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Old 02-05-2006, 09:54 PM   #1
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Drop in K&N vs Short Ram

Has anyone dynoed a K&N drop in replacement filter against a short ram intake kit?


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Old 02-05-2006, 11:42 PM   #2
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I think the difference is going to be slim. In fact it would probably fall within the 1-3hp range...and dynos arent all that accurate to be certain if it is actual gain or just the dyno reading.
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Yeah... I have a drop in K&N with Tom's custom tune and the car is running great. I was just trying to decide if upgrading to a short ram and getting a revised tune would be worth the money. I'm betting that it wouldn't.
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I'm not too sure how much of a difference there would be. You suck in hot air with the SRI, but the stock box has the ram air scoop.
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I had the drop in K&N on my SVTF and I thought it was fine, but when I switched to my Steeda SRI there was definitely a difference in performance. That "ram air scoop" isn't like having a CAI. It sucks in a minimum amount of air with that design and placement. It's not bad for stock, but you will do better with an aftermarket SRI. I've never had any problems with heat soak or sucking in too much hot air either. Having had both set ups that's my experience...
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generally, the method that best gets cold, fresh air to the intake is going to give you the most gains ... I wouldn't bother with a short ram unless you get a short ram type hood with vents to take advantage of the open filter, otherwise you are just sucking in hot air ... if you don't get a vented hood, go CAI ... I know people who run in the florida where it rains a ton and they haven't had any problems with the AEM CAI.
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I had the drop in K&N on my SVTF and I thought it was fine, but when I switched to my Steeda SRI there was definitely a difference in performance. That "ram air scoop" isn't like having a CAI. It sucks in a minimum amount of air with that design and placement. It's not bad for stock, but you will do better with an aftermarket SRI. I've never had any problems with heat soak or sucking in too much hot air either. Having had both set ups that's my experience...
Exactly what happened to me. I have the drop-in at first and then switched out to the K&N Typhoon SRI and was surprised at the results...MUCH better sound, better pull through the powerband, and it looks so sweet in the bay. It's a relatively cheap mod (around $150) and you will like it.
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Exactly what happened to me. I have the drop-in at first and then switched out to the K&N Typhoon SRI and was surprised at the results...MUCH better sound, better pull through the powerband, and it looks so sweet in the bay. It's a relatively cheap mod (around $150) and you will like it.
Did you have a custom tune with your drop in, or did you switch from a stock tune and a drop in to a short ram and a custom tune? I've already got a custom tune so I don't think I'd gain much from a short ram.
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Snagged the tune after I did alot of my other mods, you will definitely notice your engine breathing alot easier with the SRI.
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Do you ever get any heat soak or anything like that?
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