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spinxt 09-22-2013 12:24 PM

K&N Series 63 intake impressions
 
So I've read about every article on intake systems on this forum, and frankly there is way too much time spent on technical discussion and arguments around the efficacy of an aftermarket intake. So I'll keep it short.

I bought the K&N series 63 and I love it. Cost me just over $200 and installed it in 15 minutes. I plugged in my scan gauge II to record pre and post install intake air temps. Result- it's about the same. That said my Jeep just feels better. I tow a boat and it certainly helped. I also noticed a bit better throttle response. Did it had gobs of HP and Torque: NO. Was it worth $220?: YES.

Nuff said

jerryjjansen 09-22-2013 03:45 PM

Thanks for posting. Everyone is telling me that you can't tell the difference and it was worth it for me also!

12altitude 09-24-2013 03:07 PM

Im in the market for a CAI and honestly can care less about the hp coming from that!...Only reason why I want one is for the look, which one should I purchase the one from mopar or k&n!?

covet66 09-24-2013 03:46 PM

Re: K&N Series 63 intake impressions
 
I put an Airaid Jr kit on my 2007 Overland Hemi and loved it. Only louder when I got into it and sounded great. Wish I could do the same for my 2011 Hemi, but seems none are available :(

jerryjjansen 09-24-2013 04:48 PM

Re: K&N Series 63 intake impressions
 
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Originally Posted by 12altitude (Post 898754)
Im in the market for a CAI and honestly can care less about the hp coming from that!...Only reason why I want one is for the look, which one should I purchase the one from mopar or k&n!?

I like the looks of my K&N.

HEMI450HP 09-24-2013 06:22 PM

Re: K&N Series 63 intake impressions
 
I just picked up a 2013 GC for my wife a month ago and installed a Legmaker intake a few days ago. The Carbon fiber tube looks amazing, and it also dissipates heat much faster than a metal intake tube.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...psb09e864c.jpg

BuckeyeSRT 09-25-2013 08:29 AM

Re: K&N Series 63 intake impressions
 
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Originally Posted by jerryjjansen (Post 898801)
I like the looks of my K&N.

That is the 77 part# correct?

This is the 63 on my 2012
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h6...p/24fd65c6.jpg

jerryjjansen 09-25-2013 08:44 AM

Re: K&N Series 63 intake impressions
 
Yes, it is 77-1563KP with the dry charger.

2014 LAREDO 09-25-2013 11:06 AM

Re: K&N Series 63 intake impressions
 
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Originally Posted by HEMI450HP (Post 898861)
I just picked up a 2013 GC for my wife a month ago and installed a Legmaker intake a few days ago. The Carbon fiber tube looks amazing, and it also dissipates heat much faster than a metal intake tube.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...psb09e864c.jpg


It looks good and may dissipate heat faster but with that filter being so close to the motor and having no heat shield (like the K&N's above) you'll be taking in a lot more heat.

HEMI450HP 09-25-2013 12:36 PM

Re: K&N Series 63 intake impressions
 
I agree. I actually spoke to Legmaker about adding 4" to the length of the tube to extend the filter a little further from the engine. I am also going to be fabricating an air scoop that runs from behind the bumper to just under the filter to help bring some more cool air towards the filter. The hemi engine is big for this smaller engine bay, so heat soak is definitely an issue.

WATacoRider 09-30-2013 09:39 PM

Re: K&N Series 63 intake impressions
 
Any independent dynos to backup these claims?

Just because it "feels" better doesn't mean it really does. You could be getting fooled by the increase in sound.

spinxt 10-01-2013 06:56 AM

Re: K&N Series 63 intake impressions
 
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Originally Posted by WATacoRider (Post 902111)
Any independent dynos to backup these claims?

Just because it "feels" better doesn't mean it really does. You could be getting fooled by the increase in sound.

Aside from the dyno that K&N posts...no. However, when I tow my boat up the same steep hill just about everyday, you get real used to how the truck reacts. Once I put the intake on, I no longer get a hard downshift halfway up the hill. That must equate to either more torque, HP, or simply better airflow.

As I mentioned before, I wasn't claiming a huge difference. If you don't want one, I'm not trying to convince you. For me, the sound, better looks, and slight improvement in airflow were well worth $200.

If your that concerned do your own independent dyno and report back to us.


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