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indystar 07-06-2012 11:46 AM

Injen vs K&N CAI
 
[welcome]So I'm a British guy but live in china. I will buy the new Ford focus sport 2.0l. First mod for me is CAI. But being in china I have limited choice of brands. Either injen or k&n. Not a bad selection I know. But I was wondering which is better. I'm not really finding a definitive answer online. [werd]

Indy

Outlaw5.0 07-06-2012 11:55 AM

The K&N would be my choice.

indystar 07-06-2012 12:21 PM

Can u expand on that answer really looking for a definitive or some answers with some backed up reasons so I can make a decision.

Resolve 07-06-2012 12:33 PM

Don't know about the injen, but would verify that K&N fixes their issue with theirs prior to buying.

Some people are having issues with the filter coming off while driving. I believe it is due to the stock MAF housing design and the way the filter fits on it with the K&N intake kit. and people also over tightening the filter and it cracking the MAF housing.

indystar 07-06-2012 12:41 PM

OK. Well then k and n. Might be no go. Who knows what version they are stocking here. It will be thru a reseller. Secondary question. Any decent aftermarket manufacturers from Hong Kong or Taiwan? I can order online and not be taxed. Bring anything back from Europe is pricey. Might take an extra suit case back next time overweight with a few mods from the UK :p

LD5050 07-06-2012 03:49 PM

I chose injen CAIs on my last 4 vehicles. I researched everything that was available and went with the injen each time. Never had any problems. Great power, aggressive sound ( for an intake)

wantz12 07-06-2012 04:08 PM

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Originally Posted by indystar (Post 4246237)
OK. Well then k and n. Might be no go. Who knows what version they are stocking here. It will be thru a reseller. Secondary question. Any decent aftermarket manufacturers from Hong Kong or Taiwan? I can order online and not be taxed. Bring anything back from Europe is pricey. Might take an extra suit case back next time overweight with a few mods from the UK :p

I'd hold off for now on buying a K&N...I'm one of the ones whose had a problem. The intake itself is great, it's the MAF housing that's the problem. As far as Injen is concerned, there's really no heat shield provided AFAICT. To me, that would rule out the intake.

indystar 07-07-2012 12:45 AM

ok so this is the Injen i found...
http://www.injen.com/galleries/products/SP9000.JPG
http://www.injen.com/docs/other/sear...delID=255&Eng=

is that silver bit supposed to be a heat shield???

wantz12 07-07-2012 02:17 PM

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Originally Posted by indystar (Post 4247231)
ok so this is the Injen i found...
http://www.injen.com/galleries/products/SP9000.JPG
http://www.injen.com/docs/other/sear...delID=255&Eng=

is that silver bit supposed to be a heat shield???

That's the one! And yes...Injen calls that little piece of chrome a heat shield. [rofl]. But, the whole intake is made of billet aluminum, and integrates the MAF nicely, which is more than can be said for K&N.

Still, I'd choose the K&N. That heat shield is just pathetic.

indystar 07-07-2012 02:20 PM

what are the perfomance benfits from the two? and the sound? i dont want a ridiculously ricey sounding car


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