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05-09-2014 11:55 AM
danbfree In case anyone still cares or doesn't know since this thread went cold, the exact AEM Dryflow is AE-20993 and you can get them for $35 shipped off eBay... no tapering cone on this part number... This and snorkel delete should be a decent upgrade for $35. :)
11-06-2012 06:02 PM
UnleashedBeast You have to watch out using other filters that are not supported on the far end, like the OEM and K&N filters are. The band that secures the filter to the MAF housing will not hold the filter forever, and you can't tighten the band enough to do so (the MAF housing will collapse).

I tried this, and ended up with a check engine light, poor idle, and surging throttle. I even started a thread about it.

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Seemed like a good idea at the time, since I prefer nano-fiber media over oiled cotton.





11-06-2012 03:32 PM
dududu
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Originally Posted by amoosenamedhank View Post
The AEM is a cone opposed to K&N's cylinder so the filter's surface area will be smaller. Both filters have a 6.25" base diameter, but the aem tapers to 5.25".

So the lid should fit.
Is the AEM dryflow filter linked here a drop-in replacement for the stock air filter, the way that the K&N is?
11-06-2012 02:39 PM
F35-JSF
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Originally Posted by amoosenamedhank View Post
If the K&N drop in part number above is correct, this should be the dry flow filter.

http://www.aemintakes.com/store/prod...Prod=21-2027DK

I definitely prefer the dry flow myself as I hate dealing with oiling those K&N filters
Thanks, I missed this post. I'lp be ordering one soon.
09-17-2012 09:13 PM
VH5150 Here's what I did to mine. Made an insert out of some chromed, decorative sheet metal, backed it with some screen, made a fancy cut-out, and bolted it in. Straight-up, it was too loud for me, so I've been experimenting with an insert that I can "tune" by varying the size of the cutout. Insert goes underneath everything, so it's not even visible. K&N Drop-in, snorkle delete btw.
Photobucket's freaking-out right now--I'll get a pic up later.
09-16-2012 06:57 PM
amoosenamedhank
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Originally Posted by Justintoxicated View Post
I love the AEM myself, they provide better filtration than K&N, but aren't they also usually a bit larger to allow the same airflow as a K&N?

Will it fit with the lid on?

Will any of these help increase MPG? (id assume they would only help when the engine is revved up high which probably negates any gains?)
The AEM is a cone opposed to K&N's cylinder so the filter's surface area will be smaller. Both filters have a 6.25" base diameter, but the aem tapers to 5.25".

So the lid should fit.
09-16-2012 01:54 PM
dyn085 The best mpg's I've gotten were with the drop-in filter, lid on, snorkel delete, and flap cut (behind the d/s whisker). Anything before or after has been less for my commute. If I was making highway/interstate commutes then the Newmission I did after would probably be better.

Sent from my stupid phone.
09-16-2012 01:11 PM
Justintoxicated
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Originally Posted by amoosenamedhank View Post
If the K&N drop in part number above is correct, this should be the dry flow filter.

http://www.aemintakes.com/store/prod...Prod=21-2027DK

I definitely prefer the dry flow myself as I hate dealing with oiling those K&N filters
I love the AEM myself, they provide better filtration than K&N, but aren't they also usually a bit larger to allow the same airflow as a K&N?

Will it fit with the lid on?

Will any of these help increase MPG? (id assume they would only help when the engine is revved up high which probably negates any gains?)
09-16-2012 11:49 AM
amoosenamedhank
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Originally Posted by F35-JSF View Post
Crap. Don't see an AEM dry flow model.
If the K&N drop in part number above is correct, this should be the dry flow filter.

http://www.aemintakes.com/store/prod...Prod=21-2027DK

I definitely prefer the dry flow myself as I hate dealing with oiling those K&N filters
09-15-2012 09:20 AM
dyn085
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Originally Posted by BetaDnB View Post
I'm thinking about that. Does it make it "lid off" loud if you don't use a block off plate?
The block-off plate is for the resonator opening, and it is nowhere near lid-off loud if you don't use one. The car has a little bit of growl, but nothing obnoxious. I am personally not a fan of lid-off sound for anything other than wot driving (though I don't knock others' opinions of it). I think I still have my block-off that you can have if you are interested. Just hit me up with a pm if so..

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Originally Posted by Trav-E2.0 View Post
Let me rephrase what I said...I didn't feel a difference because I've had this car for a week and have been running lid off since day one...lol Im sure the power is there, Im just not feeling it in the "butt dyno". Sorry didnt want to confuse people.

As far as the snorkel delete goes, I read that in your thread and was going to do it after work today
Yes, I probably misunderstood that you've been running lid-off the whole time. If so, you should have a power gain and wouldn't need the snorkel delete for more air as you will already be getting plenty. Should you decide to put your lid back on (which should help you notice the power difference), then I would most definitely recommend doing it.
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