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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.
     
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  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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    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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    People still sell these?
     
  11. Jan 17, 2020 at 9:29 PM
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    Dont buy k & n crap you dont need a cai they dont do anything except lighten your wallet.
     
  12. Jan 17, 2020 at 10:36 PM
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    Wrangler Duratracs, center console organizer & trav all 1576 dog divider for the rear. Xpel wrap with ceramic coating. 20% tint on front windows. TRD intake. TRD oil cap Plus parts on shelf & a wish list.
    The pros & cons are rampant about this subject! All I have to offer is that we got; a TRD intake on the 40% off sale.
    No proof that one is better then the other that I know of...
    Here are pics of mine for comparison as no one else is offering any.
    I don't notice a hp difference but I do hear a difference.
    Only modification I had to make was to separate the MAF loom to extend it to reach new location (1 of 10 on difficulty).
    Hope it helps & yes, I left the engine cover off.
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    Sooo much cooler looking with the engine cover off. Why covers were introduced I’ll never know. For ALL the things that manage to get passed the hood?
     
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    The covers are to keep your dirty fingers off those EPA mandated parts @4Runner fun
     
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    As our state doesn't do yearly inspections! I could put headers & straight pipe my 4runner if I wanted! LMAO
    However, on my diesel work trucks I must be cautious about what I do. If DOT pulls me over & finds illegal hardware that is a big no no!
    Also, nothing under the hood (altered or removed) would add any significant power.
    It isn't a turbo & more fuel like a diesel would make it run wrong.
    I just need to borrow $7k for a blower. Is that okay? LMAO
    Fuck the EPA. They ruined diesels & will not stop. Look into large factories not passenger vehicles!
    The EPA has way to much power if you ask me.
     
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    AFE installed here... couldn't be happier 20180713_163727.jpg 20180713_163853.jpg

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    2 nice looking installs Barcelona Trail and 4Runner fun:yes:
     
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    Ya but.... the choice is still there,
     
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    Right. I just got a kick out of it. I can't imagine starting to cut parts off of my truck to fit an aftermarket intake, especially since most of them don't really do much.

    I put a Volant set-up in my '03 and all it did was make noise, and reduced my fuel economy. Same with the intake I installed on my Scion TC.

    I just haven't found them to be worthwhile.

    If you like noise, and the way they look, it's probably worthwhile to you.
     
  22. Feb 26, 2020 at 12:22 PM
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    I installed an AFE on my FJ. Honestly don't see any difference performance-wise, but;

    If I mash the gas pedal in town, the noise created by the AFE causes little old ladies to keel over from heart attacks and young children to wet their pants and run to their mommas LOL.
     
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    I paired the CAI w the throttle body spacer and the cat back exhaust as well as a Pedal Commander... The intake and exhaust notes alone are impressive. That said by buddy has an SR5 w 265s that isnt lifted... I beat him by more than a truck length any time we get after it around town - and it's not even close on the highway as we climb through the mountains on I70
     
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