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View Poll Results: K&N or AFE?
K&N Aie Filter 238 31.65%
AFE Pro-Dry S Air Filter 440 58.51%
Other 74 9.84%
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Old 10-23-2010, 11:27 PM   #21
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Anyway, I can say the aftermarket K&N provided a difference in performance on my truck over a stock air filter.. but better yet is a big money saver long term.
Theres a thread on here started by my cousin, who had K&N filters in all his cars, but over oiled it on this which fucked his maf up and lead to his fuel pump going out.

Its not likeley but could happen.
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i bought the AFE CAI, i heard that the oil from the K&N messes up the MAF, and if it doesnt, then oh well, better safe than sorry i guess

one of the guys i used to work with put the K&N in his and the power difference is about the same.
the only way a k&n will mess up a maf is if it is dripping with oil I have been running k&n for about 10 years in various vehicles, motorcycles tractors and mowers
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Old 11-03-2010, 01:57 PM   #23
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ok so i been hearing quite a bit about AFE pro dry air filter. now i'm not looking a which i want to have i'm just wondering what yall think is better and why
do these things really make a difference?
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Old 11-04-2010, 01:06 AM   #24
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do these things really make a difference?
For most engines? Yes. Though it isn't a huge difference. For the OP, probably more then the rest of us. Having a high flow air filter with a supercharger is highly desirable.
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Old 11-06-2010, 04:59 PM   #25
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I have run K&N air filters in my trucks for years without issue. Cleaning them has never seemed like a big deal to me, pretty easy to do - use a garden hose, dry off, and spray with red oil: cleaning procedure. And the fear that oil would contaminate the operation of the MAF is certainly only possible if someone excessively over oiled the filter.. MAF Urban Myth

Anyway, I can say the aftermarket K&N provided a difference in performance on my truck over a stock air filter.. but better yet is a big money saver long term.

Interesting-- I'm a bit worried about my truck right now as I appear to have over-oiled my filter... but K&N claims that this is almost certainly not related to MAF failures. I've taken the filter off and am re-oiling it from a fresh cleaning, but your link laid my fears about damage to the truck to rest. Thanks!
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Interesting-- I'm a bit worried about my trick right now as I appear to have over-oiled my filter... but K&N claims that this is almost certainly not related to MAF failures. I've taken the filter off and am re-oiling it from a fresh cleaning, but your link laid my fears about damage to the truck to rest. Thanks!
You could confirm that one way or another with a can of MAF cleaner.
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You could confirm that one way or another with a can of MAF cleaner.
Hmmm.... I assume that is done according to the following post?
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...-cleaning.html
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Hmmm.... I assume that is done according to the following post?
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...-cleaning.html
Well, you would want to follow the link there to the actual write up, but yes.
http://www.4runners.org/writeups/throttle/index.html
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K&N

i kinda new to the whole K&N line but i cleaned and oiled my filter. When i oiled i followed the directions and it said to oil till a deep red appears so i did so and it took about have the bottle to do so is this normal????

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Well, you would want to follow the link there to the actual write up, but yes.
http://www.4runners.org/writeups/throttle/index.html
You know, I finally got around to doing this, though a much more helpful walk-through can be found at:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tec...g-2005-v6.html

Sure enough, my MAF was splattered with oil from my K&N filter. A little contact cleaner cleaned 'er right up, and the throttle body got a scrub-down too. The engine is much peppier and the throttle is more responsive... no more gurgling at low RPMs.

Thanks!
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You know, I finally got around to doing this, though a much more helpful walk-through can be found at:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tec...g-2005-v6.html

Sure enough, my MAF was splattered with oil from my K&N filter. A little contact cleaner cleaned 'er right up, and the throttle body got a scrub-down too. The engine is much peppier and the throttle is more responsive... no more gurgling at low RPMs.

Thanks!
That is a better how-to. Glad cleaning everything fixed you up.
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I have run K&N air filters in my trucks for years without issue. Cleaning them has never seemed like a big deal to me, pretty easy to do - use a garden hose, dry off, and spray with red oil: cleaning procedure. And the fear that oil would contaminate the operation of the MAF is certainly only possible if someone excessively over oiled the filter.. MAF Urban Myth

Anyway, I can say the aftermarket K&N provided a difference in performance on my truck over a stock air filter.. but better yet is a big money saver long term.
X2

i have used them for several years
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Old 11-30-2010, 12:44 PM   #34
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Amsoil EAA....

http://www.amsoil.com/catalog.aspx?code=EAA238-EA

Will be installing one in my Taco after work today. My roommate put one in his 2001 cobra mustang and could tell a nice difference. You can also hear it sucking the air through. Almost sounds like he has a turbo on the thing...... Cant wait to see how it does on the taco!
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Anyone see a problem running an AFE filter on the K&N CAI?
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Anyone see a problem running an AFE filter on the K&N CAI?
if you could find a filter that would fit, but i really dont see any reason in doing that unless you already have the k and n and you wanna get rid of the oiled filter
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So I live in the desert too, and I decided to switch to AFE from K&N, because dirt and oil is no bueno. Cant say I notice a huge difference, but it still seems to be the right choice for offroading and living in the dirt.

on the other hand I do have a K&N filter for 05-up that i posted for sale in the BST a while ago. If this thread sways anyone back to K&N you can have mine for at least half off plus the filter cleaner kit thrown in. PM me for a good deal.
...or I guess i'll have a spare in case of catastrophic airfilter failure...or some shit. lol. sorry for the ...
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you should get the afe stage 2 si (sealed intake) with the pro dry filter not only will you enjoy less maintance on you filter but it has a nice little growl and its sealed so less hott air from the engine
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This is what I chose, same concept as AFE Pro Dry, and for some reason I think they may manufacture the filters for AEM??
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It seems to me that its more of a pain to wash the AFE! having to refill that bucket that many times. K&N just takes me 2 minutes with a garden hose with a nozzle than let dry then a light spray of oil, not very hard to do and not using 4-5 huge buckets of water. Though ive never used the AFE dry filter so dont know the differance performance wise. but if every one says thats its about the same then im stickin with K&N.
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