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K&N vs. AFE

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by cmm1980, Jan 22, 2010.

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K&N vs. AFE

Poll closed Feb 21, 2010.
  1. K&N Cold Air Intake

    27 vote(s)
    25.7%
  2. AFE Pro Dry Cold Air Intake

    78 vote(s)
    74.3%
  1. Jan 23, 2010 at 3:24 AM
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    Tacoda

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    I've used both airaid and kn oiled filters on jeeps, trucks and atvs. I never had an issue with any of those. It is true, from my experience, that if you over oil a filter that oil will get sucked pased the filter.

    I have decided this time to go with the afe stage two, oiled filter, in the box. This decision is made simply because I don't want as much sound in the cabin of my truck.

    I think your seat of the pants dyno will tell you that whichever you choose was worth it. IMO CAI are worth the investment. You will also probably see a small MPG increase if you don't get addicted to the sound rush and can refrain from "just for the heck of it" fast accelerations.
     
  2. Jan 23, 2010 at 4:01 AM
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    I have used K&N for a long time with no problems but for the initial filter change on the Tacoma I am going to try the Pro Dry. The cost is minimal at $35 shipped. I am at 6500 miles now and will change filters at 10K when I change the oil.

    This is based on the positive reviews here at TW.
     
  3. Jan 23, 2010 at 6:08 AM
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    Got a K&N on the Yoder
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    I like both of them.....
     
  4. Jan 23, 2010 at 10:05 AM
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    K&N's allow for more air flow. I've owned them for many years.

    I own an AFE now - and it doesn't have the same air flow as the K&N did.

    So, it all depends on what you're looking for. If you want the most air flow - get the K&N. If you don't care so much about airflow and want easier cleanings...get the AFE.
     
  5. Jan 23, 2010 at 9:44 PM
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    DON'T listen to the guys that say "cai's don't do knothin to our truck's". Because they don't know what they're talking about! I had a KandN drop in filter before and it made absolutely no difference.THe afe cai w/pro dry s filter definately improves hp,torque and throttle response. It is by far the best money i have spent on my truck to date! You will feel an instant increase in off the line power. BUY IT u won't regret it!
     
  6. Jan 23, 2010 at 9:47 PM
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    I'm not saying that the K and N cai's are better or worse, just that the money spent on a cai is definately worth it!
     
  7. Jan 23, 2010 at 9:59 PM
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    Of course i can only speak for my truck, but with the stock intake my truck felt sluggish taking off from a dead stop. I usta call it a turd! But the cai definately helped it in that regard! Now it wants to burn rubber off the line!
     
  8. Jan 23, 2010 at 10:00 PM
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  9. Jan 23, 2010 at 10:06 PM
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    The URD piece is awesome! U can get the Water proof cover's for it! I was worried about that too thats why i opted to get the afe!
     
  10. Jan 23, 2010 at 10:18 PM
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    The afe is the same as the trd only the box on the afe has a hole in the bottom of it allowing air to enter in two different locations. Supposedly flowing more air.
     
  11. Jan 24, 2010 at 3:17 AM
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  12. Jan 28, 2010 at 10:32 PM
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    I have a K&N with an AEM dryflow filter. I've gone back and forth between the CAI with both filters and the stock intake. Before the headers it was just a big noise box. With the headers it quites down the CAI quite a bit and seems to be a bit better, but alas, I don't have any dyno results. It makes changing the spark plugs a little easier though.
     
  13. Feb 8, 2010 at 5:33 AM
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    I bought the drop-in aFe Pro Dry S. The increased throttle response is what I noticed from the switch from stock.
     
  14. Feb 12, 2010 at 8:33 PM
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    My AFE prodry was installed today, and I am already amazed. I can drive at much lower RPMs without feeling underpowered, which has already made a noticeable difference in MPG. I only have 2400 miles on my 2.7L, but for the first time I have gone over 100 MPG in the first 1/4 tank. In fact, I am at 110 miles and the needle hasn't touched the 3/4 tank mark. Woohoo!

    Acceleration is much better, and the truck seems to drive much smoother now.
     
  15. Feb 19, 2010 at 10:49 PM
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    How long does the AFE Pro Dry S usually last ? (Under normal driving conditions)
     
  16. Feb 20, 2010 at 7:03 AM
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