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Old 05-25-2009, 09:16 PM   #1
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AEM dryflow air filter vs K&N

I have a buddy that works at a local Advance Auto Parts and he was suggesting me try this filter he showed me. It was by AEM and the filter was a dryflow filter like paper. I've always used K&N on everything. I currently have one on my intake used on my Wynjammer. Well I was debating on trying this new filter but wasn't for sure if they would be worth the money. My friend said someone else tried it and he noticed a difference. There is no need to oil as well hence being dryflow. Let me know if anyone has used this AEM dryflow filter and let me know if you would suggest it over K&N. If you have no clue what this dryflow filter is google AEM dryflow filter and see what I'm talking about.

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Old 05-25-2009, 09:20 PM   #2
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Re: AEM dryflow air filter vs K&N

AIRAID makes one worked fine for me.
Old 05-25-2009, 10:24 PM   #3
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Re: AEM dryflow air filter vs K&N

The oil from the K&N has been known to mess up sensors, I have used the AEM on my last two vehicles and they seem to do just fine.
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Re: AEM dryflow air filter vs K&N

I was debating this very thing a few months ago and i went with the AEM and i absolutely love it. I did notice the power, the milage, and it sounds f'ing sweet. Plus it made my exhaust tone much better. I feel that with K&N you are just buying for the brand now. To me it is inbetween Airaid and AEM and im extremely happy with my choice.
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Re: AEM dryflow air filter vs K&N

got one, still works, looks good, money well spent
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Sounds good guys thanks for your input. I may try one next time.
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Re: AEM dryflow air filter vs K&N

I've had a dryflow on my Maxima for 1.5 years and it's worked great.
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Re: AEM dryflow air filter vs K&N

it says they'll last as long as K&N, so if the price is comparable, why not give it a shot
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mine is good too and and i feel great spending my money on it..
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Re: AEM dryflow air filter vs K&N

i'm thinking about giving one a shot....either that, or one of the spectre ones, just anything from the cheapo one, that came with my intake.
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Re: AEM dryflow air filter vs K&N

Yeah the thought of having an oil free filter makes me want to buy one now. i was going to get a K&N but then i came across AEM. sounds like a lot less maintenance, just wash, dry, install. I really need one because i have been running this cheapo ebay one for awhile now.
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I like the dryflow. Eventually I wanna switch to it instead of the cotton type that needs oil. I read an article in one of the magazines (forget which one) IIRC it was either hotrod or truckin. Anyways they put a dryflow aem brute force intake on a 2dr newer Blazer 4.3, dyno-ed it and it showed a gain of 12hp. K&N sends you a dyno sheet of the same vehicle as yours when you purchase a FIPK. (Mine did at least) It only showed about a 5 hp increase. Whether it gives more power or not doesn't matter to me. I like that it's easier to maintain.

I stumbled across this bit of info once. I still prefer AEM though.

Check it out:
http://www.knfilters.com/MAF/massair.htm

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Re: AEM dryflow air filter vs K&N

Quote: Originally Posted by sdime98
i'm thinking about giving one a shot....either that, or one of the spectre ones, just anything from the cheapo one, that came with my intake.
ive broke 2 maf sensors with the spectre filter may not have been the filter but right after i got mine my maf broke.
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Quote: Originally Posted by sonomanator
ive broke 2 maf sensors with the spectre filter may not have been the filter but right after i got mine my maf broke.
knowing you.... it had something to do with you
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Re: AEM dryflow air filter vs K&N

i know, right.
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Re: AEM dryflow air filter vs K&N

yah cuz putting a cone filter is so damn hard well i hope u dont take my advise and **** yours up.
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Quote: Originally Posted by sonomanator
yah cuz putting a cone filter is so damn hard well i hope u dont take my advise and **** yours up.
I wont take advice from someone who spells it "advise". I fail to see how a cone air filter is going to screw up an IAT or an MAF sensor.
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Re: AEM dryflow air filter vs K&N

Quote: Originally Posted by 12sws27
I stumbled across this bit of info once. I still prefer AEM though.

Check it out:
http://www.knfilters.com/MAF/massair.htm
nice to know. even though i bet some people completely saturate their filter with the oil, in that case excess oil would seep out of the filter and might cause that "myth".

either way its just easier to maintain than a K&N.
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Re: AEM dryflow air filter vs K&N

Have had my dryflow on for a year and five months now. Easy to wash...easy to maintain. Haven't had anything else to compare it to so...yeah.
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