Exactly what I'm saying. The HP you get from a filter/CAI isn't like it's available all the time, only when you are revving the heck out of your engine. I think the only way the 6 speed auto would get near redline is if you were flat out pedal to the metal going top speed. So if you are going the typical highway speed (limit), it's not like you are going to have all that HP on tap. I think a CAI is fine if you are also doing other engine mods such as a catback exhaust or headers, but by itself it's not like you are going to throw just a K&N or similar CAI/filter on by themselves and get this noticible power increase. [rolleyes]I was just looking at a K&N intake for myself and they claim an estimated 5.24hp @ 5400 rpm.
Hold a freshly oiled K&N up to the sunlight and have alook through it. I stopped using them on my daily drivers years ago. I didn't need independent test data to verify my conclusion.
Paper filters are cheap and efficient. JMHO.