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Which AIR Filter Do You Use?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mceagle555, May 16, 2008.

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What AIR Filter are You Using?

  1. AFE Pro Dry S

    785 vote(s)
    18.2%
  2. AFE Oil

    51 vote(s)
    1.2%
  3. K&N Oil

    1,286 vote(s)
    29.8%
  4. Green Oil

    6 vote(s)
    0.1%
  5. TRD Oil

    198 vote(s)
    4.6%
  6. FRAM

    212 vote(s)
    4.9%
  7. Stock

    1,519 vote(s)
    35.2%
  8. Other

    261 vote(s)
    6.0%
  1. Mar 17, 2012 at 7:31 AM
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    Utard

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  2. Mar 17, 2012 at 10:25 AM
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    jw1983

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  3. Mar 17, 2012 at 11:08 AM
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    watacomaguy

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    Anything but fram or super cheap. Wix makes nice filters. OEM is probably good also.
     
  4. Mar 19, 2012 at 9:54 AM
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  5. Mar 27, 2012 at 12:54 PM
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    late apex

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    LOL @ the louder exhaust.

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  6. Apr 12, 2012 at 4:46 AM
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    T@co_Pr3runn3r

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    Would it be wrong to run an aFe pro dry s filter on a K&N intake? Oh well, too bad if it is. Got the K&N intake cheap and don't care to fuck with oiling the filter so putting a 2.75" x 6 x 4 1/2 x 7h aFe cone on it. part #21-28003. Also gonna make a plexiglass lid for the filter area all TRD style and remove the oem baffle thing in the fenderwell so it'll mostly draw air in from there. Pics when done..............
     
  7. Apr 19, 2012 at 4:35 PM
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    glwood6

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  8. Apr 20, 2012 at 10:26 AM
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    T@co_Pr3runn3r

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    "Tarded" is continually buying one use filters vs. buying one and using it for the life of the truck....whether it really is hiflow compared to paper oem or how much or no gain in mpg much less hp is irrelevant. Whether it is aftermarket intake or drop-in is also irrelevant. Buy once, clean it & reuse is the point.
     
  9. Apr 20, 2012 at 10:47 AM
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    T@co_Pr3runn3r

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    I'm sure 3-4 of the oems will cost more than 40-50.00 for 1 dry flow drop-in or cone. Won't make sense for people trading vehicles in or tearing them up in less than 4 yrs. but I don't swap out mine that often. I rolled in my 1st toyota truck about as long as you've been on the planet. 1985-2009. "The" K&N I bought for it more than paid for buying paper filters for 500k miles. Roughly 15k per paper filter and 10.00 let's say, that'd be about 33 paper filters which would be about 330.00 IF they were 10.00 each. How does 50.00 not beat the shit out of 330.00?
     
  10. Apr 20, 2012 at 12:48 PM
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    My AFE Pro Dry was on sale for $50. The OEM filters were costing $20. My AFE paid for itself after 3 changes. :rolleyes:

    I'm at 90k miles, so I should have already had 3 filter changes. I've saved $10 over the OEM filters.
     
  11. Apr 20, 2012 at 3:45 PM
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    yeah, just bought a dry flo s cone for 50 shipped. 30k? not me. I clean my washable filters more than once every 3 yrs. Both my vehicles have washable filters and I do about 9k a yr on both of them. I also plan on a million miles of ownership on any Toyota I buy. Others are of course free to do as they choose. It may not be worth it for all, I understand that. If I leased or traded cars in every few yrs then I wouldn't waste time modding or changing a thing on them.
     
  12. Apr 20, 2012 at 4:40 PM
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    After market better for offroading since u have to change filters more often. Also increased airflow over oem setup
     
  13. Apr 24, 2012 at 10:27 AM
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    So....

    How many microns does the oem paper block and how many does the aFe dry flo s block? or the K&N? And for how long? Just saying it without any numbers to go with it is just kind of hollow. Narrow down the more dirt in engine for us. More dirt in engine could mean dusty environment vs. in-town cement environment regardless of filter type.
     
  14. Apr 24, 2012 at 10:49 AM
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    Trifenix

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    Need more power for my slow truck. Havent had a problem yet with my amsoil filter. 180k. Just keep it clean and oiled after offroading
     
  15. Apr 26, 2012 at 3:45 PM
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    Butt dyno says like 50 hp man!
     
  16. Apr 26, 2012 at 9:01 PM
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    I've got the afe pro dry s filter...but not sure i like it. I seem to lose bottom end torque when i use the AFe.. Does anyone else notice this on their 4.0l?
    I like the OE air filter by Denso..The Denso P/N Bpr7.. I also use the oe oil filter which you all know is made my denso.

    Im using Ams oil XR 25,000 miles/yr.
     
  17. May 21, 2012 at 7:48 PM
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  18. May 22, 2012 at 8:28 PM
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    Grey Wire, AFE Pro Dry S
    Just ordered AFE Pro Dry S. It was 63 and change, shipped. (amazon)
     
  19. May 29, 2012 at 12:18 PM
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    tencrawler

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  20. Jun 7, 2012 at 6:01 AM
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    K&N. Came with the truck, seems to do fine. Had the same one on my old Chevy
     
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