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Old 06-22-2009, 07:52 PM   #1
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K&N Replacement Air Filter


K&N’s replacement air filters are designed to increase horsepower and acceleration while providing excellent filtration. We make over 1,200 different replacement air filters for virtually every vehicle on the road. These filters are washable and reusable and are custom designed to fit into your existing factory air box. Their drop-in design means adding performance is simple. With most vehicles you simply remove the disposable air filter and replace it with a K&N. See applicable instruction sheet for details. Our stock replacement air filters for street vehicles are covered by our famous K&N Million-Mile Limited Warranty™ and will be THE LAST AIR FILTER YOUR VEHICLE WILL EVER NEED.

33-2434 Product Specifications
Product Style: Panel Air Filter
Height: 1.625 in (41 mm)
Outside Length: 11.625 in (295 mm)
Outside Width: 9.125 in (232 mm)
CFM: 588.3
Filter Re-Oiling Amount: 1.87 oz (55 ml)
Weight: 1.7 lb (0.8 kg)
Product Box Length: 12.31 in (313 mm)
Product Box Width: 1.19 in (30 mm)
Product Box Height: 14.06 in (357 mm)
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Old 07-12-2009, 08:32 AM   #2
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who order and what result they got?
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Old 07-12-2009, 08:55 AM   #3
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I've had them on several of my vehicles. They work. Nice sound too. The FIPK I put on my Silverado gave me a nice little performance boost.
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Old 07-12-2009, 10:53 AM   #4
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Installed mine yesterday. Going to run a tank or two of gas and see if milage picks up. Engine sounds meaner.
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Old 07-12-2009, 01:38 PM   #5
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I installed mine few days ago, didn't notice any milage increase. but engine do run smoother.

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Old 07-12-2009, 01:38 PM   #6
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Ok so what is the difference between the K&N filter and cold airintake ? K&N filter $57.00 cold air intake $400.00 plus...is there that much difference in HP and gas milage ?
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Old 07-12-2009, 06:36 PM   #7
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Ok so what is the difference between the K&N filter and cold airintake ? K&N filter $57.00 cold air intake $400.00 plus...is there that much difference in HP and gas milage ?
Lots of difference between the cold air intake and just replacing the stock filter with a K & N.

K & N filters have better airflow and better filtering properties, so your fuel to air mixture will not see delays in air intake, making your fuel mixture overly rich (more gas than air initially for engine demands). This creates a rich fuel / air mixture. A lean fuel / air mixture is too much air to fuel. Your engine has been set up for a specific fuel / air mixture to get peak performance and stock air filters can slightly restrict the needed air at times and they tend to clog with contaminants much sooner than a K&N.
An excessively lean mixture will cause an engine to run hot and usually sputter. An excessively rich mixture will create carbon deposits on your spark plugs and in the engine cylinders, valves, etc. This will lead to poor mpg and lack of power.
A K&N allows good airflow under all conditions, so when you accelerate, there is not as much lag of air for the mixture as there would be with a standard filter. This is why it is claimed a K&N increases mpg. It is also why it is claimed to increase power - a constant good fuel/air mixture creates a good constant burn in the cylinders and lets your engine run at peak performance.
This is all talking about simply removing and replacing your stock filter with a K & N - good idea.

A cold air intake removes the air filter box that holds your stock filter and installs just the open air filter, so any restrictions in the stock system are removed and the filter is simply wide open under the hood, taking all the air it needs, whenever needed with absolutely no restrictions. The price pays for a replacement tube from the engine inlet to the open air filter and any mounting needed to secure the tube and filter under the hood. You will be completely removing the stock air filter assembly - but it is NOT a difficult task and will not have any adverse affects on your engine - only increased power and mpg. Warranty is not affected. Cold air intake great idea.
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Old 07-12-2009, 07:03 PM   #8
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So if I go with the Cold Air Intake, I should not get the K&N filter?
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Old 07-12-2009, 07:35 PM   #9
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K & N is a JOKE. Their filter is overpriced and does not increase HP much more than a stock filter. I've had better luck with cheaper high performance filters you can buy from Autozone. I have run a couple vehicles on a dyno with a K&N vs cheap, and saw that the cheaper filters gave more gain. Basically you're paying for a name. I put together a short ram intake, virtually identical to a K&N setup for my truck, paid maybe $50 instead of $400 and got better results.
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Old 07-12-2009, 07:59 PM   #10
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I want to make my old cold air intake, how do i do it haha?
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Old 07-12-2009, 08:25 PM   #11
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As far as CAI... used to be a cold air intake meant you were sucking air outside the engine bay... usually through the fender wall... Now it more of a box with a open filter... and your hoping the box holds the engine bay heat away from the filter....

I went to the track today... i did some data logging and was surprised how much the intake temps dropped once the car got moving! So it appears to me the stock air box is doing a pretty good job of grabbing fresh air from the front! I haven't really checked out it out... the stock box is sucking air from right behind the grill area.. just not sure what's all up there blocking things...

