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Old 10-17-2007
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So I bought the K&N FIPK for my truck and I have to say its crap compared to other K&N products. There is no isolation from engine heat. Its an adapter with a crappy attempt at a heat shield. Yes I did notice hp and tq gains but I still think this intake was poorly executed. My friend has an FIPK on his 06 GTO and it has an actual "box" that bolts to the car with the filter inside of it. Same goes for my other friend's 06 Tacoma. I also feel it will be very easy to suck in water or cover the filter with mud. So I will be switching it out for a Volant or S&B intake but not before I get exhaust on it.
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did you get the K&N FIPK or the K&N FIPK II? there is quite a difference in the 2....the FIPK II is much better than the FIPK...
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did you get the K&N FIPK or the K&N FIPK II? there is quite a difference in the 2....the FIPK II is much better than the FIPK...
The sticker says FIPK II. This is it.

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yup...that is a FIPK II.......the ones i have seen lined up really well....you are the first with problems with it....can you post pictures of it installed
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yup...that is a FIPK II.......the ones i have seen lined up really well....you are the first with problems with it....can you post pictures of it installed
Sure. I'm at work so it will be a while.
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alright....thanks..
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Work lame. me too. i am going with and aem dryfilter so i dont have to use lube.
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i am going with and aem dryfilter so i dont have to use lube.
that is what she said...
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Work lame. me too. i am going with and aem dryfilter so i dont have to use lube.
I wan going to do that later but I might just buy a whole new intake. Another idea I had was to buy the K&N Apollo and replace the cone filter with that anytime I went offroading.
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I got pics. Not bad for a camera phone. See all the gaps around the "heat shield."

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I wan going to do that later but I might just buy a whole new intake. Another idea I had was to buy the K&N Apollo and replace the cone filter with that anytime I went offroading.
DISCLAIMER: I know nothing about intakes.

If your looking to replace you might be interested in buying a used intake locally from Alon:
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=51168
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DISCLAIMER: I know nothing about intakes.

If your looking to replace you might be interested in buying a used intake locally from Alon:
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=51168
Same thing as mine but the tube is made out of aluminum. I don't like it because the aluminum transfers heat to the incoming air.
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I had the some question about that? I wanted to get one but wondered if it was wise being on dirt roads all the time and how it just sits there outside of a box? Should someone who drives off road all weekend every weekend get the standard K&N filter that goes right into the factory box instead?
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I had the some question about that? I wanted to get one but wondered if it was wise being on dirt roads all the time and how it just sits there outside of a box? Should someone who drives off road all weekend every weekend get the standard K&N filter that goes right into the factory box instead?
I had that in my truck but I didn't feel much of an improvement. I bought this intake thinking it would seal well but it doesn't. I honestly wouldn't go with a oiled filter for offroading again. I will be selling my K&N for a Volant intake because it is a real box and I will change the oiled filter to a dry filter. I go offroading quite often as you can see from the pics of my dirty engine.
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that is why i decided to go with aem

no lube
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there is a roush intake that is basically a box with the bottom cut out and a cone filter
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Yep, the 03 one sucks. The 04 style like mine has more of a box like your talking about.

Edit: I see your the same person from the other post, the 4.0 one is different.

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there is a roush intake that is basically a box with the bottom cut out and a cone filter
i had that one!!! i wanted to switch to a k&n but keep the roush box. but ended up just buying the whole system. wish i still had it. last mud adventure, sucked some FL GOLD in, and need new MAF and clean fuel injectors. that roush intake is PLAIN and SIMPLE. dont remember where i got it though.
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Just get these and cover your filters when you go offroading we use these on the baja bugs. They work really well we have 10 Grand Vw motors running them that we run thru the mud all the time never had a problem.

http://www.outerwearsracing.com/prod....asp?prod=7593
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Just get these and cover your filters when you go offroading we use these on the baja bugs. They work really well we have 10 Grand Vw motors running them that we run thru the mud all the time never had a problem.

http://www.outerwearsracing.com/prod....asp?prod=7593

thats cool
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thats cool
Ya they are not to expensive either reason i said how much the vws motors where is that they are like gold and we can trust outerwears for going thru the mud and water.
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I have always been a die-hard K&N man my self (my 99 had the FIPK II), but the new AEM synthetic/oil-free filters tested out way better than the K&N oil/cotton. Thats why I went with the AEM on my 03, I love it, and have never had a problem off roading. Plus, the heat shield was much better than my K&N. My 2 cents.
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