Re: K&N CAI installed - love the deep note on throttle
Technically, it's not a cold air intake - it's a short ram intake. If it were cold air, the intake itself would be situated in a spot where cold air can go into it directly, i.e., behind the grille, through the headlight, even on the lower grille. All this is doing is sucking hot air from the engine bay back into the engine (I'm sure some fresh air is moving through the bay, but the majority of it is hot engine bay air). This will kill MPG and "performance", if any. I doubt the butt dyno will tell you if you got any power from this add on. Regardless, this engine came tuned for the stock intake, by putting on another part, it no longer is running at peak performance. A good rule of thumb is that these parts only provide noise, but are unlocked by a tune. Either way, if you appreciate the noise it can be worth it.