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Old 03-18-2013, 07:40 PM   #1
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k&n drop in filter.

Just wondering if anyone has a drop in k&n and notices any performance gains and mpg increases?
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Just wondering if anyone has a drop in k&n and notices any performance gains and mpg increases?
There is definitely no performance gains. Maybe a very slight MPG increase.
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The major gain is a reusable filter..
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The major gain is a reusable filter..
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Reusable filter yes, but on another forum, a dyno test actually saw a drop in HP and torque with the K&N drop in filter for a 5.0 GT. I was shocked, as I've been using K&N in my harley, as well as a 2005 F150.

I however cannot vouch for these results; only read the post.
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Just droped one in 2 weeks ago. Didnt notice any gains or drops at all but about a mile to the gallon increase. Also a little better sounding intake.
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I had one ( felt no difference at all )

It did make my car sound great when flooring it. I also picked up about 1MPG.

I now have An Airaid CAI and wish I did the Airaid first. I do notice better responsiveness and way better sound with this Airaid that the Drop in did not give.

I'm sure the K&N drop in will pick up smaller and more particles then the standard paper filter due to the sticky oil. It also allows better air flow.

They don't tell you in the installation instructions but I have read on a different forum that after putting in the K&N drop in that you really need to disconnect the battery for at least 15 minutes to reset the computer for the better airflow the drop in provides. I did not do this with the drop in but did when installing the Airaid. It does sound feasible to me.

I liked the K&N drop in but I LOVE my Airaid.

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Read http://mymiata.paladinmicro.com/K&NComments.htm
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Holy Crap! I guess I should stay with my factory one. Thanks!
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You learn something new every day on this forum.

I just took out my K&N drop in filter when I installed the Airaid. I only bought the Airaid because I wanted the eye popping looks when I opened my hood. I did not really think there would be much difference. ( I was Wrong) With the Airaid the throttle response is much greater then when I had the K&N in the stock airbox. I'm learning now that the K&N drop in was no different then my standard Ford filter.

I love this forum because it gives you a lot of different opinions as well as some very good information on just about everything "MUSTANG"

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I won't disclaim nor argue a point with K&N filters, other than I have had one on a Harley for 146K miles now, and a K&N CAI on my 2005 F150. The first Harley engine got me to 121K; I transfered the K&N filter kit to the second engine, and is still working just fine. Never dyno'd the engine though.

Quite a bit of problems with K&N occur when folks over-oil them. Yes they need to be cleaned an re-oiled. If this is too difficult for some, they should stick with disposable paper type filters.
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I 'had' to use a K&N drop in filter on my 2011. I ordered my 2011 in March 2010 and it arrived in May 2010. C&L was still working on a c.a.i. for the V-6, i bought one of the first ones they made . I also have one of the first tunes sold from Evolution Performance (Lund) made for our V6's.

It was so hard waiting for performance parts to be released when the new 3.7L first started being sold
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Like I already said:

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I'm sure the K&N drop in will pick up smaller and more particles then the standard paper filter due to the sticky oil. It also allows better air flow.
I have been using K&N drop in filters on just about every car I have ever owned. ( A lot of them) I think they are really much better then the paper filters as far as keeping dirt out of your engine. I'm betting they will flow more air then a standard paper filter at the upper RPM's. In normal just plain around town driving I'm betting there would be no or not enough to count, Performance advantage over the stock paper air filter.

The second thing I did to my brand new Mustang was put in a K&N drop in filter. First was Magnaflow streets. I still say they are the best drop in air filters available.

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Nice shot of the Mustang at the Daytona Beach pedestrian walk over...you live in that area? That's about a 35 minute ride from me.
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Hey Bucko

Are you going to be at the Daytona Speedway car show this weekend ?
If so PM me.
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