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#1 (permalink) Old 08-12-2009, 09:42 PM
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K&N filters; a review.

i have had my k&n setup for about two years or so now and it has been great.
from time to time i see posts of people bashing k&n, i'm not sure why, but i figured i would offer a honest review. i haven't cleaned my filter since sometime before october of '08. it basicly looks like a brown powdered donut;

this is a picture of the inside of the filter, before i washed it. squeaky clean! i swiped my finger across the inside of the mesh and rim, and it was perfectly clean.
there is a small water trail that brought in some dirt on the cap of the filter, probably from me being careless when washing my truck. no biggie.


i washed it, inspected it, and put it back in. it looks as new as the day i bought it.
maybe this will disprove the idea that cotton gause oil filters don't work well.

edit; i fail at taking close up pictures.

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Yup! I've been a big believer in K&N products for years!
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I've had one in almost all of the cars I've ever owned. I've been nothing but impressed.



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can i see your setup underthe hood?

Yep, better now.
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old pic, but you get the idea. its a modified stillen system for the vg33. it neede to be modified because my engine is pushed back about 1". i don't think stillen makes it anymore.

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howd you rig that for a snorkle?

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i'm going to get a custom box made. there is a flange that bolts onto the stock intake tube that the filter clamps onto. its going to be pretty simple, but i'm too lazy to do it. i just got to find someone to fab it up.

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I ran a K&N in both my Heep and my Tacoma in very dusty conditions in the AZ desert and I never had a problem. I plan on putting one in the Frontier when I have to change the stock one. The biggest thing to watch out for is not to over oil them and let the oil dry before you reinstall in the truck.

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Um beef, you need to clean the filter more often than that dude.
At least for optimum performance you should.

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so you dont really have a working snorkle right now?

Yep, better now.
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