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K&N Intake vs AFE Intake

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Corndawg, Jun 14, 2012.

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What do you Have on Your Tacoma ?

Poll closed Jul 14, 2012.
  1. All you K&N fans

    10 vote(s)
    25.6%
  2. AFE

    29 vote(s)
    74.4%
  1. Jun 14, 2012 at 9:11 AM
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    Corndawg

    Corndawg [OP] Well-Known Member

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    What is your guy's Opinion on the two
    ive been considering K&N but am New to AFE
    so what do you think or Run
     
  2. Jun 14, 2012 at 9:23 AM
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    chadderkdawg

    chadderkdawg Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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    K&N aren't a good application for our trucks, the oil from the filter will gunk up your MAF, the AFE is a dry washable filter, no oils to get anywhere, I've got the AFE and have had no problems with it.
     
  3. Jun 14, 2012 at 9:23 AM
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    Pugga

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    Between those 2, I'd pick the AFE stage 2 Si but both are a waste of money if you're expecting performance gains. The K&N pulls hot air from inside the engine bay so you'll be drawing hotter air than the stock intake. The stock intake already pulls from the fender so it's pulling cold air as is. Save some money and get a good drop in filter unless you want more noise.
     
  4. Jun 14, 2012 at 9:24 AM
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    chadderkdawg

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    Didn't see OP was talking about full intakes...

    Yeah, just get the drop in AFE, it's really the best option.
     
  5. Jun 14, 2012 at 9:57 AM
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    I don't know much about the k&N for the truck but I am running the afe and I love it.

    I'm going to be switching to the dry filter here shortly. great sound and I've noticed some MPG gains as well.
     
  6. Jun 14, 2012 at 5:16 PM
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    Faryota

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    Hard to beat the AFE..had mine waiting for the day I picked up my truck!!!
     
  7. Jun 14, 2012 at 5:31 PM
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    Blacktacoma23

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  8. Jun 14, 2012 at 5:31 PM
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    That's somewhat right and somewhat wrong.

    Over oiling is the issue. If you oil a K&N properly you will have zero issues. I ran my truck for 80k on a K&N without issue, but I have also been using K&N filters for over 15 years so I know how to do it. The rookies over oil and have issues.

    That said K&N filters suck in silica so if your in a dusty environment they are no good IMO. That's the only reason I changed after so many years.

    After much research ALL of the re-usable filters fall short when filtering. I have chosen to go back to OE type for max filtration.
    Wix air filters are $12 per and you can get a case here http://www.discountfleetsupply.com/wix46888.html
     
  9. Jun 14, 2012 at 5:55 PM
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    maineah

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    A stock filter and intake pipes will flow more air then you engine could ever use if you like noise use any aftermarket that is the only thing you'll gain except for a little more dirt.
     
  10. Jun 14, 2012 at 7:19 PM
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    Afe power magnum force intake. Works pretty good for me.
     
  11. Jun 14, 2012 at 7:41 PM
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    Neither intake is beneficial (i.e. gain less than 1 hp) until you go forced induction.

    I think money is better spent elsewhere on the truck.
     
  12. Jun 14, 2012 at 7:49 PM
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    Have there been trustworthy dyno charts published showing before and after results?
     
  13. Jun 14, 2012 at 7:57 PM
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    I put a TRD oiled filter in when I purchased my 2012 new. It was so over oiled out of the pack that it actually seeped out and dripped onto my pipes and burning. wasnt happy but continued to use. Any recommendations on another, or just go back with stock filters?
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  14. Jun 14, 2012 at 8:04 PM
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    X2
     
  15. Jun 14, 2012 at 8:24 PM
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  16. Jun 15, 2012 at 5:10 PM
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    I had a K&N "CAI" Now I'm running a AFE Stage 2 Si. Also if you want a K&N "CAI" mine is for sale.
     
  17. Jun 16, 2012 at 3:39 AM
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    This ^


    Just get a AFE Pro Dry S Filter if you feel the need to MOD your air intake. :cool:

    I ran the drop in filter and my MAF went bad...not sure if it was related to the filter but I went back to a Toyota filter. Its to damn dusty out here anyway to let any dust through. OEM Filters are the best IMHO but wanted to see what all the hype was about with the drop in filters....wasn't impressed and saw no gains

    Anyway back to the poll...I vote AFE
     
  18. Jun 19, 2012 at 9:48 AM
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    I've been running K&N CAI on my vehicles since the mid 90s and the applications for the Toyota Tacoma is the worst I have ever come across. Even though I did try to find an old TRD CAI system, I went ahead and bought a new TRD and threw away my K&N. I got tired of sucking hot air into the engine...
     
  19. Jun 19, 2012 at 10:12 AM
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    Both are a waste of time and money... keep the stock intake and save your cash
     

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