Silencer? I don't like that word, what is this? Brief details if you don't mind....Congrats! I think you'll be very happy with the K&N. It's a simple install... actually the hard part for me was yanking out all the original intake crap. i had to remove the fan shroud to get the silencer out... just to prepare you. Total install time should be well under an hour.
I am looking into intake options, and DIY possibilities....