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Old 11-23-2014, 10:58 AM   #11
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I just canceled the K&N. Thanks
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Old 11-23-2014, 11:06 AM   #12
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I have been running K&N's for many years on all my cars & truck just for the convenience of never having to replace them. Just wash them, re-oil and re-install. Cheaper than having to buy paper replacements every 10-15,000 miles or whatever mileage you choose.

Always ran them on our race cars also.
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Old 11-23-2014, 12:18 PM   #13
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K&N used to be the front runner in air intakes, I think there are much better options on the market now a days. If you do your research as to which brand offers what for your specific vehicle it will pay off, in the long, long , long run. You may only notice a half or full mpg increase but depending upon what you put out, annual miles traveled and the cost of fuel it will eventually pay off if you keep the vehicle long enough. I drive a completely different vehicle than an ecoboost, an F350 diesel. I paid around $350 for an AFE intake, the in dash liar reads around 1.5mpg better in town and just about the same in tow. I only made one towing trip with it after install so I don't want to say that is definitely true as I put it on the day before the trip and wanted to play a little to see how the performance was. It should pay for itself in roughly a little over a year based upon my driving style. As far as power goes, I have never felt a mod outside of a tuner make this big of a difference, as stated completely different vehicles and huge displacement disparity. But for my truck I don't think there is a better intake out there. Point is, do your research and keep the vehicle for a while and an intake very well could pay off.
Also, I prefer the dry filter (oil less) as I've heard too many rumors about oiled filters clogging mass air flow sensors. I really think that is more of a end user error of over oiling, but with the option available I went on the safe side.


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Old 11-25-2014, 08:44 AM   #14
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Pulling an 8280ws with a standard screwcab 2012 ecoboost at 62 mph I'm getting between 10 and 12 on mostly flat roads. I agree the k&n is not a good idea. But remember when we flipped the air cleaner covers over to get that cool whooshing sound? Didn't do much for performance either.
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Old 11-25-2014, 10:45 AM   #15
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Fivealive, you're showing your age.. even my old dodge dart sounded great using that trick...
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Old 11-25-2014, 12:33 PM   #16
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Also, I prefer the dry filter (oil less) as I've heard too many rumors about oiled filters clogging mass air flow sensors. I really think that is more of a end user error of over oiling, but with the option available I went on the safe side.

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Many MAF sensors have been dirtied because of over oiling is the reason I won't use them on a fuel injected engine...

I do however, have a K&N in the carbureted 1968 SS427 Impala convertible in my avatar though.
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Fivealive, you're showing your age.. even my old dodge dart sounded great using that trick...
Old but not too old to remember. Don't forget the Thrush mufflers not doing much more than damaging your hearing!
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Old 11-25-2014, 06:04 PM   #18
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I had them! Not on the dart though 😄
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Old 11-25-2014, 07:26 PM   #19
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Pulling an 8280ws with a standard screwcab 2012 ecoboost at 62 mph I'm getting between 10 and 12 on mostly flat roads. I agree the k&n is not a good idea. But remember when we flipped the air cleaner covers over to get that cool whooshing sound? Didn't do much for performance either.
I did that on my 351 in my Econolpne. The van sounded like a race car!
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There's got be a few more lid flippin" confessions out there! Twas just the thing to do if you couldn't afford tri-power or a blower.
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