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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

    773 vote(s)
    18.2%
  2. AFE Oil

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

    1,273 vote(s)
    29.9%
  4. Green Oil

    6 vote(s)
    0.1%
  5. TRD Oil

    197 vote(s)
    4.6%
  6. FRAM

    210 vote(s)
    4.9%
  7. Stock

    1,487 vote(s)
    35.0%
  8. Other

    257 vote(s)
    6.0%
  1. Mar 16, 2013 at 12:13 PM
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    Rich91710

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    Not exactly.

    Stock has a 33% plurality. K&N is the next highest at 30%.

    But that's still 67% that are not using stock.
     
  2. Mar 16, 2013 at 2:34 PM
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    "Toyota recommends 30K, 10K is very excessive, unless you have very dirty environment."

    I drive it on the beach alot, surf fishing...Sand is a worry...hence it gets changed every 10k
     
  3. Mar 16, 2013 at 2:39 PM
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    I'd worry more about the fine dust in the desert than the sand at the beach.
    That's just going to fall out of the filter element into the bottom of the airbox... fairly coarse grit.

    Offroad driving is hell on air filters.
     
  4. Mar 16, 2013 at 8:45 PM
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    autoloader

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    Is the AFE Pro Dry washable?
     
  5. Mar 17, 2013 at 10:45 AM
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    Id try this buy have factory intake with SCer :( any options for people running SCer?
     
  6. Mar 19, 2013 at 4:05 PM
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    TRD center cap, quick bed mat, Gatekeeper, WTs, TRD skid plate from bpfab, plastidip emblems, security slider bar, interior LEDs, AFE Pro Dry air filter
    I just received mine- directions state 1. tap clean, and return it to 85% of its original airflow 2. vacuum clean, 96% 3. wash clean return to 100% original air flow. Some other members that have had for awhile will probably chime in.
     
  7. Mar 24, 2013 at 10:58 AM
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    Thanks for the info. I bought one off of amazon a couple of weeks ago but it was the wrong one. Sent it back on Fri and reordered with the correct part number. Should have it in a couple of days.
     
  8. Mar 24, 2013 at 5:42 PM
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  9. Mar 26, 2013 at 12:02 AM
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  10. Apr 4, 2013 at 8:52 AM
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    This is probably a foolish question to post here as there is a definite bias toward the factory paper filter, but I'll ask anyway.

    Which reusable drop-in replacement filter will FILTER the best?

    I just sold my afe intake system and put my old air filter back in, but looking around a replacement paper filter will cost at least $20. My truck only has 26,000 miles on it and I plan on keeping it until it dies or reaches 200,000 miles, so buying a $40 or $50 reusable filter makes sense to me.
     
  11. Apr 4, 2013 at 10:19 AM
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    2011 regular cab 4x4 manual with 18K miles

    1. AFE Pro Dry S
    2. My MPG is consistently between 22 and 24MPG depending on the time of year
    3. No issues with oil on the MAF
     
  12. Apr 4, 2013 at 10:30 AM
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    Im about to get an afe pro dry, but im wondering if it will let dust particles throu if I remove the secondary filter?
     
  13. Apr 4, 2013 at 2:12 PM
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  14. Apr 4, 2013 at 6:45 PM
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    http://parts.camelbacktoyota.com/pa...ICATION&group=ENGINE SERVICE&subgroup=FILTERS
    $16 plus shipping... buy a few and save on shipping.

    The OEM filter is good for 30k+ unless you offroad in the desert and frequently foul filters, so a $50 reusable would take almost 100k to pay for.

    Unfortunately, there aren't many options for a washable filter that will fit the stock airbox. The TRD filter is a K&N. I don't believe AFE makes one.
     
  15. Apr 4, 2013 at 6:47 PM
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    The secondary is not really a filter.
    It is simply a casing for activated charcoal that traps unburned fuel vapors after engine shutdown.
     
  16. Apr 5, 2013 at 5:53 AM
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    I know some like this, but does it really do anything?



    I only have 26000 or so miles on mine and I plan on this making 200,000 so it makes financial sense to me to buy something and reuse it for life. I probably drive close to 25,000 miles a year so I'd be replacing the air filter once a year, or every third oil change. I found a deal on a TRD filter for only $30 so I'll be using that once I get it.
     
  17. Apr 5, 2013 at 5:56 PM
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    Keep an eye on your oil consumption once you've got over 100k on it.
    My '94 turned into an oil burner.

    But before that, do yourself a favor and next oil change (before installing the filter), send a sample to Blackstone for analysis.

    A couple of oil changes after installing the TRD, send another sample in and look at the silicon levels. Wanting to keep the truck for 200k+, you may change your mind on the cleanable filter after seeing the levels.
     
  18. Apr 10, 2013 at 12:42 PM
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    Rich91710 What filter do you run?
     
  19. Apr 10, 2013 at 7:12 PM
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    Rich91710

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    Nothing but OEM Toyota.
    They're only about $16 plus shipping... order in quantity to save on shipping.

    Camelback, Titus-Will... oil filters are $4.40 in quantity.
     
  20. Apr 11, 2013 at 3:11 PM
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    after your comment above i took out the filter that came with the SCer kit and put in a WIX till i make a Toyota order again
     
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