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KKM Intake Poll

Discussion in 'General Explorations!!' started by majorlag, September 17, 2002.

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  1. majorlag

    majorlag Elite Explorer<br><img src="/forums/images/stars4.

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    Been reading a lot of different posts on KKM intakes lately, and thought I'd try to collect a little statistical information. Several claim to see performance or MPG gains, and others just claim lighter wallets and at best a cool sound. What did your KKM do for you? Engine type? Model? Stock airbox and filter type (square or conical?)

    I'm interested to see the results. Thanks for participating!!
     
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  3. 88vert

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    Mine is conical 92 4.0 at least 2 more miles too the gallon and alot better throttle responce:)
     
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    i have a cone filter setup as well
    not the kkm, mine is home made

    anyways i get on average 17 mpg city in my 92. Thats damn good for a truck thats going to be 11 years old next month huh?
     
  5. Klowns

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    Made my own too, mine is coned, bought it from autozone for like 20 bucks, the 3" pipe or 4" don't remember for like 5 bucks, then started welding, I got about 1-2 mpg increase, better throttle response. And it makes a really annoying whisteling sound when in park, or at a light, cause all you can here is the intake sucking in mucho amounts of air. Small price to pay for the performance. It really isn't that annoying, I actually laugh when I hear it.
     
  6. majorlag

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    I guess I didn't explain myself fully. What I meant by filter type was your original stock filter. For example, the 91-94s were all square, I believe, but some of later models have square and some have conical stock filters.

    Thanks for particiating, guys! I plan to compile this info in a while and post my findings.
     
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    I have the 4.0 in my 95 explorer, and mine was conical.
     
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    96 4.0 OHV, originally with small cone filter.

    Have KN FIPK Gen I, basically exactly the same as the KKM. Noticed a good increase in SOTP power and throttle response, mpg stayed about the same. The air intake was my first power mod way back in '98.
     
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    I bought the KKM this summer, after 6 tanks Im seeing a 3 mile per gallon average increase.

    -Matt
     
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    I have a 91 and there was a noticeable power increase, and about 1 MPG better.
     
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    I had a square filter, but now the KKM. I have a whole lot better throttle response, and what the others have said.
     
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    did the intake affect the idle in any of ur cars?
     
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    No idle change here, did notice a little power but mostly the milage incrase, I was quite amazed and happy at the same time.

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    I have a K&N FIPK and it's great. I didn't notice any improvements on gas milage, just a few extra ponies and great throttle response and sound. These kits get better as you "break them in." Mine is alot better after 1k miles or so.
     
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    mine idles a little hard w/ a K&N in it. i dunno why. as for MPG, dunno b/c i added stuff to the exterior when i did the filter so my MPG pretty much SUCK!
     
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    i just got the kkm a couple of weeks ago....and put on in that time about 1000 miles or so...after the second tank or so i noticed better gas mileage and from the beginning better responce...and it worked even better ( at least i think so) after i put in a heat shield
     
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    Okay,

    I couldn't resist. I just ordered a KKM... I hope it's worth it. I will measure the Rear Wheel HP before and After and let you guys know if it made a difference or not.

    I think we need some hard data to determine if this inexpensive mod is beneficial or not. The MPG increase is easy enough to measure, and many have reported 1-3 MPG increase; however, the increase in power is more subjective and seat of the pants..

    How am I going to measure the Rear Wheel HP of my new 2002 Explorer? I have the GTech Pro accelerometer ($139).. Had it ever since I had my '96 Camaro Z28. While it's not 100% accurate, its certainly should be accurate enough to measure any performance improvement the KKM would add.

    I'll let you guys know the results in a week or two.. In the meantime, if anyone has a GTech Pro meter, maybe you can post your before/after results for some of your mods...

    Thanks

    Gururise
     
  18. DBrown1

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    My '94 had the square box. Put in the KKM, better throttle response, good sound, about the same milage but I'm driving it a little harder now too...
     
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    I know I'm not allowed to comment on things like this.. but Ima give alittle input anway :p

    I have a flow50 dual in/out muffler, 5.0L 4R70W 3.73 LSD rear, stock MAF, stock tube, stock everything else.. heh

    the only change I noticed between both ym exhaust and my kkm were changes in sound. none in performance. the kkm mkes the exhaust sound deep and throaty, and has a refreshing (IMO anyway) sound from the front when the truck is cold. overall, its worth the price just for the sake of having a cleanable air filter and perhaps alittle bit better air efficiencty in the system.

    go for it :)
     






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