wow K&n realy works

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  1. flynfrog

    flynfrog Cool isnt Cheap

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    i was always sqeptical about them but since i rebuilt my motor i was running the open elemnt K&N in teh summer but it kept poping MILs for cold ait high RPM so i went back to teh stock one now i have no accelration and no throttle response

    hmm kinda makes me want to make a cold air kit for it
     
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    4C FED Ain't my GOD DAMN planet understand monkey-boy!

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    There was test in one of the performance car mag's Popular Hotrodding, Super Street, one of those, I can't find it right now.

    They tested several filter manufacturers (some paper, some gauze) & K&N all on the same test bed dyno motor.

    Guess what? The K&N didn't produce the most horsepower.:(
    The highest HP producer was a paper filter.:ugh2:

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    flynfrog Cool isnt Cheap

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    im jsut saying a K&N in a open elemnt works better than an AC filter in a stock houseing

    my guess is it has mroe to do with the housig than the filter
     
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    i think it was mroe going to the open element now that i think about it teh stock houseing is pretty restrictive and not verry smooth flowing
     
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    4C FED Ain't my GOD DAMN planet understand monkey-boy!

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    The test was using a round open element air filter on a built motor that had a carb on it. Like this:
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    And there was only 1 variable; the air-filter, period.
    I'm not defending the paper element, just stating the simple facts that were produced during this particular comparison. YMMV
     
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    I don't believe K&N filters give you more power really.

    The main reason to get one is that they are simply a better filter. Dirt and grit that could get into your engine with a paper filter won't get past the K&N. They are also insanely durable and reuseable.
     
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    flynfrog Cool isnt Cheap

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    yes i agree i think it had more to do whit the filter houseing
     

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