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K&N drop in?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by johnny230, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. Oct 11, 2010 at 4:00 PM
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    johnny230

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    hey i have a 3.4L 2003 taco, thinkin about going from the stock air filter to the K&N drop in, what do you think, yes or no. pros and cons
     
  2. Oct 11, 2010 at 4:05 PM
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    numbah57

    numbah57 GIVE THE MALL A BREAK...WHEEL THAT SHIT

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    URD ARB G2 PELFREY BAMF LCE AFE
    I got one in my 09, can't hurt to put it in.
     
  3. Oct 11, 2010 at 5:37 PM
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    sparklegrease

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    It's worth it IMO. Pays for itself pretty quickly and saves you a trip to the local auto part store if you have an air compressor to clean it out. Just don't expect +3 mpg or +20 HP. :D
     
  4. Oct 11, 2010 at 6:38 PM
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    ozark705

    ozark705 "f*#@ it, dude. let's go bowling"

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    If you drive in dusty conditions, the K&N is the way to go. I have a aFe pro-dry air filter that is less restrictive than K&N, but not the best in dusty conditions. Sidenote, have you completed the deck plate mod?
     
  5. Oct 11, 2010 at 6:40 PM
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    snoope

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    I would not run my Tacoma without it...I "play" in the mud & dirt for a living so my little truck gets to sit in a quarry or pit all day....only filter to STOP that "Dust" has been the K&N ;)....

    Yes , you have to maintain it BUT my airbox is CLEAN :cool::cool:.....I check it once a month and thoroughly clean and re-oil every other oil change....

    I do NOT have the "deck plate" mod for that simple reason, DUST, so I can only speak for my use....BUT it is a few years old and I just purchased a new "re-charge' kit for it.... great investment for my Tacoma.:);)....
     
  6. Oct 11, 2010 at 9:43 PM
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    Please tell me you are not using air to clean your K & N. Use their special detergent and water, let it dry and re-oil.

    Compressed air will rip holes in the filter.
     
  7. Oct 12, 2010 at 2:03 PM
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    johnny230

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    so the question now is AFE or K&N
     
  8. Oct 12, 2010 at 2:11 PM
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    vantaco

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    k&n is over marketed and over priced, they aren't as good as you think they are

    factory or amsoil filters
     
  9. Oct 12, 2010 at 9:55 PM
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    Yamaha Dave

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    I have a K&N drop-in filter for sale for $35 plus shipping. Oh and yes K&N air filters are overpriced, but NOBODY has ever doubted their quality.
     
  10. Oct 12, 2010 at 10:02 PM
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    toyotatacomaTRD

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    I had one in my 98 from 30k to 95k.... Cleaned it twice a year. It still looked new when I sold my truck at 95k. My truck ran perfectly until the day I sold it.

    I put one in my 05....
     
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