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Which air filter?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by DaytonLax14, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. Nov 22, 2009 at 5:01 AM
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    DaytonLax14

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    I hear of a lot of people replacing their air filter with more expensive/better ones. What are the pros of doing this? Won't it cost you more money when you have to replace the expensive air filter? What kind are recommended?
     
  2. Nov 22, 2009 at 5:07 AM
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    AvsFanTRD

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    How many cylinders? Options are limited depending on which motor you have. Fill out your profile too so we don't have to keep asking you this.
     
  6. Nov 22, 2009 at 8:17 AM
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    it's a 4 banger. i'll fill out my profile now. my bad
     
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    I "wrote" this is a few other "threads" and still stand by it.....How you use and abuse your truck tells you what type filter to get....

    My '02 plays in the "dirt" world,I drive through it and when parked at work it gets covered in it ( park at our pit or quarry,sand dust or stone dust ..pick your poison;):cool: ).

    My K&N drop in has been flawless in 6+ years and gets checked/cleaned every service and cleaned /oiled every other.....Yes it takes time for me to do this BUT my air tubes stay spotless and thats not easy....My "Air box" gets pulled twice a year to clean the "Junk" the filter does not let by:cool::)..
    Now my Camry just gets a K&N air filter and that usually goes till 3rd service.... 2 different set ups for how they are driven.....

    S
     
  9. Nov 22, 2009 at 10:58 AM
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    Pro dry gets my vote
     
  10. Nov 22, 2009 at 11:13 AM
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    One of the main reasons for getting something like a KN or ProDry is so that you never have to buy another filter, they'll last pretty much the life of your truck because you can clean them over and over again. I spent about $50 on my ProDry, and in 3 or 4 years it'll pay for itself over the stock since I'd be buying a new stock filter each year.
     
  11. Nov 22, 2009 at 5:24 PM
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    You left out that they flow air better too!
     
  12. Nov 22, 2009 at 5:33 PM
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    K&N all the way
     
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