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I have a 96 5.8 and I was wondering how many of you guys have a K&N FIPK
and is it really worth the money. A truck accessory shop told $175. Is there really a noticable difference in performance over the stock air intake setup?
I've had K&N filters in previous vehicles and never really noticed any significant difference but have never used an entire aftermarket air intake kit.
Another thing, there appears to be a sensor right behind the filter box. I don't know a whole lot about computer sensors and all that crap but I'm assuming that it's some sort off emmission device. I saw a K&N intake kit that is for offroad use only and does not meet emmission standards and was wondering if this would work in my 96 since it has that sensor behind the filter.
 

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In my experiences, I've noticed a little throttle response improvement, and a slight increase in fuel economy, nothing drastic or magical. They do allow the engine to breathe easier. :shrug
 

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that sensor is you Mass Air Flow Sensor. it controls your engine computer.

and :wtf is this doing in the tech write-up section
 

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I posted this on this section because I see that it's called tech write ups-installs and the K&N FIPK is something that you obviously have to install in order to use it.
 

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metalhead said:
there appears to be a sensor right behind the filter box. I don't know a whole lot about computer sensors and all that crap but I'm assuming that it's some sort off emmission device.
Look here for what it is.
http://fordfuelinjection.com/maf.html

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metalhead said:
I posted this on this section because I see that it's called tech write ups-installs and the K&N FIPK is something that you obviously have to install in order to use it.

Save yourself some money and do not buy the FIPK kit. Just get the "drop in" filter for your air-box and use that. You won't get the cool sound but you will save yourself a box of money that can be used for another mod that works well with the filter. Get an hi-energy ignition kit, either MSD or Jacobs. This combiniation will work great together. I have this setup and when my Jacobs went weird for two weeks I dropped from 15.8mpg to around 12mpg. Now the Jacobs is back in and my Bronco is happy again.

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you can get the filter that drops into the stock airbox or you can get the replacement filter for the FIPK and rig something that will work for about the same price .
 

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Not to mention the dyno gains with his setup.



Just look in the tech section on Andy's set up it is really easy. You can customize the extended air intake piping too and the left over pvc can be used for an extended exhust pipe and it only cost the price of the filter and the pipe
 

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if you do a search you will find a couple write ups on how to make your own.

fyi the tech section is for posting instuctions on how to do something, your post geared towards asking a question which belongs here
 

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I have two questions: with a FIPK doesn't your engine take in more hot air and less cold air as apposed to the stock setup which is bad, and is there a whole lot of difference between a FIPK and a regular drop in K&N filter?
 

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metalhead said:
I have two questions: with a FIPK doesn't your engine take in more hot air and less cold air as apposed to the stock setup which is bad, and is there a whole lot of difference between a FIPK and a regular drop in K&N filter?

An open K&N filter element is the same material as what makes up the drop in element. The point of a K&N is more air flow period...it doesn't have any superior filtration qualities. A decent paper filter will filter out the same if not more then a K&N.
 

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metalhead, you listed off the differences. So knowing that you get hotter air, which would you pick?????
 
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