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Old 12-16-2003, 05:17 PM
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My father owns a 1998 GMC C1500 pickup with 4.3 vortec, after adding spiral core plug wires with complete tune up, a flowmaster muffler, we wondered why we didn`t see any performance difference, today he installed a K&N airfilter, amazing, the truck feels like it picked up a honest 30 horses, it doesn`t feel sluggish anymore, used to you had to press half way down on the pedal to get it to move, it was a powerless dog, now it moves with just a tap of the pedal, the stock filter is huge, and we really didn`t think it was that much of a restriction, it proved us both wrong since power and mileage both went up. he`s kicking himself now that he didn`t buy it months ago. Never thought a airfilter would make a difference I could feel, this one sure did.
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Old 12-16-2003, 05:29 PM
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Now, watch the fuel millage. it should get better to.

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Old 12-16-2003, 06:13 PM
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Old 12-16-2003, 07:02 PM
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Anytime you conduct a test you must realize a baseline to start from. If you want to know how much better your car runs with duel exhaust over single exhaust, take it to the track and make a few runs, at least 3, on test and tune night. Then go home and change your exhaust. Unless you happen to have a dyno station in your neighborhood you will have to test and try different combonations to get the peak performance from your engine. Some products boast added HP, you may just have to take their word for it if you don't want to go through the trouble of testing.


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Old 12-16-2003, 07:03 PM
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tm made a very good point
rat rods do indeed rule
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Old 12-16-2003, 07:24 PM
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I realised how good they were when I put one in my wifes old '95 "Taurtus" wagon. That thing would barely get out of it's own way cuz it had the smaller 6 cyl. that they offered. Getting on to the highway was an experience. I put a K&N filter in and it made a big difference, even in that car. Since then every car I own gets one.
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Old 12-17-2003, 05:46 AM
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Yep, it is surprising. I put a K&N and 3 inch Dynomax mandrel exhaust on my 5.3 Vortec pickup. It really made a difference. It is kindof funny on a new vehicle, but you have to take it easy or the tires just will not handle it up to about 30 MPH.

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Old 12-17-2003, 09:04 AM
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Try the K/N filter lid as well.
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Old 12-17-2003, 12:33 PM
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make sure you have enough hood clearance not to suck insulation
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Old 12-17-2003, 12:36 PM
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Old 12-17-2003, 01:19 PM
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it was just the filter to replace the stock one, it wasn`t a custom air hose, it was just a drop in filter, no biggie, you guys act as if I put a ricer air hose on it.
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Old 12-17-2003, 01:31 PM
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when i put one in my 87 shelby charger i could feel the difference as well it was like adding 20 horses and i love my k&n filters
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Old 12-17-2003, 04:42 PM
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Where do you guys shop for your K&N items? My 92 F-150 5.8 needs all the help it can get. Thanks, Norm.
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Old 12-17-2003, 07:54 PM
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you can get K&N filters from just about any automotive place around, pep boys, autozone, advanced auto, and all the mail orders have em.
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