DaToy Gets a New Vortex Prefilter

I installed my Toyota FJ Cruiser Vortex Prefilter for the Air Intake today. The part cost $100.00 and took about 10 minutes to install. For people that drive the FJ Cruiser off-road this is a simple yet recommended modification for 2007 FJ’s. The prefilter is an option in the 2008-2009 model years. The filter uses a louvers to cause the air to spine as it enters the intake.( 2008 FJ Air Intake Precleaner ) This causes junk that is in the air to fall out and be expelled.

The installation requires that the intake box be removed:

To do so remove the 2 bolts holding it and then undo the clamp holding the intake.



Once the intake box is removed the vortex prefilter can be installed.

– Slip the end with the foam ring on it into the hole in the fender.

– Line up the bolt hols and replace the bolts.

– Attache the intake and tighten the clamp.


That’s it. An easy upgrade that all off-road FJ’s should get.



Tomas has lived in Colorado since age 5. Having grown up on the Western Slope of Colorado lots of time was spent in the Desert Southwest. Tomas' father introduced him to the love of 4 wheeling at an early age in the high mountains around Aspen, Colorado. While an avid Mountain Biker, Tomas and his Family enjoy adventures in the mountains and desert in the remote locations that can only be reached by 4wd. Day hikes are always a must when on the family trips. While enjoying outdoor activities he wants to share his love as a certified 4wd trainer and ski instructor. Tomas also enjoys caving and cave exploration. Tomas currently resides in Colorado Springs. 


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