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Old 03-26-2008, 08:11 AM
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K&N drop in?

Hello all,
I'm the new guy, and new to diesel trucks. I have a 2000 F450 7.3 for my work truck that came with the k&n drop in. I always thaught this was a good thing, but now I have read they have caused "dusting" and turbo problems. What is the real scoop.

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Old 03-26-2008, 08:14 AM
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the drop is junk u might as well not run a filter if your going to use the drop in but i got intake system that has the open air filter which filter. my k&n system works fine so hope that helps! to the .org
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Old 03-26-2008, 08:15 AM
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That seems to be the case as they don't seal real well with the stock intake box. Your better off with an oem filter vs the drop in.
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Old 03-26-2008, 01:02 PM
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Thanks for the quick response. The last thing I want is to comprmise the longevity of my 7.3.
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Old 03-26-2008, 01:05 PM
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You should look at putting in a diy intake. Much better filtering and flows more air then the stock filter setup DIY Intake
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Old 03-26-2008, 01:24 PM
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better filtering and flow? that sounds like the hot tip. plus its fun to build stuff.
thanks again
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Old 03-26-2008, 01:38 PM
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I had a drop in k&n in my 2000 and it let alot of dirt by. Only ran it for 8000 miles and switched back to the stock filter.
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Old 03-26-2008, 06:01 PM
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thats the first thing i learned on the org and they are right there was dirt past the filter when i checked to see if my turbo was dusted luckily i think it is ok. i got the stock one on until i get raul's performance bundle.

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Old 03-26-2008, 06:14 PM
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Had a K&N drop-in when I bought my truck. Immediately switched to a stock drop-in and now I have a DIY Tymar using a Baldwin PA2818 filter and a short section of 4" S.S. exhaust pipe. It is awesome. Opens it up! Try it. I'll trade my drop-in K&N for your open filter if you decide you don't want it.
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Old 03-27-2008, 06:42 AM
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K&N

Got a K&N cold box for my 7.3L. Works great! Never tried a K&N drop in though.
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