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K&N Intake Comparison: 77 Series vs. FIPK

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by pidro_el_pirata, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. Sep 18, 2008 at 10:19 PM
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    pidro_el_pirata

    pidro_el_pirata [OP] Lean Mean MPG Machine (best = 27)

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    So I've had my eyes on a cold air intake upgrade for a while now and I can't decide between the two. Opinions? Testimonials? Does the metal material of the 77 make a louder sound? Obviously it's more expensive so it must be better, but how? Why?

    Also considering the AFE ones, because they're much cheaper and I don't have much money, being a college student and all. Anyone think it's worth it? My main reason for getting one is that I like the sound and feel. After that, yea, gas mpg would be a nice plus as well. But yea. Definitely gotta have the sound.
     
  2. Sep 18, 2008 at 10:25 PM
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    Also I'm worried about all the sensors and tubes plugged into the stock intake. Will an intake affect those and screw something up? I've got a V4 automatic.
     
  3. Sep 18, 2008 at 11:17 PM
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    Don't mean to point out the obvious, but I think you meant to say that you have the inline 4. :)
     
  4. Sep 18, 2008 at 11:38 PM
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    pidro_el_pirata

    pidro_el_pirata [OP] Lean Mean MPG Machine (best = 27)

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    Ouch. Yea. My bad, i was typin fast :p

    So what do you think about intakes?
     
  5. Sep 19, 2008 at 3:08 AM
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    honestly, if i were you.....i would skip the intake all together. i would get a good drop in filter such as the afe pro dry s and install it/remove the secondary air filter too. you will have decent mileage gains,better throttle response, and a bit more power. its always hit or miss with an intake......plus, with any intake, they get their most performance at the higher rpms anyway......with the drop in filter....you get all the benefits with regular driving as well as higher rpm driving, so you still save money, plus, the drop in afe isnt an oiled filter....so all you gotta do is clean/dry and reinstall it. just a heads up............looking to save you some $$$!:)
     
  6. Sep 19, 2008 at 11:52 AM
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    I've already replaced the stock filter with a K&N one. I had a buddy that put in an air intake on his car and I really liked the way it sounded above all else so I want to do that to my truck.
     
  7. Sep 19, 2008 at 12:29 PM
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    if you really want an intake...skip the k&n and go with an afe stage 2 intake....and it comes with the pro dry s filter, and i guarantee you that one sounds great and filters even better than k&n.:)
     
  8. Sep 19, 2008 at 12:31 PM
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    dont listen to this guy :D k&N will shit all over that pro dry shit... :eek::eek:


    the real thing is that an intake is an intake and everyone has their own opinions. there all about the same performance wise, the urd one is sick but some cutting is involved. just get whatever ur wallet is allowed to get
     
  9. Sep 19, 2008 at 12:35 PM
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    :D its an intake fight!!!!!:laugh:
     
  10. Sep 19, 2008 at 12:37 PM
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    Sigh. I wish there was a place i could just HEAR 'em side by side yknow? They should have sample recordings on their sites or something, that would be cool.
     
  11. Sep 19, 2008 at 12:39 PM
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    the k&n will probably be a little louder since it has the open filter element, if that helps any.
     
  12. Sep 19, 2008 at 12:40 PM
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    oh its on!! :laser::ballchain::fenforcer::boink:
     
  13. Sep 19, 2008 at 12:40 PM
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    TRD intake, JBA "shorty" headers, URD y-pipe
    I went with the True Flow XDI...Here are some pics:

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  14. Sep 19, 2008 at 12:42 PM
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    that thing is crazy, isnt that like the most expensive intake out? looks like it belongs on an airplane!
     
  15. Sep 19, 2008 at 12:46 PM
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    Wow man, you may as well buy a turbine and just replace the engine haha. How does it sound? Got any clips of it?
     
  16. Sep 19, 2008 at 12:48 PM
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    TRD intake, JBA "shorty" headers, URD y-pipe
    I think it's one of the more expensive ones out there right now...
    I can't even remember how much i paid for it...(i got it right after i got the truck) haha... I paid a lot less than what they're going for now though...
     
  17. Sep 19, 2008 at 12:49 PM
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    yea i remember when u posted that thread when u got the intake and looked up that intake and saw it was expensive. it looks strong
     
  18. Sep 19, 2008 at 12:49 PM
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    It definitely makes the truck louder...
    I dont have any sound clips...:(

    EDIT: i just looked at the thread i started when i first got it... I guess i paid $287.20.:eek:
     
  19. Sep 19, 2008 at 1:08 PM
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    The K&N 77 Series is over $300 :/ And the AFE one that everyone is talking about is about half of that. But I love K&N. Thus my dilemma haha.
     
  20. Sep 19, 2008 at 2:24 PM
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    wat?
    i have a 77 series and i'll be selling it soon...gonna go back to stock w/ the secondary removed and order a drop in AFE
     
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