I'm using an AFE filter on my truck & like it. Good quality stuff that filters better than a lot of other brands.
Never enough is right, I'm going to wait for a while to see what is announced, but I'll likely still get an AFE setup.
I agree that it seems adding more air would hurt performance. I think removing the lid or drilling holes could hurt performance but a tuned air intake with the correct jetting seems like it could only help. I could be really really wrong and would love to know for sure.
Guys mine was at hmf just about 2 weeks ago and no matter what we did to get more are flow removed the lid,small holes in the lid, or just cracked the lid we lost power they changed out jets and needless they didnt find any thing YET that will work. With no lid we lost 5 hp.
We are using the aFe and it does feel quicker off the line. There is more noise obviously in the cabin from it though. Once we receive our exhaust from Muzzys, we will be putting the car on a dyno to see what we have going.
I've never heard that giving an engine more air is going to rob horsepower. I thought the more air you can get into the engine the more horsepower you can make. Like forced induction. I'm sure it has to be applied in the right manner, ie, cold air intake etc. Am I wrong on this?
I have always heard the more air you can move, the more fuel you add, the power you end up with, but Todd said that the carbs need less air to operate the slides in the carbs or something like that. Too many years working on Holleys and too little time working on Keihens, I guess. LOL
poflo is onto something there. You need a slight bit of vacuum inside the airbox to get the slide to operate correctly. If we didn't have vacuum operated carbs and had mechanical then the air box mods might help.
The other thing is, I don't see why you would buy a aftermarket airbox even after you change the spring in the carb or modify the engine so it needs more air, just modify your stock box so it will flow more air.
I did some research after replying so I am updating this reply. The Stock engine at 100% efficiency can't use for than 103 cfm of air at 7800 and not over 119 at 9000 rpm. Most engines will never see even 90% efficiency and I bet this one is down near 80% but at 90% efficiency you need 93 cfm. So why would you add a noisy bad looking air intake on there that will flow twice the air your engine can even digest? I saw their charts and they didn't lock out the CVT so the torque numbers don't mean squat. I don't trust manufacturers numbers anymore. I will however install one and test it if someone sends me one, I will send it back to them too.
I'm here to keep you from spending money on unneeded items and not getting frustrated.
does the AFE actually mount in the stock airbox location? reason i ask is because when they were r&ding the intake for the teryx's, they thought that the cvt outlet, or whatever that is behind the motor facing down to the drive shaft was the intake and they couldn't get the fitment right...lol. so hopefully they have it right now...