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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-23-2002, 01:29 AM
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K&N air filter vs regular air filter

I know that the K&N air filter will increase horse power a little. But money wise, is the K&N air filter a better deal. I know that you can clean the K&N air filter from time to time when it gets dirty. A regular air filter you have to throw it away after so and so miles.

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I've been running K&N filtres for about 4 years and I have no complaints. They did add a bit of power when we were running the 1300.
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I put an Edelbrock air filter assembly on a small block Chevy once. It was supposed to increase HP and last forever because you could clean it. What they didn't tell you about was the noise! There was a very loud swooshing/hissing sound coming from it all the time. I eventually gave it away.
The K&N has been "proven" to increase performance a little bit, but it is a tad expensive for what you get. Most aftermarket gimmicks are just that -- gimmicks. On the other hand, if you're rolling in money, then go for it! [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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I have one for sale practically new, (5K or less), and when you think they last a million miles, thats not even a dent. PM if interested. $30.. shipping included

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I don't think that its too bad of a deal given that the cost of a new paper filter is around $10 (I think). I've been through 2 already - 2 more and the K&N would be paid for.

The $30 price satchmo88 is offering (shipping included) is a pretty good deal.

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WTF 10.00 for a paper one, I'll start buying them from you I had to pay $16.00 here for a paper one. I read in one of the off road mags that they dyno tested a drop in replacement KN and it increased HP by like 3hp on a V-8 at the rear wheels. I had one in my YJ it worked good, I know one guy who has one in samurai and he says he really notices a difference in the top end.


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Question: When you say you've been through two paper filters, what exactly do you mean? Are they getting damaged somehow or just dirty? When mine gets dirty, I blow it out with compressed air and I'm good to go.

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Just dirty... I blow 'em out too but the element always holds some dirt. I usually keep it until it gets difficult to see light through the creases.

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I forget what I really paid. It has been a long time since I replaced it. Thought is was around $10. --?? Looked it up on http://www.expressautoparts.com today. Saw they are selling them for $9.00

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Let me tell you a story...every man oughtta know. HELP! I'm decomposing!!! Here goes. I had a fast running 2-stroke quad with the stock fuzzy/foam air cleaner. After one weekend running in dusty conditions there was contamination in the intake boot beyond the filter element. After some research I settled on a KN replacement filter. Problem Solved.It Must be cleaned as per directions, to do otherwise will destroy it. You must buy a recharger kit so consider that cost too. I would not be caught off-road without it.

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