Well I just went back through the box that the filter came in and I found the braket. I was able to unscrew a screw from the KKM but I was not able to unscrew the screw to the support brace of the stock air box. For right now it is just sitting there, but I will get that damn screw off ... just wait and see.
Mine rubs too. The support bracket has to be bent and shaped to fit the filter. Anyway, I just left mine and let it scratch all the freakin paint it wants to. I might just place the filter on top of my amp wire and let it support it.
I took the support bracket and drilled a hole at the top of the bracket about 1/4 inch down from the existing hole... this keeps the filter from rubbing the underside of the hood and from bouncing around..
The chrome tip of the filter is pointed down a little bit, but it looks pretty good.
K&N makes a cone that you can use, but they don't have a kit for the Cougar. If you want to spend the extra $40 or so for the K&N cone on top of the $100 for the KKM you can. But I mis typed the subject, it should have said KKM not KKN
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