High Flow Air Filter from AirAid

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Just curious who is running the Blue High Flow Air Filter from Ford Performance that is made by Air Aid and if any significant difference that is noticeable.

 

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Just curious who is running the Blue High Flow Air Filter from Ford Performance that is made by Air Aid and if any significant difference that is noticeable.
It looks cool.

That's pretty much it.

Then comes the discussion on filtration versus flow, which people looovve for some reason.

 

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Not me. I just wanted blue also, to match my coil covers.

As a side note, Amsoil has a correct fitment blue filter as well that doesn’t get a lot of discussion.
 

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I am so I can wash and reuse. Can't do that with the paper one. Plus I got it for $50 from someone really shady on eBay.
 


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No noticeable power gains but does flow a lot better than stock filter. Could see a minimal throttle response increase and a little more sound out of the intake.
 

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I have not noticed any difference whatsoever in terms of vehicle performance, nor did I expect any. I bought it so that I could wash and re-use.
 
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I figured its minimal if any performance gains, I think if anything the blue color will look cool.
 

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Blue rules (says me with a Kona Blue GT350R and a blue air filter).
 

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I agree with those who think the color change looks great!
I took it one step further… I painted the factory paper filter with a heat-resistant enamel. It looked awesome, but the VooDoo was starved for power and barely ran.
I’m no idiot and by no means a quitter.
I figured the fumes from the paint were messing with the air/fuel ratio… time for plan-B.
I used colored plasti-dip & boy did it look amazing… but…..!
The car refused to even start now…!
So I bought a blue Airaid filter and the car started and ran… huge improvement from my factory (modified) filter.
 

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Just curious who is running the Blue High Flow Air Filter from Ford Performance that is made by Air Aid and if any significant difference that is noticeable.
I also installed the blue FP Airaid ("Air-Raid" :crackup: ) filter for 2 reasons: I read somewhere that it offered a 5% increase in power, and that it was washable, thereby saving $ to eventually replace it like you'd have to do if constantly using the OEM yellow paper air filter.

If it offered any increase in power, I haven't been able to discern it, but there's no decline either, so no harm done there. I didn't mind yellow color of the original, but the blue color is more appropriate for a Ford product (e.g., "Blue Oval" brand, or "Performance Blue" paint).
 

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I agree with those who think the color change looks great!
I took it one step further… I painted the factory paper filter with a heat-resistant enamel. It looked awesome, but the VooDoo was starved for power and barely ran.
I’m no idiot and by no means a quitter.
I figured the fumes from the paint were messing with the air/fuel ratio… time for plan-B.
I used colored plasti-dip & boy did it look amazing… but…..!
The car refused to even start now…!
So I bought a blue Airaid filter and the car started and ran… huge improvement from my factory (modified) filter.
Dave, I love your methodology and problem solving conclusion thus opening up the true power that you were able to unleash with the true blue "Airaid" filter. I have this setup with this "red/pink" filter. It makes my car definitely sound "angry" at WOT. Don't know how much if any HP increase there is though. Reminds me of "back in the day" when you would flip over the air cleaner lid on your car, so the car would roar at WOT. BTY, my "red/pink" filter is ok for guys....yes ? 🤔

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I tend to support those that do this.
 

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Just to add, try the brand "Outerwears" micron pre filter on your aftermarket CAI filter. I have it and it works great on a conical.

This is the exact Outerwears micron prefilterI am using for the Airaid conical, which is a fairly large conical filter:
http://www.americanmuscle.com/prefilter-airaid-cai-2015.html


Outerwears link:
https://www.outerwears.com

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The purpose of a prefilter is to block the smallest particulate matter from the main filter. An uncovered filter will clog much faster, whether it's a stock paper filter OR a "performance" filter. The prefilter will and does prevent the main filter from becoming saturated with debris AND at the same time it is deflecting particulate from itself due to its material and design.

All I do with mine is just use a shop vac to remove any debris from the bottom of the box and off the surface of the OW micron. Quarterly maintenance I'll remove the OW micron and rinse (it dries practically instantly). I've run it in full pollen season too and never had an issue with it clogging OR the underlying conical filter becoming dirty from pass through.

Here's my original Micron thread showing my Outerwears micron on my prior 2016 S550 after 5,000 miles of use. It's no BS, it works as designed and works very well. I'm using the same micron on my 2018.

https://www.mustang6g.com/forums/th...-tip-add-micron-sock-to-conical-filter.84459/

As one can see in the linked images in that thread, the debris is sitting on top of the Outerwears and isn't "clogging it" at all. If I tapped the Outerwears, that debris would fall right to the bottom of the air box. The same happens when there is airflow occurring, debris will deflect off the Outerwears and into the bottom of the air box. If the Outerwears was not in place, that same debris would have been packed into the pleats of the main filter.
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Just curious who is running the Blue High Flow Air Filter from Ford Performance that is made by Air Aid and if any significant difference that is noticeable.
What is the minimum hp increase needed to be able to feel it?
Answer: way more than a air filter can offer
 

 
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