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I've searched these Forums but I'm still confused as to the correct K & N filters to use in the XLR and XLR-V. A search of K & N's website only adds further confusion.

Its seems that 33-2063 is the correct part number to use for the base XLR but what do you use for the V?

Would someone who has actually installed K & N air filters on a V respond?

Thanks.
 

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Standby,

Thanks for sharing your information.

When I was looking at the stock air filters today I noticed something that you (and other V owners) might be intested in as a way to improve the air flow to the engine. If you unlatch the two clips on each air filter assembly and remove the cover, you will notice that there is a piece of plastic that is attached to the top of the cover with velcro. That piece of plastic runs the entire length of the cover and wraps around the outside of the assembly, thus restricting the air flow from the side nearest the fender wells. If you remove the plastic piece you will significantly increase the air flow and this should contribute to impoved performance.

Where you aware of this? Are there any negative consequences of making this modification that you (or other V owners) are aware of?

While it's not a CAI system by any means, the use of K & N filters plus improving the overall air intake through the filters should be a real plus.
 
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There isn't any Velcro plastic strips on mine. Maybe mine, being one of the first ones out, has been improved. If you'll notice, there is no side on the inboard covers and plenty of air gets in there. Maybe someone else can add to this post
 
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Both openings are facing each other. I would love to see these two openings fluted to the bottom part of the grill. Now that's like ram air, not just sucking any old hot air that comes along.
Just think, Design Engineers left this unfinished. I still have hopes that we will get some cold air induction from someone. I'm half tempted to build my own.
Today was a surprise, trying to drive in the rain with all this HP. Didn't take long to remember what rain on the pavement was like with a juiced up quad freak.
Bob

Is the outside (nearest the fender wells) open or fully closed off?
 

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Cold Air Intake

All. Keep in mind that it's not the quantity of air blending with fuel to increase HP ... it's COLD air. Opening up the air filters allowing warm engine air into the induction system, could actually harm performance.

We would want to run dedicated tubing under the front bumper to deliver cold air.
 

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Any ideas for bringing cold air into the intake system? Do you know of anyone who makes or is planning on making a CAI system for the V?

This has been talked about a lot on this Forum and to the best of my knowledge no one has come up with a solution.

By the way, why would increasing the flow of warm or even hot air damage the supercharger or the engine itself? This is exactly what happens when people install K & N filters and so far, I haven't heard of this causing any damage. Are you aware of an instance where increasing air flow, regardless of temperature, has caused engine damage on a V?
 
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I don't no why warm or cold air would have an adverse effect of the supercharger, but it does have an effect on the engine. Didn't you ever notice how much better your car runs in cold weather or for that matter at sea level? It has to do with the pressure and molecules in the air. As I understand it, warm air is harder to compress
Any ideas for bringing cold air into the intake system? Do you know of anyone who makes or is planning on making a CAI system for the V?

This has been talked about a lot on this Forum and to the best of my knowledge no one has come up with a solution.

By the way, why would increasing the flow of warm or even hot air damage the supercharger or the engine itself? This is exactly what happens when people install K & N filters and so far, I haven't heard of this causing any damage. Are you aware of an instance where increasing air flow, regardless of temperature, has caused engine damage on a V?
 

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Yes, you're correct that cold air compresses more than warm air and, as a result, the amount of air/fuel mixture flowing into the engine cylinders is increased which produces more horsepower.

What I was referring to was the volume of air flowing into the engine and the comment that an increased flow of warm or hot air could harm performance. In other words, if you increase the volume of air, without changing the temperature, won't that result in increased performance (i.e., higher hp)? The ultimate goal would be to increase both the volume and lower the temperature thus having a double impact on performance.

Again, if anyone knows anything about a CAI system for the V, other than what's be reported on about Volant, let us know.
 
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