Hmmm, sounds like I am on the BMW forum. I mean come on, just because someone does not do what someone says we're going to try and be funny? Really? @ the race car comment.... If you are going just be "that" person, don't reply. I appreciate the previous comments about the warning about the MAF, but I'll take my own chance.
PS I have had a K&N on 4 previous cars, all with MAF and I personally never had an issue yet, so.... Not saying it has not happened or won't, but until then......
2012 Chrysler 300 Limited
Black, 20" black and chrome rims
Alfredmay, I did more research on the MAF problem you spoke about and after some thought, I ordered the Amsoil replacement dry filter.
I honestly had no prior problems with K&N, but with my luck, now that I know about it, i would, so better safe than sorry. So thanks for the info.
Hainsem: I know you had asked some questions on this, so add in the 72.72 for the Amsoil Dry filter to the cost.
The Following User Says Thank You to 2012Capone For This Useful Post:
Making a car breathe better has been a hot rodders quest for years. In the days before computer controlled engines, you could control the air/fuel mixture yourself by way of carb adjustments. Today that is taken away by the engine control module (ECM).
The only way to allow more air into the engine is to filter the air less (with the same size filter) or increase the size if the filter and filter the air to the same degree.
My understanding is that K&N filters the air less. But....... the engine can't do anything with this air increase because the ECM controls the throttle opening. I believe the only possible gain will be reached at wide open throttle (WOT) when the maximum amount of air is flowing into the engine. Of course to realize any increase in air intake, the exhaust system must be capable of removing the increased air flow.
I think you made a wise move going to a dry filter. One other item not mentioned by others is the sound of the air intake. If you like the sound of an after market filter, then your money may be well spent. I have a 2010 Corvette with dual mode exhaust (a factory option). The dual mode bypasses the mufflers under certain conditions. The sound it makes when doing this is wonderful, but the horsepower increase is only 6 HP. So I really paid $1100 for a change in engine sound.
no sorry for the sarcasm i was half gassed during the 49er game when i wrote that didnt realize it bro, the problem is really not as much the filter its the oil they have folks spray on it 99 percent of people think more is better when less is optimal, ok our chryslers are not race cars they are just FAST AS F--K i my self have trouble keeping it under a 100 constantly while passing you have a great car i wouldnt mess with it just use good gas and good oil often bro.
LOL @ JohnnyReno....
Its all good Bro, I completely understand now!! LOL
I thank you though for your comment above. I have the car in the garage now until I get my Amsoil filter. Again, with my luck the MAF would die completely and they would cost $1000.00 for one. So, to save my luck, I just got the dry type.
That was one heck of game thougth!!
I know I'm late to comment here, but personally, I would save the money. First, I don't like the oiled filter. I much prefer the dry filters and they have been shown to filter better than the oiled ones. It's also difficult to clean it and reapply the oil yourself. Put too much oil, and all that extra oil has to go somewhere. If the oil is not applied properly, it can lead to problems with the mass air sensor. Secondly, there is little power to be gained from the system. A few peak hp (at most) will not provide any substantial, measureable improvement in acceleration. The K&N figures for gains are always grotesquely exaggerated, so much so that it's practically criminal how they advertise their products. There are many better and more attractive (if engine bay dress up is important) options than K&N.
Another consideration is sound. Some systems produce a nasty hissing and snorting sound that I don't like. I don't know if the K&N system does this, but I would want to listen to it first. Really, the sound and appearance are the main reasons to get an aftermarket intake system anyway. I'm not sure if LMI makes one for your model, but that's the one I would be considering because it's 100% better in terms of quality and appearance than the K&N system. The only reason K&N sells so many of their intakes is because of their advertising.
amsoil makes quality goods in the long run you will be much happier. im at high altitude here in reno nv, tahoe a lot, so my experience with the kn has been mixed been there done that, i see wash state i lived in spokane years ago and go back on business alot wash is a beautiful state along with northern idaho. sandpoint to be exact is sweet with that lake pend o reile is off the hook but priest lake is awesome too. and that spokane river is powerful stuff.
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