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Old 04-14-2014, 06:45 PM   #1
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Hey guys! First off... Love this forum! It's been super helpful since I'm a new JKU owner.

Anyways... Thoughts on K & N air filters? Are they really worth the money?


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I like PBR, my buddy Earl drinks Miller. Anthony, he goes for Coors. Zap he likes Bud Light but only in bottles.

None of us agree on K&N filters either but we all wheel, camp and drink beer together.

You'll never get a simple or straight answer.

K&N opinions will vary as widely as which beer is best then it turns into to a snorkel discussion, then people start to argue and bicker over their experience with motorcycles, dust and desert racing. The mods eventually lock the whole thread as it simply spirals out of control and has nothing to do with your original question.

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Old 04-14-2014, 07:47 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by chevs15 View Post
Hey guys! First off... Love this forum! It's been super helpful since I'm a new JKU owner.

Anyways... Thoughts on K & N air filters? Are they really worth the money?

Not to me.
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:08 PM   #4
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:18 PM   #5
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There are better filters.
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:18 PM   #6
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Do a search on K&N in this forum and then Google it. You'll find so much info that you'll get tired of reading about it.
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Old 04-14-2014, 10:12 PM   #7
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K&N was a thing back when engines didnt have all kinds of sensitive electronics and fuel and air was pumped in via carb.

stick with an OEM air filter. very educated people were paid lots of money to ensure that your engine doesnt need to be replaced prematurely, dont throw a filter on that will allow more junk into your engine for extremely minimal gains.
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Not for me either. If you're going aftermarket get a dry filter
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Old 04-15-2014, 04:13 AM   #9
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I've owned a number of K&N in the past but the new generation of paper filter have very low restriction and probably better filtration so there is no need to go with anything else.
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Old 04-15-2014, 10:24 AM   #11
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For a Jeep, no. K&N filters let in too much particulate.

For a car with the Pentastar I can confirm that a K&N CAI does in fact add power and reduce 0-60 times. I'm talking CAI, not just a filter in the stock box.

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