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I just ordered a few K&N oil filters for our 660's and was wondering what everyone else is running. I usually run OEM but K&N is about $7 cheaper...Now I know thats not much if it saves my engine but if they are as good or better than OEM why not spend the extra money on gas :D

What do you guys think?
 

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Ya dude there is no reason to pay more for oem when i bet k&n is better. Oem is always more expensive.
 

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I've been running K&N, but I just ordered four of the Neutron Safe Guard filters from RMATV to try, they got excellent reviews, as good as K&N and OEM both, and the price was much, much better. $3.99 a filter. They are closeouts, so if anyone is interested, I'd jump on them while they still got them, lol.
 

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Thanks for the input...I think Im going to like the K&N. Especially the easy removal!
 

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STP for the early Mazda Miata - cheap, perfect fit and an absolute color match to the blue frame.
 

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STP for the early Mazda Miata - cheap, perfect fit (ON THE RAPTOR!) and an absolute color match to the blue RAPTOR frame.
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?? Bolts ??

You mean the washers under the bolts? No need to get rid of the bolts and I usually re-use the washer unless they're torn up.
 

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I run the K&N oil filters as well. I know a lot of guys use automotive oil filters on their raptors. The down side to this is automotive filters have a lot higher by pass pressure. If the oil filter gets pluged up there is a bypass valve that opens so you dont starve the engine of oil. The raptor doesnt even produce as much oil pressure that most automotive filters would consider normal oil pressure. There is no way the raptor's pump would build enough pressure to open an automotive filter's by pass valve.
 

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Edit in response to jmoore.

I have the 2004 Raptor with a red frame and white skins but it would look awesome on my friends blue frame raptor. Thanks!!!
 

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Amsoil Ea filter. Comes in chrome so looks great and last forever. Run it in my suv also
 

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The down side to this is automotive filters have a lot higher by pass pressure. If the oil filter gets pluged up there is a bypass valve that opens so you dont starve the engine of oil.
Agreed - BUT we don't leave the filter in for 5000 miles, either... at the rate we SHOULD change them, they'll never come close to plugging up. If, however, you have a tendency to leave your oil and or filter in for a very long time, this IS an issue...

Of course, if the bypass OPENS you're now running unfiltered oil so, as far as I'm concerned, you're screwed either way. Unfiltered oil vs. no oil... guess the first is better, but not by much. Change the oil and filter often, instead.
 

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I have the 2004 Raptor with a red frame and white skins but it would look awesome on my friends blue frame raptor. Thanks!!!
I run the K&N for the Raptor 660r. It is black and has an easy on/off via 17mm hex bolt head on the top of the filter. K&N is by far the best filter I have used. As for oil I use Amsoil 0W40 4 Stroke Oil. Formulated for wet clutches and made the clutch engagement smoother than the oem Yamalube i was using. Spend the extra $ and get the higher quality products. Helps the motor. Oil/filters are cheap when motors are quite pricey and eat wallets.

Thanks for reading, Brad.
 
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