designs(ssd) ben, dont think its stainless, but idk for sure.
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your right, I confuse the two, there is street smart designs(SSD) and stainless steel intakes(SSI) SSI and SSD, my bad
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Hey TbarCya(Tom) was telling me he got a MAF adapter for like $8, anyone know where to get a cheap MAF adapter and filter ?
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The thing i like about the airaid intake is the prefilter you can put over the cone filter that protects from dirt, mud and water and you only put it on while offroading.

Right now I have a drop in K&N and I removed the silencer.
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i have my old drop in plus a cleaning kit if anybody wants it. good for the 4.0l and the 3.0l, maybe the 4cyl also. pm me if anybody wants it
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jacob, PM sent
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