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Old 06-18-2009, 06:43 AM
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Question about DIY Intake

I've heard the horror stories about using a K&N. Are they saying don't use a K&N type filter or strictly a K&N in the stock air box? The reason I ask is because I want to do the diy intake this weekend when I install my gauges and do some other stuff to my truck. I checked with NAPA and they want $58 for 6637 filter. The price has obviously gone up some since I heard this was a $40 dollar mod. I can get a Spectre conical filter from AutoZone for $35 and it comes with the 4" opening. Its basically a K&N knockoff. I figure it will work since its the same material as say the afe intakes and all the others. I just wanted to be sure and I appreciate the help.
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I believe they say not to use anything like a K&N because it's a cotton element filter, and will not filter as well as your paper element stock filter. The K&N will allow dirt particles through, which aren't good for your turbo...

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You can get a real Tymar filter cheaper than that!
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Its not good to use a k&n type filter in the box I understand that. But is it ok to use a k&n type filter in place of the napa filter or similar paper filter on the DIY intake?
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Never ever use a K&N
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I just did the DIY intake last night. Got the filter from Fleetfilter shipped for $42 and the 4" 45 degree elbow from napa for $30. I didnt notice much difference other then I can hear the turbo spooling up sooner. The main reason I did it was because K&N was letting dust into the intake tube.
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Guys I don't think y'all are getting what I'm asking. I'm saying a K&N TYPE filter. The same thing that the AFE's and AirRaids and Volants are. They are all the exact same material. The only difference between those and the DIY intake is they have heatshields around them. Everyone says don't use a K&N but those filters are the EXACT same and flow the exact same. Why cant I use one of those??? Sorry I'm being difficult but everyone keeps saying don't buy a K&N and I keep saying I'm not buying a K&N but one thats like it. Also why would I want to spend $42 or $58 or whatever I can find it for on a paper filter that I'm going to have to throw away?
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if it is the same material as a k&n dirt will get in
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I believe they say not to use anything like a K&N because it's a cotton element filter, and will not filter as well as your paper element stock filter. The K&N will allow dirt particles through, which aren't good for your turbo...
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Guys I don't think y'all are getting what I'm asking. I'm saying a K&N TYPE filter. The same thing that the AFE's and AirRaids and Volants are. They are all the exact same material. The only difference between those and the DIY intake is they have heatshields around them. Everyone says don't use a K&N but those filters are the EXACT same and flow the exact same. Why cant I use one of those??? Sorry I'm being difficult but everyone keeps saying don't buy a K&N and I keep saying I'm not buying a K&N but one thats like it. Also why would I want to spend $42 or $58 or whatever I can find it for on a paper filter that I'm going to have to throw away?
I answered you before. K&N or AFE or any of those are all the same type of cotton element filter and DO NOT filter as well as your stock paper element. I got exactly what you were asking! The TYMAR DIY is paper as well. It will flow better, due to more surface area, and will filter as well as stock.
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where can I get a TYMAR filter? Does TYMAR stand for something or is that a name brand?
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