Originally Posted by VOLDAR
I do realize this. But what I don't get it is why it doesn't do it with FSwerks or Steeda air intake but only with the K&N intake ? Excuse my noob question, I said and repeat, I am all rookie or even worse when it comes about cars built after 1990. Nowadays I only am able to change spark plugs on the car and the filter (to some extent). For the rest, there is the service...
Steeda replaced the MAF housing with their own housing built into the intake pipe (I guess that's what I would call it...). To me, this is a great design, and the only reason I didn't go Steeda is because I liked how K&N funneled the air to the filter. I don't know too much about intakes, but it seemed to me to be less restrictive on the amount of air the intake has access too. In fact, I believe I remember a few individuals on this forum buying the Steeda Short Ram and fabbing a similar design to the K&N.
If you are worried about the housing breaking, don't go K&N. Personally, I think the issue has been solved...just don't overtighten the filter. You honestly can't go wrong with either Steeda or K&N. I just liked the look of the K&N more, and thought it was a better design.