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K&N or AFE?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by scott20054, Oct 4, 2010.

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K&N or AFE?

  1. K&N Aie Filter

    238 vote(s)
    31.5%
  2. AFE Pro-Dry S Air Filter

    443 vote(s)
    58.7%
  3. Other

    74 vote(s)
    9.8%
  1. scott20054

    scott20054 [OP] Active Member

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    ok so i been hearing quite a bit about AFE pro dry air filter. now i'm not looking a which i want to have i'm just wondering what yall think is better and why
     
  2. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Well-Known Member

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    Plenty of info on this. Most like AFE because they make an oil free filter. The oiled filters clean better if you oil them correctly.
     
  3. S.B.

    S.B. Well-Known Member

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    I don't have any of these, but I'm leaning towards the AF-E pro dry because the other ones you have to deal with oiling it every time you clean it and it is the same cost as the K&N with the oil kit.
     
  4. Dibblit

    Dibblit Eh?

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    The K&N are no fun to oil, same with the Airaid. The AFE looks like a good better setup for the cost.
     
  5. Leadgolem

    Leadgolem Well-Known Member

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    I've got the k&n, I'd agree that oiling the filter is a pain.
     
  6. scott20054

    scott20054 [OP] Active Member

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    so when cleaning the AFE what exactly do you have to do? like i'm jw so i know but i have the K&N 77 air intake
     
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    i think the votes speak for themselvs
     
  8. ktmrider

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    to clean the AFE you get a bucket of water and some cleaning solution and just dunk and swirl
     
  9. scott20054

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    wow that easy? well seems easier to clean but you know performance wis?
     
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    afe is oil-less so you'll never have to worry about oil gettin onto the MAF
     
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    Performance wise it should be the same if the oiled one is oiled correctly and not impeding the flow of air.


    Heres how to clean the AEM dry filters its essentially the same
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBoS_4OKelk&feature=player_embedded
     
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    nice video perfect!
     
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    Anyone know will the 2009 part fit on 2010 im pretty sure it will just wanted to double check
     
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    yes its exactly the same truck except for wiring harness and cup holders
     
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    i bought the AFE CAI, i heard that the oil from the K&N messes up the MAF, and if it doesnt, then oh well, better safe than sorry i guess

    one of the guys i used to work with put the K&N in his and the power difference is about the same.
     
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    thanks ordered
     
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    should be good!
     
  18. crf69

    crf69 scraping my emblems off my plasti-dip

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    ummm yeah
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    AFE it's the way to go.
     
  20. mountainwolfpup

    mountainwolfpup Living the dream !!!

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    I have run K&N air filters in my trucks for years without issue. Cleaning them has never seemed like a big deal to me, pretty easy to do - use a garden hose, dry off, and spray with red oil: cleaning procedure. And the fear that oil would contaminate the operation of the MAF is certainly only possible if someone excessively over oiled the filter.. MAF Urban Myth

    Anyway, I can say the aftermarket K&N provided a difference in performance on my truck over a stock air filter.. but better yet is a big money saver long term.
     
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