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Icon5 Air Filter Question

I need a new air filter. What are the pros vs. cons of a cheap-o paper filter vs. a K&N(or some other brand)type Drop in filter? Which is better & Why?

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hmmm 4913 posts..


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hmmm 4913 posts..


dont go anywhere ima going to use the "search" option


Good point I didn't even think about it, it was late last night after along day. I am intitled to one noobie mistake... o well. thanks.
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i like my K&N.....i would like to get an AEM dry filter intake system if they make 1 for my truck...
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I really like my Amsoil air filter, it is a micro fiber filter and it filters very well, and you don't have to worry about oil in the intake like a K&n, I had that problem in the past.....
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ive ran the K&N filter its ok. works well if you like to submerge your truck in water alot.

but overall i like my paper filter the most. and i ran a K&N filter from day one when i bought my truck switched back to the stock paper one about 20k miles ago and i like it alot better.

oil filters make the IAC and MAF dirty so it will require you to clean them
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would it be a drawback to use a 'oily' filter living in a really dusty city?
I say paper filters are better when in dusty conditions, what u think?
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when in really dusty conditions, i would say an oily filter would be better.....
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get the k&n, it's washable.
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well I was saying that because of the oil in the filter creating some sort of sludge with extreme dust.
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get the k&n, it's washable.
so is 99.9% of all other aftermarket filters....... your point is what
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i like my K&N.....i would like to get an AEM dry filter intake system if they make 1 for my truck...
I found this on craigslist a few weeks ago, give them a call they might have one for your year.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...light=free+aem

oops,its expired. 1 sec I think they put it up again somewhere.
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anyone use the fram air hog one? saw that for the first time last night
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^i had it before i switched to a CIA.... sound didnt change when i added the CIA but the power did, so with the fram it would sound just like the CIA but your not going to get much power out of it
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i've used the fram also. but took it back on got a K&N
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Aem makes a dry air filter kit for you truck. The link to the product is http://www.aempower.com/ViewProduct.aspx?ProductID=741. Have not tried a dry flow filter yet so I cannot comment on it's performance, but I have heard positive reviews. I had a K&N and it screwed up my mass air flow sensor in 20k. Tried to clean it and still was outputting the wrong grams per second so dealer replaced sensor. I now run only Amsoil dry filters. Hope this helps.
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