The ford performance air filter

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I strongly recommend everyone get the metal mesh blue FP filter and ditch the paper filter. The paper filter is only good for 3000-4000 miles (every oil change) when at the end of that period the bottom of the filter is literally covered in black mud. The blue filter is $79.99 (vs $23 paper) but its reusable. It also increases the throttle sensitivity especially in normal mode and makes the intake noise a bit more noticeable. Its a no brainer for $79.

The material quality is also noticeably better.





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I strongly recommend everyone get the metal mesh blue FP filter and ditch the paper filter. The paper filter is only good for 3000-4000 miles (every oil change) when at the end of that period the bottom of the filter is literally covered in black mud. The blue filter is $79.99 (vs $23 paper) but its reusable. It also increases the throttle sensitivity especially in normal mode and makes the intake noise a bit more noticeable. Its a no brainer for $79.

The material quality is also noticeably better.
The blue washable airaid filter I just purchased matches that description. I believe they are one in the same?
 

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Is there a need to wash, dry then re-oil the blue FP filter? I always tended to over-oil my K&N filters...
 

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Is there a need to wash, dry then re-oil the blue FP filter? I always tended to over-oil my K&N filters...
AiRaid makes both and oiled and oiless filter for these cars. It depends on which one you purchased. The SynthaMax is their oiless filter.
 

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This is the one you'd want. As mentioned, it's a non-oiled one. It says to wash with mild detergent and air dry. I kept the OEM filter as a back-up when this one is drying.

https://www.americanmuscle.com/frpp-highflow-air-filter-1517gt350.html

It is the Airaid 863-399. In fact, mine shipped in a Ford Performance box, but had the Airaid box inside. So, whichever you can find at the lowest price would be fine.
 

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If this really increases throttle response and induction noise, I might consider it as well.
 

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Guys, do NOT take this as bible but I swear my car is louder after I changed to the FP filter. :shrug:

Anyway, just MY observation and it's probably wrong...
 

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If this really increases throttle response and induction noise, I might consider it as well.
Does anyone know the Micron rating for this filter... in comparison to a stock filter? I’m sure that the flow characteristics are better than the original filter. Since particle-removal filter elements are rated by the size of particles they trap, I was just wondering about the difference in Micron ratings between the two.
 

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