K&N air filters

Discussion in 'General Tacoma Discussion' started by eagleguy, Jan 25, 2018.

  1. eagleguy

    eagleguy Well-Known Member

    Is it worth any kind of gain swapping the factory air filter for a K&N as far as horsepower or gas mileage benefits?
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  3. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

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  4. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

  5. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Stay away from them.
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  6. DTC

    DTC Active Member

    I was wondering the same thing. What about any others?
  7. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

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  8. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    I have the aFe Pro dry S filter.
    Not any real gains or benefit other than not having to spend $10 every time you need a new paper one.
    If you drive where it’s dusty and drive a lot it pays for itself in a few years.
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  9. yukonkurt

    yukonkurt Member

    I work in oil fields as a gate guard and the K&N filter in the long run is well worth the price, paper filter was clogged after 4 weeks with the dust and grim,the K&N just wash ,dry ,reoil and I have noticed about 50 miles more on a tank and a little extra power on the roads
  10. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Think about that for a sec. If the standard filter is clogged, does the K&N last longer in the same situation? If so, where is that same amount of dirt going?
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  11. yukonkurt

    yukonkurt Member

    K&N has a oil that you use and it seams to not let the dirt stay in the filter for some reason ..I just take the filter out once every 3 months,wash it dry it and then put the spray on and reinstall it
  12. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    The oil is there to substitute the less dense filter media. That dirt is actually going into your engine.

    The reason the OEM style filters look like they are clogged is because they are white. It's the same reason white shop towels fell out of favor for blue shop towels. The white makes them look dirtier than they really are.
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  13. yukonkurt

    yukonkurt Member

    I've run K&N filters for 25 yrs and never had a never had a problems,as for dirt In the filter I've blown out the oem filters and gotten a dust cloud..I work in oil fields and the dirt roads here are extremely dusty .the generators here get a filter change every month and the intake area gets blown out
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  14. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Just something to keep in mind about oiled filters.

    A snorkel would help reduce dust intake.
  15. yukonkurt

    yukonkurt Member

    Not out here lol . Picture the wild west movies lol ...with the dust storms ..it's like that all the time ,,we had 150 trucks aday come by us
  16. yukonkurt

    yukonkurt Member

    Wouldn't the snorkel pull more dust in ...we have a class A motorhome and the AC units pull lots of dust in ..I have to change those filters once a month due to the dust
  17. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    A good snorkel head has a rain water bypass which will also let a lot of the dust pass through instead of going down the tube.
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  18. yukonkurt

    yukonkurt Member

    I'll have to check on those
  19. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Another device that helps with dust is a canister type filter housing. They use those on sand rails out here. It’s all money though. :(
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  20. Frosty_77

    Frosty_77 Member

    You could also use a prefilter over the K&N, that’s what I had on my 06 with the snorkel..they also make prefilters for the snorkel.
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  21. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

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