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Old 03-10-2005, 12:02 PM   #1
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Angry **Another Reason why K&N SUCKS!**

So I opened the hood to check/add oil, and upon inspection of the crap intake kit I got maybe 8000 miles ago I see this...(see pics)

I called K&N and they said that there is nothing they can do since I dont have the original receipt or box. Basically they told me to F**K off. I will NEVER purchase another product from them again....EVER

I appologize for being harsh...but i am raging!
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Old 03-10-2005, 12:12 PM   #2
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Mine did the same thing. It broke off in the exact same spot. Sucks too b/c I cant get it replaced either nor can I find anyone to fix it. Oh well, It works just the same as it did with it on. The thing doesnt move w/o the bracket thing so I just let mine be.
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Old 03-10-2005, 12:14 PM   #3
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wow that sucks......i wonder how many of these have done this. sorry to hear about that guys. let's bust out the tourches and pitch forks:D
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Old 03-10-2005, 12:21 PM   #4
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I will bet that a lot have done this. If you look carefully and the bracket , it comes to a point at the end thats welded. This means that there is less material to weld at the point where there should be more. Friggin idiots
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Old 03-10-2005, 12:50 PM   #5
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dang that jus sucks dan. screw them
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Old 03-10-2005, 01:03 PM   #6
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Everyone should boycott any K&N filter. They obviously have an inferior product and don't care about screwing their customers.
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Old 03-10-2005, 01:39 PM   #7
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Everyone should boycott any K&N filter. They obviously have an inferior product and don't care about screwing their customers.
I second that - but i was gonna get an intake this weekened >_< this thread makes me second guess that.
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Old 03-10-2005, 01:39 PM   #8
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Find someone with a TIG welder who can fix it. If you want to get creative, you can make your own much stronger mounting point from a muffler clamp and some angle iron.
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Old 03-10-2005, 01:51 PM   #9
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let's bust out the tourches and pitch forks:D


Storm the castle!!!!!!
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Old 03-10-2005, 02:08 PM   #10
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I think it'd be funny if we had a polled thread where it could have options like "I will never purchase anything from k&n again", and so on. Just so it could be like "wow 300 people won't purchase from us cause we don't respect our customers" i dunno just a thought

Or have a ranking of companies like best to worst. So it'd be like Racing Beat and Richard Paul at the top and then waaaaay down the list it has k&n.
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Old 03-10-2005, 02:08 PM   #11
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um i think k&n suck terribly i dont think i've ever seen one praise for that pos...
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Old 03-10-2005, 02:09 PM   #12
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oh yeah... take that K&N banner down its disgraceful.
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Old 03-10-2005, 02:09 PM   #13
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Old 03-10-2005, 02:10 PM   #14
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WOW I HAVE K&N AND I HAVE HAD NO PROBLEMS AT ALL .... JUST A LITTLE RATTLE AT HIGH rpm'S THATS IT .. AND IT WAS A GOOD HP GAIN
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Old 03-10-2005, 02:26 PM   #15
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MY CAPS LOCK ADDED 10 WHP!!!!!
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Old 03-10-2005, 02:31 PM   #16
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I don't know about their intake setup--but I have used the drop in's as replacement filters in everyone of my cars and have had absolutely no problems. I've heard some folks post all kinds of links on here about "how K&N sucks here is the proof" but its all bullshit to me as I've used them a long time without any complaints.
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Old 03-10-2005, 02:31 PM   #17
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Old 03-10-2005, 02:36 PM   #18
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That's odd because I know that K&N has been replacing intakes that have broken like that. I'd call back and try to speak to a different rep.
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Old 03-10-2005, 02:38 PM   #19
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MY CAPS LOCK ADDED 10 WHP!!!!!

DAMN I IF KNEW THA B EFOR NOW I WOULD BE SMOKING EVERYONE AT THE STRIP HAHAHA
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Old 03-10-2005, 03:18 PM   #20
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I had a K&N on my previous car also and it sucked too. No power gains and the filter caved in a few times
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Old 03-10-2005, 03:21 PM   #21
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Response from K&N

I just sent off a quick e-mail to K&N to try to help fix the problem and got this response.

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K&N products like the Typhoon, FIPK, and replacement filters are covered under our 10-year warranty. All the customer has to do is provide a receipt or emailed pictures. If he just emails the same pictures that were in that thread, he can get it replaced very easily. He will need to send an email to tech@knfilters.com. Customerís can also call us direct at 1-800-858-3333 to start a warranty claim. Feel free to copy this portion of my email into a thread if you feel it would help other customerís. This is not just a policy for this individual member because he is upset. It is the same warranty policy for anyone.

Thanks again for writing,
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Old 03-10-2005, 03:37 PM   #22
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I sent them an email as well, quoting this response ^^^. Hopefully things work out...
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Old 03-10-2005, 03:42 PM   #23
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I haven't had any problems with K&N's what cars did you have where the drop in caved in?
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Old 03-10-2005, 04:31 PM   #24
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i can TIG weld!! jsut find me a welding machine! =)
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Old 03-10-2005, 05:27 PM   #25
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Does this mean I have to put out my tourch?
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