HAI or Back to stock?

Grimor

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Mar 28, 2013
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I bought a Metal K&N CAI (HAI) and kinda got stuck with it (shipping/restocking fees too high to bother with returning) I figured that while I had it, I might as well install it.

Looking at the temps of the Intake, it does get pretty hot sitting or at low speeds, but only a bit over ambient temps over 40mph. (I should of went with the cheaper plastic pipe regardless)

I have insulating wrap and tape, so I figure I'd do some testing with wrapped and unwrapped intake temps. But in the long run, I'm thinking about just going back to the stock air box with a new filter. My only question, there is a hose that needed cut to go to the K&N... Where does it go and what's it called to get a replacement?

Any thoughts on going back to the stock air box?
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HARDTRAILZ

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Nov 18, 2011
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I need to replace that on my 07 too. Been just letting ithang there for now.
 

BoldAdventure

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Jun 28, 2012
1,634
THe K&N is garbage in it's design and the fact they used a one size fits all applications approach. Lazy engineering.

Should of got the Volant system:

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Even replaces the factory lid with a better one. Not made of metal and doesn't absorb as much heat. I've opened the hood after running the car to remove it and can touch it immediately.
 

HARDTRAILZ

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Nov 18, 2011
49,665
Not to mention k/n filters are garbage on their own.
 

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