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K&N 63 Series AirCharger

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by TacticalTaco, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. Jun 16, 2008 at 12:35 PM
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    TacticalTaco

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    Anyone have one of these on their truck ? I'm considering getting one, but I'm concerned about it voiding my warranty and I have a lease. I looked at the install instructions and there are no permanent modifications though. According to K&N you're supposed to gain about 10 HP. The other thing I'm curious about is how it sounds ?
     
  2. Jun 16, 2008 at 12:37 PM
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    lsocoee

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    I think the only damage that it would cause would be to the MAF sensor. I'm not a big fan of oiled filters because of that tendency. I think that I might look into the AFE.
     
  3. Jun 16, 2008 at 12:54 PM
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    007Tacoma

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    I agree. The oilded filters definetly leave a residue in the intake (especially if they are brand new). That residue can fowl up an MAF, but if you stay on top of it with some electronics cleaner it can be fixed. The oil will not hurt the engine.

    I have had a number of K&Ns, and didn't have any problems until I got into the 4.0L Tacoma. The Tacoma engine is pretty sensitive to MAF issues.

    DO NOT USE OILED FILTERS ON SUPERCHARGED or TURBO'ED ENGINES! You will pull in too much oil and fowl up your sensors!
     
  4. Jun 16, 2008 at 1:06 PM
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    http://www.knfilters.com/MAF/massair.htm

    Just found this on the K&N website, they seem to think that Dealers claiming the MAF sensor was damaged is just an excuse to ding their customers. But if you guys have actually had this problem maybe the K&N isn't the way to go.
     
  5. Jun 16, 2008 at 1:22 PM
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    007Tacoma

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    It is definitely a problem on the drop in filters. The kits may have some kind of guard to protect the MAF, but I have notice that all (even the AFE filter) oiled filters have this problem to some extent...

    Like I said, the cleaning of the MAF will temporarily fix this problem.
     
  6. Jun 16, 2008 at 1:27 PM
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    lsocoee

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    :rofl: I believe everything the manufacturer website tells me!

    Seriously though, I bet most problems with K&N come from improper oiling. I'd rather not risk it though.
     
  7. Jun 16, 2008 at 2:10 PM
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    BeefTaco

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    Can't agree more I have K/N's in all my cars and trucks and have not had any problems to date they are just like the TRD filter that Toyota sells. Now would I run out and buy one probably not but when you recondition cars and trucks for living there are some perks you get some free stuff now and then. :p
     
  8. Jun 16, 2008 at 3:11 PM
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    tacoskim

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    i have the series 63 charger on my truck and im happy with it. the only problem people have is when they oil it themselves and over due it. when it came to cleaning time on mine i just ordered another filter and didnt even bother cleaning it cuz i didnt wanna over oil it. the sound is nice on WOT and i do feel a kick around 3500. but i also have a magnaflow catback and jba headers
     
  9. Jun 20, 2008 at 1:40 AM
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    4x4x4trd

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    Just put a K&N drop-in in my wife's 08 Accord 3.5 V6. I've had K&N's in everything previous until this 08 truck. Never had any problems either.

    I went AFE oil free in the truck for ease of use but it wasn't available for her Honda yet.
     
  10. Jun 21, 2008 at 4:15 PM
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    I'd like to see an AFE system- I've always used K&N oiled filters. My bike, my supercharged truck, my scion. No issues ever.
     
  11. Jun 22, 2008 at 10:02 PM
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    branct06

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    i have the 63 in my truck along with a flowmaster super 40, the intake as a good roar when u take off hard, i recently re-oiled my filter and havent had a problem, at least i havent noticed one but u can feel a power increase when ur in over drive and stomp on the gas
     
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