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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-08-2013 Thread Starter
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Putting a K&N style air filter on air intake

1996 4.6 GT
I am looking to hang a K&N style air filter off the end of my air intake and removing the housing.
Has anybody done this? And if so what air filter did you use?


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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-09-2013
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I used the K&N replacement filter, cut a hole in the cover facing somewhat towards the fender. Ya gotta let'm breath!

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Somebody used to make a "budget" cai like you're describing - open element filter that attached directly in front of the MAF, and had a heat shield/bracket, and retained the factory rubber tube between the MAF and TB. Pretty sure I saw it over at latemodelrestoration.com if ya feel like checking.

Otherwise, budget cai is as follows.... Go to AutoZone or whatever and buy a stock replacement K&N filter, remove the rubber snorkel thingy from the side of the airbox, remove the air silencer screen from in between the MAF and airbox, and then put everything back together with your new filter installed.

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I was hoping it was simple and there were no gotchas! Have only had the 96 for a couple of months and am still learning. Did this same mod on an 89 5.0 and it made cleaning the air filter a piece of cake. May have not have made the most horse power but still had plenty for me!
SoCal2v - Latemodelresto has a steeda air intake that looks like what you are describing. Looks good.

Thanks for the response!
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I use the cheap ebay cool air intakes. there the same as the stack racing american muscle sells and are less then half of what AM sells them for. somes with a decent quality filter.

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