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K&N Cold Air Intakes?

Discussion in 'Vehicle customizing' started by Rivethead, Jan 19, 2014.

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  1. Rivethead

    Rivethead Active Member Founding Member

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    Howdy all. I am considering adding a K&N Cold Air Intake system to my Ford F-150. The details I've read a pretty impressive, but I thought I'd toss it out there for discussion.

    Anyone done this? Was it worth the investment? Thanks!
     
  2. Flexin

    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

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    I haven't out one on any of my cars but I had one on a Eagle Talon I bought. It wasn't K&N but was a cold air intake. K&N was the brand when I was growing up. Now they are like a lot of big company. That have a lot of people for and against them.

    What year is your truck?

    James
     
  3. Rivethead

    Rivethead Active Member Founding Member

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    This particular vehicle is a 2004. I have about 40K miles on it.
     
  4. Johnny Bravo

    Johnny Bravo New Member

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    I feel like it could definitely help out. Newer cars come out pretty optimized from the factory and actually gain very little from aftermarket intakes(despite "claimed gains", which probably just come from using a cold fan on the dyno run WITH the intake)... however I know that older vehicles definitely gain a power advantage from these kinds of modifications. A friend of mine recently did it to his '04 Mustang.
     
  5. lamborgini8

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    It will definately help mate but be careful if the induction kit filter is close to anything that gets hot or you may end up with a heat soak issue... great at first when its cold but as the engine heats up and it begins sucking in hot air it will feel as though its got a lot less power.
     
  6. Sharingan 19

    Sharingan 19 New Member

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    Depends on the "kit" If it's just a filter to replace your air box then the heat soak concerns are warranted. However for some models, K&N makes a complete induction system, which actually has shielding similar to stock, and provides a noticeable increase in performance.
     
  7. Soulwatcher

    Soulwatcher Member

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    I ran the K&N cold air intake system on my 1993 Mustang GT and I ended up taking it off because of how much debris was in the air filter after 1 week. And to be honest it didn't make the car any faster.

    Greg
     
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