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Old 08-21-2012, 11:45 PM   #221
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The benefits far outweigh the risks. Yea it sucked that I had to replace the housing once, but after this the intake has performed perfectly well. It sounds great. You can feel the extra pep in the 4500-6000 range. Totally worth the cost. Yea K&N need to fix the problem, but they are working on a solution.
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:54 PM   #222
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I was on the fence about buying or waiting for a K&N to fix the kit. This helped make my decision. It's ridiculous that you either under tighten and the filter falls off or you over tighten it and the housing gets bent and needs to be replaced. I am so surprised there is issues like this with a K&N product as they have been so above par in the past, in my experience. I guess I'll just have to be patient. I'm am anxious for that beautiful engine growl!
Just grow a pair and take the plunge.

I haven't had a problem since installing my new housing. Runs great and works as designed! Blame Ford for the POS design they call a housing, only blame K&N for being lazy and not designing a better housing.
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:45 AM   #223
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They will have a solution. Have not had the problem since and the investment was well worth it. You have a handful of people express an issue,not enough to damn a product.
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:20 AM   #224
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I've been searching around for the right dyno charts...anyone familiar with the difference in gains between the kit and just running a K&N filter in the stock box? I know somebody must know.
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:36 AM   #225
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I've been searching around for the right dyno charts...anyone familiar with the difference in gains between the kit and just running a K&N filter in the stock box? I know somebody must know.
The closest you'll find is Dyn085's stuff in the dyno thread. If he could get his hands on a Typhoon for a few days he'd do back to back.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:25 AM   #226
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Just wanted to say thanks to all who posted about their problems. I installed mine last night, no problems, and was careful about tightening the clamp. 75 miles so far, and no problems with filter falling off, or bent plastic.
On a side note, is everyone's system this loud? I expected and frankly wanted some noise, but I'm surprised at the resonance in the 2-3K RPM range. This is not a complaint, just a surprise.
As most have reported, my initial thoughts are increased performance/throttle response, and also I saw about 2 MPG increase on my 60 mile commute this morning. Granted this was going by the computer, and a VERY short run, but so far matching up with what others have experienced.
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Nicely done Hoover... Didn't much notice the noise til my exhaust got quieter LOL. Enjoy your new music maker, just be sure to check the filter occasionally
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:32 AM   #228
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Glad to hear you haven't had a problem.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:48 AM   #229
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I've found a couple of things that made mine quieter in that 2K-3K RPM range that you mention.

- spacing the MAF housing and heat shield so they don't contact each other
- running higher octane fuel
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Just went back and looked at your mod, I may try this as it seems to be a resonance, and mine is definitely contacting the MAF. I didn't notice much MPG change with premium, but am willing to try that again as well. Especially since I did notice a power difference with premium! Thanks for the info!
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