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I'd like to just buy a drop-in K&N, but dont want to pay the $45 for a new one. I paid nill for the whole car so i really dont want to invest too much $$$ in this thing.

Either I want to buy a used K&N (anyone want to sell me one), or I guess I'll try one of these cheesey air filters from Ebay.
Anyone have one of these? notice a difference in throrrle response? Any "seat-of-the-pants" increase in power?
I know it'll rev louder, but I could careless about that.
I just want some more power from this turtle, and maybe an extra MPG or 2.

The stupid kits just come with a conical filter, adapter, and hose clamp.
I'm leaning towards the #2 setup.
I already removed the silencer and all that junk, any other options I can go with on a budget?

1.) http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2002-FOR ... ccessories

2.) http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1998-200 ... ccessories

3.) http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/93-UP-Fo ... ccessories
 

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1. i don't put performance stickers on any of my cars. Especially an 88hp escort.

2. that wont get me any more hp or gas mileage. lol


You put one of those ebay kits on your wagon? Which kit? No difference in throttle response or anything? Notice any better MPG?
 

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MPG's and torque for the intake really depends on air flow and the tempurature goin into the motor. so if u changed the filter to a cone type, ur gonna get about 1-2hp gains. with the temp, ur gonna gain more power in colder weather but the mpg's r gonna be like the stock setup. when it's warm, ur gonna have power of the stock setup but gain MPG's. atleast that's what i've noticed with mine.
 

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on the top of my stock intake (between the filter and the MAF) there is a screw in type sensor that has a little red nipple on the inside of the housing...what is that? And What do you do with it on a cone-type setup?
 

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that would be the intake air temperature sensor which controls the ignition timing of the spark plugs. if ur gonna ge a cone air filter, u need the maf adaptor so u can attach the filter to the intake and it should have a hole with a robber cap. i took that cap off and threaded my iat into the adaptor.
 

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i don't think those pics r of the actual items but they moght have it. i bought mine from schucks and it has it. u can see the IAT threaded into it behind my filter.
 

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Yeah, thanks...on yours I see it, I was just wondering if on those ones the OP posted they'd have it...I'm guessing without that your car would run like crap...
 

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u can run with it ouside of the intake without any problems but the ecu won't get the right temp to adjust for the ignition timing
 

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I think I'm gonna pick one of these up. Ill do whatever I can for an extra hp or 2. I'd really love some actual torque. I know the hp is 88 but what's the actual tq? 12? Lol
 

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108 ft lbs
 

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juggalo said:
u can run with it ouside of the intake without any problems but the ecu won't get the right temp to adjust for the ignition timing
Yeah..but I'm guessing that would affect a lot of things - mileage, power, the car's longevity - in all sorts of weird ways...
 

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i honestly don't see how u can get more air to the filter like that unless u cut the frame of the car at the bottom of that hole
 

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TexasTracer said:
Some people may call me out on bullsh but I could honestly tell a difference in gas mileage and torque after my cold air intake install.

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That's not a CAI. If it was, your air filter wouldn't be under the hood.
 

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that is a cold air intake because it's behind the bumper outside of the engine bay. my intake setup in my sig is considered a short ram intake cuz it's in the engine bay breathing warmer temps than what his breaths.
 

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You can see the air filter in the pic it's still in the engine bay. You need to pull in the outside air. The on e in that pic looks like it sits about 6" lower than the stock location.
 
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