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Old 09-13-2011, 04:16 PM   #1
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I'm looking to get a cold air intake for my 2011 F150 5.0 but I don't know which one is the best to purchase. I was wondering if anyone had any input on either the K&N or the AFE intakes. I want my tuck to sound louder without having to purchase an exhaust kit for now as well. I read that the K&N gives you more HP so i might go with that.

Here are the links to the intakes:
http://www.stage3motorsports.com/pro...ir-Intake.html

http://store.knfilters.com/search/pr...x?Prod=63-2581

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I'm looking to get a cold air intake for my 2011 F150 5.0 but I don't know which one is the best to purchase. I was wondering if anyone had any input on either the K&N or the AFE intakes. I want my tuck to sound louder without having to purchase an exhaust kit for now as well. I read that the K&N gives you more HP so i might go with that.

Here are the links to the intakes:
http://www.stage3motorsports.com/pro...ir-Intake.html

http://store.knfilters.com/search/pr...x?Prod=63-2581

Thanks,
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K&N is a household name can't go wrong with them.
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I have an aFe. It didn't make it any louder. Just get a Magnaflow. About the same price and gain some power.
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I'm looking to get a cold air intake for my 2011 F150 5.0 but I don't know which one is the best to purchase. I was wondering if anyone had any input on either the K&N or the AFE intakes. I want my tuck to sound louder without having to purchase an exhaust kit for now as well. I read that the K&N gives you more HP so i might go with that.

Here are the links to the intakes:
http://www.stage3motorsports.com/pro...ir-Intake.html

http://store.knfilters.com/search/pr...x?Prod=63-2581

Thanks,
John

I got the K&N on my 2010 FX4 and love it. It made it a little louder to start with, but the longer I keep it on there the better it sounds. It sounds like I actually have aftermarket exhaust in part of the RPM range. Exhaust is coming soon though!
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I got the K&N on my 2010 FX4 and love it. It made it a little louder to start with, but the longer I keep it on there the better it sounds. It sounds like I actually have aftermarket exhaust in part of the RPM range. Exhaust is coming soon though!
ok thanks for the input. Is the gain in horsepower and torque also noticeable?
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ok thanks for the input. Is the gain in horsepower and torque also noticeable?
The gains are not huge, but they are noticeable. I've also noticed slightly improved throttle response since I installed it.

This is not an ad by any means, but I bought mine from http://www.autoanything.com. I have bought things from them several times and have no complaints. I later found it for a cheaper price at http://www.streetsideauto.com. Since, AutoAnything has a one-year low price guarantee, I informed them that I found it cheaper somewhere else, and they quickly refunded the differrence plus $10. Just thought I would share both of these sites. They both have very competitive prices.

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The gains are not huge, but they are noticeable. I've also noticed slightly improved throttle response since I installed it.

This is not an ad by any means, but I bought mine from http://www.autoanything.com. I have bought things from them several times and have no complaints. I later found it for a cheaper price at http://www.streetsideauto.com. Since, AutoAnything has a one-year low price guarantee, I informed them that I found it cheaper somewhere else, and they quickly refunded the differrence plus $10. Just thought I would share both of these sites. They both have very competitive prices.
Ok thanks alot for the help
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I just saw the cheapest for my truck was less than $300 and it is at

http://offroadwarehouse.com/products.../372/sfID3/378

I know your truck is a different part but just trying to help.
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also looking at the k&n intake..I like the look of chrome under my hood..anyone got it installed?
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I just installed a K&N 63-2581 cold air intake on my 5.0 and boy does it sound good. I do have dual flow master 40's. It sounds like the old 4 barrel when you get on it.
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