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K & N filter offroading? bad idea?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by gacandido2010, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. Mar 2, 2011 at 9:02 PM
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    gacandido2010

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    im looking into getting a k and n filter but i have take my truck to the mud and desert, will the filter let all the dirt and mud into my engine?:confused:
     
  2. Mar 2, 2011 at 9:06 PM
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  3. Mar 2, 2011 at 9:07 PM
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    usnwarrior1

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    Weather Tech floor mats, drop in k&n filter, TSB for leaf springs, 5100's set @ 1.75, front windows tinted, and N-Fab Nerf bars. More to come soon.
    I have had several k&n filter systems on different trucks never had any issues. You will be fine and not have to worry about all that.
     
  4. Mar 2, 2011 at 9:15 PM
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    gacandido2010

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    im just replacing the filter not getting a cai, ima leave it b0xed up
     
  5. Mar 3, 2011 at 12:13 AM
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    Manwithoutaplan

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    I just put a new K&N Air filter. Hopefully it will do good. :)
     
  6. Mar 3, 2011 at 1:49 AM
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    I've had a K&N in mine for about 3 years now, most of my offroading is sand dunes and desert, I've never had an issue.
    The problem is if you over oil it, if you buy it pre-oiled it's best to clean it and oil it yourself before you install. Clean it when you change your oil or every other depending on your driving conditions.
     
  7. Mar 3, 2011 at 4:21 AM
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    Janster

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    I used to have the K&N and the deckplate mod on my 96 and I offroaded it for 3 years. THe deckplate was closed up while offroading. I cleaned my K&N about twice a year.

    If you're mudding and offroading, I highly recommend you clean it atleast twice a year (or more often depending on how it looks).

    The oil in the K&N is what catches the fine particles..... the oil can only catch soooo much dust. If its too dirty, it can't properly filter. The key is to keep it clean. If you're running around in a dirty invironment, it'll get dirty a lot faster.
     
  8. Mar 3, 2011 at 4:32 AM
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    crf69

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    ummm yeah
    if super dusty then yeah.......bad idea
     
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