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Old 08-15-2012, 06:31 PM   #1
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thoughts on k& n drop in

Just was wondering ?I'm bout to order one but wanted u guys input I didn't wana a cai until i get a tune
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Don't waste $ just save for CAI
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:34 PM   #3
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Re: thoughts on k& n drop in

Don't waste money. There's no power there.

If you want a drop in, use AEM dryflow. Same price, no oil, no special cleaning. Boo on oiled filters.
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Re: thoughts on k& n drop in

It's been proven that the K&N actually looses HP.
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:50 PM   #5
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Every other car I had I put k&n filter in I noticed a difference I went from barely chirping the tires to burning the tires .is it the 5.0 that dosent respond to the filter or wat ..and a dry flow filter what can I expect from it
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Re: thoughts on k& n drop in

I say just stick with the OEM unless you get a tune.
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That's the thing I only have 2200 miles on it and I really don't wana put a tune on it yet
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:18 PM   #8
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Every other car I had I put k&n filter in I noticed a difference I went from barely chirping the tires to burning the tires .is it the 5.0 that dosent respond to the filter or wat ..and a dry flow filter what can I expect from it
You can expect from a dryflow panel filter exactly what you'd get from an oiled cotton one like the K&N: Nothing. it's just alot more convenient than oiled cotton and has less MAF clogging downsides.

Whether or not a filter flows more is irrelevant. It's actually whether the engine can actually take advantage of that flow because it's asking for it. This engine, on the stock tune, isn't asking for more CFM. It's not the eighties any more, things are alot better now.
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Good explanation cuz one of those cars was a 85 lol the other was a camaro z28 so ill just save and get my Roush axlebacks instead lol
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Look at drop in k&n filters dyno papers, that 4-10 horse power you gain isn't till 5500 RPMS or higher, useless!
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Good explanation cuz one of those cars was a 85 lol the other was a camaro z28 so ill just save and get my Roush axlebacks instead lol
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Re: thoughts on k& n drop in

I'd rather have a non-oiled filter and a smooth tube from the stock airbox to the TB. I've used K&N's many times, but not any more. The factory setup will keep the filter away from dripping/pouring water and seals it off from the heat better IMO.
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You can expect from a dryflow panel filter exactly what you'd get from an oiled cotton one like the K&N: Nothing. it's just alot more convenient than oiled cotton and has less MAF clogging downsides.

Whether or not a filter flows more is irrelevant. It's actually whether the engine can actually take advantage of that flow because it's asking for it. This engine, on the stock tune, isn't asking for more CFM. It's not the eighties any more, things are alot better now.
This, and the stock intake tract is actually quite good on the 10+ Mustangs. Ford did a very good job with this, and that's why you don't see any gains from filters or CAIs.
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This, and the stock intake tract is actually quite good on the 10+ Mustangs. Ford did a very good job with this, and that's why you don't see any gains from filters or CAIs.
I was pretty impressed the first time I popped the hood & saw the stock intake.
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Aww, that reminds me of the first time I popped the hood on my 5.0. I was so excited, I had to fan my eyes to stop the vapors.
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Aww, that reminds me of the first time I popped the hood on my 5.0. I was so excited, I had to fan my eyes to stop the vapors.
Yeah, those damn allergies!
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Look at drop in k&n filters dyno papers, that 4-10 horse power you gain isn't till 5500 RPMS or higher, useless!
Not useless at the track, if true, just useless because it isn't true
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