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AEM Dryflow vs. Paper OEM? #4628123
01/08/18 01:23 PM
01/08/18 01:23 PM
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Posts: 67
Idaho
RonRonnster Offline OP
RonRonnster  Offline OP

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Idaho
Between AEM Dryflow filters, or OEM paper-style, which do you guys prefer? Looking at replacing my engine air filters come spring time. My only reason for the AEM's is the washability and good reviews for these. The AEM's are twice as much as the OEM type, but if it can be washed and re-used several times, it should pay for itself and more. The AEMs will be drop in replacements for the stock air cleaner, so I'm not expecting any changes in performance or flow over OEM.


- 2007 GMC Yukon XL Denali - 6.2L / 81k mi.
- 1998 Chev K1500 4x4 - 5.7L / 155k mi.
Re: AEM Dryflow vs. Paper OEM? [Re: RonRonnster] #4628135
01/08/18 01:44 PM
01/08/18 01:44 PM
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Illinois
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I have an AEM dry flow. The first style fell apart and AEM replaced it free express shipping. The new one looks just like an oiled K&N without the oil, wire reinforced and all. Had it two years and washed it twice.


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Re: AEM Dryflow vs. Paper OEM? [Re: RonRonnster] #4628142
01/08/18 01:53 PM
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An AEM Dryflo cone filter came with my Mazdaspeed Cold Air Intake for my MS3. No issues whatsoever, and UOAs showed no increase in silicon or insolubles. I bought a second one so that I could wash one and let it dry and not have to wait to reinstall it.


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Re: AEM Dryflow vs. Paper OEM? [Re: RonRonnster] #4628143
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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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The DryFlow is very efficient, so you could definitely save some cash long term, but I wouldn't expect any power gains from just a drop in filter.

I replaced both OEM filters in my Rams with DryFlow, but the drop in for mybtrucks are quite a bit different from OEM, and do flow more air.

I've got almost 40k miles on both, and restriction gauges have yet to show any restrictions.


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Re: AEM Dryflow vs. Paper OEM? [Re: RonRonnster] #4628183
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Midwest USA
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Have had an AEM DryFlow OEM style (panel filter) on my Forester since 2011. I use Simple Green to clean it.



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Re: AEM Dryflow vs. Paper OEM? [Re: RonRonnster] #4628263
01/08/18 03:43 PM
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Reminds me... I should probably clean mine on my '01 Civic's short ram intake. They are great filters from what I understand and much better than the oily K&N rock catchers. I usually just go to Wally and buy whatever they have that fits when I need a filter.


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Re: AEM Dryflow vs. Paper OEM? [Re: RonRonnster] #4628324
01/08/18 04:27 PM
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Maryland
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Definetly an excellent filter. K&N owns AEM now. Notice their websites are basically identical. And the red dry flow has K&N logo on the metal band on the cone filters


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Re: AEM Dryflow vs. Paper OEM? [Re: RonRonnster] #4628372
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North Texas
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Iíve got a AFE pro dry my Tacoma. Itís got almost 30K miles on it. Havenít cleaned it yet.


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Re: AEM Dryflow vs. Paper OEM? [Re: RonRonnster] #4628399
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Texas
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Re: AEM Dryflow vs. Paper OEM? [Re: FZ1] #4630125
01/10/18 09:53 AM
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Owego, New York
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I seem to recall a flow test showing a new AC Delco flowing more than a used K&N. I no longer buy K&N, but I have had an interest in the dry style filters.


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