From jobsites to off-road trails and everything in between, your truck works hard. Not many people think about all the bad air that their trucks breathe in. When you really start to ponder that question, you might start to think about upgrading the air filter in your truck, SUV, or off-road toy. Whether your hobby is trail riding, rock crawling, mudding, or simply hauling the boat to the lake, your engine is put to the test. It needs to be at peak performance to give you the power you need to maneuver through that rock pile or pull your trailer up that steep grade. One way to help is with an aftermarket drop-in air filter.
Whether your truck is for the street or off-road, K&N replacement air filters can help it breathe
All of the dirt and dust that your engine ingests, can rob power and potentially damage the internals of your motor. The OEM filter in cars work well, but OEM’s are often limited to folded paper air filters due to pricing and engineering constraints. These filters are good at capturing particles before they get into the engine, but they don’t do much more than that.
Once the paper filter gets loaded up, which can happen pretty quickly when riding down a dusty trail behind some buddies, they are very limiting to your engine. This is where aftermarket drop-in air filters come into play. These types of filters can not only help stop dirt and dust, but can provide performance benefits for your car as well.
The secret to K&N air filters are the multiple layers of oiled cotton media to trap particles
Aftermarket air filters like K&N Filters are a good option to give your truck that extra punch you’re looking for for stock air boxes. K&N filters are made of multiple layers of cotton media treated with a specially formulated type of oil. The oil helps trap and hold the particles before they enter the intake tract. Once trapped in the web of cotton fibers and actually soak up some of the oil from the filter. This makes those dirt particles almost part of the filter, capturing even more contaminants. Along with helping clean the air your engine breathes, these filters are designed to boost horsepower, torque and acceleration. That’s because letting in more air means it can mix with added fuel for a stronger explosion in the combustion chamber. In fact, tests have shown that these oiled cotton filters provide up to 50% more air.
Even when a K&N filter gets dirty, it can still flow air and keep harmful contaminants out
An added benefit of these aftermarket K&N filters is they are washable and reusable. Instead of replacing your filter every time it gets dirty, you can just wash it out and add oil to it again. This not only saves you money, but it helps keep paper filters out of our already clogged landfills. Imagine, less landfills means more land for us to go out and enjoy!