premium? I don't see a difference between either company products.If we're lucky, Airaid stays around as K&N's premium brand and nothing really changes.
If we're unlucky, they'll get hosed and 100+ people are out of a job.
We'll see once the glad-handing is over.
Air RAID is an attack from the air or a HS football player's punishment....I believe that K&n uses real,cotton ,and air raid uses a synthetic cotton,air raid used surgical grade aluminum,and K&n uses a Standard automotive grade ,but other than that it's just the difference in the heat shielding around the filter and the size,and flow of each tube design of each kit per vehicle...
its just a coin flip,as one may be better on one motor while the other is better on the other....
I think it's smart buying it,sort of what comp cams has done,buy it's competitors ,and combining technology to improve both brands in the long run...win win for all...the only down side is that they now control the market which can hurt our wallets