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Unread 07-06-2005, 07:23 PM   #1
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Which Air Intake?

What would be a better intake performance wise. I want to get either the K&N FIPK kit or the AEM Brute force intake. Ive got a 95' 5.2L. I am thinking about getting the AEM one though. Which one will give me better performance?



Description: Fuel Injection Performance Kit (FIPK), Generation 2, Replaces Entire Air Intake Tract, With Filter


Description: Cold Air Intake, Brute Force Series, Designed For Large Displacement Engines, Mandrel Bent Tubing, C.A.R.B Exempt, With Black Powder Coated Heat Shield, Comes With Hardware Kit, Silver,

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Unread 07-06-2005, 08:23 PM   #2
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how much are each of those?
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Unread 07-06-2005, 08:26 PM   #3
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Ostensibly, the plastic tube of the K&N is supposed to resist heat better, providing cooler air to the throttle body.

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Unread 07-07-2005, 11:54 AM   #4
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Does anyone know where the most restrictive part is on the stock intake??

I would guess its at the top where the little round flat part is that goes into the tb. Most kits ive seen dont replace that part. Is there any way to make a better flowing one? Or is that part not as restrictive as it looks?
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Unread 07-07-2005, 02:30 PM   #5
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The K&N is $270 and the AEM Brute Force is $315. But i can get the AEM for $260 on ebay and the K&N for $230.
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Unread 07-07-2005, 05:09 PM   #6
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to be honest with you, i dont think your going to notice too much difference between the k&n and the AEM. both are reputable companies and im sure both products are great.
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Unread 07-07-2005, 05:29 PM   #7
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I love my K&N.
To get the full performance you'll need to upgrade you exhaust.
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Jpuppy,

get the turbo city......much nicer!




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Unread 07-08-2005, 07:36 AM   #9
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Has anybody tried this intake system?



Dual Air Tube Intake
Dodge & Jeep 3.9, 5.2 & 5.9 $159.95
560-110

ROCK-IT DUAL air tube for DODGE/JEEP applications. Unique design places filters above the valve covers, and a low profile design clears most hoods. This intake assembly provides much more air intake area at the throttle body removing the restrictive stock plastic piece. Made from cast aluminum and wrinkle powder coated black for durable good looks. Includes hardware when required. Requires [2] filters with 2 3/4" inlets to complete the installation. When ordering specify JEEP or DODGE to insure the correct hardware.

Recommended Accessories (requires 2):
550-457 Air Filter
550-458 Air Filter



Weight: 4.20 lbs.
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Unread 07-08-2005, 06:43 PM   #10
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Yes,

I've run it for three years.


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Unread 07-08-2005, 07:06 PM   #11
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Just got my TC intake a month ago and love it so far!

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Unread 07-09-2005, 07:53 AM   #12
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Does the TC intake fit good above the throttle body without having to do anything to the underside of the hood?
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Unread 07-09-2005, 09:48 AM   #13
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Yes the TC intake fits fine without any mods to the hood..


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Unread 07-09-2005, 10:15 AM   #14
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It looks like the TC intake would suck in HOT air instead of cold because the two filters are right above the valve covers and there are no heat shields for the filters. Im still wondering which one would give the best performance. The TC or the K&N and AEM. I think that a cold air intake would be better but what do you think?
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Unread 07-09-2005, 12:39 PM   #15
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Okay,

here is where the argument starts.

How much cold air do you think that the K&N type actually get? I have 6.5 of lift, there is all kinds of cold air running under and over my jeep to get me more performance. Yet, I am going to do the lund scoop mod by cutting into the hood and doing a direct intake that way.


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