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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. Oct 23, 2010 at 11:27 PM
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    ktmrider

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    Theres a thread on here started by my cousin, who had K&N filters in all his cars, but over oiled it on this which fucked his maf up and lead to his fuel pump going out.

    Its not likeley but could happen.
     
  2. Nov 2, 2010 at 2:38 PM
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    the only way a k&n will mess up a maf is if it is dripping with oil I have been running k&n for about 10 years in various vehicles, motorcycles tractors and mowers
     
  3. Nov 3, 2010 at 1:57 PM
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    do these things really make a difference?
     
  4. Nov 4, 2010 at 1:06 AM
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    For most engines? Yes. Though it isn't a huge difference. For the OP, probably more then the rest of us. Having a high flow air filter with a supercharger is highly desirable.
     
  5. Nov 6, 2010 at 4:59 PM
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    Interesting-- I'm a bit worried about my truck right now as I appear to have over-oiled my filter... but K&N claims that this is almost certainly not related to MAF failures. I've taken the filter off and am re-oiling it from a fresh cleaning, but your link laid my fears about damage to the truck to rest. Thanks!
     
  6. Nov 7, 2010 at 1:10 AM
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    You could confirm that one way or another with a can of MAF cleaner.
     
  7. Nov 8, 2010 at 7:09 AM
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  8. Nov 8, 2010 at 11:14 AM
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  9. Nov 8, 2010 at 11:23 AM
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  10. Nov 8, 2010 at 7:06 PM
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    i kinda new to the whole K&N line but i cleaned and oiled my filter. When i oiled i followed the directions and it said to oil till a deep red appears so i did so and it took about have the bottle to do so is this normal????:confused:

    thanks
     
  11. Nov 16, 2010 at 1:20 PM
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    You know, I finally got around to doing this, though a much more helpful walk-through can be found at:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/technical-chat/94203-how-throttle-body-cleaning-2005-v6.html

    Sure enough, my MAF was splattered with oil from my K&N filter. A little contact cleaner cleaned 'er right up, and the throttle body got a scrub-down too. The engine is much peppier and the throttle is more responsive... no more gurgling at low RPMs.

    Thanks!
     
  12. Nov 21, 2010 at 1:28 AM
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    That is a better how-to. Glad cleaning everything fixed you up. :)
     
  13. Nov 24, 2010 at 4:46 AM
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    i have used them for several years
     
  14. Nov 30, 2010 at 12:44 PM
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    Gibson cat back and Amsoil EA air filter. Others coming as I decide what I want to do.
    Amsoil EAA....

    http://www.amsoil.com/catalog.aspx?code=EAA238-EA

    Will be installing one in my Taco after work today. My roommate put one in his 2001 cobra mustang and could tell a nice difference. You can also hear it sucking the air through. Almost sounds like he has a turbo on the thing...... Cant wait to see how it does on the taco!
     
  15. Nov 30, 2010 at 1:04 PM
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    Anyone see a problem running an AFE filter on the K&N CAI?
     
  16. Dec 5, 2010 at 2:18 PM
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    if you could find a filter that would fit, but i really dont see any reason in doing that unless you already have the k and n and you wanna get rid of the oiled filter
     
  17. Dec 25, 2010 at 4:41 PM
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    :tumbleweed:So I live in the desert too, and I decided to switch to AFE from K&N, because dirt and oil is no bueno. Cant say I notice a huge difference, but it still seems to be the right choice for offroading and living in the dirt.

    on the other hand I do have a K&N filter for 05-up that i posted for sale in the BST a while ago. If this thread sways anyone back to K&N you can have mine for at least half off plus the filter cleaner kit thrown in. PM me for a good deal.
    ...or I guess i'll have a spare in case of catastrophic airfilter failure...or some shit. lol. sorry for the :threadjacked: ...:D
     
  18. Dec 25, 2010 at 5:12 PM
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    you should get the afe stage 2 si (sealed intake) with the pro dry filter not only will you enjoy less maintance on you filter but it has a nice little growl and its sealed so less hott air from the engine
     
  19. Dec 26, 2010 at 1:05 PM
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    This is what I chose, same concept as AFE Pro Dry, and for some reason I think they may manufacture the filters for AEM??
     
  20. Dec 30, 2010 at 11:26 AM
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    It seems to me that its more of a pain to wash the AFE! having to refill that bucket that many times. K&N just takes me 2 minutes with a garden hose with a nozzle than let dry then a light spray of oil, not very hard to do and not using 4-5 huge buckets of water. Though ive never used the AFE dry filter so dont know the differance performance wise. but if every one says thats its about the same then im stickin with K&N.
     
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