Air Filters (Automotive)

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  1. HaroldJackson

    HaroldJackson Well-Known Member

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    A lot of you guys are car guys and a lot seem to enjoy knowing how your products work and working on stuff.
    Where's the best place to buy them?
    I have many of the major ones around here. I like to go independent usually but you guys wouldn't know what I have around here.
    I know pep boys has cheap shit and Fram was good but now they're not made domestically.
    Also what brands are best?
    Educate me, people of Tha Shed.
     
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  3. HaroldJackson

    HaroldJackson Well-Known Member

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    Wut
     
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    UncaDollas Well-Known Member Banned User

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    One
    of the worst parts of modern life:

    light on, no inspection sticker:depressed:

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    K&N
     
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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    I've never heard of someone's engine failing because they used a chinese air filter.
     
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    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    I tend to go Wix brand when possible. Just actually changing it is a good thing and I'd think any readily available brand would be fine.
     
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    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    The reason they are less restrictive is because they let more crap in. I run one on my shenanigans car but I expect to rebuild the engine due to abuse sooner than the extra dirt would damage anything. Most tests show that even when well oiled they let in almost 3 times the amount of dirt as a clean paper filter. Depending on the environment the vehicle is driven in it may not matter but I'd rather avoid the risk.
     
  12. HaroldJackson

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    I change them when I think about it or check but I'm going to do all 4 so I was looking for the best deal. ( not a multi pack, they are all different.)
    Vato Zone running a buy-one-get-one, Napa currently has them at 25% off, get a free hat, I'm looking for that type of guidance also.
     
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    Ok, no K&N. I don't plan on rebuilding anything so if the performance suffers a little it doesn't matter if it's cleaner air.
     
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    I just take the old one and beat it till dust stops clouding out of it :grad:
     
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    Air filters are for pussies. :ucoffee:
     
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    Like a shop vac filter? That can't be.
     
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    ^^ this
     
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    ^^ NOT this
     
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    HaroldJackson Well-Known Member

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    Sweet. Now where from?