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Old 06-10-2004, 09:56 PM   #1
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I was wondering if anyone knew if it would be worth it to get a k&n air filter to replace my stock. I wouldn't be replacing my air box with the intake and cone filter. This would be installing the rectangular filter in my stock setup. I have an 02 SSEI. Will I feel a power gain or should I just stick with stock. What do you think?
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Yes the k&n is a good choice over stock (its what I use). But I would also gut the stock air box and allow it flow the air even better. Also with the 2k+ you can hack a hole in the air box to align with the hole in the fender well that is already there, put a little foam around the hole to help keep out the engine heat.
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I 2nd that... the K&N airfilter is great... money well spent
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It'll do some more, but a full intake will give you LOTS more.
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Kendra runs a 3.4 pulley stock air box and a K&N, feels slow to me but its better than stock. I think i'm going to move my SLP CAI over to her car when I do my FWI next week.
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Kendra runs a 3.4 pulley stock air box and a K&N, feels slow to me but its better than stock. I think i'm going to move my SLP CAI over to her car when I do my FWI next week.
post how you did that, I am interested...
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Kendra runs a 3.4 pulley stock air box and a K&N, feels slow to me but its better than stock. I think i'm going to move my SLP CAI over to her car when I do my FWI next week.
post how you did that, I am interested...
The FWI? Believe me I'll have pictures
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back on topic...

When I put my intake in my car I got alot of power back, my OEM filter was pretty nasty. I find now though that you need some sort of heat shield otherwise you lose power after the engine gets hot.
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Thanks! For now I'll go with the regular k&n air filter. When my warrantee runs out I'll definitely look into gutting the air box and running a pipe to a cone filter w/shield. Appreciate it.
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Thanks! For now I'll go with the regular k&n air filter. When my warrantee runs out I'll definitely look into gutting the air box and running a pipe to a cone filter w/shield. Appreciate it.
you probably can gut the airbox now, I dont think it will affect your warranty.
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