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Don't you have a different CAI? I have the dry charger but, I am just paranoid about getting my filter wet!!!
yes but the k&n is routed the same, the only real difference is you have the full sized heat shield and I don't. I have a hydro shield on mine never had an issue with getting a filter wet...



I know you cant see it in this shot, but the grill slot closest the passenger headlight, I have opened it up thru there. My filter gets air directly from there. even rain can get thru there and is why I have the hydro shield. If you get up close on it, you can see the filter.

something like this is highly recommended. it keep the filter dry and stops larger particles. essentially prolongs filter life. my filter is a 'dry type' from injin but I could run any filter I want as long as it fits.
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Re: Need help with K&N CAI

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yes but the k&n is routed the same, the only real difference is you have the full sized heat shield and I don't. I have a hydro shield on mine never had an issue with getting a filter wet...



I know you cant see it in this shot, but the grill slot closest the passenger headlight, I have opened it up thru there. My filter gets air directly from there. even rain can get thru there and is why I have the hydro shield. If you get up close on it, you can see the filter.

something like this is highly recommended. it keep the filter dry and stops larger particles. essentially prolongs filter life. my filter is a 'dry type' from injin but I could run any filter I want as long as it fits.

Thanks for the reassurance, no problems here yet and I do have the charger, I'm thinking of switching to the dry filter at some point as I have the standard air filter that you need to oil from K&N right now.

Pros/ cons of switching to a dry filter? And does K&N make one?
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Thanks for the reassurance, no problems here yet and I do have the charger, I'm thinking of switching to the dry filter at some point as I have the standard air filter that you need to oil from K&N right now.

Pros/ cons of switching to a dry filter? And does K&N make one?
Dry filters trap more crap then oil one and are easier to clean. Just rinse it out and let it air dry and your good. K&n does have them and I think you can pick them up at your local parts stores.
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Dry filters trap more crap then oil one and are easier to clean. Just rinse it out and let it air dry and your good. K&n does have them and I think you can pick them up at your local parts stores.

So is it worth the cost?
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So is it worth the cost?
For the k&N filter. Well in my opinion there are better filters out there for around the same cost as a a k&n. Even spectre makes a better filter. They trap more crap and flow just as well. Now the brand on which intake tube to get is all personal preference. As long as it reduces restriction from the intake tract then its an improvement. The intake as a whole is worth it tho. Better throttle response and better mpg especially when cruising. They even give a small bump in power.
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So what dry filter should I put on my K&N CAI
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So what dry filter should I put on my K&N CAI
Well you could run a spectre. Id also check out afe and see what they have. If I had to pick in order of top pick to lowest:

1. Afe
2. Injin
3. Spectre
4. Aem
5. K&N

These are my top five picks for filters in the same price range and similar performance.
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Thanks for your input I'll let you know what I do going in for some service tomorrow
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