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DIY: Re-usable Washable In-Cab Air Filter Mod

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by csuviper, Nov 11, 2014.

  1. Nov 11, 2014 at 10:24 PM
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    csuviper

    csuviper [OP] Moderator Staff Member

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    Some Mods :) See build thread for details
    Needed Materials:
    - Adjustable Washable Furnace Air Filter (I used one from Home Depot). Make sure to get the adjustable one.
    [​IMG]

    Needed tools:
    - Scissors
    - Utility Knife
    - Drill

    I have a 2012 Tundra which may have a slightly different size filter and slightly different way to access the filter from the glove box than <2011 and 3rd gens.

    Start by removing the existing in-cab air filter. To do this open the glove box. Remove the shelf by pulling up.
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    As you can see, these filters can get very dirty if not replaced (or cleaned) regularly.
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    Remove the first access panel.
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    Remove the second access panel.
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    Remove the new air filter material from the plastic c-channel frame. Use one smaller and one larger c-channels and cut them to match the size of the existing filter.
    [​IMG]

    Next cut the filter material and plastic grid to fit within the frame. Insert into the frame.
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    Then drill 2 holes in the corners of the frame and insert the provided plastic rivets in the holes to lock the frame together. The plastic rivets come in the package with the adjustable filter.
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    Final step is putting the filter back into the truck and putting all the pieces back in place.
    [​IMG]


    Two in-cab filters can be made out of this one furnace filter. Got this idea from this same mod on a Tacoma.
     
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2014
  2. Apr 6, 2015 at 6:02 AM
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    atrinh15

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    Ready lift 3/2 Fuel Mavericks 22x9.5 Nitti Terra Grappler G2 - 285/55/22 K/N air filter TRD sway bar SS Fisher plow Mesh grill painted to match Rear bumper painted white
    Whats the price on that filter? Do they filter the same ?
     
  3. Apr 6, 2015 at 10:09 PM
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    csuviper

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  4. Apr 7, 2015 at 5:42 AM
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    Thanks Brian i have to order it in my area.
     
  5. Nov 2, 2016 at 6:03 AM
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    I believe K&N make one for our trucks which are reusable
     
  6. Nov 2, 2016 at 7:54 AM
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    I just popped this bad boy in a week or so ago.

    IMG_1187.jpg
     
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  7. Nov 2, 2016 at 7:58 AM
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    Going to get mine tomorrow
     
  8. Nov 2, 2016 at 8:07 AM
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    csuviper

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    Well yea would have gone that route instead. Oh well. It's fun to Fab up stuff.
     
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  9. Nov 2, 2016 at 8:10 AM
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    Very true and this is new from K&N must have been reading forums about guys doing the washable mod lol
     
  10. Nov 2, 2016 at 8:12 AM
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    csuviper

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    Yea I bet.
     
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