[QUOTE=LTJDS;1447861]What the dealer/stealer told him after voiding the warranty,
These pleated re-useable filters are good /great when used properly,
I run an AFE Stage 2 with complete aftermarket housing.
What needs to be emphasized is some people claim that small particles can DUST your engine causing abraision and internal gouging.
I call BS ! ! ! the main problem people with these aftermarket filters have is they over oil them once they clean them for the first time.
It takes VERY little oil to properly oil your filter after cleaning, follow the directions and put a few drops or sprays in a conservative fashion NOT covering the entire filter with colored oil. Let the filter set for 30 min with the majority of your oiling (sparsely) being at the top of the standing up position. Gravity will pull the oil down and the fibers will diffuse the oil around the entire filter. "You will be amazed how far a little oil will GO " You can Always add more if needed, give it 30 min to absorb into the filter media and you should see complete coverage.
For those of you going this route with vehicles still under Warranty so as to change the element and not the complete housing, you will get higher intake flows with these aftermarket filters..... point being if something does go wrong with your truck and all you have done is put in a high flow filter, PUT THE STOCK CHOKE BAG BACK ON THE TRUCK BEFORE YOU GO BACK TO THE STEALERSHIP. "There is no tech or computer in the WORLD that can determine you have been switching out AIR filters" Go ahead and buy the High Flow pleated cleanable model most are 6, 12 , half dozen or the other !
Most prefer AFE for full KITS but AIR RAID is fine for Drop In. Carefull how much oil you use to re oil after cleaning A Little GOES a LONG way. Good Luck and Go For It. That Dusting your internals in BS in My Book, UNLESS ALL YOU DO IS DRIVE ON DIRT AND EVEN THEN IT IS A STRETCH.[/QUOTE
I have the S&B intake and the filter reoiling instructions tells you how many grams of oil to use, this way you CAN'T over or under oil the filter.