K&N air filter

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    Putting this out there.
    What is the advantage of K&N air filters over standard air filters?
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    More air flow.
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    And washable for long life
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    Where is the best place to buy them and do they need any treatment before install?
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    You can get them on eBay. They need to be oiled sprayed or wiped before install. Plenty of YouTube clips.
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    Also on eBay in Perth lol
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    For the extra cost, I wouldn't waste my time. Current oem filters have been proven to flow as good as k&n.
    If you want to go with k&n,, don't expect any amazing benefit.
    Their technology is behind current performance filters.
    (ps, their oil filters are crap, avoid at all costs)
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    I have never used K and N oil filters before but I was given one recently and was going to use it on my next oil change. Why are they crap and should I just toss it in the bin and use my usual oil filter.?
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    Yep, stick with the Suzuki eom filter. They have a habit or bursting, leaking, and the nut fixture at the end does sfa except break off.
    Do a google search and read some of the stories on the oil filters.