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K&N Typhoon Air Intake, question?

Does anybody know if this air intake makes the CEL turn on?
I have a 2005 V6 3500.....I do know some air intakes make the G6 CEL turn on and you need to tune it, but i want to know if this K&N doesn't do that, just plug and play like the crab intake system, but i personally don't like to logo and that ugly crab on their lol it's too tacky i think lol

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you can always take the crab off but to answer your question it shouldn't throw a code. i chose crabs for three reasons

1 superior heat shield
2 i like the polished tubing
3 i got it off a wrecked one so i got it cheap
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I hope it doesn't, i don't wanna spend almost $300 then got to get it tuned. But since you said i can take the crab off i might just go with that. A lot of people have told me it's a good intake with good hp and gas mileage gains.
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I hope it doesn't, i don't wanna spend almost $300 then got to get it tuned. But since you said i can take the crab off i might just go with that. A lot of people have told me it's a good intake with good hp and gas mileage gains.
CEL's are normally thrown on the 2.4L engine.. I dont recall seeing anyone on here with that issue with the 3.5 and up... There truely isnt much difference in the intakes besides the heat sheild K&N uses which blows compared to the crabs heatsheild... ohh and its made in america by 1 of our finest (LAMPOON), im not sure about K&N but i can only imagine that it gets shipped out of the country 4 times to get all its "made in china" stamps...and I do believe the crab logo is only put on if you want it on... If you dont like the decal, DONT USE IT.
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Ive never had problems with my K&N, but like others said their heatshield is shit. Ive got pics comparing it with Crabs in my progression thread.

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K&N shouldnt throw any codes.

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Thanks guys! Im going with CRAB.
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Not to hijack this post, but I was told by one of my friends that the polished pipe that you get with the CRAB will heat up due to being by the engine and will decrease HP along with MPG. Would it be better to go with the K&N intake instead of the CRAB intake and just buy the CRAB box? I personally like the chrome on the pipe, but if it decrease what I am installing it to do then whats the point. Keep in mind guys I am a Computer Modeler and I work at a restaurant so I have little car exp lol.
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Not to hijack this post, but I was told by one of my friends that the polished pipe that you get with the CRAB will heat up due to being by the engine and will decrease HP along with MPG. Would it be better to go with the K&N intake instead of the CRAB intake and just buy the CRAB box? I personally like the chrome on the pipe, but if it decrease what I am installing it to do then whats the point. Keep in mind guys I am a Computer Modeler and I work at a restaurant so I have little car exp lol.
I believe something similar to this was just brought up on the other site.... basically the air is moving so fast the temperature of the pipe will not affect it in any way.

For reference http://www.g6performance.com/forum/s...light=wrap+cai

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How fast is the air moving through the intake, and the fp? (obviously varies on throttle, but at WOT lets say)



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I believe something similar to this was just brought up on the other site.... basically the air is moving so fast the temperature of the pipe will not affect it in any way.

For reference http://www.g6performance.com/forum/s...light=wrap+cai
Thanks man, if figured there had to be a reason y everyone or at least a lot of the people were using chrome pipes. Thanks
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that and they just look so good
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Is there any CAI that you can get for the 2.4L with out getting a tune and the CEL not coming on? or do i pretty much have to get a tune in order for me not to get a CEL.
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I believe Injen makes an intake for the 2.4. It's expensive, But because it is the same size around the MAF as the stock intake it shouldn't through a CEL
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Is there any CAI that you can get for the 2.4L with out getting a tune and the CEL not coming on? or do i pretty much have to get a tune in order for me not to get a CEL.
There is an insert of some kind in the Injen that chokes down the air to that of stock level so
there is no issue. Of course that makes you wonder why anyone would buy one
if it is altered to be the same as your stocker.

The 2.4 will have issues without a tune to adjust for it.

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