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Filter Recommendation

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by mattioss, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. Dec 2, 2008 at 8:02 AM
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    mattioss

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    What is the best drop in aftermarket filter?

    I'm not looking to do the whole CAI thing, I am getting the exhaust done. But I really dont want a filter that has to be reoiled all the time. Any suggestions as to the best drop in replacement?

    Matt
     
  2. Dec 2, 2008 at 8:18 AM
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    You need to quantify what "best" means. But I agree with WTD, if you don't want to oil the filter then the AFE ProDry S would be your best bet.
     
  4. Dec 2, 2008 at 10:21 AM
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    thanks for the responses what i meant by best was a non oiled filter that just flows better than those paper ones
     
  5. Dec 11, 2008 at 1:50 AM
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    What's so bad about oiling a filter? I use a K&N drop in filter and clean and re-oil it maybe once a year. It's really not that difficult of a job. I've used them in my last 2 Toyotas and have never had a problem.
     
  6. Dec 11, 2008 at 5:05 AM
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    If you do it right...Nothing wrong with it at all. Mis-oil it and you can make a mss of the upper intake and MAF sensor among other things.

    It's all about personal choice.
     
  7. Dec 11, 2008 at 9:10 AM
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    Too much oil and you mess up the MAF sensor, not enough oil and it doesn't filter properly. I'd either stay with an OEM filter or go with an aftermarket dry filter like the AFE ProDry S.
     
  8. Dec 12, 2008 at 5:58 PM
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    Now you got me worried that I might be over or under oiling my filter. I know I over oiled it once b/c it dripped down all over the inside of the air box. It never threw a CEL so I just cleaned my MAF sensor the next time I cleaned the filter. It was dirty, but I think just from regular wear, not excess oil.
     
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    Regular wear usually doesn't make the MAF dirty, that's what the air filter is for, to keep out the crap.
     
  10. Dec 12, 2008 at 7:01 PM
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    I figure after 65Km it could have a little build up on it from normal use. It was nothing severe and never really affected the performance. I think it's something that should just be tended to for regular maintenance.
     
  11. Dec 12, 2008 at 7:11 PM
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    there are companys out there that do make awesome dry filters. and if you do go the k&n route... read the directions on oiling... its actually quite hard to overoil.. unless you just dont pay attention.
     
  12. Dec 12, 2008 at 8:17 PM
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    Thank you. Like I said earlier, it's not that difficult to use the reoilable (is that a word?) filter. If I did over oil that filter one time, it didn't affect my MAF sensor or anything else in the motor. I've never used one of the other performance dry filters; only the K&N aftermarket ones, but I've never experienced any problem w/ mine.
     
  13. Dec 16, 2008 at 1:11 PM
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    Dang! I had not heard of the AFE ProDry S. I just bought a K&N day before yesterday. Seems a little better. But after looking at the AFE I wish I would have gotten that one. I can't decide if I want to take out the secondary filter or not eather.
     
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    afe pro dry, or trueflow drop in...
     
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