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post #31 of 34 Old 12-23-2013, 06:31 PM
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nothing is wrong with them (filter dirt and dust great) but don't let the motor breath (making more HP) so people trade the stock ones for a free flowing air filter like a K&N or UNI to gain as much HP as they can
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I did a lot of racing and could never really notice much difference in air filter brands. I could however notice a difference between a clean and a dirty filter. For $10 I am a firm believer in replacing the air filter element with normal maintenance, it is one of the most neglected maintenance items.

The placement of the motors in these things cause it to run in very dusty conditions, a lot of dust comes up between the seats. I am thinking on adding a snorkel just to get cleaner air to the motor.
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Humor a dumb newbie, what is wrong with OEM filters. Am I missing something?
There isn't anything" wrong" with stock air filtration. But there isn't really anything right with it either. It just does its job. Day in and day out. Think of a stock air cleaner like mixing a cake by hand. Now a K&N mixes that cake too, but instead with an electric mixer. You can get more air to the motor faster is all.

Does it add power. Yes. Will you notice the gain? Starting at mid 30's horsepower, I'd guess no. But it will still be there, and you might see a little better fuel economy from it.

The real benefit is found when you add a power commander and a exhaust system. Those with a new air cleaner are the most frequent engine performance mods of the shade tree mechanic.



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My K & N and pre charger came in. I will be installing those this weekend.
Moose, what prefilter did you use, link or part number, please.
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