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K&N sucks, Literally

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Sanders17, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. Aug 14, 2011 at 3:10 PM
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    Sanders17

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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
     
  2. Aug 14, 2011 at 3:12 PM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Not surprising. The stock intake is already cold-air.
     
  3. Aug 14, 2011 at 3:13 PM
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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.
     
  4. Aug 14, 2011 at 3:14 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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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.
     
  5. Aug 14, 2011 at 3:16 PM
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    jjew18

    jjew18 the Nightman cometh!

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    Damn, you caught your mistake before I could call you out on it.
     
  6. Aug 14, 2011 at 3:16 PM
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    Yeah ive noticed. Thanks. Im definitely changing something.
     
  7. Aug 14, 2011 at 3:17 PM
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    Howard Johnson is right!

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  8. Aug 14, 2011 at 3:18 PM
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  9. Aug 14, 2011 at 3:33 PM
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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.
     
  10. Aug 14, 2011 at 3:34 PM
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    Sell the crappy intake.
     
  11. Aug 14, 2011 at 3:36 PM
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    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.
    Pay to Play!!
     
  12. Aug 14, 2011 at 3:40 PM
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    Thanks for the suggestions.
     
  13. Aug 14, 2011 at 3:44 PM
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    If you still want an intake look at the AFE stage 2 SI, URD TCAI or old style TRD.
     
  14. Aug 14, 2011 at 3:49 PM
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    This will get you where you need to be if you dont not want a super charger!!
     
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