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Old 01 Feb 2010, 04:31 pm
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Based on info from this and other forums regarding NOT using the K&N induction system because it uses hot air, whereas the stock box draws in cold air, I emailed K&N, got this response.They also show a dyno chart before and after installation,showing 12HP increase for my 04 turbo



Hello,
Thank you for your interest in K&N products. Our dyno chart shows the increase that the kit provided the engine (to the wheels). I am sorry to hear that you have been misinformed about our products. When moving through the air (2-3 MPH) you are pushing the heat the engine generates towards to firewall, out towards the transmission. With this being said, our system is gathering the air you are moving through while allowing the engine to pull for the air easier than the factory system. This is where we are able to gain 12 horsepower. Please include this email when replying. If you have any further questions, please call our Customer Support Team at 1(800)858-3333. Thank you for writing. Have a great day.


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-----Original Message-----
From: Stuart BOLLEN [mailto:sbollen@gmail.com]
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2010 3:09 PM
To: Tech Support
Subject: Plymouth PT Cruiser, 2.4L turbo, 2004

I recently ordered part # 57-1531 to increase HP, your stats say about a 12HP increase. However a number of owners on the PT forum tell me I will get less HP because the filter is sitting in hot air, whereas the stock airbox draws in cold external air. Is this correct? If so I would prefer to return the unit and just buy a drop in filter.
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Old 01 Feb 2010, 06:02 pm
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Sorry, but that is BS, but what did you expect them to say? They need to sell their product. On the dyno I've seen the stock box vs open intake comparison and a 12 hp gain is laughable. They say nothing about the loss of torque, either. I deal in real world results and not fake advertising. I don't know if you've seen this info, but these people have nothing to do with K&N and really know their stuff.
http://www.kennebell.net/techinfo/ge...AirWARNING.pdf
ISUPAGE; Performance Intake System Basics
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Old 03 Feb 2010, 03:32 pm
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Cool Re: K&N response to HP question

How about this one?

S&B Cold Air Intake System 03 Chrysler PT Cruiser Turbo : eBay Motors (item 260546215629 end time Mar-02-10 09:16:32 PST)

Will this work?
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Old 03 Feb 2010, 04:31 pm
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Default Re: K&N response to HP question

s&b and the k&n apollo intakes are the best intakes on the market. they give you the benefit of increased filter surface while still maintaining a closed system.


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Old 03 Feb 2010, 04:42 pm
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Default Re: K&N response to HP question

Thanks Josh. I am sending back the K&N system after reading responses on this forum and the PT Crew forum, and just dropping a K&N into the standard airbox. I have also been reading about mods to the stock airbox.
Incidentally, K&N admitted to me they do the dyno testing with hood open and closed, but didn't say which way they got 12HP. Not to hard to figure out though!
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Thank you for the info guys!! I will be making the change soon!!
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Old 03 Feb 2010, 04:59 pm
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s&b and the k&n apollo intakes are the best intakes on the market. they give you the benefit of increased filter surface while still maintaining a closed system.


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That is true if you really need to have an intake.
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