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How hard to sub K&N filter OR 63-1104 kit for stock filter?

How hard is it to substitute a K&N filter for the stock filter?

Is it a straight pull out the stock and drop in the K&N, or is there more involved?

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Yep,
but there is a self sticking gasket supplied with the filter to address the thickness. You should place this on the filter housing first.
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63-1104 K&N aircharger kit for SSR?

Thanks, Craig!

In the meantime. I visited the K&N website and see that there is an "Aircharger" kit (pn 63-1104) for the 03 and 04 SSR. It is a MUCH costlier solution ($464 !!) that includes a replacement air intake. K&N claims a 5.4% power increase at 5200 rpm.

Has anybody out there tried this?

Results?

Easy or tricky to install?

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Is the "Green Filter" similar in concept and construction to the K&N?

Or, how does it differ?

Anyone tried the much more expensive K&N Aircharger kit?

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Yes the Green filter is similar to the K&N filter that direct fits in the SSR stock filter housing.
The problem is that K&N doesn't list their filter part number for the SSR , so I cross matched it with a 1003 corvette.Sounds like K&N wants us to buy the expensive air intake kit, which probably might improve performance over the stock configuration,but I figure if this filter improves the performance on a stock Corvette,It should do as good on a SSR.The real deal is that even though I can't see it I know it's there and thats cool.
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Jim G When I was at Pomona earlier at the Winternationals I talked to the K&N Rep. He told me on the SSR they got 8% more HP at the wheels with the Air Charger. Sounds to good to be true. They also give your motor a little nicer sound. I am going to talk to them at the drags this weekend in Vegas, I will see if they tell me the same.

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Russ04: The K&N website itself now claims 5.4% improvement at 5200 rpm. BUT, it IS possible that the rep meant that they also got a bigger improvement, 8%, at some lower rpm.

I ran into that effect when I had my Ducati S4 dyno tuned. The skilled tuner got about 8 more PEAK hp at around 9500, but 12 more hp at 7500!

IF the K&N rep was not merely mistaken in his recollection of the power increase, a MID rpm increase of 8% would be VERY helpful to the SSR - maybe even more significant than a 5.4% increase at PEAK rpm.

I think it would be hard to get 8% more simply via a better filter and airbox, AND the website doesn't mntion it, so it's likely he just made an error. But if he is accurate, 8% IS worth $464 in today's power per dollar market.

Can you find out for sure?

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Anyone out there that wants a K&N air filter can request Part number 33-2118. This is an exact fit and has been working in my truck for a year.
 

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I ran back to back 1/4 mi runs on my '62 ChevyII, one Napa Gold & one K&N both 14" x 4" and there was no change worth mentioning. IIRC .003 on 13.2s @ 5000'DA with 60's equal. I left the K&N on since I'd spent good money for it and it hadn't hurt performance, but as a power adder, I'd say washing the car is as useful. I'll stick with paper for any other vehicles. 400HP 350/TH350 shifted at 6K.
 
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I just took delivery of an 05 Redline with 6 speed and hope to get the K&N system. I called them and they say it isn't available for the 05's 6.0 engine yet??????
 

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Same Here

53wanab said:
Anyone out there that wants a K&N air filter can request Part number 33-2118. This is an exact fit and has been working in my truck for a year.
I have also used this K&N filter #33-2118 since 11/04
 

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Cutting off the cover

Has anyone tryed cutting off the cover over the filter, that little hood I mean. Seems like that and a Green filter would work on an 05 SSR.
 

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Green 2498 fits the '05

The Green web site says that it only fits the 2004 SSR, but it looked the same to me as in my 2005 SSR. So, I called my local Chevy dealer and found out that the exact same AC Delco air filter is in the 2004 as is in the 2005. So, I took a risk and bought the Green air filter for the 2004 SSR (part # 2498). It fit in my 2005 SSR perfectly!
 

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Little Bit of News

Just got off the phone with the production manager at K&N. We talked about the 63-1104 kit. He is going to contact managment tommorrow to see if this kit will fit the 05 SSR and if so update the website and what filter should be used. I told him we are waiting to buy either a VARARAM or a K&N kit. Which ever comes out first. Give them a call next week GUYS.
 
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