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post #1 of 134 (permalink) Old 03-18-2011, 11:51 PM Thread Starter
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K&N Air Filter?

Should i?. ive read around here but i cant decide what are the pros and cons? will it damage the engine or any other problems?
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post #2 of 134 (permalink) Old 03-19-2011, 12:32 AM
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No cons! All pros!!! By this are u speaking about the full intake kit that hasn't been released yet or just the drop in filter? Either way it's all pros.

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I have put one on EVERY vehicle I've owned for the last 10 years, like my Jeep, my Hummer, STI, Murano, Tahoe, and my 2010 Camaro SS. I have noticed an instant throttle response increase and 2-3 MPG increase in every vehicle. I still haven't put one in my CR-Z yet. Maybe next month.

FWIW, a company called Spectre Performance makes replacement panel filters IDENTICAL to K&N filters for roughly 1/3 the price. I bout a (big ass) Spectre filter for my wife's 4WD 07 Tahoe for $22.00 at Auto Zone. Not sure if Spectre is/is going to make one for the CR-Z.


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if you're just changing the filter itself and no piping then it's the same thing as replacing your stock air filter when it gets dirty except you'll be using a much better filter than Honda's.

if you get a full Cold Air intake with a K&N Filter then you're looking at some power gains as well but more work to change it.

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Talking Thank you guys

That is all awesome! So should i wait for the full intake kit then? when is it expected to come out?

P.S. Sorry for all the questions I'm just really excited about making the mod.
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Intake Resonators

The Honda engines with VTEC respond really well to the K&N drop in filters.

You get a deeper throatier sound better performance and mileage because it's flowing more air especially at WOT. Because it's flowing more air you don't need to push the accelerator as much which saves gas.

A cost effective alternative to the cold air kits are what I have done on my EG CIVIC, my Pilot and TSX is to remove the intake resonator in conjunction with replacing the filter with a K&N drop in.

Its essentially doing the same thing for the cold air kits remove the resonator as well in order to create a clearer more direct path of airflow to the engine.

The resonators are generally located inside the fender well just ahead of the front wheel on the airfilter side if they are not in the engine compartment. The engineers place it there because it's outside of the engine compartment and down low is where the cool/cold air is flowing.

It sounds great and I get excellent performance and mileage. And it only takes a couple of hours of time with a basic ratchet set using 10 & 13mm sockets.

It might not provide the WHP that the intake kits claim but it also doesn't cost $100+. And it still looks stock when you go in for servicing and/or later sell.


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sounds good but i think ima wait for the whole intake kit. lol
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I just ordered my K&N drop-in panel filter from Pep Boys Friday. It should be here mid next week. Cost me $38.00 with my military discount. I'll post a lil' review once I get it installed.

Even if it's some throttle response improvement and 1-2 MPG gain, I'll be happy. I'm still averaging 39.5 MPG in my 6-Speed.


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A K&N short ram intake kit should be out by early may I'm guessing.
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post #10 of 134 (permalink) Old 04-17-2011, 07:08 AM
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I have a drop in K&N and have put one in every car for the past 20 years.

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