Cold Air Intake

Discussion in 'Aftermarket Products, Reviews & Installation' started by Codyhurly64, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. Codyhurly64

    Codyhurly64 New Member

    I've been considering buying a K&N cold air intake for my 1998 4.0 V6 Ranger. Is it worth the money? How much power difference is there? Does it change your exhuast sound?
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  3. Pbav8tor

    Pbav8tor Old Fart

    Not worth it! No benefit at all.
  4. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    From what I have learned, the cold air intakes pretty much do nothing. Your stock air box already sucks in cold air already. I honestly don't think they are worth the money. If it were a 20.00 or 30.00 thing, then I would say go for it, but for the price I say it isnt worth it. To me the only benefit is a filter you can clean without replacing it.

    Also the two threads have been merged, and relocated to after market product category.
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2012
  5. SalRanger2

    SalRanger2 Ranger Lover

    i dropped in a K&N in the stock airbox and took out the silencer and called it good
  6. El Camino Man

    El Camino Man Thank The Lord For BBFs!

    Youll get prolly a max of 10 hp (which wouldnt evne be felt) and 1-2mpg. Basically itd take forever for it to pay itself off lol.

    If your lookin for a good exhaust tone, simply swap out your muffler to somethin like a Thrush Welded. Sounds good, its cheap as hael ($30 for mine) and iv gotten a gain of 3 mpg with mine!
  7. rangermike

    rangermike New Member

    I bought an aFe intake because it was cheaper, I just got it so I haven't put it in yet. I was considering returning it because it didn't come with a replacement intake tubing or heat shield like the k&n does but was looking to save money. I'm not sure how much a replacement tube would make.

    Anyway it was only 150, I'll keep you posted on how it performs. It's been 90+ degrees here so haven't wanted to be outside.
  8. jmr301

    jmr301 New Member

    I used to think that CAI's would improve a vehicle's horsepower and fuel efficiency.
  9. RangerAl

    RangerAl Member

    I have the same thing, but removing the silencer was annoying loud when cursing at highway speed.

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