I call BS on that. YES it will let dust past the filter and into the intake. Just ask anyone that has had one on their truck 10k plus miles. If they know anything about their truck they have noticed the thin film of dust after the filter.K&N wont let dust into your intake, gravel would be a better comparison.
They do have a great marketing department though, cause most people sure believe in them.
Personally, you wont catch one near anything I own.
Thats the problem is the real world complaints will not be until your motor dies prematurely.Well I know I spray my filter with water and mud on a regular basis. isn't it in the owners manual?
my K & N filter works fine on my Pioneer. Anyone else actually have one on the Pioneer with real world complaints?
I have seen a lot of motors. Granted a lot more people use stock filters. So, this number is going to always be bigger. I have seen stock filters so caked full of dirt and or falling apart, eaten by a squirrel and the people didn't even notice it, until they came in with "engine" problems. Even then you aren't usually righting off a motor. You can clean an intake/fuel system. A little poo doesn't make it explode into flames.Thats the problem is the real world complaints will not be until your motor dies prematurely.
Realistically who knows how much it will really make a difference? 100 hours less life 10, 1000? Or maybe not even really make a difference? I am just the type of person that does not want to take the chance.
Not to be combative, but, no, this is something that I monitor closely. Not all filters allow this, but, the K&N does. I find that unacceptable.I call BS on that. YES it will let dust past the filter and into the intake. Just ask anyone that has had one on their truck 10k plus miles. If they know anything about their truck they have noticed the thin film of dust after the filter.
Exactly. Its the 90% that see "MORE HORSE POWER" and buy it because of that yet don't pull it out to clean it.The complaints are just like the complaints by anyone about anything, usually user generated.
I agree 100%! I have countless toys, and have spent tens of thousands on " mods" over the years. Know what I've learned?? The money you spend simply is NOT worth it!!! The "fun-factor" stays relatively the same, and the money you save on mods can be spent on gear, travel, etc! If you RACE for a living, TENTHS of seconds can determine getting paid or not! Plus, the sponsors pay for all the mods!! Stock is best for 99% of us out there! My stock Ranchers, Grizzlies, Big Red, Pioneer can go anywhere my modified Grizzly can! (Mud tires are a must though here in Southern LA)! Also, just because a toy SOUNDS fast doesn't necessarily mean it is! (My humble opinion only). Keep your machines maintained and have FUN!More air flow=bigger holes in air filter=more dirt gets through
For the average person I think they are a bunch of crap.
If you are racing to win a million dollar 1st place prize then you take every 1/4 horse power you can because the sponsors pay for a new engine.
Think about it.