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Can K&N Filters allow for more dirt ingestion?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Buffco, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. Jul 16, 2011 at 10:47 PM
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    Buffco

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    Had an old service mechanic that hated the things. Truck I just bought had one installed by previous owner.

    Would you keep it or return to stock and do that deckplate mod?
     
  2. Jul 16, 2011 at 10:51 PM
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    Return, use OEM paper filter and deckplate mod.
     
  3. Jul 16, 2011 at 10:56 PM
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  4. Jul 16, 2011 at 11:09 PM
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    Thanks. Is it true about the dirt ingestion? Do I have to worry now that I've bought a pig-in-a-poke?
     
  5. Jul 16, 2011 at 11:21 PM
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  6. Jul 16, 2011 at 11:23 PM
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    Does your truck have a K and N intake? Just trying to gather more info...
     
  7. Jul 17, 2011 at 6:33 PM
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    Um, I don't know. I'll take a pic of the engine bay.
     
  8. Jul 17, 2011 at 6:48 PM
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    so wait yall are telling him to get rid of his K&N and to buy an original OEM paper filter?

    this makes no sense to me
     
  9. Jul 17, 2011 at 6:57 PM
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    It's pretty easy to know, just look at the engine. Does it look "normal" or does it have a big, obvious cone filter type projection on it? If you haven't bought the KN than you haven't lost any money on anything and buying a new filter might make sense, but instead of the OEM paper I'd personally recommend an AFE dry filter. It'll last a lifetime and you can re-clean it, plus no oil to make things dirty.
    I wouldn't worry about a broken engine or anything, think about how many filters KN has sold and how many people use them, don't you think you'd hear about critical failures if these filters were that bad?
     
  10. Jul 17, 2011 at 6:59 PM
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  11. Jul 17, 2011 at 7:04 PM
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    Just go look for offroading filters for cai's
     
  12. Jul 17, 2011 at 7:09 PM
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    I have a k&n :(
     
  13. Jul 17, 2011 at 7:26 PM
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    I don't care so much for performance. I prefer LONGEVITY. So, I think I want this K&N crap gone.

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    So, do I have a K&N intake? Or stock? Someone help me understand what I'm looking at...

    Thanks for all the help thus far.
     
  15. Jul 17, 2011 at 7:28 PM
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    You're gonna have to change your sig, that there kn is a definite mod. Do you have the stock airbox also, if not you're stuck with finding a better cone filter. If it was stock you'd have a large plastic box in the area the cone is currently in. that's a little different from the KN Cold Air Intakes (CAI) I've seen, the rest of the intake track looks stock. The hole in the fender wall to the far left of your picture is where the stock airbox pulls in the air, if you look in your wheel well you'll see the vents.
     
  16. Jul 17, 2011 at 7:32 PM
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    No, I'll leave my sig the way it is, because this mod is going bye-bye.

    I do not have the stock airbox, but why do you say I'm stuck finding a better cone filter? Why can't I buy a stock airbox?
     
  17. Jul 17, 2011 at 8:24 PM
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    You can, there should be plenty of members wanting to trade you their stock box for what you have.

    Just tell them you feel awesome throttle response, butt dyno 14hp......... and oh yeah 1-2 mpg better.
     
  18. Jul 17, 2011 at 8:28 PM
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    Yeah, I got a chance to inspect an AFE pro dry, and they arent much better than a K&N.
     
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    i always thought K&N were at least better than stock

    if that isnt true ive given a lot of people bad recommendations lol

    and i was thinkin about gettin an AFE when the K&N started to look bad

    what do you personally run chris?

    and what was wrong with the AFE?
     
  20. Jul 17, 2011 at 8:50 PM
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    Get a pre filter sock for the filter, will help! :cool:
     
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