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Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 11:15 am 
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Hi,

Of the performance air filters, does any of them perform better than one another. For example grab a standard BA falcon 6.

Chuck in a K&N Panel filter vs a AIR HOG Panel Air filter (supercheap auto) VS BMC air filter vs any other brand we can think off.

Are they much the same or is one really better than another??

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 11:23 am 
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Each brand seems to claim they're the best flowing.
Personally I stick with K&N as they seem to be the biggest mob with the largest range.
I've yet to come acros any decent non biased comparisons.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 2:15 pm 
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Either one when they are brand new. K&N are well known and will give you a good result.

But on an ongoing basis, probably best to continue using paper filters. Over the life of one of these "cleanable" filters, you will get better peformance and service out of paper filters.
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Either one when they are brand new. K&N are well known and will give you a good result.

But on an ongoing basis, probably best to continue using paper filters. Over the life of one of these "cleanable" filters, you will get better peformance and service out of paper filters.

better performance and service life???
HUH??

yeah, i ve stuck with K&N in the past.. Good filture quality too..

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 2:33 pm 
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arm79 wrote:
Either one when they are brand new. K&N are well known and will give you a good result.

But on an ongoing basis, probably best to continue using paper filters. Over the life of one of these "cleanable" filters, you will get better peformance and service out of paper filters.

better performance and service life???
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yeah, i ve stuck with K&N in the past.. Good filture quality too..


Because its been proven in the past (independantly as well) that any sort of cleanable filter will start getting clogged with dirt and stuff you can not clean out. So it will end up flowing less then a standrd paper filter.

So, over the usable life span of these cleanable filters, I can purchase X number of paper filters and have a brand new clean filter everytime, flowing 100% of its capacity. And overall it will cost less then the one off purchase of a K&N.

And on top of that, I don't have the worries of over oiling the filter and potentially clogging throttle plates, ISC's and MAF's.
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Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 2:51 pm 
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Here's the post from ages ago...

Shame the link in it doesnt work anymore. It was a really good read, and a really good test.

http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=9673&highlight=filter%20test
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what about those airhog filters from super cheap. are they sh*%house or are they ok?

 

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You shouldn't have to worry about the oil if you let the filter dry, i think people clean the filter then put it straight back into the car, Big no no

 

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Have you ever heard anyone complain about their k&n. Theres your answer.

 

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i had one and threw the f**k out at the first service,never bought anything like it since.

 

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My mates and i must have bought all the good ones then. Im yet to have any problems, bought more than 10 so far. Did have a Razo in there that was pretty good on my Evo. Expensive though

 

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I bought a K&N panel filter just after i bought the car and have not had a problem.
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what about those airhog filters from super cheap. are they sh*%house or are they ok?


If they're sold only by Supercheap then I wouldn't be trusting them. Not when a K&N which is a well known reputable brand can be had for not a whole lot more.
With that said, my motorbike mechanic recomends the air filters Supercrap sell for motorbikes (but then most motorbikes come standard with a peice of cruddy foam as there filter).

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:14 pm 
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My mates and i must have bought all the good ones then. Im yet to have any problems, bought more than 10 so far. Did have a Razo in there that was pretty good on my Evo. Expensive though


just a quick note? If they last for 400,000km and you bought 10 of them, does that mean your ride has 4 million km on the clock? :lol:

just joking..

 

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