I tried it for a season. I inspected and performed maintenance to it twice and found that I was spending too much time cleaning the filter and the throttle body more than I wanted. I went back the the OEM and noticed that everything was cleaner. All I do now is remove the old filter, wipe down the air box and pop in a new filter in. :doorag:I was thinking of putting a K&N air filter on. I figured some of you guys were using it and was wondering what you thought of it, especially in regard to performance.
The oem filter in the wing has a lot of surface area, and will pass the same amount of air as the k&n, so there will not be any performance gains, The k&n filter works well and will pass more air in smaller filter applications. They also pass more dirt.
thanks for the feedback. it doesn't take much to get critcized on this board. it might be a repost but not everybody has been on this board as long as some of you. I did a search for K&N filters and many things that had nothing to do with filters so I thought I would ask.
Good post. You speak for several of us.Not meant as a criticism or rudeness at all. If you had seen a subject a thousand times you might see the humor in it. Perhaps it was an unnecessary response to a very regular inquiry on a paticular subject. Sorry to hurt your feelings, I withdraw and will delete it.
K & N used to advertise that their oil wetted filter did a better job when dirty than when new. I understand why the company dropped that line from it's ad copy. <g>I tried the K&N, when I pulled it at about 20,000, it wasn't near as dirty as the OME normally gets, there's only one place that dirt could have gone. I went back to the OME. As far as performance, I saw no improvement at all.