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What aftermarket filters do you recommend (oem measurements)? I’ve read some filters aren’t an exact fit. Thnx!
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I use an AEM DryFlow and just clean it every 15,000 miles.

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I use an AEM DryFlow and just clean it every 15,000 miles.

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Gentlemen, are you guys running an AEM in the stock airbox?
No codes? No crap getting past it to the MAF?

Been thinking about one for awhile now.

Are there any downsides?

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Yes it is just a panel filter that replace OEM filter. Drops right in to stock air box. No codes have been thrown, no build up on MAF, I wash mine in congruence with my time interval of every oil change. So far so good. No complaints
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Here is an excellent air filter review from a GMC truck center

After reading this, I switched to an STP branded filter.

Air Filter Comparison Study - GM Truck Central
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Here is an excellent air filter review from a GMC truck center

After reading this, I switched to an STP branded filter.

Air Filter Comparison Study - GM Truck Central
Great comparison chart, a number of good filters. I ordered the WIX 46213.
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Gentlemen, are you guys running an AEM in the stock airbox?
No codes? No crap getting past it to the MAF?

Been thinking about one for awhile now.

Are there any downsides?
The AEM is a dry flow filter so their is no oil unlike an K&N. I've had mine now for a little over a year and no issues. I've hosed it out once and let it dry and it's g2g again.
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Great comparison chart, a number of good filters. I ordered the WIX 46213.
The only negative to this test is the style of filter which was being tested.
To be clear, being this was a GM Truck air filter comparison, the filters being tested were of a cylindrical style vs the flat panel which we use.

However, I can see no reason why a manufacturer would use a different filter media for a flat panel vs a cylindrical filter, so the results should be pretty close to identical.

In addition, the author of this test made it clear "The 5µm spherical aluminum powder used in this test is a VERY fine powder, and was used to try and simulate a ‘worst case scenario’ to get a better differentiation between the performances of each filter.

Obviously, with even a slightly larger particulate, the results of this test would have the filters performing more evenly.

Lastly, the author of this article was clear in stating;
"My conclusion with regards to airflow is that choosing a filter type or style for ‘more flow’ for either performance, or fuel mileage, is useless. The benefits of simply changing from a dirty filter, to a clean one, will give more benefit, than just changing from one filter style to another."
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I use AEM for trails (easy to clean), and I pop the OEM style filter back in for normal driving.


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