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Pantyhose air filter cover -- what shade to use?

Actually, it's not about the color, lol.

I was chatting with a member whose GF had an idea when he complained about his aftermarket cone filter packing up with mud and what not. She gave him and old pair of pantyhose and said to cut the foot end off and stretch it over his cone filter.

Well, he said it seems like a good idea and works a lot like the K&N filter covers they have, only dirt cheap.

So why isn't this member posting this himself? Well, he said he was sure he'd get such a ribbing about this it wasn't worth it to him.

I told him everybody already makes fun of me, so I'll post it.

There it is. Make of it what you want, lol!
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my friend uses on on his grizzly and it works
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A grizzly in pantyhose? That's a picture...
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What a great idea!
That idea falls under the "Why didn't I think of that before I spent $15 on an Airaid cover from Summit category"
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I might have to try that...I don't feel like wasting that money on that one K&N has for my FIPK.
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if you have a 4.0, they dont even offer a prefilter, last time i checked, i just ended up making a splash shield
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lol! See, now the guy that actually told me the idea will be like, "What the...?"

Of course, if he does identify himself, everyone probably WILL start with some kind of joke -- it's just the way the world works!
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ok spill it, now i HAVE to know
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outerwares makes a pre-filter and a water-repelant pre-filter for most applications. If they do not have it, simply give them your measurments and they will make it at no extra charge. Outerwares is the best way to go for a pre-filter. your ol' lady's hose is better than nothing, but if you want something thats a little better than than, go with the outerwares product.
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A grizzly in pantyhose? That's a picture...
wonder what that would actually look like. the pantyhose prob do a great job keepin the mud and dust particles out
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Shouldn't there be quotes around "friend"? Sounds like a good idea to me though....
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Hmmm... who could it be?? Winks, TbarCya, Doc...hmmmmmm...
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Okay, I'll tell: It's Channing Green! (...no wait, that's you...it wasn't you...dang memory...)
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We're having a volcano that's erupting about 70 miles from my city and last time it did it covered our city in ash so I might try this as an extra thing to get some ash out of the air.
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I wonder if this is a good way to prevent oil from being drenched on the MAF elements from the K&N filters if you "wrap" it on so it covers the outlet of the filter
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NO. It could get sucked into the intake and screw up the heated MAF sensors even more.
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don't over oil and you will not have that problem
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that just gave me an idea! lol if it work it works!!! thats cool tho
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The problem is that the nylon mesh will be unreinforced. IF it DOES load down with oil or whatever on the inside, the pressure on it will increase, and it can tear and get caught in the MAF where the heated wires will melt it and destroy the MAF.

Hardly worth the risk.
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Yup, not a new idea. I first heard about it a year ago, went right out and bought myself a pack of 5 stocking feet? Not sure but they are like socks only made out of nylon material, I think I paid about $12 at a Kroger in Arkansas. Definately a little weird standing infront of the wall of Nylons shopping and then buying, I tried to ignore the weird looks, haha. It was worth it to keep the fine Arkansas mud out of my K&N. I have since been through 2 more (1.5 years) but I still have 2 left! Can't beat that. For some added fun keep the extras in your center console and see what kind of looks you get from Buddies/Wives/girlfriends when you are looking for something and you have to pull out the nylons to find it.
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If not panty hose, how about some of that plastic like mesh you get in stores? It's real sturdy and looks like it will provide plenty of airflow since its used for some house hold filters.
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What happends when it gets wet ?
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Nothing that doesn't happen to other things like that. The depth is too small to hold much water.
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Nothing, it stays dry for the most part...but it will prevent some oil getting on the MAF


If you cant tell I believe I killed my MAF because I think I over oiled my k&n
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i dont really like doing things cheap. it just doesnt help the looks of the truck out any. idk.
i think id just rather buy one of these once.
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...9&autoview=sku
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