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Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Western Washington State
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Pohlhammer, I would very much like to know whether you can use their "holder" and put a regular 2-stage foam filter on it. If you could disassemble it into its component parts and take a few pictures before putting it back together and putting it in your machine, I would very much appreciate that.
The ring at the front is the part that I think causes the issue, and if I can get a better one and not use K&N's actual filter, I'd be interested.
Beyond that, the K&N vs. no-K&N debate rages on ever and always on the forums. It goes something like this:
Person A: The K&N filter is far superior!
Person B: The K&N filter will destroy your engine!
Person A: Not if you follow the instructions!
Person B: The shop told me it will void my warranty if I use K&N filters!
Person C: K&N says that's not true.
Person B: Tell that to my dealer!
Person A: The K&N filter works great! I ran it for 5 years in my diesel pickup so it must be awesome for off-road vehicles.
Person D: I ran the K&N filter, followed every instruction to the letter, and found dust in my throttle body.
Person F: U dun it rong LAWL!!!1
Person E: Did you put silicone grease around the outside edge between the foam rubber gasket and the filter?
Person D: The instructions didn't say anything about doing that!
Person G: Is it worth the risk? Just run the stock paper filter.
Person C: The K&N filter saves me a ton of money because while I will happily spend $250 on a polished billet aluminum fire extinguisher mount and $600 on a pair of lighted flag whips and $1800 on a waterproof roof mounted stereo system, $1100 in gas to haul my crap to Glamis twice a year, and a crapload of money on non-ethanol gas and fuel stabilizer, I am too cheap to keep buying paper filters.
There you go, now you don't have to go read any more forum threads about K&N filters.
Edit: I am Person D, and this was written regarding the Polaris ACE, hence the mention of disposable paper filters.
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