I am getting a performance intake for my 2016 5.0 F150 from JLT. The filter is an S&B dry conical filter. Their efficiency ratings look great. I am adding a prefilter to it as well to try and keep it cleaner longer. Now S&B and JLT both say that you can clean it out by tapping it or using compressed air from the inside out to extend the life of the filter. I thought that this was bad as it would make “bigger holes” for more dirt to get through. What are your thoughts on this?
I just find it weird for the filter manufacturer to be recommending this procedure.
It is nice to have a performance air filter that’s actually efficient while offering more airflow. Most like K&N and AFE tend to have much lower efficiency ratings. AEM and S&B tend to catch as much dirt as a normal paper filter.
Yea there is power to be had with some. Not all though. Oddly enough the big name intakes usually do nothing but make noise... some have been proven though. Nothing huge though. And they are a lot of money for the little gains. But sometimes every little bit helps!
Great links BobFout. But they don’t show the S&B. Surprised that they were all that efficient.
I’m hoping to get some good life out of the filter with the pre filter as they are pretty pricey.