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Old 08-14-2011, 04:10 PM   #1
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K&N sucks, Literally

I was expecting a better throttle response but all i got was a better sound. Anyone got any ideas to improve it without installing an s/c
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Old 08-14-2011, 04:12 PM   #2
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sees what you did there.
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I was expecting a better throttle response but all i got was a better sound. Anyone got any ideas to improve it without installing an s/c
Not surprising. The stock intake is already cold-air.
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Old 08-14-2011, 04:13 PM   #3
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The best way to improve it is to take it off and sell it, then put your stock intake on. You can actually change the order of that any which way you'd like with the same results. Go ahead and try that and let us know what you find.


Edit: Sorry, my mistake. You WILL have to take it off BEFORE you put your stock intake back on, you can't switch those. However, you can sell it at any point, either before, in the middle, or after.
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Old 08-14-2011, 04:14 PM   #4
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Not surprising. The stock intake is already cold-air.
This ^^^^

Most people think they are getting a gain in HP because these "cold air" intakes dont have resonators, and allow the intake sound to be heard, and in some cases, actually amplified (as the plastic used reverberates, and makes it seem louder), when all they are doing is sucking hot air from the engine bay.
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Old 08-14-2011, 04:16 PM   #5
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The best way to improve it is to take it off and sell it, then put your stock intake on. You can actually change the order of that any which way you'd like with the same results. Go ahead and try that and let us know what you find.


Edit: Sorry, my mistake. You WILL have to take it off BEFORE you put your stock intake back on, you can't switch those. However, you can sell it at any point, either before, in the middle, or after.
Damn, you caught your mistake before I could call you out on it.
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Yeah ive noticed. Thanks. Im definitely changing something.
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This ^^^^

Most people think they are getting a gain in HP because these "cold air" intakes dont have resonators, and allow the intake sound to be heard, and in some cases, actually amplified (as the plastic used reverberates, and makes it seem louder), when all they are doing is sucking hot air from the engine bay.
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Old 08-14-2011, 04:18 PM   #8
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Old 08-14-2011, 04:33 PM   #9
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I was just looking into that MAF Cal. but is that all id need to install it without screwing up my truck. Sorry i dont know a whole lot about electronics in trucks.
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Sell the crappy intake.
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I was just looking into that MAF Cal. but is that all id need to install it without screwing up my truck. Sorry i dont know a whole lot about electronics in trucks.
Well, Then i would suggest putting on the stock Intake, and leaving it be. With the MAF calibrator, you have to splice the ECU harness and solder in place, not for the novice DIY individual. Anytime you start with power adders, you run the risk of damage.
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Thanks for the suggestions.
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Coincidently, I'm selling my AFE stage 2 SI because I just bought an S/C
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