Actually the K&N drop in filter is the problem.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!:icon_ford::thumb:
Do you know this through personal experience?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.
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.:dunno:No not personal experience. Just everything i've read.
:hehe::hehe::hehe:seagulls:hehe::hehe: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.:dunno:
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!:hehe::hehe::hehe:seagulls:hehe::hehe:
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.
Banks IS K&N! I was so jerked about that! In the ads & owner's manuals, they were claiming it was cutting edge technology. When I got the damn filter, the box & recharge kit BOTH said: "made for Banks by K&N". I thought I was getting something Banks had designed & under the impression that I was getting something different! WTF!?!?!? That's what I get I guess:doh:.K&N is like Banks and Edge IMO. Just because they dump the most money into advertising and sponsorships, and they get the most magazine and television coverage, does not mean they are the best. Just the ones with the most money
I'm pretty sure i've also read somewhere on there before that there prone to get holes in them as well. Not positive on that, but i seem to remember reading it.I'm pretty sure that K&N's after market cone filters are OK. It's their drop in filters that don't fit the Ford factory airbox perfectly. I had never heard that they were prone to get holes in them before, just that they didn't make a good enough fit in the airbox allowing dirt to pass through.