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Anyone have dust issues with Afe dry filters?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Joeyourbro, Jul 10, 2021.

  1. Jul 10, 2021 at 10:58 AM
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    Joeyourbro

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    I’m wanting to pull the trigger on an afe drop in dry filter for my truck (specifically, 31-10123). A negative Amazon review kind of turned me off.

    Anyone share a similar experience? Or should I stick with the stock paper filter? Thanks for the input

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  2. Jul 10, 2021 at 10:59 AM
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    You gain absolutely nothing by running the AFE filter. Stick with the OE filter.
     
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    People claim slight power gain in the 4cyl thread but that could also be butt dyno
     
  5. Jul 10, 2021 at 11:06 AM
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    I’ll go with butt dyno. But yes to the dirt getting thru. You will notice more dust behind the air filter.
     
  6. Jul 10, 2021 at 11:26 AM
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    TodayWasTHeDaY

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    No power gain unless forced induction is involved. However throttle response will see an improvement which is interpreted as power gain.
     
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    The only reason I went with an AFE dry filter is because my truck came with the dealer installed TRD cold air intake and the cone filter was shot. Havent had any issues so far and I drive a lot of dusty mountian roads. You can see some fine dust on occasion but nothing alarming. It does stop a lot of dirt cause I wash a ton of it out when i clean the filter. Worked on tractors and heavy equipment for years with hellacious filtration and you will still see fine hints of dust in the intake.
     
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    Maybe not power gain but improved throttle response as mentioned above. Believe me I know there’s not much power to gain out of the 2.7
     
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    Not from what I’m hearing here. I was more so interested in the longevity of the filter vs OEM paper but was concerned about its ability to trap dust and dirt.
     
  12. Jul 10, 2021 at 10:47 PM
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    Waasheem

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    A filter that captures less dirt is most likely less restrictive, allowing air to pass a little more freely. So it’ll make the engine work not as hard to inhale and likely make a slight increase in power. The consequences of ingesting more dirt, the oil will get dirty quicker. Not to mention the additional wear on the engine.
     
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    The only way to maintain the same level of filtration from a paper filter while going to a "less restriction" is to increase the flow area while using the same filter media. IE a bigger paper filter.

    Its a physics thing.

    Most of these "performance" filters were developed for the racing circuit. Typically, the engines undergo a complete tear down and repair after each race, so a bit more dirt ingested is less of a problem when they desire more air for an engine running high rpm.

    Have you ever seen an air filter on a funny car or drag car?????
     
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    Well now you done gone and did it. Someone’s gonna try and stuff 2 paper air filters in there.
     
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    I had 60K on a afe pro dry. No issues that I could tell. A oil analysis would let you know if it filters well. I never did one. Went back to regular filters 15K ago.
     
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    Those high flow air filters do a better job filtering once they’re dirty, until they get too dirty.

    The worst one I’ve seen was the hks mushroom shaped foam sponge air filters. They’d work for a bit, then send chunks of dirty sponge through the intake. Destroyed many turbos.

    I worked on some machines at a hay warehouse, as in hay is for horses. The hay dust fog was bad enough that you could barely see 15’. They were hard on air filters. Worse was a cement place, they processes some white powder stuff for cement. They needed weekly cleaning of the air filters and radiators.
     
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    I bought my truck with an Afe CAI on it over 7 years ago and I’ve never had any problems.
     

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