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Old 03-28-2013, 12:04 PM   #1
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Question-- Anyone trying using this aircleaner? PN K&N 33-2391. Curious any performance or economy gains. Larry
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:14 PM   #2
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I have used a K&N filter before. I have not used that specific PN though. Obviously, that PN is limited to a few models. You will most likely get some more replies and opinions from folks who have used K&N in general.

Me personally, I did not notice any difference in performance or economy. The vehicle I used it on was not used for towing though so some other folks might comment in.

The only advantage I see the the K&N and that is just my opinion is that it can be reused so you aren't spending 10-15 bucks for an air filter every time.

I think though that if the K&N is coupled with an intake or if you buy the intake kits that K&N puts out you will have the best luck in seeing gains in performance and economy.

Again, just my opinion and others might have better or worse opinions. Good luck!
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:39 PM   #3
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First, is you MAF sensor close to the air filter because if it is and you over oil the K&N you risk messing up the MAF. Also K&N filters do not filter out dust near as well as the factory style filter unit. I would not IMO waste my money on one for your intended purpose.
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:49 PM   #4
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I put a k&n drop in replacement in my new tundra when it was brand new so I really can't give a comparison over stock. I have been very happy with the mpgs. K&n claims there filter works better than oem when it comes to filtering. I did notice a slight difference in engine sound which I do like. The main reason I bought one is so I don't have to buy another filter. I have put them on every vehicle I have owned and never had a issue with any of them.
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I used to use K&N filters until I bought the diesel and saw Independant test showing the stock AC filter that is in it flows more air and filters better.
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:29 PM   #6
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Have used a K&N filter for at least 20 years, If they are good enough for the $50,000+ World of Outlaw sprint car engines, they're good enough for me. Spent hundreds of dollars for oem type paper aircleaners prior to that and have only bought 2 K&N's in 20 yrs and that's because I bought a new truck in 2000 and the one for the 95 wouldn't fit. The one for the 2000 is now in my 05 and still going strong 13 yrs later and well over 200,000 miles on it.
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:41 PM   #7
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I personaly will never put another K&N air filter in any of my vehicles. I used to use them in all my stuff but after seeing them let fine dust through it is scary. Diesels are even worse with them and Ford, not sure about the rest, will not warranty a dusted engine if you are using one.
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I have used k&n in every vehicle I have ever owned. I have used drop ins and full intake kits. I have nothing but great things to say. I agree with the above post about over oiling and Maf fouling, but that is user error. Also if a manufacturer refuses warranty because of k&n use, k&n will send a lawyer to file a magnuson-moss warranty act lawsuit on your behalf. They are a great company that stands behind the product.

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k&n does have a good product backed by even better marketing. if you look at their hp increase and mileage claims the best increase comes at over 5000 rpm. how often does your vehicle run at that rpm. if you are looking for an increase in hp and mileage an intake system is only part of the solution. personally i will spend the 10 to 15 dollars twice a year for an oem air filter to protect my $30000 + investment
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k&n does have a good product backed by even better marketing. if you look at their hp increase and mileage claims the best increase comes at over 5000 rpm. how often does your vehicle run at that rpm. if you are looking for an increase in hp and mileage an intake system is only part of the solution. personally i will spend the 10 to 15 dollars twice a year for an oem air filter to protect my $30000 + investment
In my case, K&N filter=$68.93. 13 yrs x 2 changes/yr @ $15 ea= $390.
I'll keep my K&N filter. As I said, the WoO sprint car owners use them for their $50,000+ engines.
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