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Anyone put a K&N Air Filter in?

Any recommendations on putting a K&N air filter in?
I had one in my old Tacoma and thought it worked pretty well. Just wanted to know about its usefullness in a Pilot.
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Re: Anyone put a K&N Air Filter in?

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Any recommendations on putting a K&N air filter in?
I had one in my old Tacoma and thought it worked pretty well. Just wanted to know about its usefullness in a Pilot.
They are really not the useful on any street car/truck.

Most people don't maintain them well enough, the very Little added flow at the high end does essentially nothing for power, they will not give you better MPG, and in the end it is rare they cost less.

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Many Thanks! I will leave it alone then.
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opinions are like belly buttons! I have a K&N and look forward to not having to buy another for the life of my Pilot!

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opinions are like belly buttons! I have a K&N and look forward to not having to buy another for the life of my Pilot!
But you do realize you have to clean it and not over oil the filter or else it will foul up the MAF.


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AEM has introduced a new type of filter, called the DRYFLOW, which supposedly is better than both paper and oiled cotton filters. click here for the full specs. they do make panel filters, but none for the pilot yet. looks interesting...

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the K&N was noticable sound wise and at high rev.other than that no big deal. I am going to modify my Honda intakeMy as soon as it gets a little warmer .. My moded intake in conjucttion with the K&N increases air flow across the RPM range. and gets a mean growl.

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the K&N was noticable sound wise and at high rev.other than that no big deal. I am going to modify my Honda intakeMy as soon as it gets a little warmer .. My moded intake in conjucttion with the K&N increases air flow across the RPM range. and gets a mean growl.
How does an air filter do that, since the single greatest restriction over all but full throttle is the throttle plate doing its job.

However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.
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NOT from a performance stand point! I am not looking to turn my Pilot into a ricer!

I am talking from a cost savings over the life of the vehicle (280 000+ Kms). I know how to use them, been doing so for over 18 years. I find the OEM/Paper filters to be very pricey and you cannot just visually tell when they get dirty. I like my K&N and its that simple, like I said, opinions! I am not knocking anybody either way. Just making a point.

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How can you no tell if the paper element is dirty? Just take out the filter and shine a flashlight through it. If you can't see any light coming through the filter then it's dirty.


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How does an air filter do that, since the single greatest restriction over all but full throttle is the throttle plate doing its job.
Well I cant disclose all of my secerets The K&N without any mods to the intake basically makes a lot of hissing noises at high rev... no big deal My intake design is just flat out awesome.. I personally beleive HOnda should have it on all of their vehicles.I put my design on my friends 07 Accord and when he put it in the floor he lit the tires up and it sounded like he had a V8.. no joke.... no smoke.

with a K&N drop in I recomdned two. that way you have one while the other is being cleaned. that way you can let things fully dry before re installing

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NOT from a performance stand point! I am not looking to turn my Pilot into a ricer!

I am talking from a cost savings over the life of the vehicle (280 000+ Kms). I know how to use them, been doing so for over 18 years. I find the OEM/Paper filters to be very pricey and you cannot just visually tell when they get dirty. I like my K&N and its that simple, like I said, opinions! I am not knocking anybody either way. Just making a point.
I agree. WE use the same thing on all of our vehicles and I would never change either. WE modd vehciles on weeknights and weekends in our home. WE have done some work to our pilot recently. If you want to see pics they are in the gallery.
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It would make threads SOOOO much easier to read.

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Well I cant disclose all of my secerets The K&N without any mods to the intake basically makes a lot of hissing noises at high rev... no big deal My intake design is just flat out awesome.. I personally beleive HOnda should have it on all of their vehicles.I put my design on my friends 07 Accord and when he put it in the floor he lit the tires up and it sounded like he had a V8.. no joke.... no smoke.
Sorry dude, not stepping in that pile of Bull Sh!t!

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