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post #1 of 53 (permalink) Old 09-05-2019, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
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Soo basically im debating if they are worth it for my build at this time or if i should just do K&N drop ins...

17" Premium 3.0 mbrp catback, ams ldp's Jb4 and just got a BOV today... if I do CAI i figured I'd do it in conjunction with the BOV install as well to make things easier anyhoot being that the OEM intakes are pretty good quality as well has left me unsure. need opinions!!
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I did the K&N drop ins.

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I wouldnt do full intakes unless getting a full tune. Otherwise filter swap or stock, whichever you fancy.
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try a dryflow instead of an oiled filter.
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If you can afford it and you think you'll eventually do every bolt on you can do, then why not? I went with the AMS Infiniti logo version.
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try a dryflow instead of an oiled filter.
Agreed. I'd rather change dry air filters than mess with oiled filters. Dry filters remove more dirt than oiled filters because they are more efficient but slightly more restrictive. An oiled filter will pass more air but an improperly oiled filter can foul MAFs. Oiled filters are best left to motorcycles and lawnmowers. The minute difference in air flow isn't worth the hassle of an oiled filter IMHO. Use a quality dry filter and be done with it.
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Agreed. I'd rather change dry air filters than mess with oiled filters. Dry filters remove more dirt than oiled filters because they are more efficient but slightly more restrictive. An oiled filter will pass more air but an improperly oiled filter can foul MAFs. Oiled filters are best left to motorcycles and lawnmowers. The minute difference in air flow isn't worth the hassle of an oiled filter IMHO. Use a quality dry filter and be done with it.
I meant the reusable dry filters...like AEM.

Still, I don't mind the factory replacements at all as there is just about zero gain on these cars with a drop in.

I got a set from Amazon and they were a little thicker than factory and hard to get in. I gave up and just run WIX replacement filters. I compared the WIX and Fram. They looked almost identical in colors, the rubber, the paper...but, the WIX ones looked better built with tighter tolerances.

Edit: Avedis, if it takes a minute for air to pass through your filters, it is time to change them.

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Edit: Avedis, if it takes a minute for air to pass through your filters, it is time to change them.
minute (ˈmi-nət) - 1/60 of an hour

minute (mī-ˈnüt) - very small

They're homonyms.
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Hey...I don't judge...whatever their preference is their business.

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Aren't the stock intakes basically cold air intakes? They aren't taking the air in from the engine bay.
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