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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Adub, Oct 1, 2002.

  1. Adub

    Adub 1/2 ton status

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    Whats best for breathing a intake tube style intake or an open element with a K&N Xtreme.
    Thanks
    AW
     
  2. imiceman44

    imiceman44 1 ton status

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    It's all about surface.
    Which ever has more surface for air to go in is better, not the type.
    IceMan
     
  3. Shaggy

    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

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    <font color="green"> The temp has alot to do with it too, that's why an open element sometimes is not the best way to go. Problem with the intake style is they often suck from the front, so it's easier for water to get in. </font color>
     
  4. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    The only drawback with the open-element filter setup is that your engine sucks in warm air from the engine bay. In cooler conditions it's not a big deal, but during hot weather the engine will run better if it's sucking cooler air.
     

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