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Has anyone installed any aftermarket intakes in their 05 X I am trying to determine which is best.
 

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I tried to order one. The vendor poblem KING! Once again! I got this! (like 4 times)

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So e mailed them to call me so I can pay and have shipped. LOL As if that has worked with any vendor in the past. We shall see.

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Whew! That was fast! This is what it looks like installed!

This site http://www.volantperformance.com/pdetail.asp?ID=389 has pics and the instructions. Looks like the best to me. And, MAYBE we can plug a temp snork into that front intake for water crossings.

MC

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Ok AC, Daystar, 4 Wheel Parts, Winch Depot.
Take some lessons off that guy will ya!

Ban from AC, (For wanting to know where springs were)
Daystar still owes me part, and 4 Wheel Parts sold me the Daystar $50 more than internet price and did nothing for me when the part was missing. Winch Depot never did answer e mail, or return messages, FINALLY answered phone on 5th day and sent my order like 9 days after I ordered it.

I asked for a little customer service and that's what I got, darn little.

I might buy an Intake off this guy! Change my Vendor luck?
Add on... Hey! This guy e mailed me already with payment options and price! I almost had a heart attack!

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there's guys that have frontiers that have the aFe intake, and the AirAid intake. the both seem to work pretty well. the aFe is a little better filter element, but then again, the AirAid uses the bottom of the air box which would help keep water out.
 

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I think you would flood out your ECM before you started sucking any serious water in your intake unless you found some way to seal the ECM.

Most of the dyno info I have seen on third party intakes really don't have an improvement in performance until you get up around 2500 rpm. At 70 mph, my X is barely turning 2000 rpm. When going off road, I don't require that much rpm. Plus the factory setup draws air in the fender well which provides cooler air than inside the engine compartment.

I am open to suggestion but I don't see the advantage of a third party air intake.
 

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I'm thinking about going with a Green or aFe drop in replacement air filter. I have always run K&N but I have never noticed a difference other than never needing a new filter. I have heard good things about these others so I was going to try one of them out.
 

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Yea, I almost got one since that guy was so good about contact and gave us such a great price. But, the way it drew air in from front scared me away because of the dust you would draw on a trail. And a wet filter will choke ya out and draw more fuel. I like factory set up. I did put in a K&N and I do notice better mileage by 1.9 MPG over 2000 miles. So I am sticking to it. I have thought about a larger intake hole in same place, and adding a spacer with the inside twist to it.

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hmm
i might change out mi filter and get a intake..
since dis one has a box covering it u know...yea
 

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I am debating between the Volant and the K&N with the plastic tube, I like the volant box and filter better, and the K&N's tube better. I could just get both and sell the extra 2 halfs. Hey if anyone wants a volant tube/K&N filter intake, I will order both and sell you the extra.
 

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I had 13k miles on my air filter when I changed it yesterday. I just made a 200 plus road trip. Performance was better as it would appear mileage. That was with a stock filter. I bought three from Courtesy when I bought 10 oil filters. Seems like 10K is a max around here on a stock paper filter. I will switch to a K&N that fits in the stock intake.

I think the stock intake setup is about best right now until someone comes up with something better. It is hot enough here without sucking air from inside the engine compartment.
 

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xterra4me said:
I had 13k miles on my air filter when I changed it yesterday. I just made a 200 plus road trip. Performance was better as it would appear mileage. That was with a stock filter. I bought three from Courtesy when I bought 10 oil filters. Seems like 10K is a max around here on a stock paper filter. I will switch to a K&N that fits in the stock intake. I think the stock intake setup is about best right now until someone comes up with something better. It is hot enough here without sucking air from inside the engine compartment.
MY WISH, But no forien listing for our Model. Check it out!

You will like the K&N that goes in stock. I agree about what is out there not much different from Stock. (We are drawing cool fresh air now) But, as far as Air, the ones you see, close off engine compartment and draw air in through the front around the headlamps, (That is what that rubber gasket is about on top of them) The Volant works the same way, but has a sort of funnel that draws the air, if you look hard you can see it in the picture.

However, I'm not all that hip on drawing dusty air in from the person in front of me. I'd much rather have a Snork (anyone guide me?) BUT, trashing the stock tube that goes from Filter box to intake will free the flow of air.

I'm kinda holding out with my K&N. They have new technology that is a filter that requires no oil but is to last same 100.000 miles and K&N and the like.

Give me a snork! The NEW type filter and any Tube that smooths the flow Back all that up with a way to get rid of all that air, such as a set of NISMO Headers and a Gibson Exhaust and I am in!

ARB says snork not being sold in US, but I can't find it elsewhere either. I have friends all over the world willing to ship!

