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Old 04 Oct 2007, 02:46 pm
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Default Air intake question for turbo

I have a 2005 PT Cruiser GT turbo L4-2.4L
I went to my local parts shop that also does installations & asked for a K&N cold air intake....he put in a K&N Typhoon intake system 69-2541.......what are the differences between the Typhoon & the cold air....what is better for a non race car use normal city & some highway use......but looking for better HP & gas mileage?
Is the cold air system better?? Should I go back & have him take this out?

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Old 04 Oct 2007, 03:52 pm
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Take a look at this page of K&N filters.

http://www.knfilters.com/air_intake/...t_cruiser.aspx

Go down to the 2005's and look at the Turbo filters. One choice is the Typhoon the other is the FIPK/Aircharger. Notice the FIPK/Aircharger has surrounding baffels to stop hot air from being sucked in, whereas your Typhoon is just a tube with filter. If your trying for every bit of HP, even though the FIPK/Aircharger will cost more, that's the way to go.
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Crewzin,

You posted: "If your trying for every bit of HP, even though the FIPK/Aircharger will cost more, that's the way to go"

What do you think the HP difference is between the K&N Filtercharger versus the Mopar Cold Air intake?
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Old 08 Oct 2007, 08:18 pm
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Crewzin,

What do you think the HP difference is between the K&N Filtercharger versus the Mopar Cold Air intake?
They both have the baffels to keep the hot air away from the filter. Mopar says 8 HP gain, K&N says 12 HP. But can you really believe what they say ??? Who knows, they're both probably about the same in HP gain.

Moper is $350, but I can't tell what the K&N is selling for.
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They both are not totally enclosed systems so they both still suck hot air. I would never believe a manufacturer's dyno numbers. In the real world, I've seen PT turbos on the dyno and open intakes are worth 2-3 hp with a loss of torque.If you don't care about power numbers and just want one for the bling and sound then get one. If you want to squeeze every bit of power out of your engine then get a high flow drop in filter and do the airbox mods.
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Old 09 Oct 2007, 02:14 pm
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The attempt they make at forming a sealed airbox is laughable at best. Hot air get in all over the place. I tried the Airraid which uses the bottom of the stock box and it still didn't run as cool as the stock box. I am back to using a stock airbox modified with an air intake plumbed to the front of the car. Intake air temp is generally within 5-10 degrees of outside ambient air.
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But no one answered my original question....I asked for a K&N cold air intake & the parts shop installed a K&N Typhoone.......should I have him change it?.....is the Typhoone an advantage or dissadvantage?

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Old 09 Oct 2007, 05:33 pm
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Since you didn't specify which K&N except to say "cold air intake" they weren't wrong in giving you the Typhoon. I think they are both considered a cold air intake since they both try to draw cooler air from the hole in the fender. It's just the FIPK/Aircharger does a little better job of the two your talking about.
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