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What the main reason you dont like the k&n intake.
Besides the fact that they're probably the poorest quality CAI for the 4th gen Rams and that their filters are terrible at actually filtering air?

I don't even know why anyone would consider a K&N intake for a 4th gen Ram (or even a 3rd gen for that matter) when there are so many better options out there. The K&N intake is not a true CAI and does the worst job at actually trying to seal out the hot air from the engine compartment. Why would you spend money on that when you can get something like an S&B, Vararam, Volant, or even an Airaid for that matter.....
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Just asking have that and bfi I sorta like mine but to each his iwn
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I just put a K&N in my stock Intake system, noticed a HUGE difference right away, Im at 7000 ft. altitude and air flow is critical..
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Besides the fact that they're probably the poorest quality CAI for the 4th gen Rams and that their filters are terrible at actually filtering air?

I don't even know why anyone would consider a K&N intake for a 4th gen Ram (or even a 3rd gen for that matter) when there are so many better options out there. The K&N intake is not a true CAI and does the worst job at actually trying to seal out the hot air from the engine compartment. Why would you spend money on that when you can get something like an S&B, Vararam, Volant, or even an Airaid for that matter.....
well since you are obviously the expert on here about cai then please explain why k&n is the worst intake or give me a link to a site to back these claims up thank you.
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Besides the fact that they're probably the poorest quality CAI for the 4th gen Rams and that their filters are terrible at actually filtering air?

I don't even know why anyone would consider a K&N intake for a 4th gen Ram (or even a 3rd gen for that matter) when there are so many better options out there. The K&N intake is not a true CAI and does the worst job at actually trying to seal out the hot air from the engine compartment. Why would you spend money on that when you can get something like an S&B, Vararam, Volant, or even an Airaid for that matter.....

There is no real proof out there showing which is one legitimately better. And I'll bet the differences are negligible. Any info out there are either average peoples opinions and assumptions and homemade tests/charts whatever OR manufacturers claims.

Like I said people. Do your own research and form your own opinions. And pick which one YOU think is best. Don't let other people build your truck for you. It's JUST a CAI. They're definitely more show than go.
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part # on vararam 2011 1500 5.7 hemi? carb legal?
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There is no real proof out there showing which is one legitimately better. And I'll bet the differences are negligible. Any info out there are either average peoples opinions and assumptions and homemade tests/charts whatever OR manufacturers claims.

Like I said people. Do your own research and form your own opinions. And pick which one YOU think is best. Don't let other people build your truck for you. It's JUST a CAI. They're definitely more show than go.
No real proof? What do you think all those charts and tests are in the article. Looks like pretty good proof to me (as far as the filter itself is concerned).

But yes, at the end of the day no CAI is going to make a huge difference no matter what one it is. But if I'm going to spend the money on one I'd at least like to get the best one possible and the K&N definitely isn't it.... You're better off staying stock IMO.

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I know about the filtering qualities I was just wondering about the build quality, and why it is inferior to other systems, seems to me they are all pretty much overpriced plastic. seems to me if cold air is that big of a deal then why not get (or fabricate) a functioning ram air hood, or cowl induction for that matter.
As far as the build quality goes, just look at them.... It's fairly easy to see the differences. The K&N is made of metal which will heat soak much faster and stay soaked longer. The design of it doesn't seal well at all to actually make it a CAI so it really should be classified as a short ram intake instead. Overall I just think it's terrible. You can't put a K&N beside an S&B and tell me they're equal.
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[QUOTE=brandonjansen;1263894]No real proof? What do you think all those charts and tests are in the article. Looks like pretty good proof to me (as far as the filter itself is concerned).

Yeah. Internet charts that anyone can throw together making all kinds of claims and hypothesis's... Not buyin any of that. The little guys will always do anything to bring down the big dog (K&N) Which is understandable. I am in no way promoting K&N nor do I claim them to be the best. But I also don't agree that they are the worst filters out there.
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Being a pro racer for most my life ... I will never run a k&n filter EVER ... I have tested them and they DO allow to much fine dust into the motor. This testing was all for pro level XC atv racing. street driving of a truck you might not ever have a problem, start running dusty gravel roads and you will be seeing dirt in the intake tract. all this is IMHO ...
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