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K&N question. NOT the usual

Ok so i searched and couldnt find anything related. A buddy of mine has an itake off his truck he said i could have. Now the intake is a K&N kit. Ive been here long enough and know they are frowned upon. I had a 6637 DIY on my old truck but after 4 years of buying them i could have just purchased an afe at that point.

Now my question is. Can I take the k&n piping and adapt an afe or other dry cleanable style filter to that piping?

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How often were you replacing the 6637? the K&N piping is good, it's what I'm using for my 6637

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To be honest I believe it was like every 3-4 oil changes. I'd use a compressor to blow it out from the inside and then a vacuum to suck some dirt of it between changes but I replaced it when I felt it was dirty. I'm thinking about trying to purchase an afe filter to use with this piping/ heat shield.
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I honestly know nothing about afe filters but I know many people go 60000+ miles before changing their 6637

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Idk if I personally would go 60,000k. I just changed mine at 21k and it was pretty dirty..
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my afe comes out every 6 to 8k...gets pretty filthy. Bugs, leaves...kind of a pain to wash..dry..oil., but im pleased with it. Intake tube stays nice & clean.

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Toomuch03 has the k&n intake and afe filter on his. I'm going to do the same since I bought my truck and it has a k&n on it. But I'm gonna run mine for a while. I know a bunch of people running them here in central Florida on 7.3 and 6.0 and some of them have over 200k miles and tuned to run like hell too

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So the afe filter will fit the tubing. Any idea which filter it is. I figure since I can get the k&n tubing for free I might as well go thy route. However I do like the volant cold air kit. Anyone run that? I just can justify the afe stage II price.

That's all I was curious about. I really have no problem pulling the filter every 2 oil changes which is what I would really like to do. I couldn't hardly get 15k or a year out of my 6637. It always looked so dirty and worried me it was letting stuff in. I pulled it periodically just to check once it started getting to the point where I was blowing it out with a compressor. I am pretty anal about maintenance intervals and such. I wouldn't think I could get 60k?!
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no matter what you get, besides an ais, it will not filter as well as that 6637.
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It has so much surface area that it takes a lot of dirt to clog it up

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