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: K&N Cold Air Intake


Antares
07-26-2006, 10:45 PM
http://www.knfilters.com/search/product.aspx?Prod=63-1549

I've been waiting for this, and it was finally released.

This is one of my preferences for performance.

15.30HP @ 5046RPM

If anyone is interested in a group buy. Please show your interest by replying to this thread or contacting me directly.

The price will be $300 or less depending on quantity of buyers.

This price includes shipping to your door, garage, or pole barn...

Antares
GC SRT8
Dakota 5.9 R/T (Supercharged)

1268
07-27-2006, 04:40 PM
Is there any major difference between it and the AirRaid??

Black_SRT8
07-27-2006, 04:57 PM
Aaron compares and contrasts the two intakes in this thread...
http://www.cherokeesrt8.com/forums/showthread.php?t=696

1268
07-27-2006, 05:44 PM
Aaron compares and contrasts the two intakes in this thread...
http://www.cherokeesrt8.com/forums/showthread.php?t=696

Yep, I saw that thread previously...thought someone might have some firsthand experience with both.

1268
08-04-2006, 12:59 PM
Just got done installing the K&N cai and I am disappointed in the fit...I had to cut away some of the fan shroud to get it to fit...decent chunk of it. The instructions say for a 5.7 and the 6.1 SRT 8 Jeep, but the instructions were clearly for a 5.7 and included some steps that didn't pertain to the 6.1 and other areas were just plain vague in details. It is quiet as a mouse in normal driving...will have to take her for a spirited run later to see if it makes some noise.

GSMSales
08-04-2006, 01:09 PM
I'd obviously prefer our kit. It out performs Mopar and k&n. We've had some happy customers take theirs off and replace them with ours. Just a touch of info for you...and it's $299 all day, everyday. Polished or Satin silver, you pick.

562-777-1075 x102
ryan@gsmotorsports.com

Just got done installing the K&N cai and I am disappointed in the fit...I had to cut away some of the fan shroud to get it to fit...decent chunk of it. The instructions say for a 5.7 and the 6.1 SRT 8 Jeep, but the instructions were clearly for a 5.7 and included some steps that didn't pertain to the 6.1 and other areas were just plain vague in details. It is quiet as a mouse in normal driving...will have to take her for a spirited run later to see if it makes some noise.

1268
08-04-2006, 04:00 PM
I'd obviously prefer our kit. It out performs Mopar and k&n. We've had some happy customers take theirs off and replace them with ours. Just a touch of info for you...and it's $299 all day, everyday. Polished or Satin silver, you pick.

562-777-1075 x102
ryan@gsmotorsports.com

I think your idea of sending me a free one for my K&N is a great idea!!!;) Seriously thou, do you dyno sheet comparisons of the yours vs. the others?? I do like how the K&N is quiet....

Mick

ARH1956
08-05-2006, 06:29 AM
I'd obviously prefer our kit. It out performs Mopar and k&n. We've had some happy customers take theirs off and replace them with ours. Just a touch of info for you...and it's $299 all day, everyday. Polished or Satin silver, you pick.

562-777-1075 x102
ryan@gsmotorsports.comPlease post the results that prove your claim "It out performs Mopar & k&n".

1268
08-06-2006, 03:44 PM
Here are a few picks of my K&N setup...regarding the cut radiator fan shroud.
Hopefully the pics have optimized from Digistash...

http://www.digistash.com/showpic.php?uuid=3930&aid=7447&pid=111871
http://www.digistash.com/showpic.php?uuid=3930&aid=7447&pid=111870

This pic...the beige/stone colored areas is my driveway...this setup has no bottom (which I like):

http://www.digistash.com/showpic.php?uuid=3930&aid=7447&pid=111868

Black_SRT8
08-06-2006, 03:51 PM
^^^ Links not working for me :(

1268
08-06-2006, 04:12 PM
^^^ Links not working for me :(

I will wait a few hours to let them optimize on Digistash...I was hoping they would work, but it was too soon after downloading.

1268
08-06-2006, 05:40 PM
I will wait a few hours to let them optimize on Digistash...I was hoping they would work, but it was too soon after downloading.

Let's try it now...

http://www.digistash.com/showpic.php?uuid=3930&aid=7447&pid=111871
http://www.digistash.com/showpic.php?uuid=3930&aid=7447&pid=11186o
http://www.digistash.com/showpic.php?uuid=3930&aid=7447&pid=111870

This shows not having a bottom and seeing the driveway underneath...

http://www.digistash.com/showpic.php?uuid=3930&aid=7447&pid=111868

Black_SRT8
08-06-2006, 05:52 PM
^^^ Links are still erroneous.

Can you upload them as attachments??

1268
08-06-2006, 06:10 PM
^^^ Links are still erroneous.

Can you upload them as attachments??

Yep...I will give it a shot from my desktop unit where I downloaded them to. I usually use my laptop which I did not download them to.

1268
08-06-2006, 06:50 PM
Says my file size is too large for the attachment feature....

Black_SRT8
08-06-2006, 07:14 PM
Says my file size is too large for the attachment feature....

1) Import into Microsoft Word
2) Once inserted, Right-Click "save picture as"
3) Upload that picture

little leo
08-06-2006, 07:21 PM
HI guys, new here.

