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3.3TT K&N Cold Air Intake Installation (Before & After Video)

Discussion in 'Engine, Drivetrain, and Exhaust Discussion' started by theycallmemtr, Jun 6, 2018.

  1. theycallmemtr

    theycallmemtr United States Newish Member

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    The sound is absolutely incredible, heading back in tomorrow for custom straight pipe exhaust fitment from axle back flange.

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  2. DiabloStinger

    DiabloStinger United States Active Member

    Amazing what a few extra dozen air particles can lead to sound wise.
     
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  3. Jonathan

    Jonathan United States Member

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    Did ya install yourself or take it to the shop? Nervous noobie here. Was wondering how much an install would run.
     
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  4. theycallmemtr

    theycallmemtr United States Newish Member

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    I opened the box and saw contents, then closed the box and went to a local shop lol... It was way more than I wanted to bite off. Directions say around 90 minutes but the tech was done in an hour! I spent 100 bucks but prob just whatever your mechanic/tech charges hourly!
     
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  5. robz32

    robz32 United States Stinger Enthusiast Staff Member Moderator

    sounds pretty good:thumbup:
     
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  6. DaJackson

    DaJackson United States Stinger Enthusiast Staff Member Moderator

    Really it’s the lack of plastic to kill the sound and open filter element that lead to most of the increased noise.
     
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  7. Andrew Simons

    Andrew Simons Newish Member

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    The intakes are super easy to install. Buddy and me did mine in 40 minutes over lunch break in the parking lot. Under load while driving the noise is way better. Turbo spool stays loud under normal boost and changes tone during gear shifts. Diverter valves make a thunk sound when releasing due to the tubing bends I think. Sounds great though and all Stingers should have them :)
     
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  8. Big Ern

    Big Ern United States New Member

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    I'm looking forward to installing mine next week. Watched a video, looks pretty straight-forward.
     
  9. My suggestion: take out the factory air filters first. Makes access easier for everything else.
     
  10. Gerard

    Gerard Poland Newish Member

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    Hi, I am waiting for my pickup. I am curious about the feedback from users - is there any good change - except sound?
     
  11. theycallmemtr

    theycallmemtr United States Newish Member

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    I love the sound and performance uptick, but I also straight piped the exhaust from the axles, back.
     
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  12. I seem to feel more power, but that is purely subjective. Nothing empirical.
     
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  13. KC2285

    KC2285 United States New Member

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    Is the “whistle” louder in person than it comes through in the video for you? Mine starts around 2000 RPMs. I love it but just sounds different in real life than i hear in videos so I just want to make sure it’s all good.
     
  14. theycallmemtr

    theycallmemtr United States Newish Member

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    Definitely starts “inhaling” around 2-3000, but releases as whoosh when foot leaves accelerator, similar to BOV release.
     
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