post #1 of Old 01-07-2006, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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Considering K&N FIPK for 5.2 ZJ ??

I'll be installing a Kolak 3" catback soon and I'm also considering the K&N FIPK. I've read a pile of old threads on this, but can't make a decision on spending $200+ based on what I've read. This will only be on road, no watercrossings. I don't mind a little sound, but I don' t want to sound like a shop vac either.

Feedback please from those of you who have the K&N FIPK with, or without a catback upgrade. And dowssides? Is this really HP you can feel in everyday driving?

Thanks for intake input,
Bob

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post #2 of Old 01-07-2006, 02:14 PM
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Have the FIPK and a catback exhaust (Gibson) on mine, along with a bunch of other perf mods, and overall, other than sound/feel, probably not a significant help, but not anything that would hurt.

By itself, I think a replacement open-air box is a waste of money, but with a fully re-plumbed intake/exhaust, it isn't a bad idea.

If nothing else, just adding bigger rolling stock or armor will more than offset any actual gains. But if you are going to do exhaust, consider a free-flow cat, headers, and then, yeah, a K&N intake kit or equivalent.

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post #3 of Old 01-07-2006, 05:23 PM
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Bob,
I've got Mike Leach headers, full 3" stainless exhaust, Carsound cat, FM 70, Mopar Performance ECU, and FIPK on a 5.2.
Quite frankly, I have been considering going back to the stock air box with a K&N filter (or other high flow brand).
It's a given that the stock exhaust is restrictive, but I'm not so sure about the stock intake. Of course, I don't have any flow measuring devices handy to compare the two systems in real world operation, but I have a sneaking suspicion the stock airbox doesn't take much of a performance hit, if any, and almost certainly not enough to justify the added expense and higher maintainence requirements of the open filter.

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Thanks, guys.....That's the feedback I needed. I'm saving my money!!!

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