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Old 09-07-2012, 02:47 AM
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I've noticed a lot of guys here do a lot of hard core off roading and was wondering if any of you guys use pre filters. I've used them on all my 4x4 trucks both gas and diesel that have the cold air intakes. Basically they save the filter by repelling water.and keeping the very small particles of dirt out if you live in a desert type environment such as El Paso. My pre filter of choice is made by Outerwears and they have great customer service and if they don't have the pre filter they will build what you want. Just food for thought guys and gals. I've read several post and never read where anyone was using any type pre filter and it doesn't affect the air flow of your CAI at all

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I've noticed a lot of guys here do a lot of hard core off roading and was wondering if any of you guys use pre filters. I've used them on all my 4x4 trucks both gas and diesel that have the cold air intakes. Basically they save the filter by repelling water.and keeping the very small particles of dirt out if you live in a desert type environment such as El Paso. My pre filter of choice is made by Outerwears and they have great customer service and if they don't have the pre filter they will build what you want. Just food for thought guys and gals. I've read several post and never read where anyone was using any type pre filter and it doesn't affect the air flow of your CAI at all
That is a very sound idea using a pre filter in that type of environment. I don't have any experience with using them myself, however, it stands to reason that every time you disrupt air flow to your engine it affects the intake. So, even though it may not be a sifnificant change, it would most surely change it some. Just my 2 cents.
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Unless you're racing, you don't need a prefilter. I race and I don't even use them sometimes. Also, they might "repel" water to a slight extent, but if air can go through so can water.

Your best bet for filtering is a standard paper type filter. They're is a reason that type of filter has been around forever, they work.
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Unless you're racing, you don't need a prefilter. I race and I don't even use them sometimes. Also, they might "repel" water to a slight extent, but if air can go through so can water.

Your best bet for filtering is a standard paper type filter. They're is a reason that type of filter has been around forever, they work.
I ran a BHAF (huge paper air filter) on my 97 12v, and I also ran an outerwears prefilter, because the filter itself was subject to getting wet being in the open.

Never had a problem, and the outerwears kept the water out, even when the garden hose was held on it as a test.
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I use them on my ATV's but not on my truck. ATV's see much harsher conditions than most trucks.
If U had a dedicated truck for off roading then maybe.
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I use them on my ATV's but not on my truck. ATV's see much harsher conditions than most trucks.
If U had a dedicated truck for off roading then maybe.
Same here. This is the only place that I've used them and they do a good job of keeping the sand out.
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