Will this one work? look at the diagram. http://www.4by4connection.com/tjmsnorkels.html
OR a shitload of diagrams here. SOMETHING has to work!
http://www.oppositelock.com.au/product.asp?Page=1&dxdeptid=12&cxcatid=19

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Does anyone have a Stillen Intake? I'm trying to decide which route is best. Aftermarket intake (box type Volant or Stillen) or drop in K&N filter. Don't want an open element. Had the K&N FIPK on my Tundra. Always forgot to add the sleeve to the element when off road.
 

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The new technology out is nanoofiber, or microfiber you can read about that at:
http://www.synthetic-oil-online.com/amsoil_air_filters.htm
However, as far as a whole intake system I think the Fram Air Hog uses they newest style filter and is a good intake. A filter like a K&N gives you more Air but allows more particles past it than a factory filter, The micro (nano) fiber filters allow more air and also filter good ...keeping your oil clean. It's the new stuff and that's the way I would go. Or any kind of Air system you like but a Amsoil filter. Nanoofiber filters last 100K only need cleaned by a low air blast once every 25K.

http://www.framairhog.com/ (Airhog link)
Type in Air Hog on a search Xterrafield won one and he loves it.

I considered a Vollant but after I seen how our intake is all cool air anyways I decided against it and went with a K&N ...Mistake, I later learned that K&N allows too much particle by and that goes into your engine and dirty's your oil, great for a race but not everyday driving especially an off road SUV. (Dust) So I bought the nanofiber and that's what I am running. No oiling, no mess no waiting good flow and good filtering and easy as all get out to clean, even on the trail. MC
 

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Does Fram actually have an Intake for our Xs or is it only the drop in filter. I'm seeing lots on the filter, but nothing on the intake.

Also, I found this
http://www.fram.com/rebate/pdf/Airhog_20.pdf

Its a 20 dollar rebate for purchasing an air hog. Granted it is a mail in rebate and its a pain in the ass, but its still 20 dollars back 6-8 weeks later.
 

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This thread motivated me to go out and purchase a new filter. I didn't see any differnce between the Fram Airhog and the K&N filter. There is a big difference in price. AirHog = $50, K&N = $38. I went with the K&N.
I can definitely feel a difference in pickup. I'm please, plus it comes with a 1,000,000 mile warranty.
 

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Does Fram actually have an Intake for our Xs or is it only the drop in filter. I'm seeing lots on the filter, but nothing on the intake.Also, I found thishttp://www.fram.com/rebate/pdf/Airhog_20.pdf
Its a 20 dollar rebate for purchasing an air hog. Granted it is a mail in rebate and its a pain in the ass, but its still 20 dollars back 6-8 weeks later.
This is the ink to the thread that Xterrafield talks about winning the Air Hog system.

http://thenewx.org/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?p=5863&highlight=#5863

I am not so sure about if the Fram filter is same as the nanotechnology Amsoil filter. From what I read I thought it was. No oil, same type claims and I know someone makes that filter for Amsoil so they can do same for Fram.

Being a dealer, I have to take a class on all this and of course they tell you why to buy the Amsoil, But very convincing for sure, I bought one.

Shown here , Amsoil compared to K&N Amsiol filters better allowing longer oil use, (25K or 1 year with amsoil) If you use same oil and a K&N the warranty on the oil is not going to fly, it allows to much dirt to pass. If you have a k&n and change at 3K miles, you will be ok. You hope.
Look at the difference, Amsoil gets same flow and better filtration by having much more area of filter, Deeper, more surface.

Ok, why I would not worry about a new intake so much is that we are already getting cold air. In below picture, this is laying down looking up at the fender on driver side with inner fender removed. Where that black Air tube comes out and bends, that is where your intake draws from. I just added the black tube for more water resistance and less dust draw since I have a Shrockworks front bumper and that area is more exposed, Plus, when you angle the tube up as you go back, you get a deeper capability. But you know we should not go past top of wheels or we are taking a risk of water intrusion. See the snork thread. http://thenewx.org/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=158&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=snork&start=0


But for those that want a intake, there could be a gain in just the way it draws, the smoothness of the inside and the way it swirls the air as it draws all can be factors in making more HP and MPG. But after a lot of con$ideration, I just did the Amsoil Filter (After tossing the K&N) and the intake tube in the fender. $80 Mod. I'll hold here and see when and IF they come out with a snork. Persoanlly I'd like to have an intake like mine that pops out the side of fender has a rotating type scoop on the side about where a snork would go in, and have an attachment Snork that could be added at the scoop when needed (Waterproof) but removed for cool air and less drag at highway speeds. BUT, Why?
http://www.exploroz.com/Vehicle/Accessories/Snorkel.asp
But.... As I said, our X is really not going to do any of this.

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/72170/safari_snorkels/

MC
 
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