You are more likely to suck water into your stock intake than you are the K&N. The stock air duct is at a lower point than the K&N filter is.cvenom2122 said:cold air cons: water getting sucked into engine=dead car (K & N comes with drycharger to keep water out except for you being stupid and driving thru ponds
very true. and i've got a couple left at 225 + shipping which comes to be below 240 shipped anywhere, maybe a couple extra bucks into canada via UPSmax_boost said:You are more likely to suck water into your stock intake than you are the K&N. The stock air duct is at a lower point than the K&N filter is.
i just feel that since it's nearer the engine, it's more likely to draw in warmer air at idle than the K&N, while moving, it probably doesn't make a difference, unless you want to account for tube length and fluid dynamics which i won't try to get intoJim Lewis said:Unless you've removed part of the goofy "4x4 skid plate" at the corner where the air can come in....there's no real heat generating source, like an exhaust manifold or an alternator or AC compressor anywhere near the short intake's filter...
it only takes about 4 or 5 plastic rivets, and two bolts to get to the filter, really isn't bad at all. nevermind, the wheel needs to be removed, but it's still not a back breaking task to get to itpac.blue.RL said:What about the servicability of the filter? Do you want to make for a more difficult access to the filter than the stock already is.
At least with the short intake and airbox removed, it should make for an easier access to the filter for cleaning (the true beauty of a K & N type filter).
I already have a K & N CAI (still in box) - thinking about cutting it right below the mass airflow to make it into a short.
it would be worst at idle, when the car is moving, i'd say there is a VERY minor difference between the twozfactor said:has anyone here seen the weapon r intake as of yet?? i just spoke to weapon r and it is indeed a short ram style not a cold air intake. the only thing i am pondering is what affect the heat will have on the performance of the intake being it is really sucking in the hot air from the engine, mainly because the air under hood after driving with this car is REAL hot.
it would only be good if side by side on the same day, with identical cool off periods starting with a baseline, one to start, and one iwth the cooloff period. the RL is F/I though, which mmeans the differences should be minimal between the two on the dyno, but in real life, i think the cold air will shinezfactor said:i have seen very large differences on some cars between the cai's and short ram's. a lot depends on the car. for instance the 200sx se-r. gained a substantial amount more hp over the short rams tested. this does not happen on every vehicle though so as you said it would be a good test to see what came of it.