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Old 05-14-2011, 04:02 PM   #1
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K&N vs BBK

Ive been lookin for a CAI, and american muscle says that you can get more power out of the plastic tubes then the metal tubes. I like the style of the BBK, it looks more clean, but would it be worth it to get the K&N over the BBK? Does anybody know the power differnce between them? -Matt
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i have the bbk. and you cant really feel any horses from a cai. the gains are so minimal that you cant feel it. and any one that says you can feel the gains from it are under the placebo effect
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what it's made of doesn't matter they don't gain much because the stock one is somewhat effiecient. If they would have had a warm air intake stock with a small tube or something then they would unleash more horsepower. Just get a cheap one from ebay it is mainly for looks.
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what it's made of doesn't matter they don't gain much because the stock one is somewhat effiecient. If they would have had a warm air intake stock with a small tube or something then they would unleash more horsepower. Just get a cheap one from ebay it is mainly for looks.
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I would look into getting a C&L brand cold air. Very nice and look good under the hood. Some cold airs really don't help you out that much, mainly looks.
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Re: K&N vs BBK

I went the route of getting the AM kit for $10.00 and then added the K&N 3.5" filter.
The K&N CAI is plastic and wont soak up as much heat.
The BBK looks fantastic.
Its all good though. I am stoked about the BBK strut tower brace too.
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:41 AM   #8
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I think I'm goin to go with the bbk. I like the Chrome piping, plus it will go food with silver
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I went the route of getting the AM kit for $10.00 and then added the K&N 3.5" filter.
The K&N CAI is plastic and wont soak up as much heat.
The BBK looks fantastic.
Its all good though. I am stoked about the BBK strut tower brace too.
I've got specter chrome piping and a rubber k&n air filter on mine. I like the look of shiny things
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I have the k&n and I know I get better gas milage with than the old one and I have a tuner and it makes a big differnce
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For right now I think I'm goin to get a k&n filter. And later on get somethin else
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I have a BBK cai, it works really well for me and performs great.
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Old 05-30-2011, 04:11 PM   #13
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Yea I like the bbk. And it's a decent price
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Re: K&N vs BBK

definately a good idea to go with the BBK on that one, I hate K&N intakes. There filters aren't bad tho.
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Old 05-30-2011, 07:11 PM   #15
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Yea I need to replace my filter and foe now I was just goin to throw in a k&n filter
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Well one would say that the plastic cai will absorb less heat than the metal ones but the differences are so minimal you'd never really notice. Me personally I have a roush cai and it looks great but performs like any other would. And got it for only 90 bucks!
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With a CAI You're not gonna feel the difference really unless you get a tuner to make it suck some more air! Although my friend had a bbk kit and he was having problems with the filter it comes with every time it would rain his MAF would get really dirty and would cause electrical problems but, buy what you like! I personally have a K&N and love the sound! I can hear it sucking in the air!
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With a CAI You're not gonna feel the difference really unless you get a tuner to make it suck some more air! Although my friend had a bbk kit and he was having problems with the filter it comes with every time it would rain his MAF would get really dirty and would cause electrical problems but, buy what you like! I personally have a K&N and love the sound! I can hear it sucking in the air!
Tuner won't make it suck more air. Cams will. Your engine can only suck so much air. Tuner has no effect on how much air it sucks
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Tuner won't make it suck more air. Cams will. Your engine can only suck so much air. Tuner has no effect on how much air it sucks
Well, I just felt a better pull with the tune but, thanks for the info! I don't know much but I'm learning as I go (:
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Well, I just felt a better pull with the tune but, thanks for the info! I don't know much but I'm learning as I go (:
It's cool. The tuner will give you more horsepower but won't make your car suck more air
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Thanks for all the info! I will update yall whenever I get somethin!
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