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Old 07-18-2013, 10:21 AM
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OK here's the question:
Which system is better, K & N Air Intake or Airaid?
I have used K & N many times for filters and love the ability to clean them. I have used them on everything from an '87 Grand National to an '01 Lightning. Will I regret changing to the Airaid or stick with K & N?
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Thanks for asking the question I was wondering the same thing for my new truck and will follow this until I see some good feedback. On my last ram (2003 Hemi Sport) I tried K&N, Volant, and a ram air intake I don't remember the brand of, out of those 3 (teamed up with only exhaust and chip) there wasn't a really noticeable difference in performance overall.
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Honestly, since you have a Hemi and there's so many better options available I would take both K&N and Airaid off your list. Neither of them are true CAI's as they will not seal properly and you will end up drawing hot air from your engine compartment.

The two intakes I would recommend for you to take a look at are the S&B or the Vararam. The Vararam will give you the best performance out of any intake you add to your truck. The rest of them will have no noticeable gains.

If I had to do it over again I would probably just modify my stock air box to add the second intake pipe on the bottom, change the tube between the air box and the throttle body, and throw in a K&N drop in filter. The stock intake is already a true CAI and does perform fairly well.
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check out the S&B systems there really nice i will be getting this setup myself next week
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I opted for the Vararam and am happy with the look and the way it performs.
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OK here's the question:
Which system is better, K & N Air Intake or Airaid?
I have used K & N many times for filters and love the ability to clean them. I have used them on everything from an '87 Grand National to an '01 Lightning. Will I regret changing to the Airaid or stick with K & N?
Tony - what do you mean by best? There are tradeoffs with each application. Put on your truck what you want.

This question is like asking what motor oil is "best".
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There are some good suggestions listed above. In answer to your question though, I suspect ValleyRacer is correct, as it all comes down to personal preference. Most of the after market intakes will perform similarly, though some will work better than others..

I personally have always like the AEM set ups, as they look good and I've never had an issue with them. I will never buy another K&N CAI set up, as I had an issue with one in the past due to a poor design on the heat shield.

Good luck and be sure to let us know which route you take.

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