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K&N Stock Filters

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by ColtsTRD, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. Sep 12, 2009 at 10:39 AM
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    ColtsTRD

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    Hey guys! So i'm looking at buying a stock replacement air filter for the taco by k&n. I don't really have the loot to drop on a CAI right now so what are your thoughts on em?...is there a lil bit of a HP and Torque gain or should I just save my money and keep buying disposable one :confused: Thanks for your help guys :popcorn:
     
  2. Sep 12, 2009 at 10:41 AM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    my preference is to go with a dry filter,like the afe pro dry s. the k&n filters are ok, but with a dry filter...all ya do is clean and dry it....no need to reoil...and they filter great also. if you get a k&n, just be sure to clean it pretty often and not to over oil it.
     
  3. Sep 12, 2009 at 10:45 AM
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    i have one. i didnt notice anything huge or anything, kind of accelerates smoother maybe. no significant gain in mpg either. id go for a dry filter too like afe pro dry s.
     
  4. Sep 12, 2009 at 10:50 AM
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    So far AFE Pro Dry S 2 and K&N 0 lol
     
  5. Sep 12, 2009 at 10:58 AM
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    lol yeah id say thats the way to go. dont get my wrong the k&n is good. just sucks you have to clean it and oil it every so often. plus you have to worry about over-oiling it and assing up your maf. id much rather have an afe where you dont have to oil it.
     
  6. Sep 12, 2009 at 11:07 AM
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    Oh no, not again...:eek:

    Have you searched the forum? Up in the blue bar, there's a SEARCH feature.
    There's been a lot of discussions on this already.

    In terms of the K&N - people either like 'em or hate 'em.

    I've owned several for various vehicles and never had problems. Keep 'em cleaned and don't over oil them. Currently, I have an AFE prodry filter.
    The AFE is like a cleanable paper filter (if you ask me). The K&N has better airflow than the AFE. And - I've had my AFE in for about 1.5 years and I haven't cleaned it yet. With the K&N's I've owned....I cleaned them pretty often and mostly twice a year.
     
  7. Sep 12, 2009 at 11:10 AM
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    its half as thick as the stock and the acceleration is faster than stock. i get about half a mpg more. my truck doesent shift down as much climbing hillslike it use to. just keep it clean bcuz dirt sometimes makes its way through
     
  8. Sep 12, 2009 at 11:18 AM
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    chris4x4

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    hey, Scott....The Dust out here goes right thru a K&N filter. If your looking for a reusable filter, consider the Dry filter. FWIW, It seems the OEM filter flows wuite well...
     
  9. Sep 12, 2009 at 12:04 PM
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    I used K&N drop ins on my last two cars and decided not to go that route this time.

    With both cars the oil from the K&N filter would completely coat the MAF sensor and it would be black with sutty oil in a fairly short amount of time and this would happen over and over without re-oiling or anything. Talking from opening a brand new filter and putting it directly into the car with oil on it from the factory.

    Also you could see where fine dust was getting through the filter rather easily.

    I'd go dry.
     
  10. Sep 12, 2009 at 12:06 PM
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    save your money,but a cold air intake and be done with it:) hard to beat for $250
     
  11. Sep 12, 2009 at 1:02 PM
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    I'm well aware of how the "search" option works! I looked for discussions already posted but couldn't find any...hints why I started a new thread :thumbsup:
     
  12. Sep 12, 2009 at 1:04 PM
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    I think i'll just stick to the disposable ones and save for the CAI...But i do wanna try the AFE Dry Filter 1st :goingcrazy:
     
  13. Sep 12, 2009 at 3:45 PM
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    TRD and URD are the ones I tested that showed a gain. :)
     
  14. Sep 12, 2009 at 11:12 PM
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    I got my sights set on the URD True CAI ...i'll have it in just a couple months :D This is exactly what'll look like
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    Its gonna be wonderful :laugh:
     
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