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Good to hear about the GP filter, and I feel the same way about "cai kits", just noise and a lighter wallet lol. I plan on getting the GPF and doing some type of "ram-air" setup utilizing the stock airbox. Let me know how yours turns out.
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It's probably just because the filter is clean
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I've put about 200 miles on her in the past week and all I can say is this was money well spent. The green performance filter has made the engine much more responsive to throttle input. The ambient temps have gone up quite a bit here lately, and the truck feels like I am driving in cooler weather. I let my Aunt borrow my truck on a pretty regular basis. She agrees with me that it is actually stronger and smoother running now. I have had to actually back off the go pedal for my normal driving. I would not waste money on a CAI unless you want the look or the noise. I have all the parts I need laying around to make a very clean 3" ram air setup. That will be the next step. As far as mpg's goes, they have stayed the same but I am running a/c nonstop these days.
What does this filter do as far as filtering goes?

I know K&N's claim to fame is better air flow but they don't speak of filtration, which is funny, considering that is what the sole purpose of the air "filter" is.
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The chart I saw which I believe RAM EM posted showed the Green AF's outperforming all the other companies in all areas of the filter's duties.. I will try and find the comparison charts... I am still really satisfied with this purchase. I managed to avg. 21mpg's solid over a 50 mile trip running 40-65mph.. however I have achieved the same results with the truck "as is" from the factory..Main purpose of this filter is I never have to buy another one.
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The chart I saw which I believe RAM EM posted showed the Green AF's outperforming all the other companies in all areas of the filter's duties.. I will try and find the comparison charts... I am still really satisfied with this purchase. I managed to avg. 21mpg's solid over a 50 mile trip running 40-65mph.. however I have achieved the same results with the truck "as is" from the factory..Main purpose of this filter is I never have to buy another one.
Thanks, I'd like to see those.
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Copied from their website......Still looking for the actual comparison chart..
What makes Green Filter oil different from other brands?
  • Green High Performance Air Filters come pretreated with a specially formulated dirt-trapping oil. Our proprietary lightweight, synthetic Green Filter oil is designed to not damage any vehicle sensors.
  • This oil creates a positive (+) magnetic charge, or ionic bond, with the filter's stainless steel mesh. The positive charge attracts the negatively (-) charged dust particles entering the filter, causing them to cling to the steel mesh and allowing the cotton to remain clear for maximum air flow.
  • Green Filter oil also contains a swelling additive for the cotton filtration media. This causes the cotton fibers to swell, which allows the filtration media to collect the very small dirt particles (down to 5 microns) that could otherwise harm your engine.
http://www.greenfilterusa.com/features-and-benefits.php
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Copied from their website......Still looking for the actual comparison chart..
What makes Green Filter oil different from other brands?
  • Green High Performance Air Filters come pretreated with a specially formulated dirt-trapping oil. Our proprietary lightweight, synthetic Green Filter oil is designed to not damage any vehicle sensors.
  • This oil creates a positive (+) magnetic charge, or ionic bond, with the filter's stainless steel mesh. The positive charge attracts the negatively (-) charged dust particles entering the filter, causing them to cling to the steel mesh and allowing the cotton to remain clear for maximum air flow.
  • Green Filter oil also contains a swelling additive for the cotton filtration media. This causes the cotton fibers to swell, which allows the filtration media to collect the very small dirt particles (down to 5 microns) that could otherwise harm your engine.
http://www.greenfilterusa.com/features-and-benefits.php
Thanks, and sorry to sound pessimistic, but I have my doubts if it is any better than a K&N?
I have read/found other studies about filters so maybe it is unfair to put this one in the same category without an independant study?
http://www.nicoclub.com/archives/kn-vs-oem-filter.html
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I have owned quite a few K&N filters and there is nothing wrong with them.. I have had great results with their products. Just by inspecting the Green filter, it is a better made filter imo. The quality/craftsmanship shows.
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Sold my Ram so I thought I would give my final thoughts on my thread's subject. First off, I only ran 89 octane with no ethanol 95% of the time. She did see some cheap fuel from time to time, so that may affect my findings The Green Air filter and/or plus the heat killed my mpg's UNDER "spirited" driving conditions. It def. outflows the stock air filter by a lot. Using more gas means only one thing, the engine was getting more air to use so it was adding more fuel to the mix. Normal driving the mpg's stayed the same , maybe a tick better.
The Penzoil Platinum full synthetic was holding up nicely. I had 2k miles on it and the dip stick was still registering full. So no oil consumption to report. The oil had slightly turned color but no where near what the conventional Penzoil looked like @ the same check point. Now consider I ran my engine pretty hard, so some oil discoloration was to be expected.The K&N filter never leaked a drop and was only put on hand tight.
Final thoughts are I would recommend all three products. 120 bucks well spent. Hope that helps you new guys with your oil/filter questions.
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