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got my K&N filter in today. cost me $50 for everything. it sounds freaking cool. i don't care if i gained any power; it sounds and looks much cooler.

heres my write-up so every one will stop asking how you do it.

Remove the old air box and all the other junk.


Since this is ghetto fab time, i needed to find out the length of the tubes i would be making.


the freaking PVC i used only came in 10 foot lengths. so i made a new exhaust pipe.


I cut the PVC pipe to 6". not precisely 6", but its in the vicinity of 6".


i thought this would be the easy way to install it.


It was much easier to put the pipe on the intake tubes and then jam the filter on.


Done.
 

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what is the part number for the K&N? i used a chevy vortec filter and it took a bit more parts to do it.
 

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fordman: part number for speed density filter = RF-1012
peepee: the filter has a port right below where the 2 big pvc pipes go in. its the same 5/8" size as the breather hose. i just got a new breather hose and a 5/8" double male adapter and plugged it in there. if you look in the last picture, the breahter hose snakes over the intake tubes because i am too ghetto to shorten it :brownbag

also, the real kit comes with a bracket to hole the filter to the fender. heres what i did: the filter has a little stud on the end that the bracket is supposed to attach to. i just poked it into a hole in the sheetmetal.
 

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tim, i never had the drop in, but i'm guessing it would be an improvement, since the cone has a lot more surface area. my air filter that i swapped out had 20000+ miles on it, so of course it was a bit bump.
 

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ok, like most of my write-ups i didn't do a good enough job the first time....the filter kept popping off the PVC pipe and leaving me without filtered air.

its not hard to do, you just need to get creative:

the PVC bolts to the bracket and the bracket bolts to the inner fender. you can see where the breather line is routed as well.

i think it looks a million times better and its way more solid than before; the filter was pretty much just laying there. K&N does their kit this way as well, so now its an even closer copy of the K&N kit.

the stud at the end of the filter is for the K&N kit, which includes an L-bracket like this.

done, until i find a way to make it better.
 

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This thread inspired me.:beer

I followed the directions, just like you said.
I have it attached to the wall, but I didn't do the brace underneath.

Feels pretty sturdy, we'll see how well it stays. :thumbup

Edit: 8/06 Over two years later, and it's still holding sturdy. I suppose I should probably take it out and clean it, huh? :toothless

 

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go to the K&N site and search around for a while. there is a link to distributors. pick one, enter in the part number (RF1012) and you're set.
 

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cant afford it said:
I searched for K&N & found alot of kit suppliers but not replacement filters..
they want to sell you the whole kit. :shrug
I'll order this today..If I only knew where...
I don't recall for sure, but I think I got mine at Super Autobacs (714) 903-9900 down here in O.C. The store is on Beach Blvd (Hwy 39), just off the 22 Frwy. It was a special order part. I would assume they can ship it to you.

*EDIT* 1/18/11 - Don't bother with this. Super Autobacs closed a year or two ago.
 

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Just finished my K&N install on my new (to me) 95 Bronco. Thanks to Andy for the base measurements and part number. Took some of the legwork out of it. I used two 6" long sections of 3" exhaust tubing expanded out to 3 1/8th inch. I also ended up leaving the bottom of the stock box in place. This allowed me to leave the duct work that picks up air at the leading edge of the hood in place. I put door edge trim on the sharp edges of the lower box where the filter rest on it and then drilled a hole with a rubber grommet on the inner fender. The stud on the filter element then slid into the grommet. Have to wait and see how well it stays on. It has some pressure pushing it against the inner fender as it sits now. If it moves around too much, I'll weld a strap to the tubing and attach to mounts of the lower box.
 

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Question for Andy351...

Have you noticed any improvement in fuel economy since you installed the ghetto fab kit?
 

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mobronco93 said:
Have you noticed any improvement in fuel economy since you installed the ghetto fab kit?
umm, not really. but my truck is so far from stock that i really can't see it doing much for me. you would probably have better luck.


and yes, yet another update: the PVC pipe i had used for some reason had begun to taper in where the hose clamps were so it wouldn't stay in the filter anymore. now i'm running 3" exhaust pipe in there and it seems to be much more solid than the PVC ever was.
 

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I have noticed I have some increase in MPG since I did the FIPK months ago
 

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SrATEX said:
I have noticed I have some increase in MPG since I did the FIPK months ago
Thanks for that info...right now my 5.8 is stock w/new plugs, wires, cap, and rotor...and 11mpg is what i'm getting. I can't imagine what previous owner was getting seeing as how it runs really good for 200,000+mi after replacing those few things than it did when I got it in August.
 

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if your looking for JUST the filter and not the kit filter is $46 from summit just go to SummitRacing.com go to manfacture search put it on K&n and part #RF1012 and it pops right up not the kit so nice an cheep
 

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yeah mine jumped iirc 3 MPG.

exactly what a lot of us have done cape. I ordered mine of the internet. Then went to a local parts store and bought 2 6" peices of 3" exhaust pipe and painted it with rustoleum. built a bracket to keep it from bouncing.



stainless steel bracket
 

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Who has bought the complete K&N kit? Anybody?

I would like to know what did'nt I get ?
I did it this way as well ...
& cant help but wonder what did my being cheap not get me?

I have heard the complete kit does not include tubes (hose, whatever you want to call the big dual lines feeding the throttle body)
So what does the fuel injection kit come with??? :shrug

& I wonder wears a good place to get the foam sock that goes over the filter?
or the one thats not foam but looks kinda like a nylon type of material to catch all that mud?
you know so that I could just take the the nylon or foam or whatever off and hopfully just was that with out having to wash & oil the main filter?
 

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So what does the fuel injection kit come with??? :shrug
it should be the brackets to secure it
tube to hook the filter up to the intake tubes
the filter
the PVC hose
BlancoBronco said:
& I wonder wears a good place to get the foam sock that goes over the filter?
wherever you got the filter from should have it.
 

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Andy351 said:
it should be the brackets to secure it
tube to hook the filter up to the intake tubes
the filter
the PVC hose

wherever you got the filter from should have it.
Nope!
I asked when I got it!
& they said, they only carry to type for the standerd carb type K&N. :shrug
I know did'nt make sense to me either?

somebodys bound to have a link here?
Hey maybe summit?
I'll have to look in my catolog.(If I can find it)

One last thing. PVC hose?
 
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