Air Filter Comparison

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Do Performance Air Filters Actually Work?

Thought this was interesting, much bigger differences than i expected.

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stokkebye's picture

This is good info. I was looking to buy an air filter today for my new car and was wondering if it was worth buying a performance air filter. Thanks!

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daftcunt's picture

I fit K&N filters to all my cars as they never need to be replaced, just cleaned and oiled every now and them (most of the time you just need to tap them to get the dirt out.

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Pdub's picture

I got an oil change and they tried to upsell me an air filter.  I said ok, but later realized I didn't need it.  So, before paying for it(they had to go to a local dealership to pick one up), I changed my mind and they just cleaned the air filter I had.

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daftcunt's picture

Problem with the paper filters is that at one stage you have to replace them (probably not every but every other service). That is the time to change to a K&N. You save a little fuel but the main saving is in the replacement over the life of the car (also less waste). My Jeep GC has clocked up 300000km, that is about 14 air filters worth of savings, if buying originals, 13 if buying aftermarket (minus the cleaning fluid and oil but I can spread this over the 3 cars I own).

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RaiThioS's picture
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I stand by K&N too. Wash, oil, reinstall.

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