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Old 09-05-2006, 04:35 PM   #1
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K&N or Fram Air Hog?

I have seen that are some ppl in here that are running K&N drop-ins and some with Fram Air hogs... Is one that noticably better then the other when used in the stock airbox? If so then why? How do they differ from each other to provide the differance?


I have not looked at either personally so if there is some really big differance thats makes me look like a moron for asking this then let me down easy.
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Stay away from fram, got with K&N...

This shows how bad there oil filters are, and there air ones cant be much better
http://www.lesabret.com/filters/filter.html
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instead of a drop-in filter(which means you'll retain the stock airbox and tubing) i would recommend either a CAI (cold air intake) or an FWI (fender well intake). you may notice the slightest power increase but you'll love the sound.
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I have full intentions on going with a FWI kit as soon as I can, however, since I just bought the car from a dealer not even 2 months ago, I am not looking to void my 2 year extended warrenty just yet.

What effect does "gutting" the airbox have? What exactly is "gutting" and what does it involve? ( and yes, I am aware that this will also kill my warrenty, just keep hearing it mentioned and I am curious.)
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Who (What company) is the warranty though. Doing either of those shouldn't really void a warranty? It should depend on your dealer.
( I am a warranty rep)
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I honestly haven't checked, but now that you mention it, I will have to look into it, if it means I can do stuff sooner!!!!!!!
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I have a 2001 SSEi and have the warranty I rep for on it. I am doing a pulley and some other mods. The pulley would normally void warranty probably. It is all about the relationship with whatever shop you use. Most shops may never even notice a smaller pulley unless you tell them or they really know there stuff. A CAI is more obivous though but has less effect on any actual components.
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In regards to K&N vs Fram, I've used both and honestly don't think one is better than the other.

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instead of a drop-in filter(which means you'll retain the stock airbox and tubing) i would recommend either a CAI (cold air intake) or an FWI (fender well intake). you may notice the slightest power increase but you'll love the sound.
I liked the sound change when I put a CAI on my car, but I'm actually sick of people commenting on how there'* something wrong with my car because it doesn't "sound right".
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I liked the sound change when I put a CAI on my car, but I'm actually sick of people commenting on how there'* something wrong with my car because it doesn't "sound right".
Tell them that they don't sound right, or aren't right.
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MOS95B is running an air hog..and loves it.

Many have the K&N and love them.

I'd say.. let the cost drive the choice.
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