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I just turned 17 and bought my first Mustang from my cousin. Its a 1994 Mustang GT with a 5.0L V8 and I have done a little work to it so far but one big thing is the air intake. I had just recently bought a K&N 57-2511. When I actually received it, all that was in the box was a giant conic filter. I did some research and read some other threads on here and people are saying that it will be under the hood and suck hot air in. My main question is whether or not its wise to keep the K&N air intake or go onto the traditional air intakes where the filter isn't under the hood. If anyone has any advice or suggestions I'd really appreciate it because I'm just getting started and I don't know much about it.
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It will suck in hot air but it's not going to make a dramatic between that and of the fenderwell type. I would just stick to what you have and get some exhaust work done on your 5.0. Let her exhale easier
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Ok thanks that was the only real issue i have right now but I do already have a new exaust on it. I think its a flowmax? If that sounds right but I know my cousin put a really nice one on it. Thanks for your hep.
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That filter will be alright, and it sounds like you mean Flowmaster.
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Yea that sounds right. That's good enough for me, I'm just getting started. It also has new headers so the only thing I'd put in will be a performance computer. Also, with my K&N, all that it came with was a giant conic filter and a few brackets. There's no piping or anything so what exactly am I replacing. Just the air box and keeping the stock pipes?
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Yea that sounds right. That's good enough for me, I'm just getting started. It also has new headers so the only thing I'd put in will be a performance computer. Also, with my K&N, all that it came with was a giant conic filter and a few brackets. There's no piping or anything so what exactly am I replacing. Just the air box and keeping the stock pipes?
Sounds like you have a drop in
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I'm not too sure what that means haha sorry I'm just starting out
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Take the stock AirBox out down to the Mass Air Flow sensor thats located on the passenger side fender well and the filter gose to it and the brakets hold the filter from moving they bolt to the back of the sensor near the filter and down to the bottom and side.
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I'm not too sure what that means haha sorry I'm just starting out
It just means that you pretty much replace the stock air filter with the K&N one.
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or maybe they sent you the wrong thing if you ordered the "Cold air" setup. That should include the piping and all, not just a drop in filter.
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I had looked on their website and it shows this just replacing the air box but should I go with a different company to get the piping and everything or will this be the same performance
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I have that same K&N filter. Jegs calls it a FI performance kit... Anyways all it really does is obviously give you a bigger filter, which would help it get more air in easier, and it gets rid of the stock airbox, which CAN be kinda restrictive because of the extra twists and turns and the air silencer. You'll see all the stuff it gets rid of once you put that thing in. It's pretty simple to install too. Just have to drill a couple of holes. I did it in about 30 minutes- 1hour.
I've also seen in here a way to make your own cold air intake "tube" or something like that. Hopefully someone on here knows where that thread is...
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Ok so if you've had good experiences I'm not worried about it. Thanks so much for all your input. I get the car back on thursday... so once its all done I'll have some nice pictures up to show off
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Ford Mustang: Mustang Tech: Induction: Cold Air Induction Home made Kit thats the link to the DIY cold air intake. It was REALLY easy to make, looks good, and you can feel it in the upper rpm range. All and all a good choice. i will get pics up of my car and my DIY CAI once i get my car back from Livernois Motorsports, they are doing a cutom chip for me.
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Here Is something you might be Interested in. It helped Me. Maintenance
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