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New KKM's???

Discussion in 'Modified Explorations!!' started by BuffaloXplorer, December 21, 2004.

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  1. BuffaloXplorer

    BuffaloXplorer The X had to go!

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    Well, i received my new KKM True-Rev Intake today, but i'm kinda disappointed...I was looking forward to getting one with the blue trim ring and "handpainted" S&B logo/script. Here's what i got, in a plain white box: (let me know if the pic doesn't show - i haven't quite mastered the pic insert process)

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    It looks as if i bought one of the eBay $25 intake kits. Anyone else recently get one similar to mine - generically packaged?

    Also, should i pre-oil this thing?
     
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  3. TSTONE

    TSTONE Giddy up! Elite Explorer

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    the red you see is it's first oil - can't answer the rest
     
  4. BuffaloXplorer

    BuffaloXplorer The X had to go!

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    Here's the Deal...

    Well, i took the initiative and eMailed KKM - i've gotta say that their eMail response time is second to none - here's what i got:

    "Chris,

    Still nothing but the best! S&B no longer offers a painted and screen printed end cap. It seems that us and one other company were requesting them, whereas everyone else ordered chrome, so we were forced to conform. As well, S&B changed their box to a flashy printed box, but it was not strong enough to ship in. Be assured, we have not reduced the quality of our products in any respect and never plan to.

    Warren

    info@kustomz.com

    www.kustomz.com"


    So that's that - stuck with the "bling-bling" inside the engine compartment. I guess i need to go out and buy the chromed (stainless?) MAF and MAC-type intake pipe to "conform"
     
  5. TSTONE

    TSTONE Giddy up! Elite Explorer

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    those chrome engine dress up kit are pretty slick, oh and don't forget the fake hose braiding kits and plastic wire enclosure kits in neon :D
     
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    looks just like mine
     
  7. BuffaloXplorer

    BuffaloXplorer The X had to go!

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    Yeah, i've found a few websites that sell the filters in different colors, so i'm not so concerned anymore...i can definitely see why they'd be forced to "conform" - nowadays, most people would rather have the bling-bling...personally, i just want it to work
     
  8. NOTAJP

    NOTAJP Moderator Emeritus Moderator Emeritus

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    If you still want the blue KKM, let me know. I have one and I'm sure it's still in great condition. I'll check on it and take some pics. I just got a new huge K&N with a huge maf as well. I was going to wait until I installed the new motor but if you'd like it, I can ship it to you.
     
  9. BuffaloXplorer

    BuffaloXplorer The X had to go!

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    Thanks, but as a cheaper mod-mod, i may just paint it myself or hit the chrome with permanent marker...after it's installed, i may not even notice it anyway...
     
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    I think the chrome looks pretty damn good IMHO, I think I like it better than the blue :D
     
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    Dave how much was that
     
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    X~FACTOR Name is Ray

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    Mine came in this box:

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    Actual filter looks like this (bought a year or so ago):

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    Xfactor, how much was that for the adapter and filter?
     
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    X~FACTOR Name is Ray

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    If I remember correctly it was around $105-$110 with shipping, taxes, and all.
     
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    Stic-o Elite Movie Star Elite Explorer

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    Mine looks just like X-factors. But I got mine for free! :D

    Won in Raffle at T-haven last year ;)
     
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    sounds good

    whats the diff between that adapter and say a 10$ one off ebay
     
  18. BuffaloXplorer

    BuffaloXplorer The X had to go!

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    It's not just the adapter, but the eBay adapters are crudely machined and don't always fit correctly. The aluminum or whatever they use is lesser quality and even the slightest bit of excess torque on the bolts will strip the adapter. The filter, also, is not the same as the package on eBay. The KKM has a hollow core as opposed to the solid chrome plate. THe KKM allows MUCH more air than the eBay version. A friend bought one and soon thereafter bought a KKM.

    To steal a quote from another member: "Buy the best and cry only once"
     
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    that has a hollow core like the kkm?
     
  20. j602

    j602 resident douche

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    Yeah I just got one too and it looks exactly like yours Buffalo. I don't mind the chrome ring and once it's in you don't even notice.
     
  21. BuffaloXplorer

    BuffaloXplorer The X had to go!

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    Yup, it does....i hadn't seen that one...well, buy it and let us know what it's like

    FYI - if you buy it, depending on the application, you'll need a spacer ring that goes on your MAS before it'll fit on your intake tube. I know this to be true of the OHV V6, but someone else with a SOHC v6/8 would need to chime in

    I just installed my KKM yesterday in 20 minutes when my Throttle Body install was stalled by the need for extra parts...it sounds good when you get on it in city driving, but it's EXTREMELY intense on highway accelleration (i.e. from a dead stop at a toll booth to 80 mph). So intense that i think the wife is gonna know i've been moddin' again! VROOOOOM!!!
     






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