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Old 28 Aug 2009, 10:07 am
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Default Do those high tech air intake and filter kits work?

Do those air intake and filter kits you see on Ebay actually add an extra 7-10hp? I have an 03 Touring.
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Old 28 Aug 2009, 10:40 am
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Not sure which ones you are referring to, but many on here use K&N or AiRaid air filters. A few have "cone" air filters which are under hood filters vs the ones that fit on the stock air box.

Not really sure you can get that much of a MPG gain, but boy it makes the PT sound good!!!!
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Default Re: Do those high tech air intake and filter kits work?

A lot of posts on this. I noticed improved throttle response, and at 25+ MPG overall, an intake sure doesn't hurt mileage.
There are differences of opinion, I think they are better than stock - stock had to compromise toward keeping things quiet at expense of air flow...
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Old 28 Aug 2009, 11:43 am
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Default Re: Do those high tech air intake and filter kits work?

I brought my Airaid for two reasons, one, I like the sound, it reminds me of a '67 Dodge Dart GT I had with aftermarket carb and air filter. Two, I like the look when I open the hood. Better gas mileage, better performance, I don't know.
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Old 28 Aug 2009, 01:22 pm
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I'm not sure if I got better fuel mileage, but I do have to agree with Don's statement on throttle response. I was really surprised with the fact that it definitely felt like you went from RPM's at idle (around775 on mine) to producing boost in the blink of an eye. I personally didn't like the sound, but then some do, some don't.

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Old 28 Aug 2009, 04:10 pm
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Default Re: Do those high tech air intake and filter kits work?

Thanks for your answers.
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Old 28 Aug 2009, 05:14 pm
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No power gain or mpg gain. Have had 3 PTs since '01 (still got one) so I pretty much know what does and what doesn't work on these cars. Airaid or Volant makes the best that don't suck in power robbing hot air. If you feel you need to have one then get it for the sound and not false promises of more power and better mpg.
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