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Old 12-15-2011, 08:02 PM
Thetolleyman Thetolleyman is offline
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Default Noise with K&N? Anybody chime in.

I added a K&N FIPK, last year. I'm happy with the performance, but the added noise at idle and low speeds is a bother. The air suction sound and greater intake noise in general is a bit annoying.

The Volant brand looks like with its enclosed plastic box it may do a better job of keeping those sounds down. Anybody that's had experience with both or with just the Volant, I'd love to hear your opinion.

Note that I've changed out the factory mechanical cooling fan for an electric one, which decreased the overall engine noise considerably (the fan is really what make most of the under the hood noise at idle), the electric only make noise once it kicks on. I believe that this is why I even hear the K&N at all.
[03' Ram, K&N FIPK, Electric fan conversion, Fast Man TB, Superchips tuner, Magnaflow cat-back, 08' intake, 1" body lift, 1.5" coil spacers, 3" lift spindles, 1 1/2" block on rear, rear leaf flip,. [/SIZE]

Last edited by Thetolleyman; 12-15-2011 at 08:03 PM. Reason: mispelled word
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