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Old 09-26-2013, 05:57 PM   #1
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Air filters?

What are the benefits of aftermarket ones, my friend told me about K&N air filters, and JLT, which would you recommend, and what is the cost.
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Old 09-26-2013, 06:55 PM   #2
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For just a drop in? It's washable
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Saw another thread where someone dyno'd their car after a K&N drop in and they lost like 2-3 HP. Your stock filter is perfectly fine.[COLOR="Silver"]
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+1 Saw another thread where someone dyno'd their car after a K&N drop in and they lost like 2-3 HP. Your stock filter is perfectly fine.
You better post a link before the K&N wolves come out of the woodwork. Lol
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You better post a link before the K&N wolves come out of the woodwork. Lol
I saw the same one so..... Lol
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I had one, along with the ProScam tuner from Ford Racing. If you look at the procedure for cleaning this thing it's crazy. Like 6 hours.

Didn't paper filters replace oil filters for this reason? I'm not spending half a day to clean my air filter for my car.

I have one I'll sell cheap. Like 2000 miles in it. I was going to throw it in the dishwasher, even that is silly.
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I saw the same one so..... Lol
Link or it didn't happen. Lol, I saw it too.
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I haven't ran a K&N in over 10 years. Paper filters do a better job of filtering. The K&N flows more air because it allows more particles to pass through. The oil can screw with your MAF too.
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I do have a K&N drop in on my '11 F150. I don't know why I bought it. I guess I had $60 burning a hole in my pocket. Lol.
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Here's a question. Out of you guys who actually clean and re oil your K&N air filter, would using the K&N brand recharging kit do the same job in my Steeda oiled air filter? You see, I've got two Steeda rechargeable air filters for my mustang and I also have a recharging kit for my K&N drop in for my f150.

I'm wondering if I can cheap out and not buy the Steeda recharging kit. Lol
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Here's a question. Out of you guys who actually clean and re oil your K&N air filter, would using the K&N brand recharging kit do the same job in my Steeda oiled air filter? You see, I've got two Steeda rechargeable air filters for my mustang and I also have a recharging kit for my K&N drop in for my f150.

I'm wondering if I can cheap out and not buy the Steeda recharging kit. Lol
I've used different brands on my bikes, didn't seem to make a difference.
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I haven't ran a K&N in over 10 years. Paper filters do a better job of filtering. The K&N flows more air because it allows more particles to pass through. The oil can screw with your MAF too.
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I've used different brands on my bikes, didn't seem to make a difference.
I guess I'll try it. I've got nothing to loose.
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I've had the paper filter, then went to a drop-in K&N oiled filter, and lastly I had a JLT Next Gen CAI. The CAI's filter was oiled and looked very much alike to the K&N filter, except flat of course.

So my question to the guys not recommending the K&N is, are you saying CAI's are harmful as well?
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I'll admit, I got got by the K&N nonsense with their drop in. Oh well. I haven't noticed any drivability, MPG or whatever the hell else they claim. I would stick with the regular drop in given everything I have seen and read.
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Here's a question. Out of you guys who actually clean and re oil your K&N air filter, would using the K&N brand recharging kit do the same job in my Steeda oiled air filter? You see, I've got two Steeda rechargeable air filters for my mustang and I also have a recharging kit for my K&N drop in for my f150. I'm wondering if I can cheap out and not buy the Steeda recharging kit. Lol
I have the Steeda cleaning kit, it's not even really made by Steeda... The only difference really is the color of the oil, it seems like it's the same stuff that K&N uses... I want my filter to stay "blue" so I went that route
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Why, if I may ask?
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Why, if I may ask?
It's a dry filter so none of that oil gumming up your MAF sensor and it flows better and filters great
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Mine is better. AFE for the win. K&N, air raid and even volant can suck it.
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I have the Steeda cleaning kit, it's not even really made by Steeda... The only difference really is the color of the oil, it seems like it's the same stuff that K&N uses... I want my filter to stay "blue" so I went that route
Yeah, I've got two Steeda cone air filters. Ones blue, ones grey. Kinda wonder what it's gonna look like if I use the K&N oil kit? Probably ****.
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Yeah, I've got two Steeda cone air filters. Ones blue, ones grey. Kinda wonder what it's gonna look like if I use the K&N oil kit? Probably ****.
I think maybe brownish, but I'm sure it'll be technically be clean... When I cleaned my Steeda with what I got from the Steeda website, it didn't look like the same blue than when I got it new, it was a super dark grayish blue... This was what the spray bottle I got from the Steeda site
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Mine is better. AFE for the win. K&N, air raid and even volant can suck it.
That's still a oiled filter right?
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That's still a oiled filter right?
No sir! Completely dry. Wash it with water every couple months, dry in the sun, an right back in it goes.
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No sir! Completely dry. Wash it with water every couple months, dry in the sun, an right back in it goes.
Hmmmm
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Any of the pros in here want to answer my question in post #15? If not it's fine I'm just really curious myself.
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Any of the pros in here want to answer my question in post #15? If not it's fine I'm just really curious myself.
What we're saying is, your car came stock with the best cai money can buy from the factory.
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Any of the pros in here want to answer my question in post #15? If not it's fine I'm just really curious myself.
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What we're saying is, your car came stock with the best cai money can buy from the factory.
Exactly.
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Stick to stock paper filters but change often. If you decide to buy an after market filter get a dry one. I had issues with carbon deposits due to the oil in the filter.
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I just purchased the K & N air filter for my 2013 GT.. From AM
Purchased because of the reviews on their website!!! After reading all the negative reviews on here has me questioning. Will give a review after I have some miles with it... Unless I notice a difference right away ..
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What we're saying is, your car came stock with the best cai money can buy from the factory.
Thanks. I'm going to look into a dry drop-in filter when my paper one is due.
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I use K&N filters on a variety of vehicles I own. #1 reason is serviceability and cost. Expecially on the off road vehicles that can need filter replacements twice a day during dusty conditions.

Filter comparison on the road cars
Paper filer = $20/yr x 10 years = $200
K&N = $50 and probably $10 in oil/cleaner

In a street car, the K&N is rated at 50k miles before cleaning. But I check it every 6 months. Probably clean it every 2 years.

When you clean it - drop in the paper filter you originally pulled out and just let the K&N dry over night.

Oil in the MAF - then it was over oiled. They only need to be damp with oil, not dripping with it. Over oiling actually restricts airflow.

K&N letting in more particulates... I've seen lots of people post that without backing it up. This is the internet, so don't jump to conclusions just based of people's posts (even mine). Look for actual reviews and draw your own conclusions based on those reviews (not rhetoric you see in an online forum post).
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This should answer everybody's questions

http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forum...ang-5-0-a.html
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That link summed up:

You can't go wrong with today's stock filters. Aftermarket drop in's only save you money, no gains. If you think 10 more horses are worth ~$300, then buy a CAI.
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