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post #1 of 36 Old 06-27-2008, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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K&N filter ?

I hear alot of people bad mouth the K&N drop in filter, but has anybody had any experience with it ? Just wondering because I have one and it seems to be working great.
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i had one and cant complain, this truck spent many many hours in pismo and glamis and that filter would double its weight in sand and i never saw any get past it. i did change it for good measure though.

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I'd say the problem wouldn't be with a K&N drop in filter. The problem is the stock airbox. K&N has been a trusted name for years & has been proven time & time again for vehicles of all walks of life. The stock airbox just isn't designed for perfomance. Look into a cold-air intake with a K&N filter, & you'll probably see a BIG difference!

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I'd say the problem wouldn't be with a K&N drop in filter. The problem is the stock airbox. K&N has been a trusted name for years & has been proven time & time again for vehicles of all walks of life. The stock airbox just isn't designed for perfomance. Look into a cold-air intake with a K&N filter, & you'll probably see a BIG difference!
Actually the K&N drop in filter is the problem.

There bad news. They tend to get holes in them and let dirt threw

As for the regular cone filters and such, i'm not sure about.


But as for there drop-in filters, they are a BADDDDDD idea on turbo-diesels.

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Actually the K&N drop in filter is the problem.

There bad news. They tend to get holes in them and let dirt threw

As for the regular cone filters and such, i'm not sure about.


But as for there drop-in filters, they are a BADDDDDD idea on turbo-diesels.
Do you know this through personal experience?

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Do you know this through personal experience?
No not personal experience. Just everything i've read.

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No not personal experience. Just everything i've read.
Hmm...I've never had problems with K&Ns I've run in past vehicles: '83 T-Bird 5.0, '98 Mustang GT, '03 Cobra, & my '01 F-250. But then again, I'm from New England. You'd be more worried about sucking in a seagull instead of sand or other harsh debris elsewhere.

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Hmm...I've never had problems with K&Ns I've run in past vehicles: '83 T-Bird 5.0, '98 Mustang GT, '03 Cobra, & my '01 F-250. But then again, I'm from New England. You'd be more worried about sucking in a seagull instead of sand or other harsh debris elsewhere.
seagulls

They seem to work quite well in gas motors, just not turbo diesels. There are quite a few threads on here with people who have had horrible experiences.


I personally wouldn't wanna even chance getting my motor dusted. Its not worth the multiple thousand dollar chance.

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i cant complain about the k&n drop in filter but one of my buddies had on then went to the cold air intake and said he could tell somewat of a diff. but i have a d.i.y. intake and i really like it.
it gives you easy hp. but really cheap.
i think a d.i.y. intake is the best way to go if you are kinda short of money like me.
i know a guy also that has one in a 04" duramax for about 2 years now and not had a single problem
but personaly i would go with a d.i.y. intake since it is the cheapest and ive heard that a d.i.y. intake gives you more hp. and keeps more dirt out, but i dont know from experience
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seagulls

They seem to work quite well in gas motors, just not turbo diesels. There are quite a few threads on here with people who have had horrible experiences.


I personally wouldn't wanna even chance getting my motor dusted. Its not worth the multiple thousand dollar chance.
Hell no! I DO like K&N & haven't had problems. But I've failed to mention that's all I've used & have been looking/doing research on other intakes. With your new insight, I may be pushing for something else faster!

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