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The best air filter to sand

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Old 05-21-2012, 06:34 AM
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The best air filter to sand

Tell me wiser guys, what would be the best air filter to sand surface?
Dry sand i very dusty and fine-grained, and those small partiles can get to to the engine very easily.
I had one dt-1 filter and that let the sand thru, so that kind im not using any more.

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Old 05-21-2012, 06:46 AM
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stocker, with filter oil and prefilter

* make sure those cab bolts are tight
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Old 05-21-2012, 06:48 AM
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I run stock HPI with outerwares, and have had great luck

If they are cleaned and oiled right, they do very well
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Old 05-21-2012, 06:55 AM
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The best filter setup I have used is the stock setup with the TGN redneck filter and outerwears. I use the foam filter oil in the spray can sold at DDM and also apply a little grease to the inside blue filter were it meets the plastic housing just for good measure. I live in west Texas and have run in fine sand and also at the sand dunes were its more like beach sand and have not had a problem with dirt in the engine. IMO the other aftermarket filters don't work unless you drive strictly on road
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:19 AM
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The best filter setup I have used is the stock setup with the TGN redneck filter and outerwears. I use the foam filter oil in the spray can sold at DDM and also apply a little grease to the inside blue filter were it meets the plastic housing just for good measure. I live in west Texas and have run in fine sand and also at the sand dunes were its more like beach sand and have not had a problem with dirt in the engine. IMO the other aftermarket filters don't work unless you drive strictly on road
+1 Best setup I've used
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:42 AM
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I also use the stock filter with dual stage redneck outer, and an outerwears prefilter, mounted on a phatdad shreadstack inclined velocity stack. Love it! No reason to change a thing.
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:57 PM
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I also use the stock filter with dual stage redneck outer, and an outerwears prefilter, mounted on a phatdad shreadstack inclined velocity stack. Love it! No reason to change a thing.
ditto! My setup exactly!
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Old 05-21-2012, 04:24 PM
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i use the redneck and stock filter too. i don't even run outer ware junk on it. you MUST!!!!! run it with good oil for it to work right. some people don't oil it, and it doesn't even work. the basic principle of the foam filter system is oil sticking to the dirt. oil the inner stock element and the yellow part of the tgn filter. dirt never even gets past the second stage of the redneck. i never need to wash the stock inner one and i run on DUSSSTYYYYY ver very dusty stuff and it never got in the engine, exept before i got the tgn filter the stock outer grey element is GARBAGE

the stupid grey pre filter cost me a brand new ss engine.
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:01 PM
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I dont oil the redneck. Just the stock inner. But then i run the outerwears so i get the same results.
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:31 PM
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9 years and still going....K&N with an outerwear!!!
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9 years and still going....K&N with an outerwear!!!
What a suprise I though I was the only one on here who runs a K&N. I havent had a baja near as long but so far so good, loose dirt that resembles Talcum Powder. I run a K&N RC-1130 filter on a blur high torque v stack.
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:50 PM
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I have heard that k&n filter would let sand in quite easily?
But obviously that is not so..
I bought few different air filter.
One uni filter and im going to use on that pipercross triple filter, so there is 4-layers.
Pipercross is this model.

And also bought one bzm filter, but that is only grass tracks.
I think that bzm filter has made also pipercross, so that is not bad quality filter.
But in pure sand, there must be a good filter, or engine will be damaged.
Do you guys clean your filter after every run on sand?
And what do you when you clean your filters?
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Old 05-22-2012, 05:11 AM
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What a suprise I though I was the only one on here who runs a K&N. I havent had a baja near as long but so far so good, loose dirt that resembles Talcum Powder. I run a K&N RC-1130 filter on a blur high torque v stack.
It was in my FG Marder first.then pulled it when I got the first Baja.Now its in my second Baja.
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:20 AM
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Thumbs up

2 years with the threshold/senad and a primary filter.....outerwares for good measure,but i dont pay for the Tecumseh filters so happy days down here
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I use the stock HPI filter on the B and the easy clearance filters that came with the twin on the SC. Mostly run in the sand and haven't hurt a motor yet. I clean in a small bucket of gas and re-oil with PJ-1 filter oil after every run. As long as you use a good tacky filter oil and work it into the filter no sand will get thru. I don't think it matters how many layers of foam you have, it's the oil that traps the sand. I do run the outerwears on both but I don't believe they actually do that much.
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:46 AM
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So far 17 tanks on 1 tecumseh. All I run in is sand. Thus highly recommend Senad filter system
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:58 AM
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+1 on the Threshold or Senad setup with a Tecumseh filter!!
No more oil and no problems!!
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I dont oil the redneck. Just the stock inner. But then i run the outerwears so i get the same results.
your actually worse off then with the stock one if you don't oil the redneck. you might as well just run the inner foam only (same thing with the stock one. it does nothing) if you oil it, you will never need to clean the inner element. read the little strip of paper in the bag when you get it. it will tell you to oil the yellow part, as it is designed to work oiled. since the cells of the foam are so much bigger then the stock outer filter, it will let in MORE stuff.



one mod i do to the stock filter is to run a felt "gasket" between the filter end cap and the plastic support frame. there is a chance that dirt can creep through where the body clip hold the end cap on, and then it only needs to go through that super thin section of the inner element to get into the motor. the felt washer stops this. just cut a piece of felt you get at a craft store, poke a hole, and put it on before installing the end cap.

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Old 05-23-2012, 09:33 AM
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I did this setup to my baja for now, i test how well it works.
A bit big it is, but who cares if it works
So there is inside bzm dual filter oiled, and then there is prefilter and top of that this
pipercross triple filter, and that is clean, no oiled, like that outer filter never should be oiled.
That package is so large ball, that there i could not find prefilter.
I have been thinking to go back to stock filter, but im going to need that shread industries inclined shread stack, that stock plastic is so poor..
Any one has that??

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Old 05-24-2012, 10:13 AM
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So the base is this.

And the shell is that pipercross, and between these filters there is this rc skin pre filter.
So, what do you homies think about that makeshift?
Should i get block that deam sand with this, or just go back to the basics:S
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