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Thoughts on air filters

Discussion in 'New Members' started by oilcan2018, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. Feb 9, 2012 at 7:52 PM
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    oilcan2018

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    Does anyone use a K&N or TRD type air filter,if so whats your opinion.

    thanks.
     
  2. Feb 9, 2012 at 8:44 PM
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    Houston-76

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    I have the k&n and have noticed about 1 mpg better over the stock paper element, so in the long run it will pay for itself. I would say its also the most popular drop in filter out there. Bottom line get the k&n, i also run one in my bike, just my 2 cents :) welcome to TW !! :wave:
     
  3. Feb 9, 2012 at 8:54 PM
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    chris4x4

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    This ^^^
     
  4. Feb 9, 2012 at 9:02 PM
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    Wha.. What? why not guys ?
     
  5. Feb 9, 2012 at 9:03 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Well....they dont filter very well. All of them I have used, the oil samples have come back showing super high levels of silica in them.
     
  6. Feb 9, 2012 at 9:49 PM
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    swapped my K&N for an aFe Pro Dry S last week. So glad I did!

    The dust from my dirt road was gunking up the oiled filter big time. Cleaned every month wasnt enough..
     
  7. Feb 9, 2012 at 10:08 PM
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    Hey !! where can i get some of that bright black you speak of ???:D

    I agree 100%;)
     
  8. Feb 9, 2012 at 10:11 PM
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    Same here, I'm about to toss my K&N airfilter and go back with paper..
     
  9. Feb 9, 2012 at 11:01 PM
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    I put a K&N filter on my 1997 tacoma, it fucked up 2 MAF sensors, I even tried to oil the filter very very lightly, still made a mess. I will never put one on my 2011 Tacoma or anything else I own for that matter, and as a few others have said it has been proven that they dont filter well at all.
     
  10. Feb 9, 2012 at 11:12 PM
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    I have the K&N cold air and it's worked just fine so far, I get a little punchier on the gas but can't really attribute it to just the CAI, as I put on a new exhuast and an "expensive whistle" throttle body spacer at the same time... had all of it for a year now and so far no issues. and I live in a pretty dusty area.

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  11. Feb 9, 2012 at 11:38 PM
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    Yeah I've realized by now from countless threads that the tbs pretty much does nothing special, but eh. it was 90 bucks. and now my truck has a cool rape whistle!

    and warmer air, perhaps since it's more open to the engine bay... but I haven't had any negative results.

    aaannnnd yes. I've always used fram in all my vehicles, just something my dad always used when he taught to change the oil growing up and I guess It's one of those things that stuck. I've never thought to research "good" oil filters, so honestly what one do you recommend? just curious now
     
  12. Feb 9, 2012 at 11:41 PM
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    plus on the fram I like the grip to take it off, sure it's a cheescake reason but I changed the oil for one of my friends and without the grip that thing was bitch to get off! had to use a filter wrench and then finally some channel locks
     
  13. Feb 10, 2012 at 8:41 PM
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    Get the k&n dude :)
     
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