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KKM vs. K&N

Discussion in 'Under the Hood' started by 4X4Tribal, December 24, 2004.

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  1. 4X4Tribal

    4X4Tribal New Member

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    Which is better: a KKM true rev system or K&N FPIK system? I don't care baout the money, I just want more HP and I want the loudest growl possible from an intake upgrade. Also, the KKM doesn't come with a modified air intake tube like the K&N does...do people find that that really makes a difference in sound or HP? Thanks. :exp:
     
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  3. off-road97Xplor

    off-road97Xplor Active Member

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    K&N is more expensive but i know it gives you sound and HP
     
  4. mf94_4x4

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    Im not 100% sure, but i belive that the K&N although more money, would provide you with the same gains in Throttle Response and Power and Gas Mileage as the KKM, but i think with the custom tube it will make more intake growl.

    My freind has a Honda Prelude with a K&N 3 inch filter with a nice 2.5 inch custom tube and it is louder (although more of an angry hornets nest noise then a growl lol) than some cars with exhaust when you lay into the pedal. Just a thought..
     
  5. aldive

    aldive Elite In Memoriam

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    Performance and mileage wise, they are equal. Based on that I would recommend the less expensive KKM.
     
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    X~FACTOR Name is Ray

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    Since money is no object then get K&N coz it looks nicer with that shiny tube. Performance wise, they both will do the job. If there is a difference I doubt you will even notice it.

    I tried looking for the KKM vs K&N poll for ya but I can't find it.
     
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    celly disturber of the peace

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    If money is no object, go Volant. ;)
     
  8. Paraphoe

    Paraphoe Go big or go home Elite Explorer

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    Isn't there also the emission legality issue? K&N is 50 state legal and KKM isn't, I think.
     
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    Here's a classic debate :D

    K&N is carb certified
    K&N is prettier
    K&N is expensive

    KKM is cheaper
    KKM is not carb certified
    KKM has a better quality filter

    All that aside they do the same thing for you performance wise, which to be honest, is not a lot unless the rest of your intake/exhaust systems are opened up already. They will deffinately sound mean, and provide a bit of throttle response though.

    Personally I never noticed My K&N performance wise untill I installed a 2.5 inch cat back. Now I definately notice when I remove it to go to the dealer.
     
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    Money not a problem? Get both and compare for yourself. Save the other for back up.
     
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    Volant

    I haven't heard of Volant before...I searched for it and found it to cost about $300...Is it really that much better than the other brands...what have your personal experiences been with it? I don't care if I have to wait and save up some extra money, I just want to get the best first because I'll end up upgrading eventually anyway. :exp:
     






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