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Old 06-23-2015, 03:59 PM   #1
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Best drop in air filter?

Probably done this a few times here before but wanted to replace my air filter in the original air box of my 2005 gt and was wondering which one is best? Probably going to upgrade to a steeda Cai someday but wanted to upgrade a little now...
K&N, aFe dry or just stock filter(or any others I don't know about)? Thoughts or opinions are greatly appreciated! Thx!


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Old 06-23-2015, 04:02 PM   #2
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Best drop in air filter?

K&N is pretty good, now if it's the best I don't know. Someone else is bound to chime in...
Just a forewarning, people might criticize you for ask this...

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Meh, mine had an orange one in it when I got it. I liked that obe
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I've got a K&N and had it for a while. Does it make a difference? I don't know but I've never replaced it since and its pushing 100k miles.
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K&N drop in would be equal to any aftermarket intake tube ..
They are mainly for looks.

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If you're going to do a drop in, find one from like AEM or AFE that is a dryflow rather than an oiled filter.
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If you're going to do a drop in, find one from like AEM or AFE that is a dryflow rather than an oiled filter.

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Good paper filters flow just fine and are cheap and you just replace them... LOTS of ppl running great times and making good power with the paper filters.
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I was looking at the green filter for my v6 .Looks like a decent drop in filter .
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People have different opinions ..

K&N are fine .. just oil based , and can be a little pain to keep clean.

Or even go dry filter .. perhaps JLT or Air raid

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If it's just replacing the OEM filter I'd just get a WIX filter or maybe a Ford or Mahle depending on the price. Good source for OEM'ish parts is: RockAuto Parts Catalog

I have an C&L CAI with a K&N filter but knowing what I know now I'd probably just run a dry filer.

Here is the green filter they mentioned above: Green Filter USA - Official Site
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Thx for all the input. I opted for the aFe pro dry air filter and I must say the quality is top notch. Looks like a K & N but with a dry element instead of the oiled one. I notice a little better throttle response. It's was worth the $70 for sure.
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Thx for all the input. I opted for the aFe pro dry air filter and I must say the quality is top notch. Looks like a K & N but with a dry element instead of the oiled one. I notice a little better throttle response. It's was worth the $70 for sure.
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I got the aFe Pro-Dry S Air Filter through Autoanything.com for $57.79 shipped.
Can't say I noticed any difference.
I think the longevity will pay for itself.
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