I think its worth it. I can feel and definatly hear a difference.05 SatinSylvia said:I need the owners of the K&N Cold Air intake to give me your opinions. Right now i am planning on ordering it, but just wanted to consult first. Are the gains noticeable? Does it really not need a retune? Is it worth the money? Thanks
I agree. works well and no tune needed.dekujala said:I think its worth it. I can feel and definatly hear a difference.
I just got my Xcal2 tuner today, so once I put the tune on as well I'm sure it will make a huge difference, but even without the tune its great.
If they are charging 250+ for the plastic one, can't wait to see how much they charge for billet :shocked:Fontech said:K&N will be coming out with a new CAI that will be a billet intake, not the plastic one they have now. They used my car as a mule for testing. The new product should be out within a month. I will update when I receive mine.
The K&N is the only one as far as I know that does not require a re-tune. I was running it without a tune for the past month and it works great. According to some dyno numbers I've seen 15rwhp without a tune, I didn't dyno mine, but you could feel it.2horseowner said:I use the C&L kits on both my cars. It's my understanding that a reflash is required to get the maximum performance from the kits. Without the re-flash the computer will eventually retune itself back to factory settings. This was substantiated by running a similarly equipped unflashed car against mine at the track and posting a .6 better 1/8th mile run. I'm a newbie so forgive me for jumping in.
I did have the HC trap and was curious myself when I got my K&N, I got alot of responses to the same question roughly but on another board. Had alot of people who had it say they left it out without issues, so I would assume you would be fine. I decided to put it in when I did get mine and recently took it out when I got a tuner.pjdami said:What's the final verdict on the hydrocarbon trap? In or out? I just got my car last week and this will be a mod that I want to do after some breakin. Since my car was built in July, 05 it shouldn't have the HC trap. K&N's instructions still say to leave the HC trap in.
Open that puppy up and see if it is there. My take is you won't find it.pjdami said:What's the final verdict on the hydrocarbon trap? In or out? I just got my car last week and this will be a mod that I want to do after some breakin. Since my car was built in July, 05 it shouldn't have the HC trap. K&N's instructions still say to leave the HC trap in.
I know you GT'ers will not care...but if you check out the K&N site for the V6; the polished "Typhoon" CAI provides LESS HP increase over the original black plastic model. I think I'll go for the original one. I don't really do shows...just want the little increase in HP and that lovely intake sound!Waxed'05 GT said:I thought I read somewhere, maybe even from K&N that it is better to have the rubber intake because the billet one gets hot and hot air is no good.