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Old 05-28-2013, 09:05 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by dyn085 View Post
I didn't like the fact that the Steeda wasn't included in that test. I've also never seen any members hit 170hp with just an intake.

I'm sure that if the two were outright compared legitimately that the Steeda would pull bigger numbers. But, and again it's just speculation, I can't see there being a difference of more than a few HP. Both units look good and function well. There used to be a bunch of people cracking their MAF housing, but maybe the instructions were re-written because I haven't heard much of it as of late.

I would personally choose the Steeda, but ultimately either one work well and are at the top of the power-gain spectrum.
It is just speculation. You can't be sure one would pull better numbers until they are directly compared, with more than one sample.
I could say I can just feel that the K&N is a better setup, so it must perform better, but without data to back it up it's meaningless.

Also, does the steeda use the factory cold air inlet? The K&N is shaped so funny because it is rerouting the air and deletes that funky snorkel (not the same snorkel others are deleting).
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