Good point. I will save the big bulky OEM parts. I have a small self storage unit for all my leftover OEM parts after mods. I used to toss all that stuff, but like you said, you just never know.
How long have you had your FIPK on your 4.7L? How do you like it? Please post a pic if you have it, so we can compare the design.
I bought my WJ new in July 2002 and put the FIPK on about 3 mos. into owning it. It felt "snappier" i guess you could say and it seemed like I was gaining some slight power, but nothing major. I am about dead even now with an HO 4.7, which s/b about right according to the dyno gain claims...
I tell you though, after I installed it and took it for the first test drive I about crapped myself when I hit the gas hard for the first time!! I wasn't aware that adding the FIPK was going to make it so much louder! I was SURE I had done something wrong/broke something.
It's a little louder than I'd like but in the end I think it was a nice mod. Just cleaned and oiled it about 3 weeks ago.
I will snap a pic of it this weekend and post on Tuesday when I get back to work...yes, work is the only place i surf JeepForum
That looks awesome! It took K&N long enough to get it on the market. Now I wish I still worked for CSK. XK owners asked all the time if the kit was on the market. If I was still there I could now sell it and get my commission too.
I put my FIPK on the night my current WJ came home. That was about the only thing that was in one peace that I was able to take off my 99 WJ after the FORD incident… Love it. My ZJ’s got one as well. I love the sound they make. Makes the V8 sound so much better.
Although the 77 looks nice and pretty, the dyno'ed performance gains tend to be higher on the standard kits.
The difference is the main tube material.
The plastic allows more design flexibility in wall thicknesses, among other things, and results, as I understand it, are generally superior than the metal tubes, in this application, as well as many applications.
The plastic tubes are also cheaper. So, seems like a lot of advantages, but maybe not as much "bling factor."
I don't know what either product costs.
'06 Commander Ltd, 5.7L Hemi, QDII, Midnight Blue, Gibson Exhaust, Raingler Net, K&N FIPK, Remote Start, Optima Yellow, Skid plates & Tow Hooks, Rocky Road 2.25 Lift, New Rear DT Shocks, 265/70R17 REVO's, 6061-T6 Custom Wheel Adapters, 4xGuard Rock Rails/Steps
'05 Land Rover LR3 SE
Thanks for the pics SCYOHEMI. Did you have any trouble with idle after the install? On my truck it died once right after I put the FIPK on but once the computer "learned" there was more air flow, no trouble, just more fun. It gave me a lot more throttle response on my truck. btw, good to know K&n's is finally available.
Black 03 sahara with some stuff.