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drop in air filter..worth it?

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Old 07-05-2006, 06:22 PM   #1
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Ideally I would like to get the C&L intake with a tune; however, I do not want to void my warranty. I looked into getting a regular intake that requires no tuning, but since I DO plan on getting the C&L + a tune once my warranty is up, I thought that getting an intake that doesnt require a tune would be a waste of money. So instead of buying just an intake that doesnt require a tune, i was wondering what you guys thought of just getting a drop in air filter? Is it worth getting for the time being? Thanks for your help and input.
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Old 07-05-2006, 06:38 PM   #2
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better than stock, and lasts much longer.
worth it
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Old 07-05-2006, 06:41 PM   #3
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not if your gonna end up buying an C&L like me. which you will after being on these forums for a while. so just wait and save up!
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Old 07-05-2006, 07:00 PM   #4
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When I put a K&N in my 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 I got about 1MPG better and it deepened the exhaust note just a tad bit. I'd say they are worth it.
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Old 07-05-2006, 08:21 PM   #5
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not if your gonna end up buying an C&L like me. which you will after being on these forums for a while. so just wait and save up!
+1...I just gave in and ordered my CAI/tune....oh how these forums currupt us!
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not if your gonna end up buying an C&L like me. which you will after being on these forums for a while. so just wait and save up!
+1...I just gave in and ordered my CAI/tune....oh how these forums currupt us!
OK what is a cai intake, what is the diff? and Is the tune a programer?
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Old 07-05-2006, 08:28 PM   #7
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Not worth buying a C&L if you want to go FI though. It will just end up sitting in the garage after a charger or turbo goes on.
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not if your gonna end up buying an C&L like me. which you will after being on these forums for a while. so just wait and save up!
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Old 07-05-2006, 09:14 PM   #8
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I am noticing a definite mileage increase after installing a K&N air filter and single GT muffler. Not sure how much yet, as I've only burned 1/2 tank since these mods, but I graph my mileage very carefully and will post the results after a few tanks. Due to the inaccuracies of filling a tank, I usually only look at my 5-tank-average.

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Old 07-05-2006, 09:16 PM   #9
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I am noticing a definite mileage increase after installing a K&N air filter and single GT muffler. Not sure how much yet, as I've only burned 1/2 tank since these mods, but I graph my mileage very carefully and will post the results after a few tanks. Due to the inaccuracies of filling a tank, I usually only look at my 5-tank-average.

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that would be great, thanks ken. and thanks to everyone else for their opinions and help--i really appreciate it. I'm off to pick up my ford racing exhaust right now though. bye
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Old 07-05-2006, 10:58 PM   #10
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I believe that my drop-in K&N and GT take-off have both improved the performance and gas mileage of the 05. I have K&N's in my 99 YAMAHA ROYAL STAR VENTURE motorcycle and swear by them (augmented by BUBs aftermarket pipes). More air in, more air out; can't go wrong there.
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Old 07-06-2006, 01:33 AM   #11
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You'll notice the difference right after you drop it in. Performance-wise my car is stock except for the K&N and I found it was a great bang for your buck mod (if you can really call it a mod...) Pulls a little harder and increases gas mileage a fair bit. If you drive your car hard like me you'll make your money back in gas in no time .
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Old 07-06-2006, 02:32 AM   #12
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I have the perfect thing for you.

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yah but he dusnt want to spend a huge ammount on a NON tunable intake like that one as he will be getting a tuner and a TUNABLE intake at a later date.

the k&n sounds good. go for it, what is it, like 40 bucks?

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What about getting an AFE intake???
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Old 07-06-2006, 03:18 AM   #15
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dont worry about your warentee here man the tuner saves your stock tune
save your stock air box and if anything goes wrong reinstall your stock tune and airbox
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Old 07-06-2006, 04:27 AM   #16
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yah but he dusnt want to spend a huge ammount on a NON tunable intake like that one as he will be getting a tuner and a TUNABLE intake at a later date.

the k&n sounds good. go for it, what is it, like 40 bucks?

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exactly paulboy, thanks for putting it into easier words. I am just thinking about getting the K&N drop-in filter for like 45 bucks and was just wondering if it was worth it, and if people are happy with it.
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Check out this link on eBay. So far, it's the cheapest K&N I can find. $32.95 plus $6.95 for shipping.

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Check out this link on eBay. So far, it's the cheapest K&N I can find. $32.95 plus $6.95 for shipping.

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What do u guys think of the AFE intake?? i can get it for $150 and it retails at $250?? what do you guys think of the AFE, is that a good deal or no??

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the problem is.. if its not tunable u will have to swap it out when u buy a tuner to get the tunable one.

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