Here's the log... click to see full size.. then check the intake temp (light blue)... actually starts to drop once i hit about 20MPH...

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Old 07-12-2009, 08:29 PM   #12
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I bought on a couple weeks ago, but I don't have a car yet. This was I needed on my 4th gen, and a new lid and wolaah. Only difference here, the new SS is missing the ram air.
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Old 07-12-2009, 08:32 PM   #13
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I bought on a couple weeks ago, but I don't have a car yet.
i tried to buy one... figured while I had the car on the dyno what the heck.... called the local parts store.. guy tells me they don't have the 2010 Camaro in the system yet... then says, "Well, wouldn't it be the same as the 2009?"
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Old 07-12-2009, 09:02 PM   #14
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I want to make my old cold air intake, how do i do it haha?
Conical K&N and some Home Depot pvc piping. Saved $350. Booyah.
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Old 07-12-2009, 09:51 PM   #15
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ok so i should go with CAI and forget the K&N filter...thank you
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Old 07-12-2009, 09:58 PM   #16
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ok so i should go with CAI and forget the K&N filter...thank you
K&N is in developement with their CAI, all they offer right now is a oil filter and this drop in air filter. I ran a K&N FIPK CAI on my silverado, It probably made more HP than a lot of the others.
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Old 07-12-2009, 11:13 PM   #17
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their is no problem making a CAI myself, but on the factory intake their is some sort of Bulb like thing and some other in/out going into the block, Including the Airflow sensor
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Old 07-13-2009, 08:27 AM   #18
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ok so i should go with CAI and forget the K&N filter...thank you
The CAI will come with a K&N, unless you find another vendor selling a CAI system. K&N are not the only ones making them, but as stated here, there are limited systems for the 2010 Camaro. Most of the other sources offer the same as K&N and their filters are able to be cleaned as well. I put the Dodge system on my Magnum and when the filter needed cleaning, used a K&N kit to clean and treat the filter.

That's one other point about K&N's - they are able to be cleaned and reinstalled, not disposable as the stock filter is. Thus, one reason the K&N replacement is $50. Not suire, but I'd guess the stock replacement is about half the cost, if not even less, what the K&N costs. The K&N, when needs cleaning, can be sprayed and hosed down, then allowed to dry, reapply their contaminant spray on the element and reinstall. That's something else you should be aware of when considering a K&N. Thye cleansing kit is required to clean and retreat it. The kit is roughly $20-$30 I believe. It has a cleansing agent - sprayed on the filter before hosing down and a contaminant treatment - sprayed on the filter before reinstall. One cleaning kit SHOULD last about 3 or 4 cleanings, so essentially 70 - 80,000 miles.

So, cost comparison is - stock unit (wee call it's price approx., not sure actual cost) approx. $25 X 4 for 70-80,000 miles = $100.
K&N and cleaning kit - $50 + $25 for 70-80,000 miles = $75.

The same cleaning kit is used on the filter SUPPLIED WITH the CAI mod.

For the money, either the stock replacement K&N gets better efficiency OR the CAI gets best efficiency.
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Be careful. I know people who have had their warranties voided out because the oil in the K&N jacked up some senors. (not in the new Camaro but other cars).
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OUCH ! They must have sprayed the heck out of theirs on cleaning ... or was this a new filter they'd not yet treated ?
I sprayed my first one after cleaning too much and it can get a bit ugly, but had'nt heard of it clogging anything.

.... plus the oil is applied to the outside of the filter, so it'd have to travel past the filter element to get into the induction system ????.... Strange.
The treatememt / oil is to catch any cantaminants before the actual element has to catch them, so sort of a pre filter agent.

Really wonder if he did'nt just get hosed by hsi dealer. Did they show him gunked up sensors ?
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K&N's will not void your warranty. Problem is people oil filters that already oiled or over oil them when cleaning.
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K & N is a JOKE. Their filter is overpriced and does not increase HP much more than a stock filter. I've had better luck with cheaper high performance filters you can buy from Autozone. I have run a couple vehicles on a dyno with a K&N vs cheap, and saw that the cheaper filters gave more gain. Basically you're paying for a name. I put together a short ram intake, virtually identical to a K&N setup for my truck, paid maybe $50 instead of $400 and got better results.
It'd really be great to see those before and after dyno sheets.....
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Be careful. I know people who have had their warranties voided out because the oil in the K&N jacked up some senors. (not in the new Camaro but other cars).
then the people you know were intimidated by the service manager that doesn't know the law... Even if you over oil the filter the WORST that will happen is the MAF sensor needs to be cleaned which is no big deal...

They certainly didn't get their warranty voided... the dealership gave them a hard time about fixing some thing... I've heard of dealerships trying to blame a front end suspension problem because of an aftermarket exhaust... LOL!

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someone needs to dyno this pls
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Ask the dirt bike guys or the diesel crowd about all the dirt a K&N lets in. Look at one in person. Hold it up to any light and look at all those shafts of light coming into it. Those are called holes!! Holes do NOT filter any dirt. How much dirt is good dirt in your motor.
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