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Old 12-06-2004, 04:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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good reusable filters?

on my new motor that's going together i've got a generic 9x2 filter assembly. given all the crap i've heard about k&n filters letting dirt in and such, are there any other good reusable filters out there? i'd prefer not to have to buy paper filters...
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on my new motor that's going together i've got a generic 9x2 filter assembly. given all the crap i've heard about k&n filters letting dirt in and such, are there any other good reusable filters out there? i'd prefer not to have to buy paper filters...


I dont know... My K+N has NEVER let in ANY dirt, and you should see the Rubicon and all of the other local trails around here in mid August!!!
Just make sure its oiled properly with the real K+N oil, and youll be good to go.
Cant beat the 1,000,000 mile warranty either.
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Old 12-07-2004, 05:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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amsoil filters get rave reviews from the Taco guys.

I've done K&N's but I prefer the paper filters.
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amsoil , they are much cheaper than a k&n and they seem to have a better reputation for filtering capability
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My K+N has NEVER let in ANY dirt,
I've run K&N's for years, but they sure do let in dirt. They are performance filters, but not that great for the engine. Trueflow makes REALLY good filters, not sure if they make anything that would work for you. I've seen their demonstrations at the SEMA show, top notch product.

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what are the options 4 a cone filter?, i've got a open element air cleaner
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I've run K&N's for years, but they sure do let in dirt. They are performance filters, but not that great for the engine. Trueflow makes REALLY good filters, not sure if they make anything that would work for you. I've seen their demonstrations at the SEMA show, top notch product.

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Well, whatever bro, I dont know what to say, except that I put
alot of trail miles on my junk, in the summer, primarily on the Rubicon, and it is dustier than a mother, ask anyone here that is local to the trail, and my intake is CLEAN. I still stand behind K+N. You just gotta treat them properly.
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i've never had any problems with k&n filters letting dirt in. i live in a desert. the intake is always cleaner then with a paper. just gotta follow the directions and oil it well! they work great for me.
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if the oil on the K&N dried out, or there wasn't enough applied, then that is probably how dirt gets sucked in.
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We run a K&N inner covered by a Uni foam outer. even under racing conditions there is no dust getting in. Proper fitting and oiling are the key.
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if the oil on the K&N dried out...


Yeah, if you live on Mercury....
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amsoil , they are much cheaper than a k&n and they seem to have a better reputation for filtering capability
i'd spring for an amsoil filter...but they don't seem to have a universal size chart(car model lookup only) and the 9x2 filter doesn't seem to come stock in any cars...
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