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Old 09-29-2004, 14:21   #1 (permalink)
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What are you guys running? Where'd you get it and what did it cost?

At the moment my engine won't even allow me to put one on! It fuels up and won't even start!

I've been to Superplus and had a sticky beak @ the K&N stuff. My thoughs so far are to try a K&N 10*5" and the K&N extreme lid. Cost on that one is $280.

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Old 09-29-2004, 15:06   #2 (permalink)
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Run the largest diameter you can and the xtreme filter lid.

A 10x5 has the same (approx) filter area as an 11x4 or a 12x3, etc... so if you can fit one, go for a 12x5 with an xtreme filter lid and you should be set.

Me, i run k&n 14x4 with the xtreme lid. Cost $130 for the filter because I had to have it brought in for me, but they gave me the lid for $170. I ordered directly from rocket industries.
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I can't run taller than 3" with anything larger than 12" as I've got to cut too much out of the bonnet. I am pretty sure 12" is wider than the top of the scoop and 14" is wider than the base of the scoop. I could probably squeeze an 11"?

I've seen the 10"*5 one on a few cars around Hallam Performance hence why I looked @ it. I know there are other manufacturers that do similar stuff but so far I haven't found any. VPW has some smallest is 11" which I think I can squeeze in.

Aircleaners only going to be used for street use. With the 14*3" I reckon I drop back to about 160-180rwkw. lol

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I've only ever used the elcheapo 14" chome and standard 3"filter. But I have played around a lot with spacer plates (1"open and 4 hole), drop bases and running without.
For my combo the standard set up got the quickest times. Everything else lost tenths and Mph. Running without an air cleaner I found slower not to mention the chance a stone or bug or cat might get sucked in there!
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Something's up if it won't run with an air cleaner on.

K&N is the way to go if you want the best, X-treme lids work great and are nearly essential if you run a recessed base air cleaner.
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Old 09-29-2004, 19:19   #6 (permalink)
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Brenden i use a K&N 11x6 but i dont have any height problems though found it to be mor useful to the way my motor was set up got the whole thing from bursons for $185 trade complete.
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I use a 14" x 3" K & N Element with a recessed base and an XW GT Lid (with XB GT Air Cleaner Sticker of course). Fits under the Bonnet with a Single Plane Intake and 2" Spacer.
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I use a kingdragon filter,they flow alot more than k&n filters.About $120 for a 14x21/2.Also have one on a xr6t,both made noticable improvments.
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Something's up if it won't run with an air cleaner on.
It's like trying to let the engine suck air though a 1/2" pipe. Thats the easiest way I can explain it. It just floods @ idle/primaries and secondaries with an aircleaner on. Which tells me I aint getting enough air to make correct mixtures.

As soon as it's removed it idles as per normal. I'll fiddle with the idle mixtures tomorrow but thats still not going to fix the flooding with the primaries and secondaries. As you saw with the chart there isn't anything wrong with the jetting

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Never seen a motor in a good state of tune do that with a normal air-cleaner, maybe if it was 6 inch x 1 inch or something ridiculously small.

Is the base so recessed that the lid is closing off the venturis?
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