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Factory Spec: 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine - 390 horsepower, 407 lb-ft of torque.


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Old 08-08-2013, 08:39 AM
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For me, it is simple. Even if it does not increase HP, so what.

K&N: 33-2247 $41.27
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Change two times and you already broke even.
But what's the point of putting on an "Air Filter" that does a poor job of filtering air if you gain nothing from it in the H/P dept.?
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Well, there are a hundred 'tests' done by lots of people that bash the filter and their arguments may be valid and they may also insignificant. I am an engineer with some time under my belt and a lot of my job is to determine what is significant as it applies to the real world, rather than the academic one. Is it significant that the K&N may let in 2% more dust into the engine? Maybe and maybe not.
For me, in anything from carbureted to fuel injected, I have never hand a filter related failure in anything that I ran K&N's in. I have several engine builds under my belts and a host of modifications to many vehicles including self-installs. So, as far as a 'real world' test, I have been conducting one for 20 years with success.
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I've run K&N's in about 5-6 vehicles now and never had any negative side effects. I guess it comes down to personal preference in the end.
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