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paroxysym 01-18-2012 01:24 PM

drop-in filter vs intake?
 
so i run a fastman TB, a magnaflow exhaust and the SCT. ive been looking around at intakes and was wondering if running a free flowing or "performance" drop in filter would benefit me as much as an intake? i was looking on wkjeeps.com and theres a PN for a performance filter for the stock airbox. i also know that companies like AFE, K&N, etc. make drop-in filters for the stock airbox that increase airflow while maintaining the stock system.

just wondering if i could benefit from a drop-in as opposed to a intake? is the difference THAT significant? thanks for the help

JRsmoothee 01-18-2012 01:41 PM

Re: drop-in filter vs intake?
 
you mean a ram air/cold air vs. stock aftermarket replacement filter.....:D i've had many ram air setups in previous vehicles and didnt see any significant gains, so this time in the wk i just got a AFE replacement filter for the stock airbox (but i also dont plan on doing any engine/performance mods)

Redpit 01-18-2012 09:20 PM

Re: drop-in filter vs intake?
 
You might get a little more out of an intake. Will it be a perceptible difference, probably not. Will there be an audible difference, definately. So I'd say it's all preference. Personally I like the throaty sound of an intake, but to each their own.

Redpit 01-18-2012 09:24 PM

Re: drop-in filter vs intake?
 
On second look with your mods, an intake couldn't hurt. Might as well finish what you started with your breather type of mods. Just one smucks opinion.

lll2for3lll 01-18-2012 09:29 PM

Re: drop-in filter vs intake?
 
Drop-in for offroader......intake for street. Which are you......?

zero_psi 01-19-2012 02:23 AM

Re: drop-in filter vs intake?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lll2for3lll (Post 555592)
Drop-in for offroader......intake for street. Which are you......?

he could always do a k&n filter Plus just the intake scliencer delete. and call it a day most people when say off road means "yeah i drive on dirt roads" :lol:

If u plan on going threw any water over 4 inches at a speed greater then 20mph DO NOT DO INTAKE........:slapfight:

NHWK05 01-19-2012 12:03 PM

Re: drop-in filter vs intake?
 
I made a custom intake using the stock air box, K&N drop in filter and K&N 63 series intake plenum. I removed the shield on the intake thats behind the grille and modified the K&N plenum to replace the accordion style intake plenum and box. I think mine is a better setup then the full CAI kits because it truly draws in cold air where as a cone filter even with the shield still brings in a large amount of heat. I might even heat wrap the plenum and box one day.

It has since been painted black.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...0711-00121.jpg

paroxysym 01-19-2012 01:12 PM

Re: drop-in filter vs intake?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by NHWK05 (Post 555913)
I made a custom intake using the stock air box, K&N drop in filter and K&N 63 series intake plenum. I removed the shield on the intake thats behind the grille and modified the K&N plenum to replace the accordion style intake plenum and box. I think mine is a better setup then the full CAI kits because it truly draws in cold air where as a cone filter even with the shield still brings in a large amount of heat. I might even heat wrap the plenum and box one day.

It has since been painted black.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...0711-00121.jpg

kyle, did you see a mpg increase or anything in the "butt-dyno"? how often do you service it?

NHWK05 01-19-2012 01:31 PM

Re: drop-in filter vs intake?
 
I service it ever 3 to 4 oil changes and I change my oil every 6k so ever 24k miles give or take a few. I check it regularily and if its dirty sooner I clean it, if its got dead bugs or big junk in it I gently shake it out.

I deff noticed a snappier throttle response after putting the filter on a stock intake and even more so after doing my plenum. That made the biggest difference.

So yes it passed the butt dyno. Also I highly recommend a flyin ryan bored TB.

paroxysym 01-19-2012 02:20 PM

Re: drop-in filter vs intake?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by NHWK05 (Post 555987)
I service it ever 3 to 4 oil changes and I change my oil every 6k so ever 24k miles give or take a few. I check it regularily and if its dirty sooner I clean it, if its got dead bugs or big junk in it I gently shake it out.

I deff noticed a snappier throttle response after putting the filter on a stock intake and even more so after doing my plenum. That made the biggest difference.

So yes it passed the butt dyno. Also I highly recommend a flyin ryan bored TB.

already got a fastman buddy lol. ill have to look into this.. i am looking at getting a k&n or a amsoil.


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