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    Air Filter Recommendations

    For someone that does off-roading, and during the summer it can get pretty dusty. Is there a better option for an air filter other than the OEM?

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    IMHO...Nope. Whatever you do stay away from K&N. They actually pass more dirt than OEM filters.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidDJL69 View Post
    IMHO...Nope. Whatever you do stay away from K&N. They actually pass more dirt than OEM filters.


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    An oiled filter passes more dirt? Do you have any links to the info? I would like to read up on it. Thanks


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    Quote Originally Posted by Polaris Pro View Post
    An oiled filter passes more dirt? Do you have any links to the info? I would like to read up on it. Thanks


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    Skip all the blah blah blah pointy head shit & start at the conclusion on page 7 of this doc: https://pdf.sciencedirectassets.com/...qa&type=client

    I'd stick with the OEM, just carry a spare. Also there are potential warranty issues if you use an aftermarket filter and/or CAI, even a dealer installed Mopar CAI.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddays v2 View Post
    I'd stick with the OEM, just carry a spare. Also there are potential warranty issues if you use an aftermarket filter and/or CAI, even a dealer installed Mopar CAI.
    Yeah, I am not interested in a CAI, I don't need more intake noise with no real benefit. If I wanted a CAI, I would go for the new Rugged Ridge snorkel. I was concerned about an oiled filter getting gummed up with dust easier than the OEM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddays v2 View Post
    Skip all the blah blah blah pointy head shit & start at the conclusion on page 7 of this doc: https://pdf.sciencedirectassets.com/...qa&type=client

    I'd stick with the OEM, just carry a spare. Also there are potential warranty issues if you use an aftermarket filter and/or CAI, even a dealer installed Mopar CAI.
    Thanks. Interesting. It sounds like performance is better with K&N, but I wish they tested how long it took to clog (OEM vs K&N). A K&N made a huge improvement on my supercharged Grand Prix, but I also cleaned and recharged it when it looked dirty. Guess it just shows that aftermarket may not always be worth the cost.


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    I used to spend quite a bit of time on another forum to get information about my 1999 TJ. There were many threads in particular about K&N performance claims and they all resulted in K&N NOT filtering as well as OEM filters. I can’t speak to any other aftermarket air filter products. I, too, was under the impression that impregnating a filter with oil would trap more dirt. To the contrary, it resulted in the opposite occurring. K&N may work on a supercharged Grand Prix, but I doubt you’re taking that offroad on hot, dusty trails. So there may be some added benefit to street vehicles.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KerryG View Post
    Yeah, I am not interested in a CAI, I don't need more intake noise with no real benefit. If I wanted a CAI, I would go for the new Rugged Ridge snorkel. I was concerned about an oiled filter getting gummed up with dust easier than the OEM.
    Point being that not using OEM could lead to warranty issues
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    Just changed mine...another oem filter.

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    I used to work for Advanced Auto Parts. There’s like 2-3 company’s that make all the air filters in China. Buy the nice store brand one & you’re basically getting the best. The difference is all brand marketing.

    Tenneco is the biggest now that they bought Federal-Mogul. Click here & you can see they’re the OEM for FCA & a supplier for Advance & Oreilly’s. So it’s all the same stuff basically.

    https://www.tenneco.com/original_equ...oem_customers/

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