small-list-digest Saturday, April 24 1999 Volume 03 : Number 095



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FTE Small - Re: K&N Air Filter
Re: FTE Small - Re: K&N Air Filter
RE: FTE Small - Re: K&N Air Filter
Re: FTE Small - Re: K&N Air Filter
Re: FTE Small - Super Chip
Re: FTE Small - Super Chip
Re: FTE Small - Super Chip

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Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1999 10:06:05 -0500
From: "John Cheyney RN, BSN, CCRN"
Subject: FTE Small - Re: K&N Air Filter

>

>I've heard many of you talk about changing out the stock air filter with a

>K&N.


I put a K&N in my 1993 3.0L V-6. It was extremely easy to do. All you are doing is replacing one air filter with another. I saw no real gain in either gas mileage or in perceived power. I think the advantage may be that you never have to buy another one. When the time comes you just buy a kit to recharge it. If I remember correctly K&N claims something like a 5 horsepower gain. In and of itself it won't make much difference but as part of an overall upgrade strategy it should help.

John Cheyney RN, BSN, BA, CCRN

1213 McHam

Irving, Texas

75062


Email: cheyne19 idt.net

jcheyn childmed.dallas.tx.us


"The generous prosper and are satisfied; those who refresh others will
themselves be refreshed."

Proverbs 11:25
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Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1999 17:42:25 EDT
From: Ding060297 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Re: K&N Air Filter

In a message dated 4/23/99 8:11:49 AM Pacific Daylight Time, cheyne19 idt.net
writes:


>>
Adding a K&N does help on some more than others..But i and also most
others take out the air box unit or i've seen some even drill holes in the
bottom so it can take in more air...If you have a flat style air box
obviously you can take it out but k&n does have kits to do what i have
done..Luckily mine was set up for this kinda setup mine has one of those
cylinder type air filters with the bottom closed off so leaving the air box
off makes it much more effecient...It definitly gives it some umph over
stock.......More air more power.......Nothing seat of the pants difference
but better especially if you do other upgrades like free flowing exhaust or a
chip it all adds up......ding
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Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1999 15:20:06 -0700
From: Ray Scheidnes
Subject: RE: FTE Small - Re: K&N Air Filter

I have a '94 4.0 V6 with the rectangular K&N filter element in the stock
airbox. There are several replacement air filter setups that include
conical air filters, but, I live in California where all of these kits are
illegal for emissions. My motor has JBA headers and a 2.5" exhaust with a
Bullet muffler. I very much want a less-restrictive air intake setup, so I
called around for something that would be legal. I asked a guy at K&N to
check his "hotlist" of works-in-progress for something that is street legal
for my truck. That was in the early part of this year. He said he saw
something for my truck in the works, and that I should check back in several
months to check the status of that kit. I'm not sure if he really has
something in the works, or if he just wanted to get me off the phone. He
sounded like he knew what he was talking about, but I guess that California
Air Resources Board could kill a kit in a heartbeat. I hope not!
I've heard about drilling holes in the bottom of the factory airbox. I will
consider that. I've also heard about making a ram air induction intake, but
that you have to be careful with that in the rain.
In any case, with the exhaust work I have done, I figure that I've got to
get a kit on the front end of the motor to realize the full potential of
unrestricted airflow.
...I sure wish that somebody had a street-legal kit right now...

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> From: Ding060297 aol.com[SMTP:Ding060297 aol.com]
> Reply To: small-list ford-trucks.com
> Sent: Friday, April 23, 1999 2:42 PM
> To: small-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: Re: FTE Small - Re: K&N Air Filter
>
> In a message dated 4/23/99 8:11:49 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> cheyne19 idt.net
> writes:
>
>
> >>
> Adding a K&N does help on some more than others..But i and also most
>
> others take out the air box unit or i've seen some even drill holes in the
>
> bottom so it can take in more air...If you have a flat style air box
> obviously you can take it out but k&n does have kits to do what i have
> done..Luckily mine was set up for this kinda setup mine has one of those
> cylinder type air filters with the bottom closed off so leaving the air
> box
> off makes it much more effecient...It definitly gives it some umph over
> stock.......More air more power.......Nothing seat of the pants difference
>
> but better especially if you do other upgrades like free flowing exhaust
> or a
> chip it all adds up......ding
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Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1999 18:26:09 -0500
From: "Greg Hopper"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Re: K&N Air Filter

we did the hole drilling trick on my dad's 94 4.0 and it does work. we
drilled around the 3 sides not facing the motor (the fender side probably
didnt buy us much but it didnt hurt either). we drilled about (20) 3/8ths
or so holes in each side. it did make a difference and best of all it is
free. that little tube with the heat riser thing in it is a big restriction
and the holes help you bypass that. if you want, you could take a dremel
tool and cut big squares in each side, it really just depends on how far you
wanna go. ive been told by one of the "gurus" on the powerrangers site that
a ramair setup isnt really gonna buy you much more than a decent cold air
setup would because it doesnt really start to "ram" anything till you hit 70
or better, and that even the cold air setup isnt a terrible lot better than
the K&N and the "swissed" airbox. these are his comments, take em for what
theyre worth. basically, the filter and the holes cost a collective $40 or
less, and are the most cost effective combo... you can always use the filter
and the holes are free!!! also adds a cool induction sound when you get on
it a little...
later
dave


