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Pegster
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 8:07 am    Post subject: K&N Air Filters Reply with quote

Has anyone used these and found the increased power they rave about? Did you just replace the factory filter or did you install a new k&n intake?

I'm just wondering if the new intakes really give you a noticable power boost and gas mileage...

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i did the drop in type

i noticed a slight increase in power and about a mile per gallon gain

noticed it mainly when takin off from a stop
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1fox2go wrote:
i did the drop in type

i noticed a slight increase in power and about a mile per gallon gain

noticed it mainly when takin off from a stop


+1 in my passat.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

how often u suppose to change a K&N filter anyways?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

your not supposed to ever have to change a k&n filter - you just have to clean it & oil it again after 30-50K miles they say.... or if you do a lot off roading / dust conditions more...
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Usemy3rdArm wrote:
how often u suppose to change a K&N filter anyways?


I never touched the one in my passat when I had it. Checked it every once and a while but still had the oil and not enough stuff in it to even bother cleaning it.

I see you're from W. Bridgewater. I grew up in Hanson. Finger
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I installed a new k&n intake and i really like it
increaed hp + good sound.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2006 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the drop in on my XJ and it improved my mileage a mile or two per gal.I'm curious has anyone put one of those'Tornado's' in and what were your results?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2006 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have run K&N drop in filters in almost eveything I have owned, and have noticed a slight increase in power but never an increase in mpg's. As for the Tornado, I tried it out in my 93 S10 when I had it. Biggest waste of money I have ever bought! I paid $70 for it if I remember correctly, and I would never reccomend it to anyone. I didn't notice anything from it. I think I left it in there for about a month and then took it out. It's still laying in the garage on a shelf.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have both a drop in and a open cone K&N (not the FIPK ripoff kit). The cone is for the summer months and the stock setup with the drop in for the winter.
I did have some fun a few months back and took my TJ to the local track and found that the open cone was good for an average of three tenths quicker in the 1/4 vs. the stock setup with the drop in K&N filter.
As far as mileage, maybe a little gain, I just don't like replacing the air filters.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did the drop-in unit in my 04 Unlimited. At $25/each for the standard air filters for my vehicle that I could find around here, $50 for a reuseable will save me money in the long run. It doesn't see the dirt and dust offroad like my 99 does so I don't have any concerns. There was not improvement noticed.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't feel any diffrence in hp or milage with my k&n drop in.
But it the long run it saves me some money.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

iv always had a K&N there one of the best i dont think the cold air intakes are worth the money but if you can buy an air filter for 40 bucks and never half to replace it, its worth it, beside your driveing a 6 cylinder gas motor you cant really squeez to much power out of them but i did notice a big diffrence when i put my Jet stage two chip in just remeber to reset the ECU if you install a chip; or anything into your jeeps computer system.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

95sahara wrote:
I have run K&N drop in filters in almost eveything I have owned, and have noticed a slight increase in power but never an increase in mpg's. As for the Tornado, I tried it out in my 93 S10 when I had it. Biggest waste of money I have ever bought! I paid $70 for it if I remember correctly, and I would never reccomend it to anyone. I didn't notice anything from it. I think I left it in there for about a month and then took it out. It's still laying in the garage on a shelf.


A cleaner filter means more air which equals better air/fuel mix ratio...which would also use less gass, therefore increasing gas mileage...like Fox said, not by much, but it could be noticeable.
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