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Whats the best drop in filter to use with deckplate mod?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 98fourbangertaco, May 24, 2010.

  1. May 24, 2010 at 5:21 PM
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    98fourbangertaco

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    I just did the deckplate mod on my 2.7L this weekend and am very pleased. I am still running the stock filter and was wondering if it would be worth the money to upgrade to a performance drop in. Whats your opinion, whats the best filter to run with this mod, what do you have in your truck?
     
  2. May 24, 2010 at 7:12 PM
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    AFE dry filter. I have a K&N and they are good to but the dry filters have less maintence.
     
  3. May 25, 2010 at 6:09 AM
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    the stock paper filter is best.

    there isn't a filter on the market that's going to give you any noticeable hp gains. ..so stick with the stock filter as it does the best job of actually filtering the air.
     
  4. May 25, 2010 at 6:47 AM
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    I just did the mod last weekend. Using a K&N now.
     
  5. May 25, 2010 at 8:08 AM
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    I dropped a K&N in mine. Wanted the AFE pro dry but the parts shop looked at me like I was we-tall-did (say it out loud :p) when I aske about it.
     
  6. May 25, 2010 at 8:11 AM
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    I have the AFE. Whether it gives more performance or not over the stock, it's a lifetime filter so I won't have to buy another one ever.
     
  7. May 25, 2010 at 8:56 AM
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    I just did the deck plate last weekend too. I went ahead and bought the AFE pro dry late last week also.. for only $40 shipped I was like "why not?"
     
  8. May 25, 2010 at 9:03 AM
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    Napa Gold here. I don't really care as much about performance as I do about it filtering well.
     
  9. May 25, 2010 at 9:39 AM
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    go with the afe pro dry s. U should be able to find it for about 40-50 bucks. Its a lifetime filter and no oil to mess up your MAF or throttle body.
     
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    Well, if none of the filters out there will give u any noticable hp gains, would the k&n give u more of that cold air intake sound that any of the rest since its not a dry or paper filter
     
  11. Jun 7, 2010 at 6:43 PM
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    Watch this...I think it'll change your opinion ;)
    http://www.knfilters.com/MAF/1MAFSensorVideo.htm
     
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    Amazon has the K&N clone Fram "Air Hog" filter for the Tacoma on sale right now. List is $33.88, I paid $8.98.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CNNF8Y/

    I'm not expecting any measurable increase in performance -- but I do like that I won't be sending any more plastic-framed paper filters to the landfill for the remaining life of my truck.

    -AG
     
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    That test was not done by a 3rd party, dont you think it may be a little biased?? The sensors CAN get oily and I have personally cleaned a few fixing driveability problems by cleaning the MAF sensor, however this was due to over oiling.

    Not to mention K&N filters flow so well because they hardly filter!!!

    I am a tech and I work on cras, diesels and motorcycles, and all of the dirtbikes that have K&N filters on them die very quickly due to the amount of dirt the K&N lets by.

    Those filters were originally designed for keeping rubber out of drag race cars.
     
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    Just got the hi performance green filter this weekend
     
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    I just recharched my K&N drop in air filter...Now after reoiling the clean side and letting it air dry...There is little oil droplets all over the mesh screen...I only did one light pass over the entire filter as stated :confused:
     
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    I was one click away from buying this filter, and I am aware that this is the 1st Gen discussion board,but I wanted to make sure this does in fact fit in an 01 tacoma. Thanks!
     
  19. Jun 13, 2010 at 12:37 PM
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    i like my afe pro dry s filter just fine.
     
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    x2 pro dry s is awesome
     

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