>I have a '94 4.0 V6 with the rectangular K&N filter element in the stock
>airbox. There are several replacement air filter setups that include
>conical air filters, but, I live in California where all of these kits are
>illegal for emissions. My motor has JBA headers and a 2.5" exhaust with a
>Bullet muffler. I very much want a less-restrictive air intake setup, so I
>called around for something that would be legal. I asked a guy at K&N to
>check his "hotlist" of works-in-progress for something that is street legal
>for my truck. That was in the early part of this year. He said he saw
>something for my truck in the works, and that I should check back in
several
>months to check the status of that kit. I'm not sure if he really has
>something in the works, or if he just wanted to get me off the phone. He
>sounded like he knew what he was talking about, but I guess that California
>Air Resources Board could kill a kit in a heartbeat. I hope not!
>I've heard about drilling holes in the bottom of the factory airbox. I
will
>consider that. I've also heard about making a ram air induction intake,
but
>that you have to be careful with that in the rain.
>In any case, with the exhaust work I have done, I figure that I've got to
>get a kit on the front end of the motor to realize the full potential of
>unrestricted airflow.
>...I sure wish that somebody had a street-legal kit right now...

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Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1999 17:18:38 -0700
From: "Robert Eberhardt"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Super Chip

>Date: Mon, 12 Apr 1999 19:14:34 -0400
>From: "Eric Davis"
>Subject: FTE Small - Super Chip
>
>Does anyone out there have a super chip in there Ranger and if so how do
you
>like it. Did you notice and horse power gain. Also does anyone have any
good
>info on superchips. Thanks
>
>Eric Davis
>98 4x4 Ranger,
>Edlebrock muffler, K&N.
>


I forgot to mention, if you are insistent on buying a SuperChip, I'll sell
mine for $100. Any less than that and I'd rather keep looking at on my shelf
in my garage. The SuperChip is for a HAGO computer. Your '98 probably
couldn't use it anyway, but the Mass Air Meter would probably work. I will
also sell the Pro-Flo Mass Air Meter that I'll sell for $100.

Robert

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Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1999 17:13:04 -0700
From: "Robert Eberhardt"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Super Chip

>Date: Mon, 12 Apr 1999 19:14:34 -0400
>From: "Eric Davis"
>Subject: FTE Small - Super Chip
>
>Does anyone out there have a super chip in there Ranger and if so how do
you
>like it. Did you notice and horse power gain. Also does anyone have any
good
>info on superchips. Thanks
>
>Eric Davis
>98 4x4 Ranger,
>Edlebrock muffler, K&N.
>


Don't waste your money, at least with SuperChip. I put one on my '94 4.0L,
5-speed Ranger. I was so disappointed with the results that the next time I
took it to the local track, I made several runs with the Superchip in and
several with it removed. It made no difference in my E.T.s. I also had a
larger Mass Air Meter and cat-back Exhaust Tech system. The only thing that
made any differences in my E.T.s was the exhaust. Headers and a larger
throttle body would have probably helped some more. The only thing the
SuperChip did was removed my stock rev-limiter from 5200 RPM. That didn't
help either since the motor went completely flat above 5200 RPM and sounded
raspy. I was running 93 Octane at the time and the instructions never called
for a new thermostat like other chips do. There wasn't any pinging even with
87 octane. Spend the money on an exhaust system instead.

Robert

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Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1999 22:12:53 -0400
From: "Eric Davis"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Super Chip

Well I already got the Chip. But what are you saying about the HAGO computer
and that it will not work on by computer. This is funny to me because when I
installed it, the chip did not work and would not let me start my truck. So
I took it out and I'm going to take it back to get it looked at.
Eric Davis
98 4x4 Ranger,
Edlebrock muffler, K&N.
- -----Original Message-----
From: Robert Eberhardt
To: small-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Friday, April 23, 1999 8:32 PM
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Super Chip


>
>>Date: Mon, 12 Apr 1999 19:14:34 -0400
>>From: "Eric Davis"
>>Subject: FTE Small - Super Chip
>>
>>Does anyone out there have a super chip in there Ranger and if so how do
>you
>>like it. Did you notice and horse power gain. Also does anyone have any
>good
>>info on superchips. Thanks
>>
>>Eric Davis
>>98 4x4 Ranger,
>>Edlebrock muffler, K&N.
>>
>
>
>I forgot to mention, if you are insistent on buying a SuperChip, I'll sell
>mine for $100. Any less than that and I'd rather keep looking at on my
shelf
>in my garage. The SuperChip is for a HAGO computer. Your '98 probably
>couldn't use it anyway, but the Mass Air Meter would probably work. I will
>also sell the Pro-Flo Mass Air Meter that I'll sell for $100.
>
>Robert
>
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