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Old 01-04-2012
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K&N Intake

Would a K&N Intake system make a difference on a 2.3 ?
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most on here will tell you to save your money, that it wont do a thing.
i think it helped slightly-worth the 300 probably not but i got mine on craigs.
it makes the engine sound meaner with a nice growl. i feel i got a lil increase in mpg-maybe 1 or 0.5 increase on average.
i wouldnt pay retail for one.
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I put K&N systems in the same catagory as fuel additives. Some say they work some say they don't. I still use both because I feel like all of it added together has to do some amout of good right? I have A drop in K&N and usually have system cleaner or octane booster in my tank. :)
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I'm one of the "save your money" people. Its not worth it. If you want a little K&N sticker just buy one on ebay lol
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Just cut open your airbox below the air filter or drill BIG holes in it and you will get better results.
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There was a post some time back that compared the air intake of the later 4 cyl engines to the 6 cyl. They found they are the same size, with the only difference being the MAF sensor.That is the restrictive point.
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Not worth the money. They offer little other than a whistling noise and better underhood appearance.
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I figured... Thanks for the replies.

I hate this truck.
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If you want a little K&N sticker just buy one on ebay lol
I try not to put stickers on my vehicles, The only one I have reads "Don't Mess With Texas."
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I figured... Thanks for the replies.

I hate this truck.
go to the junkyard and find a svo mustang, merkur, or thunderbird turbo coupe.
2.3l turbo, easily upgradeable to high hp.
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Not worth the money. They offer little other than a whistling noise and better underhood appearance.
x2! Save your money.
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Funny you should say you hate the truck. I just got into a 4cyl ranger (after having a V6 and a V8) and i dont' miss the bigger engines at all.

But yea the KNs are a huge waste. Had one on a 4.2 5 speed F150 i had, did nothing but add a turbo like whistle. luckily i didn't pay for it.
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I got rid of both my K&N filters, one on my Mustang and the Ranger. I seen it on a episode of Two Guys Garage and a few websites forums I'm on, some of the oil from the filter can make it to the Mass Air Flow sensor and cause some issue.
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Funny you should say you hate the truck. I just got into a 4cyl ranger (after having a V6 and a V8) and i dont' miss the bigger engines at all.

But yea the KNs are a huge waste. Had one on a 4.2 5 speed F150 i had, did nothing but add a turbo like whistle. luckily i didn't pay for it.
I bought my wife a 4.7 V8 Jeep Cherokee, before I bought this Ranger I had a 5.2 V8 Dodge Ram and before that a 5.9 V8 Jeep Cherokee...

I can't stand having a 4cyl.

I had found a 96 Ranger ext cab 4x4 with 110k orig. miles a couple weeks ago but it sold the day it was listed..

I appreciate the replies !
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I hate this truck.
Give it to me.
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Love my Ranger!!! 30mpg on the highway and average 25mpg around town, love it!
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Hey Kris03 if I added a Kand N plus an upgraded exhaust would that give me better fuel economy on a 2010 4.0?
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Hey Kris03 if I added a Kand N plus an upgraded exhaust would that give me better fuel economy on a 2010 4.0?
Nope
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I put a K and N on my truck the last week. Got 80 kms more out of a tank on the highway.. who ever says they dont work.. im not sure but for me getting 80kms more out of a tank works for me.. im on my 4th tank and i get between 60 to 80 more kms a tank then i did in the last 3 years...
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I found i got a bit more K's out of mine too, not the increase you got (polaris800) but my 4.0l seems I get about 45km + out of a tank since i did mine only on the highway when I'm chiling on the fule pedal, 110-115km/h seems to be the sweet spot with my 4.0 5spd 2wd!
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Have air raid installed after the filter gets dirty I'll change back to the factory not a noticeable differance in power or mileage all I can get outa my truck is 300Km per tank that's large tires and a 410 rear end for ya.
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