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Unread 09-21-2005, 10:08 PM   #1
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K&N FIPK for TJ! Worth the scratch???

Greetings!

I'm the proud new owner of an '05 Sport TJ.
Anyone with the K&N FIPK setup think it's worth the scratch?
Just looking for a little extra go.
Maybe some gas milage before we all start paying $6/gallon.

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Unread 09-22-2005, 09:06 AM   #2
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Most of the difference you feel would probably be a placebo effect. I've heard that throttle response is a little be better though.
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It dosent do a damn thing except make a lot of noise!
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A FIPK can make a nice improvement in vehicles if they have a restrictive air intake system. Since the TJ's air intake system is not restrictive, you won't notice any improvement except perhaps by the placebo effect as mentioned by Balognablake.
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And getting more dirt into your throttle body. Those setups may be nice for street rides, but for offroading, I really wonder if they do more harm than good.
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And getting more dirt into your throttle body. Those setups may be nice for street rides, but for offroading, I really wonder if they do more harm than good.
That's the best reason of all not to run a FIPK. The K&N air filter included in a FIPK kit is well known to pass more dust and other particulates through which would make it a poor choice for anyone wheeling in dusty conditions... as most of us do.
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