I have a silver gc srt. i had the mopar cai install. its nice. silver tube, is the gs that much better? i might be up to change. i dont like the k&n. sorry

1268
08-06-2006, 08:19 PM
http://www.digistash.com/showpic.php?uuid=3930&aid=7447&pid=111870
http://www.digistash.com/showpic.php?uuid=3930&aid=7447&pid=111871
http://www.digistash.com/showpic.php?uuid=3930&aid=7447&pid=111869

Pic of filter with no bottom...tan/beige areas are the concrete from the driveway below.
http://www.digistash.com/showpic.php?uuid=3930&aid=7447&pid=111868

Black_SRT8
08-06-2006, 08:23 PM
http://www.digistash.com/showpic.php?uuid=3930&aid=7447&pid=111870

Nice system! Is it me, or does the filter seem a tad small?

1268
08-06-2006, 09:12 PM
Nice system! Is it me, or does the filter seem a tad small?

Not sure what to compare it against...any measurements on other system's filters?? I would like to know if it is smaller than the other system's....

Black_SRT8
08-06-2006, 09:29 PM
Not sure what to compare it against...any measurements on other system's filters?? I would like to know if it is smaller than the other system's....

I will measure my length and OD tomorrow.

1268
08-07-2006, 07:10 AM
I will measure my length and OD tomorrow.

Sounds good...I will do the same.

1268
08-07-2006, 09:34 AM
Sounds good...I will do the same.

Filter is 6" long and 7" in diameter at it's base (gets smaller in diameter all the way to the end). Airbox rough dimensions are 12"long (left to right), 8" deep (front to back) and @ 11" deep....I am going to check with K&N to see if they make a bigger filter.

1268
08-07-2006, 11:32 AM
I checked with K&N and they said the filter that came with the kit is the appropriate one based on cubic inches per minute of fresh air the engine can take. They base it on the size of the engine in cubic inches and the max rpm to get the flow rate. I can fit a larger filter that has a higher flow rate, but it will not help performance -wise as the engine can not take in more air than it currently does. The engine can flow @ 652 cubic inches of air per minute and the filter I have has a flow rating of 680.

Black_SRT8
08-07-2006, 11:39 AM
I checked with K&N and they said the filter that came with the kit is the appropriate one based on cubic inches per minute of fresh air the engine can take. They base it on the size of the engine in cubic inches and the max rpm to get the flow rate. I can fit a larger filter that has a higher flow rate, but it will not help performance -wise as the engine can not take in more air than it currently does. The engine can flow @ 652 cubic inches of air per minute and the filter I have has a flow rating of 680.

Force feed the Hemi:cool:

1268
08-07-2006, 12:57 PM
Force feed the Hemi:cool:


I may up the size for asthetics....maybe the tone will change as well. It's basically like stock now...exhaust note is a little louder.

Black_SRT8
08-07-2006, 01:03 PM
I may up the size for asthetics....maybe the tone will change as well. It's basically like stock now...exhaust note is a little louder.

If you want sound, go SS. You would not believe the bark of the engine and the growl of the exhaust with only the intake swapped.

1268
08-07-2006, 01:51 PM
If you want sound, go SS. You would not believe the bark of the engine and the growl of the exhaust with only the intake swapped.

You are trying to get me on the Dub Air bandwagon....I know what you are up to!!!!;)

Black_SRT8
08-07-2006, 01:57 PM
You are trying to get me on the Dub Air bandwagon....I know what you are up to!!!!;)

Doesn't have to be DUB;)

But if you do want a throaty tone, go SS.

1268
08-07-2006, 02:02 PM
Doesn't have to be DUB;)

But if you do want a throaty tone, go SS.

Do you get a whistle with teh Dub??

Black_SRT8
08-07-2006, 02:05 PM
Do you get a whistle with teh Dub??

No. When you hit the thottle, is more of a Whooosh!

MadMaxHemi
07-14-2007, 11:19 PM
Aaron:
I see you have experience with the various CAIs. I just got my SRT8. Want to do the standard first step of exhast and CAI. I can't stand the loud droning of some older CAIs. Which one have you heard is the quietest? Would you go with the RaidAir all over again?I want to go with the Corsa exhaust. Any feedback is appreciated.

navyavi469
07-14-2007, 11:29 PM
has anyone ever done a solid dyno comparison with the top 4 leading CAI's to see which one makes more power?

generalconfusion
07-15-2007, 09:07 AM
has anyone ever done a solid dyno comparison with the top 4 leading CAI's to see which one makes more power?

I did a dyno comparison of the GSM vs Mopar vs stock vs stock with lid removed. That info and dyno charts are posted on another Jeep site.

Bottom line we see about a 5-7hp improvement no more no less. The stock top and tube making 5hp when seperated from the lower box. This tells you that the lower box is slightly restrictive BUT will draw the most dense air once the vehicle is moving due to it drawing air from the best place of all....up high at the grille.:eek:

The problem as some will tell you is most tests are done with the hood open and a fan blowing on them......so if the test would have been done with the hood down and the fan blowing at the grille we might have seen less hp to no gain at all. Most of the seat of the pants feel is really just the increase of resonance noise.