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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-15-2001, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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Cold Air Intake for \'99 Z71

I am in the market to buy either a K&N FIPK or Air Raid cold air intake kit. I have browsed the net and have found each for about $240 and was wondering if someone out there knows of a cheaper price, where at, and wether or not there is much of a difference between the two? Any input is appreciated.

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Re: Cold Air Intake for \'99 Z71

Between the two I would get the K&N because it has a baffle that helps stop a lot of the engine bay's hot air from getting sucked into the filter. More air is good, but more hot air isn't always good. The Airaid doesn't have that baffle, so it sucks in more hot air. You gain HP and all, but your mpg's suffer some.


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Re: Cold Air Intake for \'99 Z71

The k&n also comes with a pipe to your throttle body, elimating all that crap stock piping. I have heard of k&n dynoing 5hp more to the wheels over airaid, go figure.

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Re: Cold Air Intake for \'99 Z71

I want one, but won't buy it. Have you ever gone off-road in your Z. If you plan on you truck EVER seeing mud, even a little I wouldn't recommend it. When I went mud riding stock and returned home to wash it I opened the air box to check on the K&N Replacement. The box was no longer black inside. It wasn't a lot of dirt water and mud, but WAY more than I was happy with. Imagine what a WATER and MUD saturated K&N FIPK Cone filter will do to the Engine internals.

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Re: Cold Air Intake for \'99 Z71

You should already have cold air coming in from the fender. It seems to me that the only benefit of a fipk over a k&n replacement filter is the improved ducting to the throttle body. Think, hundreds of dollars.

I would like the increased noise and better access to engine components without that herkin resonance chamber though. The K&N would be my choice of the two.

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