Originally Posted by asting
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).
It is speculation, but it is based off of comparing dyno sheets. And I never said that it is fact-just my opinion based on the graphs that I've seen. I could be wrong, but I think that that is why we have yet to see a K&N distributor compare them directly despite comparing all of the rest of the competition. But I can't foresee the difference being more than a few HP, though I could also be wrong there.
Steeda does use the factory inlet runners, but blocks one off. I don't think that either of them actually draw much air out of it though, because they are open in design.
Originally Posted by Vanquished
I'm adding just the Steeda Intake with no exhaust. And I run premium. I wasn't expecting 170 obviously but I was hoping for about an 8hp gain, think that's possible? Also, think I'm at risk of any engine damage without a tune (which I have no intent on doing)
I got 8 hp with just a drop-in and snorkel delete. You will see over 10hp, no doubt in my mind. And DarkAngelism is right, you won't have any issues as the ECU will be able to calibrate accordingly based on the new found amount of air.