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CaptaneFrewg
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Jan 27, 2018, 6:42 AM

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1995
Pontiac
Firebird
3.4L
140k miles (engine replaced at 100)
I have done nothing with my car other than replace the engine

I am thinking about increasing the performance on my car and it seems first things to do is replace the air filter or intake. I just dont know if i replace the intake ill get the power that is advertised.

https://www.knfilters.com/air_intake/1995/pontiac/firebird/3.4l
https://www.knfilters.com/air_filter/1995/pontiac/firebird/3.4l

If i get the intake do you think i would get much performance increased or those are just words, or should i just get the air filter. Also let me know of the next thing i should "upgrade" on my car to increase performance, Thank you


Hammer Time
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Jan 27, 2018, 8:12 AM

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These air filters are the biggest rip-offs in the business. They will do nothing at all for performance. It's all a marketing ploy.

You have a factory engineered and computer controlled operating system. You can't enhance the engine power with anything short of modifying the computer program which would be against Federal law if the vehicle is operated on US highways.



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(This post was edited by Hammer Time on Jan 27, 2018, 8:13 AM)


Tom Greenleaf
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Jan 27, 2018, 8:26 AM

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Ditto but will add: That junk not only doesn't work at all it makes things worse. You'll harm fuel economy, harm other stuff faster down the line. Total waste legal or not. It's not illegal to sell junk that doesn't work unfortunately. Depending on where you plan to use it would render it illegal for street use most say so on packaging,


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Surge86
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Jan 30, 2018, 6:39 AM

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Thinking of installing a cold air intake on my car too.


Hammer Time
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Jan 30, 2018, 7:39 AM

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Thinking of installing a cold air intake on my car too.


I would paint some flames on the side. That will help too.



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Tom Greenleaf
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Jan 30, 2018, 10:32 AM

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Leave the thing alone. "Cold Air Intake?" Why then is it heated instantly by design? So the damn fuel will evaporate and be useful not just blow black smoke, kill converter. Ah jeez - evaporation is making it cold enough by itself like perspiration on your skin does.
Run, don't walk away from foolish things like that,


Go with the decal of flames down the side it can't harm anything,


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