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Cabin Air Filter DEAL!

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by 4runningMan, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. Jun 11, 2019 at 11:02 PM
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    4runningMan

    4runningMan [OP] New Member

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    I just received my replacement cabin air filter from Amazon. This is a heck of a deal. Stock up, folks.

    Quality is on par with OEM. Works just fine. Price is hard to beat. Part number is different than the Toyota part number but this is the one you need...

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  2. Jun 12, 2019 at 4:32 AM
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    fixer5000

    fixer5000 the logical one

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    thats the lowest price i ever saw. buy 10 at a time. tyc is the next lowest and have no issues with em
     
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  3. Jun 12, 2019 at 6:32 AM
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    I just put in the K&N reusable cabin filter in mine and I love it...
     
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  4. Jun 12, 2019 at 7:40 AM
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    Has a bit of bad reviews of being basically transparent … keep us posted on how it performs for you.


    Edit: Sure it's fine if rotated every 3-5k miles and still worth it at the low price point.
     
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  5. Jun 12, 2019 at 8:40 AM
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    I'd buy 10 now and lose um after using 1. So I'd lose money.
     
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  6. Jun 12, 2019 at 4:28 PM
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    It's a cabin air filter I mean honestly what's the rating criteria? I have no idea if I have a shitty one or not (OEM.) When I'm ready I'll buy the first national brand I touch in the parts store.
     
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  7. Jun 12, 2019 at 10:10 PM
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    This denso is less transparent than the TYC. Obviously there's a trade off. Thicker equals less airflow, cleaner air. Thinner equals more airflow.

    If you want more airflow, stick with the TYC. If you're prone to allergens, the denso is top notch.

    I really don't care about "cleaning" the air. We breathe the outside air all the time and it's just fine.

    But I AM happy to get a filter for 5 bucks. I'm not here to argue air filter quality. Just sharing a good deal. I like to change mine out every few months. $5 is a lot better than $15.
     
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  8. Jun 12, 2019 at 10:15 PM
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    It's not "basically transparent". It's totally fine. I have no doubt you'd be satisfied. And I'm a stickler when it comes to quality stuff. This denso filter leaves nothing to be desired.
     
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  9. Jun 12, 2019 at 11:13 PM
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    Strandskov

    Strandskov Take the Road Less Traveled

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    Sharing is much appreciated
     
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  10. Jun 13, 2019 at 6:02 AM
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    Hey I agree 5 bucks is great and thanks for sharing... My god you change them every few months? Send me your old ones your throwing away perfectly good filters. That is unless your driving in a total dust bowl 24/7. :turtleride:
     
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  11. Jun 13, 2019 at 9:43 AM
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    nimby

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    Anyone know who makes a good carbon filter for the cabin?
     
  12. Jun 13, 2019 at 10:00 PM
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    Have you ever looked at a new filter side by side with a 5 month old filter? One is gray, one is white.

    I assume gray restricts airflow? I'm not certain (nor am i an automotive professional). But for five bucks two or three times a year, I'm game.
     
  13. Jun 14, 2019 at 7:05 AM
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    I've seen the WIX and Fram ones and assume they are fine. My questions have always been: Do they restrict airflow and do they actually work?

    My wife's Infiniti had one in it....When I went to change it, I unknowingly bought a regular one. Not sure there has been any difference, but then it's her car and I doubt she'd notice any airflow changes.
     
  14. Jun 18, 2019 at 8:55 PM
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    I figure I breathe the outside air all the time and have made to the half-century mark just fine, so I just spray my cologne of choice on the filter every few weeks to keep the cabin smellin' good. Ok seriously, I don't see a big issue with this particular filter, but I really do change it periodically just for giggles. thanks to OP for the heads up.
     
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  15. Jun 18, 2019 at 10:38 PM
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    I've used thick ones and thin ones. Pros and cons to both. I actually prefer the thicker ones that restrict a bit of air. So when it's on the lowest fan setting I'm just getting a tiny bit of ventilation. With the thinner filters, you actually get quite a bit of airflow on the lowest fan setting. I do like the thinner ones in the summer for AC blasting on high.

    But we're really splitting hairs here. In the last week I've tried the $16 Purolator filter that I'm convinced would filter near microscopic pollens, dust, allergens, etc. The filter media is very dense. If you live in a dusty climate and like to have outside air in the cab, this is the filter for you.

    I also tried the $4 Denso in the first post here and although it's not nearly as dense as the Purolator, the airflow isn't that noticeably different on high. But on the low fan setting it lets more air through.

    I'm totally satisfied with both filters and will probably go with the denso from here on simply due to price. I like to swap mine out a couple times a year. I just don't like running a gray filter. And after 6 months, mine are gray.

    I'd imagine the Purolator will "gray up" much faster than the Denso, simply due to the thickness. It's a fairly stout filter media. Looks very similar to my Honeywell HEPA home air filter.
     
  16. Jun 18, 2019 at 10:44 PM
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    To be honest, if you swapped a thick filter for a thin filter in any of our trucks without telling us, we probably wouldn't know the difference. That's the conclusion I've come to this week running both thick and thin (Purolator and Denso).
     
  17. Jun 18, 2019 at 10:46 PM
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    In my experience the carbon ones DO restrict airflow. At least, they did in my Tacoma. Haven't tried one in the runner.
     
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