Honestly, I don't feel the need. Changing to a wet K&N air filter (or intake) by itself just brings noise, the "performance gain" is minimal, and it adds extra maintenance. I thought about a dry drop-in, but that's what I have now with a $10 OEM air filter. Related, I also thought about exhaust too, just to change the sound - but not because I think it'll make my truck a rocket, I'm not naive hahaI understand not adding a 300+ dollar CAI, but why not a drop in K&N or similar? I only ask out of curiosity and am interested in your take on it because you put a lot of thought and logic into what you do so there has to be a specific reason you went with a factory filter. Thanks in advance
IMO There's nothing wrong with staying bone stock under the hood. Engine runs reliably, no issues with smog or MPG. If ever I decide to install an aftermarket intake, it would be just for the sake of modding; it's a pickup truck, not a race car and... it never will be ::laugh::
Plus, having experience with actual track racing - changing intake, exhaust, and headers is only worth it performance-wise if you have more extensive engine mods down the line. By themselves you just let the engine breathe more and make cool sounds. It doesn't "gain" any horsepower, and MPGs drop.
Well our engine spec per the manual is 5.4 Quarts, I'd rather have a little extra than not enough ::wink::Raine you also buy 6 quarts for every oil change. Not 5.