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Cold air intakes!

Old 02-12-2009
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Originally Posted by crawly1025 View Post
^ Agreed and well put JP.

Just as a FYI, the stock intake back on the rig withan AigHog replacement filter pulls much cooler temps. Just in case anyone was interested. This is proven since you can see the Intake Air temp if you have ScanGauge connected.
I agree but would not use a scangauge. You can buy aftermarket ITS's that read the intake temperature independently of what the computer reads. Therefore if you have a computer problem you can tell. I do this for dyno results when I use a big fan that blows into the intercooler to simulate real motion.
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That's not all I use it for by any means. It fits my use well, but I can see how a better ITS would provide better info.
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Originally Posted by edgeman4.0 View Post
No! wait... are you off roading alot? or just pavment pounding
k&n are over rated your buying the name mostly and if you go on dirt a lot its clogs up quick after the first cleaning

off road = k&n drop in
mall crawler = cai
k&n overrated
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Originally Posted by whippersnapper02 View Post
Stock is a cold air intake. If you want an aftermarket intake get one that is enclosed. An intake alone wont do much anyway.

Search. This has been covered many times.
to get cold air into your intake, you mainly want it to suck air from outside the engine compartment, metal tubing stays cooler and on my old 4x4 had a snorkel don't waste money on a k&n your better off replacing the stock air filter at half life
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K&n only good until u use the cleaning kit on it then its crap, not worth the money

Originally Posted by wydopnthrtl View Post
The delta P across a K&N panel filter is less than a stock paper filter. That means less pumping losses to move air across it. I'm not drawing any conclusions... just stating what *possible* gains there are with a K&N panel.

For the original question. I vote for a K&N FIPK kit and add a outerwears prefilter **if** you spend time at elevated rpms. (4000+)
If you don't have the engine that high very often.. don't waste yer money.

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