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Air Filters: What to get?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by gatrapper, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. Aug 20, 2011 at 9:21 AM
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    gatrapper

    gatrapper [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Keep hearing about AFE. Never heard of them, so Im leaning towards a K&N.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Aug 20, 2011 at 9:31 AM
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    you will get a over a hundred different answers on this. i will try to sum it up and make life easy. K&N obviously has a good name / brand recognition, but the oil filters can be messy and a pain to clean. Thats why people lean towards the AFE pro dry, easy to clean, no oil and still a "high flow " filter. I dont think anyone on this site has experienced a HP gain or gas mileage gain from dropping in an aftermarket filter. point being, the stock paper media is the way to go.
     
  3. Aug 20, 2011 at 9:37 AM
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    Problem with our Trucks is we have a MAF and its very close to the filter. The oil from a K&N can get on the MAF and deteriorate performance. AFE has a dry filter which is why you keep hearing about them.
     
  4. Aug 20, 2011 at 10:01 AM
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    Whats the difference in cleaning between an AFE and K&N?

    I know with a K&N you got to spray it down with some stuff.
     
  5. Aug 20, 2011 at 10:10 AM
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    6" BDS lift in front, warn winch, AFE cold air intake & exhaust, Body Armor Rear bumper, Tuffy in bed storage box, DZ bed mat, ARB front bumper & Warn winch w/light kit, Husky floor mats, dash mat,
    I like my AFE cold air intake system...I had mine the day I got my truck....in the long run I think it's a lot cheaper, just clean and go! So you are never buying any filters from then on...plus my mileage has always been 2-3 mpg better then what the window sticker said I'd get! And thats with a lift and such....
     
  6. Aug 20, 2011 at 10:11 AM
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    There is nothing wrong with K&N, if you oil it correctly & don't overdue it then your fine. Yes, there may not be a significant improvement over the stock air filter with gas mileage & performance but you also do not need to change it or mess with it as often. It will pay itself off in time as far as cost & convienence.
     
  7. Aug 20, 2011 at 10:13 AM
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    stunt man hans

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    i run an afe i replaced my stocker with it a little over a month ago and it's great.

    the oil from the kn can interfere with the maf on our truck if oiled improperly so to take the guess work out of a reusable filter i went with the pro dry s imho it's the best drop in made for tacomas.
     
  8. Aug 20, 2011 at 10:33 AM
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    id go with an afe. ive got the whole k&n 63 series intake and its not worth it.
     
  9. Aug 20, 2011 at 12:18 PM
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    gatrapper

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    Does aFe make a cold air intake for a 98 tacoma? Can't seem to find one on their site except for the 05-09 model.
     
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