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Question Can you wash/reuse the stock air filter in the I6 Air Box Assembly?

I'm thinking of taking mine out so I was curious if it was possible or if I had to buy a new one.
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Re: Can you wash/reuse the stock air filter in the I6 Air Box Assembly?

its probably a paper filter
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Re: Can you wash/reuse the stock air filter in the I6 Air Box Assembly?

Damn it, I guess I'll have to take a look at it. Thanks for the reply Scottina06
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Re: Can you wash/reuse the stock air filter in the I6 Air Box Assembly?

if its paper then no, if you have a drop in k&N then yes.
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Re: Can you wash/reuse the stock air filter in the I6 Air Box Assembly?

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if its paper then no, if you have a drop in k&N then yes.
lol I appreciate the feedback but from the title of the thread you can see I'm asking about the stock filter because that's what I currently have. I myself haven't looked at it but I'm assuming it's paper. I thought about getting a K&N drop-in filter but would rather go with a FIPK.
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Re: Can you wash/reuse the stock air filter in the I6 Air Box Assembly?

IMO get a new paper filter over the K&N.
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Re: Can you wash/reuse the stock air filter in the I6 Air Box Assembly?

if it's not that full of dirt and debris you can actually "bang-out" the dirty and dust and debris and reuse the factory one. Depending on when the last time is that you replaced the original one. If you haven't changed it and it's the original one from the factory on your 2001 Jeep then i would just replace it. They aren't that expensive.
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Re: Can you wash/reuse the stock air filter in the I6 Air Box Assembly?

A paperone you just have to replace. In between the normal change intervals its good practice to remove the filter during oil changes and clean it with (not too high pressure) shopair. The bigger particles you will remove, but the very small ones will not come out and will increase the airflow resistance. (= higher fuel consumption and lower power)
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IMO get a new paper filter over the K&N.
I was just going to bypass the stock filter and the option of a K&N drop-in as well and hopefully aim for a FIPK.
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Re: Can you wash/reuse the stock air filter in the I6 Air Box Assembly?

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I was just going to bypass the stock filter and the option of a K&N drop-in as well and hopefully aim for a FIPK.
Personally I am not OK with the reduction in filtration that K&N filters have, I'd rather stick with the stock paper filter and have better filtration.
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Personally I am not OK with the reduction in filtration that K&N filters have, I'd rather stick with the stock paper filter and have better filtration.
True, But I would also like a much more efficient delivery method of the air than the stock air box. I haven't read too much about the filtration being reduced, Do you know by how much?
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Re: Can you wash/reuse the stock air filter in the I6 Air Box Assembly?

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True, But I would also like a much more efficient delivery method of the air than the stock air box. I haven't read too much about the filtration being reduced, Do you know by how much?
K&N filters are typically the worst for filtration(or very near the bottom), they gain performance by sacrificing filtration:
(source: http://home.roadrunner.com/~jbplock/ISO5011/SPICER.htm )






If you can sit down and take the time to read the whole article it has some very interesting information(or just skip to the end for the conclusion).

I don't know about a more "efficient" delivery method, the stock airbox is already a "cold air" intake.........Adding a K&N kit like you mentioned wont change that, and will give you a filter with lesser filtration properties.......but with the benefit of being freer flowing for performance.

Of course if your willing to compromise air filtration for performance why not just remove the filter completely? Thats way cheaper and its going to flow the best out of all options.......once again at the complete loss of filtration.
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