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Skid44
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2011 9:30:09 PM

what brand of air filter do you use and does it affect your fuel economy ?
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Straitliner
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2015 6:15:15 AM

FRAM
PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 4:55:04 PM

The one put on by the dealer
hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2015 6:48:06 AM

OEM for superior filtration
redfish67
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2015 10:36:00 AM

fram
Ratso
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2015 6:52:04 AM

K & N, both vehicles - it seemed to help get about 1 1/2 - 3 mpg more ...

[Edited by: Ratso at 3/22/2015 6:52:49 AM EST]
Floridaman2013
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2015 11:25:29 AM

OEM style paper. I've K & N and mileage never was different, just a little better take off when stepping on the gas.
jl1rp
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2015 9:32:13 AM

OEM
Vin63
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2015 10:01:06 AM

Donaldson.
RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2015 6:11:03 AM

factory
xtremecheap
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2015 6:35:38 PM

Factory, Wix, or K&N.
mybigtruck
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2015 5:56:30 PM

I use standard OEM filters from the dealer if I can't get the same online
HideMKE
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2015 10:29:30 AM

cheap paper
GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2015 11:20:35 AM

Paper, usually Purolator brand.
Any paper filter will clean the air better than any K&N, and cheaper too.

$50 for K&N, then $12 for cleaning kit good for 3 or 4 services. About half hour to clean the filter, dry overnight, half hour to oil the filter, and another 12 hours for the oil to dry. Lots of labor and downtime. $12-$15 paper filter goes in and out in 5 minutes. No muss, no fuss, no doubt about whether the oil was applied properly, too much or too little or a skipped spot.
twt
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2015 3:43:44 AM

Replace it, with every oil change.
outlaw329
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2015 1:07:10 AM

K&N on all my vehicles
Houckster
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2015 7:42:29 PM

K&N but I don't think it's a panacea and I'd go back to an OEM filter without a whimper.
SAButton
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2015 7:22:54 AM

WIX
Mahalo5
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2015 1:13:49 AM

K & N filter. It does seem to improve fuel economy.
RRBC
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2015 2:32:25 PM

Don't know the brand but have never notice a difference in fuel eco
RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2015 6:06:14 AM

OEM
jl1rp
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2015 2:19:31 PM

oem
twt
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2015 6:33:04 AM

I use whatever the manufacturer recommends.
hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2015 6:24:12 AM

OEM filters fine particles of dirt better than most, so thats what I use.
mybigtruck
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2015 1:32:08 AM

standard factory OEM filters, they do not affect fuel economy in modern EFI engines
redfish67
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2015 1:48:19 PM

fram
anl0109
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2015 12:49:29 PM

Run FRAM in one and WIX in another. Both do quite well based on oil analysis, fuel economy and overall vehicle performance. Key for me has been regularly changing them!

[Edited by: anl0109 at 2/4/2015 12:50:08 PM EST]
speedfreek
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2015 11:28:48 AM

I use an aftermarket cotton gauze style filter but I don't push my vehicle hard. Apparently delco's are good for stopping contaminants up to three 9's

google
Debunking the K&N Myth

fyi



[Edited by: speedfreek at 2/4/2015 11:30:11 AM EST]
Floridaman2013
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2015 10:15:35 AM

Any name brand paper filter. Had K & N before but same mileage, but better take off torque.
Grizzlyraptor2
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2015 9:53:50 AM

K&N. Seen an increase in fuel economy.
JohnCur
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2015 8:32:44 AM

delco
Skyjunky
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2015 6:31:24 AM

OEM always
carinthuist
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2015 10:14:24 AM

delco
hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2015 12:35:27 PM

OEM offers the best filtration & cost benefit.
PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2015 9:03:27 AM

The one recommended by the auto maker and repair shop.
carinthuist
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 3:00:06 PM

Delco
redfish67
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fram
poetdog73
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 8:39:08 AM

mechanic takes care of that


[Edited by: poetdog73 at 1/23/2015 8:39:24 AM EST]
dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 7:48:06 AM

Any paper element type, brand wise, >>> ones that have proved their reputation over many past years.
hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 6:33:20 AM

I use OEM for superior filtration.
Vin63
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Donaldson
ricebike
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 6:57:13 PM

any brand paper filter
Gabilondo
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 2:47:34 PM

I use a Donaldson or WIX air filter.
SmoknFord
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 12:10:49 PM

Stock Motorcraft filter. I had a K&N on a previous vehicle but did not notice any difference in mileage.
DrThos
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2013 8:14:13 PM

K&N, but I don't notice if I get any different mileage.
Heavyblaze
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2013 9:23:21 PM

K&N
phatbak
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2013 7:51:16 PM

K&N ... and I believe in it.
PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2013 11:10:28 AM

I use what the dealer puts in.
Desoto49
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2013 8:57:40 AM

Puralator
mitmaks
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2013 5:10:59 PM

K&N
pt1KY
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2013 11:18:56 AM

cold air cone
1fstgli
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 1:36:36 AM

K&N filter and so far it has helped
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