Since stock with a KNN drop in outperformed the other closed style intakes, Would a k&n drop in + the Airaid MIT essentially function the same as a KNN/AEM full intake? Or does the open element factor of those give it an edge on anything that's closed in?
The open style (based on our testing) performed better than the closed style. Remember to not look at the HP numbers, as that is just max HP. IATs and MAP are most important. I personally go with the MAP, as that means you have the least restricted path for airflow.
Generally if you are talking about pure WOT HP a short stack, open element cone filter design intake is your best option for total HP. Couple it with a correctly size velocity stack and its about as much power to be had (or free'd up) with an intake.
LIke she was saying tho differet styles perform better in different areas. Just because the short tube open element give u the most MAX hp at WOT, it doesnt mean it helps the driveability of the truck in 95 degree heat in stop and go traffic. Which is why you need to choose your intake for your specific needs.
ORRRR if you actually want any kind of real power, stop wasting money and get a real intake that actually compresses the air your your motors taking in!