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Old 08-12-2018, 08:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone try putting a K&N air filter and cold air intake on their Suzuki XL7 or Grand Vitara? Just wondering if anyone had any opinions on this simple modification, or is it just smoke and mirrors?
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I've used them when I was into street performance, now I'm older & hopefully wiser, and I'll never buy another one.
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Check the FAQ's!

https://www.suzuki-forums.com/2g-199...ir-intake.html
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I've used them when I was into street performance, now I'm older & hopefully wiser, and I'll never buy another one.
I concur totally,

I have one on my race car, K&N is rubbish compared to what it used to be. Personally I wouldn't waste my money as they won't keep out dust, only big lumps. Not so critical if you're rebuilding a race engine often, and it needs free breathing to make HP. Certainly no good for an engine you want to have last and use as a daily driver.

Not to mention the ECU mapping you may have to change. Take out the factory air filter element from the air box and see if the car runs, thats about as much filtering as a K&N provides.
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Darn, got me again Max! Actually I did do a search in the forum first but my mistake was I used "K&N" in my search instead of "intake" or "cold air intake".
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Thanks everyone for the input, I guess I'll table this for now. Got other things I can spend my money on, or not.
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Just get the air filter dont waste money in intake pipes , thay are expensive and is not gonna make big difference
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Just get the air filter dont waste money in intake pipes , thay are expensive and is not gonna make big difference
see my earlier post re K&N fliters, use at your own risk.
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I have been using drop in K&N's for decades and never ever had an issue with any of them passing any dust at all. EVER. Did they do anything for power or mileage? nope. But use em anyway
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I have been using drop in K&N's for decades and never ever had an issue with any of them passing any dust at all. EVER. Did they do anything for power or mileage? nope. But use em anyway
The drop in paper elements are not bad, Still not as good as OEM.

But most of the pods are rubbish in my opinion and not worth the money. Simple rule, if you can see daylight thru it, it an't going to filter squat.
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