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Unread 03-01-2007, 11:40 PM   #1
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Air intake

Has anyone tried one of these intakes? Do you think its worth it?http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/99-01...89579214QQrdZ1
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Unread 03-02-2007, 12:14 AM   #2
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i dunno how well air would get to the double intake....if you get either i would shoot for the second one. IMO
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Unread 03-02-2007, 12:47 AM   #3
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Yeah the second one will give your 4.7 all the air it needs and there is probably an advantage to mounting the filter right in front of the air gap in your grill instead of right above and behind your hot *** engine. but, this is a debate that has grounded itself and will never be fully settled.

I will tell you that I splurged for a K&N FIPKII for my 4.0 and I'm very happy with it. It is of very high quality and they certainly did thier research. I don't care what the critics say, the thing DID increase my TR. I couldn't believe it...and I wouldn't go back!
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Unread 03-02-2007, 12:50 AM   #4
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Yeah the second one will give your 4.7 all the air it needs and there is probably an advantage to mounting the filter right in front of the air gap in your grill instead of right above and behind your hot *** engine. but, this is a debate that has grounded itself and will never be fully settled.

I will tell you that I splurged for a K&N FIPKII for my 4.0 and I'm very happy with it. It is of very high quality and they certainly did thier research. I don't care what the critics say, the thing DID increase my TR. I couldn't believe it...and I wouldn't go back!
X2...save your money and go for something that actually gives you performance....i had one on the car that i had b4 my jeep and i loved it
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Unread 03-02-2007, 06:56 AM   #5
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Hunter and Myself Both have the Turbo City Dual Intake..


I also have the Flowmaster 40 muffler so my engine temp is lower also.. The Old airbox location is open and the air dam is out of the way letting in cool air.... I'm sure it is somewhat warm air but at least if i hit some water my filters are out of the way!!

Take it for what its worth but i like it and have better throttle response and acceleration.. Hunter has had his longer so maybe he can add to it..
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Unread 03-02-2007, 07:38 AM   #6
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Maybe I should have cleaned mine and then taken the picture?





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Unread 03-02-2007, 07:56 AM   #7
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Maybe I should have cleaned mine and then taken the picture?





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How come yours has a sticker on the top.. Mine didn't even come with the hardware and gasket.. I had to call to get that stuff from the factory..
It does look like your due for your filters to be clean... Did they start out Red?
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That picture was taken over a year ago.

Yes, they are red after a washing and re-oiling.


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Unread 03-02-2007, 05:29 PM   #9
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I vs II

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Yeah the second one will give your 4.7 all the air it needs and there is probably an advantage to mounting the filter right in front of the air gap in your grill instead of right above and behind your hot *** engine. but, this is a debate that has grounded itself and will never be fully settled.

I will tell you that I splurged for a K&N FIPKII for my 4.0 and I'm very happy with it. It is of very high quality and they certainly did thier research. I don't care what the critics say, the thing DID increase my TR. I couldn't believe it...and I wouldn't go back!

Is the FIPK II a newer version? I am considering getting one for my 4.0 What is "TR?" And how much was it increased? Do you get any better gas mileage?
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Is the FIPK II a newer version? I am considering getting one for my 4.0 What is "TR?" And how much was it increased? Do you get any better gas mileage?
"TR" is throttle response.
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Unread 03-03-2007, 08:24 AM   #11
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i have a "sealed" intake. airaid platic modular tube that fits from the throttle body to the stock intake box, with a true flow drop-in filter in the stock box. It works great. Most of your air restriction is in the stock resonator box. plus, there is an air duct in your grill that forces cold air into your stock air box (which is plastic), so heat is minimized, as opposed to metal heat shields that k&n uses.

If you're not into something like i have, I'd still reccomend looking into true flow filters. They are foam and filter much better than paper or cotton gauze filters. They make cone filters for use with full cai set-ups.
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i have a "sealed" intake. airaid platic modular tube that fits from the throttle body to the stock intake box, with a true flow drop-in filter in the stock box. It works great. Most of your air restriction is in the stock resonator box. plus, there is an air duct in your grill that forces cold air into your stock air box (which is plastic), so heat is minimized, as opposed to metal heat shields that k&n uses.

If you're not into something like i have, I'd still reccomend looking into true flow filters. They are foam and filter much better than paper or cotton gauze filters. They make cone filters for use with full cai set-ups.
Id like to see some pics, i tried making this and ended up completly junking my stock air filter box lid.
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Unread 03-03-2007, 12:41 PM   #13
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I might get the second one and throw a different filter on it

that tube is nice lookin but i wish it was black.
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