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Old 07-03-2012, 10:35 AM   #91
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Filters are a crutch for the weak. I say you all just remove them and run filterless. Reset the ecu and enjoy. Y? Cuz MAXAIRFLOW RACECAR!
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:37 AM   #92
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I'm a problem-solver

Go ahead and add rep points, I'm ok with it!
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Reinforcing the filter? I see two problems with the current design. First, the housing is not properly seated in the heat shield, which could cause vibrations in the engine bay to reach the housing. Tbone mentioned this.

Second, the housing's flange is very smooth. I'm afraid that there's not enough friction to hold on the filter. Not only that, but the lack of the ability to tighten the filter on the flange prevents us from making sure that the filter won't fall off. So, Sonic, if you're talking about supporting the filter, this may help solve the problem.
Just bouncing ideas in my head, I'm thinking a 1" or so thin walled piece of metal or plastic slid into the outer edge of housing and slighting into filter... Reinforces housing, allows filter to be tightened down, still looks like nothing's there. May help air flow by reducing some turbulence before MAF too (???)

Or, there's always my original idea of some sort of brace/strap to hold the damn thing on LOL
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Exhaust tubing...
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Exhaust tubing...
I was thinking titanium or carbon fiber ;) but that would work too LOL
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Hello Everyone,

I wanted to let you know that the engineering department is aware of the issues you are experiencing. I want to thank each and every one of you for making K&N aware of these issues, as soon as I hear from the Engineering department I will contact you all.

At this time I would ask for your patience and understanding while we gather information, as always if you have any issues with this intake system please call in to 1-800-858-3333 and speak with a customer service representative to let us know so we can document every case individually.


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Old 07-03-2012, 12:35 PM   #97
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Just contacted Troy regarding this issue. I also asked if he wanted me to send K&N my cracked housing. Once I took it off, I noticed the bend in the housing was MUCH larger than I thought.
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I was thinking titanium or carbon fiber ;) but that would work too LOL
Wow, someone here has deep pockets...
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Wow, someone here has deep pockets...
Nope... Just RACECAR LOL
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Wow, someone here has deep pockets...
Maybe sonic's been selling parts at a ridiculous markup too...you two ARE in a crew together...is there a underground crime ring going on here?
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