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Old 10-03-2010, 12:20 PM
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i like that set up.....where did u get that at
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Originally Posted by JDG103 View Post
i like that set up.....where did u get that at
The 14x3? Bought it at a speed shop. I bought a generic recessed base one, and an aluminum 3/4" spacer off ebay.
The recessed base allows me to fit a 3 inch element in there but it's tight. The spacer allows enough room for the base to clear the linkage.
You could run a flat base, which would not require a spacer, but without a body lift you'd only be able to fit a 2 inch element in there on a 2nd gen.
Some owners on other sites I frequent have used the Mopar performance one, which is a bit smaller.

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Originally Posted by Okiespaniels View Post
A few years back I installed a K&N FIPK on my truck. It seemed to help a bit in the mid range department but I had a terrible time keeping the tube bolt tight and other tightening issues. I followed the instructions and reset the ECM by unplugging the battery.
Eventually the tube cracked but K&N replaced it under warranty, and I reluctantly reinstalled it.
I read that Hughes engines reccomended and sold a larger element for the FIPK, but instead I bought a similar one from Spectre and bolted it to the tube. I also removed the sheet metal baffling that K&N sent because it was in the way and may have also contributed to the cracking issue because it was impossible to adjust.
The larger filter element REALLY woke up the FIPK. I also bought a stainless baffle to shield the filter element from the heat off the radiator.
I didn't find any noticable performance loss/gain from removing the metal baffling or adding the shield.
Then I read an article in another forum where a member had replaced his FIPK with a standard round performance filter (14x3).
So in 2007, I removed and sold the FIPK and replaced it with a generic chrome 14x3 filter. I had to use a 3/4 spacer between the filter base and TB to clear the linkage, and fab my breather hose to the base. Also made an S bolt.
This system has been on my truck since. And honestly, the butt dyno can't tell the difference between it and the FIPK with the larger element. I've run it in 100 degree and below zero environments without issue.
I replaced the paper element with another washable Spectre cotton filter.
Finally I love the "old school" look of the engine. But the best part is watching people, especially when other old rodders about snap thier necks when they glance in the engine compartment and a few seconds later thier brain finally registers there's a chrome air cleaner where there ought not to be!

I like the idea of the classic appearance
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