14x3 filter,k&n or paper

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  1. muscl car

    muscl car Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    My friends Sprint car and midget run faster lap times with a dry K&N filter set up than a oiled filter
     
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    I stopped oiling mine...just clean it every once in awhile.
     
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    muscl car Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Same here both my K&N filters , my 10x5 and my 14x5 are always cleaned and never oiled
     
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    I have a Holley filter and love it. There's no oil involved, has the K&N look, but is blue, not "pink".
     
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    I have a blue "spectri" ( actually not junk like alot of their stuff) and works great, just hose off. I use a chrome steel top, have a holley too. :)
     
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    I don't think the K&N could add enough power that you would ever be able to measure it, if adds any power at all. My personal preference is a Fram paper filter. I try to avoid using their oil filters, but on a open element air filter I just like the looks of the white paper and the orange rubber top and bottom, especially with a gold anodized Moroso air cleaner :cool: .
     
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    I bought the K&N look-a-like through summit, $20 cheaper, and while on the phone the salesperson told me it was the exact same filter, made by K&N. difference was in the manufacturer of the base and lid.
     
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    Like everything,, the more HYPE that goes with the product the more your paying for nothing but advertising. I'm surprised K&N hasn't been sued for their BS claims of "adding 20+ HP". Yeah,, compared to sticking a wet rag over the intake I guess!
     
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    very true. just like the K&N cold air intake i put on my truck was suspost to increase fuel mileage.....typo...they meant decrease. increase engine noise thats about it
     
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    I have to agree with Marv, running at the track I have tried new Fram filters vs k&n and saw no difference either way. With no air filter I got very very little increase in mph. About a half a mph. Nothing that a stronger tail wind wouldn't do. Plus I won't loose a tenth from ingesting a bee. Haha. The deciding factor is whether you prefer to toss out the old filter or spend an hour cleaning the k&n. I use paper filters.

    I attribute the lack of significant improvement with no filter to low hood clearance. No filter and a closed flat hood is not much more space than the filter and lid.
     

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