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: K&N Installed this afternoon.


Thrasher
10-08-2001, 03:46 PM
ordered a K&N drop-in today, and it's in already, I'm gonna go get it after work today! w00h00! ($45.00 at a local speed shop). also inquired about chips, they said they havent seen any for Dodges in a while, other than for the trucks.

will let ya'll know what i think about it once I get it installed and do an interstate run to Tampa and back :D

Thrasher
10-08-2001, 05:15 PM
Bleh....

I stopped by there to pick it up, ready to pay for it, they saw the credit card and shook thier heads, they are in the middle of getting a new credit card company! AARrgh...I didnt have my checkbook with me, so tomorrow it is.

Wutang15m
10-08-2001, 06:26 PM
You should of slapped them with youre credit card. WHat a disgrace :mad:

Barnz
10-09-2001, 09:21 AM
the K&N filter your speaking of, is that that available/compatible with a 2.7? I want one of the cone filters.

JoeKD
10-09-2001, 09:36 AM
just as an FYI, I ordered the K+N part #33-2136 which is for the Treps from www.earlowen.com, (http://www.earlowen.com,) total amount including shipping was $41.36. Not bad at all. Good people too, they verified all charges by email the same day I placed the order.

Thrasher
10-10-2001, 04:38 PM
ok,, NOW the filter is in!
W00h00!

more noiceable engine sound and actually a quicker pickup from the start...

local track tonight has "tuning and testing" for 10 bucks. only 1 problem, it's an 1/8 mile. dunno if I want to go do that or hold out and search for a local 1/4 track.

total with tax AND recharging kit was $56 bucks

BK
10-10-2001, 04:45 PM
ok, forgive my ignorance here- but what type of filter is this? Is this the one that goes in the airbox or does it replace the airbox and is a cone? Does anyone have any pictures?
Thanks
BK

bboucher
10-10-2001, 05:07 PM
The drop-in one goes in the factory airbox. You can buy a cone one, there isnt a specific one for each car. You have to find one with the right size whole to fit tubing from the air intake hose to the filter.

Barnz
10-10-2001, 05:52 PM
So school me, would I take out the air filter box, and replace it with a cone filter, now does this cone filter attach to the hose that ran to the air filter box?

blkbute
10-10-2001, 06:08 PM
the cone filter just hooks up to the hose where the box hooked up. just loosen the clame that holds the box in, rip out the box and tighten the cone on the end of the hose. My personal opinion, I would keep the box and just drill some more holes into it, the box draws cooler air then a cone.

Don Hardy
10-11-2001, 12:34 AM
Cone filter - Brad knows, and so does BLKBUTE, that a cone filter on the end of the intake hose will draw hot engine air into the filter. Most of us use the K&N drop-in filter and some of us have "modified" our stock airbox to allow (hopefully) more air to get in. There is also the water issue ... rain shouldn't get into the modified stock airbox, will it get into a cone filter under the hood......?

Warlord187
10-11-2001, 07:41 AM
I will be getting a drop in myself here shortly. At least that's the plan. :)

IntrepidXJ
10-11-2001, 07:52 AM
I need to get another one. I should have taken the one out of my 98 when I traded it in.....oh well....

blkbute
10-11-2001, 08:11 AM
when I wash my car, sometimes I pop the hood and I do notice water sitting on the airbox. So it is likely that water can get into the cone. Plus Ive heard if you strap a cone on there it tends to come loose.

JoeKD
10-11-2001, 08:14 AM
yes, cones do come loose, this is due to the fact that the clamp is hoding the entire weight of the filter, it isn't bad though, on my 5.0 Mustang I only had to tighten it up like once a month.

blkbute
10-11-2001, 08:45 AM
I personaly feel that the cone is a waist, unless you want to add the looks under your hood. Even then I do not think it looks nice with the stock hose, you would have to redue the whole intake to make it look nice.

BK
10-11-2001, 08:50 AM
Ok, now I know- thanks. I already have the drop in one- first thing I did when I got the car. I just thought this was something different.

rich00es
10-11-2001, 01:51 PM
Originally posted by Thrasher:


total with tax AND recharging kit was $56 bucks

Forgive my ingornance...what's a recharging kit for?

Thanx

JoeKD
10-11-2001, 02:19 PM
a K+N is not like a paper filter, you don't throw it away. The filter comes with a million mile warranty, once in a while you pull the filter out, bang the dirt off it, wash it with their cleaner, dry and reoil. The recharge kit is the cleaner and oil.

The K+N box recommends cleaning every 50,000-100,000 miles but I usually do it more often than that.

IntrepidXJ
10-11-2001, 05:32 PM
Originally posted by joekd:
just as an FYI, I ordered the K+N part #33-2136 which is for the Treps from www.earlowen.com, (http://www.earlowen.com,) total amount including shipping was $41.36. Not bad at all. Good people too, they verified all charges by email the same day I placed the order.

Thanks for the URL. I got my last one at AutoZone and got ripped off!! I paid like $60+.

Just ordered it :)

JoeKD
10-11-2001, 06:15 PM
Alright Randy!! I ordered mine on the 9th, they confirmed shipping cost the same day and I received it today. Now I REALLY have to finish my L_Intake this weekend!!!!

Barnz
10-11-2001, 06:41 PM
ok, so i like the idea of a modified air box, where were the extra holes drilled? in the side, the bottom, the top?

IntrepidXJ
10-11-2001, 06:42 PM
I, too, am interested in how the modified airbox was done...

bboucher
10-11-2001, 07:50 PM
I drilled about 18 1/2" holes on the front side of my airbox (near the headlight). A couple other people have cut 2 3" holes in the same side, and I think a few others have actually cut the holes on the bottom of the airbox. You can probably put them just about anywhere, but I think on the front near the headlight is your best chance of getting cooler air into the box.

Si
10-11-2001, 08:49 PM
I dont know the differnce concerning the Airbox on a 1st gen and a 2nd Gen, but I cut the bottom from mine to get the max air input, obviously I didt cut the supports off... Thats what I did before I got my Cone anyway.

IntrepidXJ
10-11-2001, 08:52 PM
I may have to add some holes then when I get my new filter :)

What about those speed holes Homer Simpson added to his car? Those can get more cold air in under there.... ;)

IntrepidXJ
10-12-2001, 12:46 PM
Does is matter where on the front of the box the holes are?

Thrasher
10-12-2001, 12:51 PM
I would probably put em around where the big hole already is. and maybe on the front of the box.

bboucher
10-12-2001, 01:27 PM
If you do the 1/2 drill holes like I did, they fit perfectly on the ribs that are on the front of the box. I put like 4 on each of the ribs until they start to get shorter, then I think I only put 2 (haven't looked at it in awhile!).

Bart
10-12-2001, 01:51 PM
I put holes in the air box after I did a version of gr8wht's intake. After I put the holes in, the intake was even louder, especially at the lower RPMs. I think a lot of the noise is actually coming from the airbox itself.