you replace your S&B Dry Disposable Air Filter will depend
on the conditions in which you drive. As a rule, we recommend
that you replace your filter at a minimum of every 12,000-15,000
miles. The Filter should be inspected during oil changes and
regular service intervals. If you live in extreme dusty climates
or frequently drive off road, we recommend that you replace
your filter on a more frequent basis.
Can I clean an S&B Dry Disposable Filter?
the filter is disposable; however, the life of a filter can
be significantly extended under most conditions by lightly
tapping the filter top on a hard surface and using low-pressure
compressed air (100 psi maximum) from the inside out to dislodge
any dirt or debris from the filter pleats. Under NO circumstances
should this filter be washed, as this will damage the filter
Will cleaning a Dry Filter with compressed air damage
to the filter?
have tested this process in our ISO 5011 Test Lab and test
results show that capacity of the filter was improved without
damaging the efficiency. Visit www.sbfilters.com/dryfilter
to see test results of a filter cleaned with compressed air.
Will cleaning a Dry Filter with compressed air help
the performance of the filter?
using compressed air to clean out an S&B Dry Filter will
not return the filter to factory condition, it will extend
the life of the filter and improve its airflow. Visit www.sbfilters.com/dryfilter
for see the test results supporting this claim.
Can I apply oil to an S&B Dry Filter?
not be applied to S&B's Dry Filter.
How does an S&B Dry Filter compare to an S&B
Cotton Gauze Filter?
years of R&D, but our Dry Filters actually have comparable
airflow rates to our cotton gauze filters while still providing
excellent filtration. Don't take our word for it, check out
the ISO 5011 Test Results comparing the two types of filters.
Should I buy an S&B Dry Filter or Cleanable Cotton
you are not sacrificing performance with either choice, the
decision comes down to whether you would rather throw away
the filter or clean it.
What does an S&B Dry Filter cost?
S&B's Dry Filters for an S&B Intake Kit cost $45 while
the same filter in Cotton is only $55.
How does S&B's Dry Filter compare to AFE and AEM's?
fairly easy to make a filter that has good flow characteristics;
however, the real trick is stopping the dirt while improving
the airflow. This is what separates S&B's New Dry Filter
from AFE & AEM equivalent. In our opinion, AFE and AEM's
"cleanable" claim comes at a price, which is poor
filtration. While the life of S&B's Dry Filter can be
extended using compressed air, it should be ultimately discarded
instead of cleaned.