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post #1 of 6 Old 10-24-2005, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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Open Air Filters

I am considering working with K&N to develop an open air, air filter kit for the Commander.

Anyone have any experience with these types of kits, that replace the stock air box, and use a conical filter, in an offroad environment?

Should I be considered about water intrusion, more than I would with a stock air box?

They have pre-filter dust covers, but I don't think that would keep much water out...


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post #2 of 6 Old 10-25-2005, 11:29 AM
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Most of us long ago came to the conclusion that the K&N's reduced air filtration abilities are not worth its ability to flow more air. I'd rather keep the silica and other fine particulates out of my engine than run another K&N like I used to. Especially since Jeep's modern air intake systems already breathe pretty well and better than most.

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Thanks for your insight. Do you suspect that the open air element allowed damaging materials into your engine?

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I had a K&N on my rubicon until I noticed dust on the inside of the intake tube, I dont think its work the risk and I could not tell that it helped my jeep.



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Thanks for your insight. Do you suspect that the open air element allowed damaging materials into your engine?

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I lent my Commander to K&N for R&D and they will likely bring a kit to production in the near future.

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Properly cared for you shouldn't be getting any dust on the inside of the intake tube. I have had mine for 8 months now and last time I cleaned everything out the inside was spotless. I have been cleaning my airfilter every 1-2 months and drove on TONS of dirt roads all summer.

If you plan on fording very deep water I wouldn't get it though.

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