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Old 05-14-2018, 11:49 AM
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What are the advantages of both type of filters? It looks like most oiled are a lifetime filter where the dry need to be replaced. Are oiled filters a pain to maintain?

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Old 05-14-2018, 01:22 PM
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If I recall correctly the oiled vs dry filters are about the same micron rating. I have heard that some people have a problem with sucking the oil into the turbo in the past. I have never had that problem even on the Cummins pushing 53 pounds of boost. I run an S&B.
If you don't want to get some oil on your hands once in awhile get the dry filter. If you want to save a few bucks down the road get an oiled filter.
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Old 05-14-2018, 09:45 PM
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While the oiled versions may filter somewhat better, I have not had any issues with the using a cleanable AFE Dry S filter. My used oil analysis has always showed a more than acceptable level of silicon; showing the filter was doing its job. The dry filters can be cleaned with Simple Green or common dishwashing liquid. I have used the dry filter for many years in my '01 7.3 PSD and also in my current F150 5.0 gasser with great results.
 
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I just replaced my oil s&b after about 10+ years
 
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Backing up a bit.... If you are talking a filter for the stock air box - then nothing matters... the box is crap and should be replaced immediately. If you are looking into replacing the stock air box, the Ford AIS is hands-down the best option (if you have the budget), which has but one filter option - but it only works on stock injectors and turbo. If you upgrade either, then I'm partial to the S&B - because it is the quietest option of the big breathers.

Now... with my S&B, I need as much air as I can get my hands on - I have bigger injectors and turbo. The oil filter breathes a little less than the dry filter... plus I have enough crap to maintain in my life and I have the budget - so the quick-and-easy dry filter was the obvious choice for me.
 
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Backing up a bit.... If you are talking a filter for the stock air box - then nothing matters... the box is crap and should be replaced immediately. If you are looking into replacing the stock air box, the Ford AIS is hands-down the best option (if you have the budget), which has but one filter option - but it only works on stock injectors and turbo. If you upgrade either, then I'm partial to the S&B - because it is the quietest option of the big breathers.

Now... with my S&B, I need as much air as I can get my hands on - I have bigger injectors and turbo. The oil filter breathes a little less than the dry filter... plus I have enough crap to maintain in my life and I have the budget - so the quick-and-easy dry filter was the obvious choice for me.
What he said.
 
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Old 05-16-2018, 04:09 PM
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Well I made a decision and feel pretty good about it. I like supporting businesses close to me and when I bought the truck it had an Edge CTS Evolution tuner which I upgraded to the Evolution CTS2 tuner which I like much better if for nothing else it is easier to read for these old eyes. Sticking with Edge products I chose to go with their Jammer CAI with an oiled filter. Picked it up yesterday and hope to get it in this weekend.
 
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