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Lets see your open element air cleaners

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by K5Steve, Nov 8, 2005.

  1. K5Steve

    K5Steve 1/2 ton status

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    I want to ditch the stock air cleaner setup for an open element one,like a k&n.Post up pictures of what you have and if you saw any differnce.
     
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    For the k&n ones, if you hav any noise coming from the carb or TB then you will hear it, big noise difference, of course it almost sound like a supercharcher, at least on mine
     
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    Have any pics?I have tbi and can't seem to find one.All the listings I find are for carbs.
     
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    I have this one
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  5. K5Steve

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    That's the one I want,any part #?Is it for tbi?
     
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    Im stuck at work or I'd snap a pic for ya. I have the 4" tall K&N with the pre-filter around it. Its the offset one to clear HEI. Cant tell you about how much a difference it made since it went with my built 383. The K&N filter and air tube is supposed to give 10 Dyno proven HP on my Mustang GT... So its good for a li'l bit. And I like not having to always buy new ones when gets dirty. Ive gone wheeling at times, motor starts running bad so when I get home or to a buddies place, I can clean it and be good to go.
     
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    Yes it's for TBI. I have it on my 91 K5. I can get you a prt number just give me a couple of minutes
     
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    You're the man!Thanks.Notice any difference?What is everybody else running?Custom,stock modified?
     
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    i fabbed up an open air intake for my 95 4.3L s series blazer w/ a "vibrant" brand air filter. there was definintely a small improvement in the seat of the pants feel in terms of horsepower. makes your motor sound a bit more manly too. :) can't imagine you wouldn't feel similar results in another application. The motor for my K5 isn't done being built yet, so i can't comment too much on the v8's. guess i couldn't comment much anyway since my K5's motor is a diesel. just my .02.

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    carb filters will fit the TBI, the mounting is the same
     
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    It is a bit louder. You can hear it really sucking the air in :laugh:
     
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    Here is mine.
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    I am cheap, the filter was in it when I bought it plus when I take it in for smog I just flip the lid back over, after I clean it off of course. As far as noise there is a definate deeper sound I think from the injectors firing. It makes it sound more like a V-8.

    Ira
     
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    That is one thing about California, i do have to take it off and put the old one on for smog's :(
     
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    Here is mine
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    I live in a non smog county so I'm good :D I do want it to run as clean as possible but I don't think the air cleaner will hurt much.
     
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    Here's the one I used to have on mine. I still got it, just switched to a factory style open element air cleaner that sits down closer to the carb.

    THis one sat in my dad's garage for years and I thought I'd try it out. It was made out of spun aluminum and with the dropped center in the lid it did not take a stud that much longer than my other open element does. I liked it because it put the air intake up higher, problem is you hit a big puddle or water crossing fast enough it will still soak the dang thing.

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    for mud or water... yer gonna gulp some ..... not bad if yer motor is thursty :haha:

    I had an open element.. and same day took it off... now I use this...factory one.... for my holley I had to use the chevy van spacer... it isnt "sealed" but does the job so far...

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    I know I know... the 1989 olds 88 fuse/relay pack on the firewall looks like poop... gonna clean that up next summer :haha:
     
  19. K5Steve

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    I'll only take it through mild mud/water and some mild wheeling so I'm not worried about soaking it.I like the sound and breathing ability of an open element.I may get a snorkle for my 87 runner though.I want to suck in cool air.My intake tube on that runs over the radiator.
     
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    This is the 6in K&N on my 350HO crate motor. It just fits under the hood You can definitly hear a difference with it. even just between it being dirty and after I just cleaned it. I'm sure it adds a little something over the stock 2in that came on the motor.
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