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post #1 of 59 Old 07-30-2013, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
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does K & N WORK????

I purchased a K & N cold air intake. the car was ran on a dyno Sunday. the guy running the dyno says the K&N is robbing me of 12 rwhp. I paid 300 bucks for this thing and now i'm afraid i wasted my money. has anyone done a before and after test on the K&N cold air? i believe it's the 63-0374
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The 63 series? What Camaro do you have? Did you do a before and after dyno? WHat actual hp/tq did you make? I doubt you are losing 12 hp with the K&N. But I need to know more details.

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I purchased a K & N cold air intake. the car was ran on a dyno Sunday. the guy running the dyno says the K&N is robbing me of 12 rwhp. I paid 300 bucks for this thing and now i'm afraid i wasted my money. has anyone done a before and after test on the K&N cold air? i believe it's the 63-0374
theres no way that could be possible lol

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Find another dyno lol

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i have the 2010 1SS 6 speed LS3. the guy didnt run a fan in front of my car during the dyno. I questioned that but he ignored me. my car put down 290 rwhp. Very disappointing!! Once he told me about that i told him he was wrong. Then he said well if we had the factory set up here we would run it again to show me he was right. So i went home, reinstalled the factory set up and went back to the dyno. he wanted to charge me for a second run! i do know this, the factory set up with a k&n filter will average 24.3 mpg at 60 mph no a/c... the K&N cold air will average 27.3 at 60 mph with a/c on! i've tested that!! my 86 Iroc put down 279.4 rwhp. just wondering if someone else has installed this set up and if he/she lost any ponies?
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I doubt you lost HP from the K&N system over your stock. The stock box is very restrictive. Because of heat soak, the car can make less power than expected with the stock tune even with an aftermarket intake.

My dollar bet would have been if you dyno'd the car with the stock box, it would have made less power.

Keeping the apples to apples. If the car was hot, pulled right into the dyno bay, no additional airflow and did a couple pulls, your numbers would be lower because in stock configuration, the PCM will pull 4-6 degrees of timing based off your IAT tempertures.
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yea tell him to use a fan, idk any tuner that doesnt lol

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He wasnt tuning it. I was at a car show and it was a dyno challenge. It was just a waste of money!! I'm re-installing the K & N tonight after work. A FREAKING STOCK Challenger put down 326 rwhp. Then a 2011 mustang 5.0 with a tune and exhaust put down 467!! WTF!! My car has the 3" american thunder flowmasters with the K & N COLD AIR. Frankly i was embarrassed, and kinda pissed!! i was expecting at least 330 rwhp.
I live in South Carolina and I cant find anybody around here who tunes these cars. If i owned a Mustang i could go to any corner and have it tuned.
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He wasnt tuning it. I was at a car show and it was a dyno challenge. It was just a waste of money!! I'm re-installing the K & N tonight after work. A FREAKING STOCK Challenger put down 326 rwhp. Then a 2011 mustang 5.0 with a tune and exhaust put down 467!! WTF!! My car has the 3" american thunder flowmasters with the K & N COLD AIR. Frankly i was embarrassed, and kinda pissed!! i was expecting at least 330 rwhp.
I live in South Carolina and I cant find anybody around here who tunes these cars. If i owned a Mustang i could go to any corner and have it tuned.
yea that sucks, he still should have turned the fan on

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