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I am about to order the cp-e intake and it comes with the option of an oiled filter or a dry filter. Which one should I go with? What are the pros and cons of each?
 

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I'm new to the ST/turbo community, but typically oiled filters can cover your MAF sensor in the oil, which can have negative results. Increased maintenance with no filtering/airflow improvement over a good quality dry filter.
 

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I don't really know any benefits of a dry filter. I know most people on here run an oiled filter, like the Green Filter or K&N. As far as I knew I thought the lifetime filters all came with the filter recharge kits which are basically oil.
 

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I thought the FoST's were MAP based sensors and not MAF?
 
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MAP based means we don't worry about oily sensors due to filter.
And can run a bov issue free.

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oiled flows more air at the expense of not filtering as well. As already mentioned, over oiling isn't a huge concern since there is no MAF, but dry media filter you just wash and let dry-- super easy. I prefer the dry media, but I got the green oiled filter for the ST. The fit was perfect and is a perfect stock replacement in the stock airbox. From what I saw, the dry flow filter wasn't exactly the same and didn't look like it fit as well in the stock box.
 

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Don't worry about whether or not it is oiled or dry. Choose the kit that fits your needs for fit and finish. Either will flow better than stock and an oiled filter is easy to clean and oil correctly. I have used oiled filters on all my cars for years. I clean them once a year so they really are not much more difficult to use.
 

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I went with the oiled SynoilD filter and the optional pre-filter. I think this is a great combination that provides great filtering and high flow.

 

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AEM dry flow is a perfect fit for my stock air box and when I researched, it was something like 99% as efficient as a paper filter while flowing more, not as much as some of the oiled but more than the stock paper. And it's $40
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You should oil the filter. But don't forget to add a min-catch can between it and the intake manifold.



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Is it bad i didnt oil my green filter. I had k&ns in the past and i never oiled them.
Oiled filters come pre-oiled (I didn't find any that don't). You're suppose to oil after you clean w/ recharging kit (from green if you want it to keep looking green, K&N's is red).
 
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