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K&N kit on a 2018 Off-Road, what an expensive piece of crap.

Discussion in 'Performance' started by askdrtodd, Feb 15, 2018.

  1. Feb 15, 2018 at 9:42 AM
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    askdrtodd

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    None yet, got it yesterday!
    Spent a couple hours cursing at this thing last night, instructions are mediocre at best, had to relocate the horn (is that a 2018 specific thing or did they forget to mention that?) part of the housing pushes against the PS pump, and I had to dremel out part of the engine cover just to get it to fit!

    I mean yeah it sounds cool, but WTF, this thing costs over $300?

     
  2. Feb 16, 2018 at 12:37 AM
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    Either your install is incorrect, or you got a cobbled together, non-specific kit. If you find yourself cutting stuff up and it's not in the instructions, stop right there. You don't need a "cold-air intake" that bad.
     
  3. Feb 16, 2018 at 10:00 AM
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    None yet, got it yesterday!
    Thanks for the useless condescension! Per the title, it's a brand new, out of the box, $332 K&N kit. Per my verbiage above, the instructions inferred that it had quantities of parts (in sealed bags) that were incorrect. Per the pictures it matches the bolt patterns of the PS pump and such, as their removal was required in order to install.

    If you're still bored, do you have anything helpful to add?
     
  4. Feb 16, 2018 at 11:37 AM
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    Sure! I would have contacted K&N before doing any modifying that wasn't specifically in the instructions. It seems kinda silly to cut up a brand new $40,000 truck to mash on a $300 gimmick, and then complain on a forum instead of contacting the manufacturer .
     
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  5. Feb 16, 2018 at 12:53 PM
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    OEM is what I'll be keeping. I realized K&N was gimmick, noise, and oily MAF sensor. Luckily I figured this out on my 1999 Jetta.

    On my 95 Tacoma, I did the deck plate mod and it might give a couple extra ponies, I think I can tell a difference but not certain. The best part is it is sealable.
     
  6. Feb 19, 2018 at 10:18 AM
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    JBTRD

    JBTRD Hunting, Fishing, Lovin' Everyday

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    I just replaced the filter cartdriges and not the houseing, only because they were washable, saves me money than replaceing every 5k miles.
     
  7. Feb 19, 2018 at 12:23 PM
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    K&N lets more air, dirt, and oil thru. Filter Cartridge or not. I won't be using them ever again.
     
  8. Jul 6, 2018 at 4:01 PM
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    Today, I purchased the AFE Intake, Throttle Body Spacer, and Exhaust. Suggested +36HP total. Intake is on back order until next week. Will post pics and thoughts when installed.
     
  9. Jul 6, 2018 at 6:31 PM
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    Prepare to be disappointed. Unless you like the extra noise, in which case woohoo!
     

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