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Old 02-15-2002, 06:32 PM
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anyone use a K&N Air Charger?

well, i was thinking of trying one out because they say it is the off road equivelent of a FIPK (basically the same but for trucks without mass air)...

anyone use one before? notice any +/-'s?

one thing i wonder about, is that these "kits" or intake filters are open to take in the air (warm) from the engine... but a normal panel filter that sits in the air filter box takes in air from the inlet which is close to the radiator (cooler)...

anyways, any suggestions, comments, ideas, etc., muchly appreciated.

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Old 02-16-2002, 09:32 PM
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anyone use a K&N Air Charger?

I had one on my '90 with a 351, I could tell very little difference if any.:-X23 But hey, it looked cool!
 
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Old 02-17-2002, 10:51 PM
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anyone use a K&N Air Charger?

Does anyone have an FIPK on a 4.9? I've considered getting one to see if it makes any difference in throttle response or fuel mileage but I've also speculated about the possible warm air side effects.
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Old 02-20-2002, 11:30 PM
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anyone use a K&N Air Charger?

Cope, I had a K&N FIPK on my '95 F150 4x4 with the great, straight 6. I installed it at 24000mi. I felt an immediate difference. It definately helped the engine breathe better and my butt-o-meter told me it worked, too. I'd suggest using it. It works.

However, I installed the same kit on my '01 SD and felt hardly any difference. That was at 9000mi. When it's cold out, below 40, then the K&N seems to make a difference. I'm hoping it will fit together like a formula when I get the exhaust done. Hoping anyway. I'm betting on the engine breathing better at both ends will do more than just one. But for the I6, the stock exhaust was probably already large enough that it didn't need to be opened up anymore.

Just my 2 cents. Good luck.
 
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Old 02-20-2002, 11:51 PM
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Thanks. I think I might give it a chance.
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