I've read these reports as well. If I were in dusty/off road conditions, I wouldn't consider a reusable drop in oil type filter. No argument there.By letting in more dirt.
I've noticed zero MPG gains on any vehicle that I used these filters on. On motorcycles, I only saw HP gains when I upgraded the entire intake, a good 2 into 1 exhaust, and a proper dyno tune. I got better results when doing cam upgrades. But, these iForce engines are decades more advanced than any Harley.Though these filters are less restrictive when clean, the benefit at normal cruising speeds is minuscule. At WOT you should see a small power increase, but I seriously doubt that MPGs would go up.
Check out TundraDude34 on youtube. He recently put a Magnison (spelling?) on his 17 Platinum. He did a mileage test in a couple of different situations. The Tundra display said he was like 21MPG, but hand calculating (which he does on camera) showed close to stock readings. No significant gains in mileage and now he has to run premium gas. He knew most of this going in, so no big deal.I was thinking of getting a TRD intake as well. Sounds like I would be better off taking a cold shower and ripping up hundred dollar bills. Well there no other choice but to buy a Super Charger
Agreed. I'm not buying it either. A mod like a cold air intake is good if you want a nice roar under the hood. Otherwise, I'm not believing any significant increases are possible. Or at least not easily possible.Not you, but lots of people claim big MPG gains with simple mods and tuning kits... which seems impossible.
I can believe those SCs would screw up the MPG calculator, but on a NA engine the computers should at least be consistent if not accurate.The Tundra display said he was like 21MPG, but hand calculating (which he does on camera) showed close to stock readings. No significant gains in mileage and now he has to run premium gas.
Good ole TundraDude34. I found him on youtube earlier this year. Initially I thought "Ugh what the?" It didn't take long for me to appreciate him. He's just a dude obsessed with his Tundra and he's willing to spend insane amounts of money. On top of that, he's sharing his experiences with us. No claims to be an expert or know more than anyone else.I know Tundra dude videos well. I was thinking HP and throttle responce not mpg. Have to convince the wife on Super Charger. It was funny that the computer told Tundra dude he was getting 22mpg in reality he was getting 16mpg. Look on his face was priceless, in fact I was a bit dumbfounded to.