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Old 12-05-2013, 02:35 PM   #1
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Is K&N Air Filter OK in the Desert

I live in Apple Valley and I just ordered an E-2993 K&N air filter after reading all the positive comments from other Focus owners but I'm wondering if it's a good idea for someone like me that lives in the High Desert. OK or not?
Any thoughts would be appreciated. I just ordered it from Amazon today so I can cancel the order if it's not a good idea.


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Old 12-05-2013, 03:11 PM   #2
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What matters is fine dust.
If you have a great abundance of fine dust blowing around all the time.. then I would avoid using a filter like the K&N.
If no dust or very little only occasionally.blowing around.. then you are fine.
This is my opinion.
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I live in Apple Valley and I just ordered an E-2993 K&N air filter after reading all the positive comments from other Focus owners but I'm wondering if it's a good idea for someone like me that lives in the High Desert. OK or not?
Any thoughts would be appreciated. I just ordered it from Amazon today so I can cancel the order if it's not a good idea.

Does this answer your question? In the desert? No way.

Here is the full discussion. Decide for yourself:
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Old 12-05-2013, 03:35 PM   #4
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isn't apple valley by victorville?
well according to wavsine's chart, i guess the K&N is a bad idea, but maybe wavsine made the chart up, lol
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Does this answer your question? In the desert? No way.
Oh god not this again.


Yes you will be fine but I recommend you pair it with a hydro shield from injen or a prefilter from outerwear.
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Also from everything I've read the charts is bs, they dump ungodly amounts of crap at the filter that you'd never experience on a daily driver unless your driving with the filter outside the car in the saharra during a sandstorm.
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...unless your driving with the filter outside the car in the saharra
And I beleve the OP stated just that, he lives in the desert.
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I wasn't trying to strat anything with you, was just stating in an odd way that he should be okay unless it's a dust storm every day. The filter shield or wrap is probably a good idea if he decides to keep it and wants extra protection.
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