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K&N or Air Hog

This is a discussion on K&N or Air Hog within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Which filter do you like better....

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    K&N or Air Hog

    Which filter do you like better.
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    neither. paper filers work just as well and cost alot less
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    Neither!

    I would buy a S&B or a AEM dry style cotton.

    The S&B is much better in quality!
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    Gonna go ahead and second paper.

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    Don't go with either. Both are cotton gauze oiled filters, which don't even filter as well as paper and can foul the mass air flow sensor. Paper filters well, but sucks for airflow and needs to be replaced periodically.

    Your best bet is one of the new style synthetic media high flow filters, like the DryFlow made by AEM or an Amsoil filter. Both can be cleaned with soap and water, neither require oil, and both will outflow both paper and cotton gauze style filters.

    My prediction is that K&N will soon switch over to the new synthetic non-oil types, since they have been having so many issues with their filter ruining perfectly good mass air sensors on a variety of vehicles.

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    Unless you are mud bogging

    IMO unless you are mud bogging or live down a gravel road use the stock filter or equivalent from any auto store. Money ahead and change every time you do the oil. No MAF issues and will flow fine unless you are putting down a sh-t pot full of HP and by then you probably have a different set-up anyway.
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    been running K&N filter for 6 yrs and NEVER had any issues with it

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    Been using the same K&N since '01, just don't over oil it. With FTRA my filter gets dirty quickly.

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    That is another reason not to use it, they do not trap as much so you are letting more get into your engine with the k/n. Sarge has talked about how the air filters affect the oil UOA's and the contamination getting thru.

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    Used K&N's on my last 5-6 cars. no issues here. Biggest thing is to not over oil them. over-oiling is what fouls the MAF. Had the AEM on my wifes honda. Worked good too

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    I have K&N, but I have to say, cleaning and oiling the thing is a pain in the butt. Next time I need to clean it, prolly just getting a paper filter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LS2Tuner View Post
    I would buy a S&B or a AEM dry style cotton.

    The S&B is much better in quality!
    I will have to look into them.

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    I dumped the K@N and went to an Amsoil Eao. My UOAs are far better in terms of grit in my motor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf37 View Post
    I dumped the K@N and went to an Amsoil Eao. My UOAs are far better in terms of grit in my motor.
    They look like nice filters. I think that will be my next filter purchase.

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    i have a k&n... don't ever bother with the recharge kit... they will screw up your MAS for months!!! paper filters SUCK... when my k&n junk is dirty enough i'm swapping to something better... they flow great and all.. but when they get dirty... grrr...

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    I have a K&N on my car, but I just bought it and I'm thinking about trashing it and getting either S&B or Amsoil Eao. Which is the best?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clint h bobo View Post
    I have a K&N on my car, but I just bought it and I'm thinking about trashing it and getting either S&B or Amsoil Eao. Which is the best?
    Same situation anyone have a link to these new filters?

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