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scott20054 10-04-2010 04:17 PM

K&N or AFE?
 
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

whippersnapper02 10-04-2010 06:07 PM

Plenty of info on this. Most like AFE because they make an oil free filter. The oiled filters clean better if you oil them correctly.

S.B. 10-04-2010 06:27 PM

I don't have any of these, but I'm leaning towards the AF-E pro dry because the other ones you have to deal with oiling it every time you clean it and it is the same cost as the K&N with the oil kit.

Dibblit 10-04-2010 06:36 PM

The K&N are no fun to oil, same with the Airaid. The AFE looks like a good better setup for the cost.

Leadgolem 10-04-2010 06:54 PM

I've got the k&n, I'd agree that oiling the filter is a pain.

scott20054 10-04-2010 08:47 PM

so when cleaning the AFE what exactly do you have to do? like i'm jw so i know but i have the K&N 77 air intake

dirtytaco2010 10-04-2010 09:07 PM

i think the votes speak for themselvs

ktmrider 10-05-2010 07:23 PM

to clean the AFE you get a bucket of water and some cleaning solution and just dunk and swirl

scott20054 10-05-2010 07:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ktmrider (Post 2248975)
to clean the AFE you get a bucket of water and some cleaning solution and just dunk and swirl

wow that easy? well seems easier to clean but you know performance wis?

rbeezy 10-05-2010 10:01 PM

afe is oil-less so you'll never have to worry about oil gettin onto the MAF

ktmrider 10-05-2010 10:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scott20054 (Post 2249019)
wow that easy? well seems easier to clean but you know performance wis?

Performance wise it should be the same if the oiled one is oiled correctly and not impeding the flow of air.


Heres how to clean the AEM dry filters its essentially the same
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBoS_...layer_embedded

dirtytaco2010 10-07-2010 08:44 PM

nice video perfect!

dirtytaco2010 10-09-2010 09:51 AM

Anyone know will the 2009 part fit on 2010 im pretty sure it will just wanted to double check

ktmrider 10-09-2010 05:51 PM

yes its exactly the same truck except for wiring harness and cup holders

mmadej87 10-09-2010 05:58 PM

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.

dirtytaco2010 10-10-2010 05:41 PM

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Originally Posted by ktmrider (Post 2262015)
yes its exactly the same truck except for wiring harness and cup holders

thanks ordered

ktmrider 10-10-2010 07:24 PM

should be good!

crf69 10-18-2010 05:12 PM

amsoil ea

Rakso 10-18-2010 05:24 PM

AFE it's the way to go.

mountainwolfpup 10-23-2010 10:12 PM

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.


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