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Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 12:35 am 
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Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 1:46 pm 
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I have the pod filter and it is easy to fit, jjust pull the air box off and put it on the end ot the tube suport it with a pod braket. i found that i get better fule ecconemy, a better note when in midrange and high range RPM's and did notice a small amount of power gain, well worth the money, get a POD

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 1:48 pm 
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Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 4:15 pm 
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the general consensus here on fordmods seems to be K&N, personally I use K&N. 1000000km warranty, trusted brand and from what I have found and been told there has been alot of independent tests that prove they are better in the long run. but even if you say f**k all the tests . . there are alot of people here on fordmods that have them and never complain. I ahve never seen a post where someone complained about the efficiency or quality of their K&N.

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 5:38 pm 
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my falcon only drives on sealed roads, and tassie isnj't over populated like some of your eastern places ;-) so it's fairly clean and the K&n provides more than enough filtration for me!

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 5:45 pm 
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Back in my ford laser days the K&N air filter made a difference so it would make a bigger difference in a i6 or V8. The yanks invented these filters for drag racing so they must be better. Just listen to the difference in air suction when u rev your car
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Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 4:13 am 
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This question is not about performance, or induction sound, or economy...

Its about the filter types and their efficiency to provide a much cleaner intake. Regardless of the cost involved with the filters... the concencus seems to be paper = better for engine longevity, foam = better for engine efficiency...

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 10:59 am 
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South wrote:
the concencus seems to be paper = better for engine longevity, foam = better for engine efficiency...


I'd agree with that. I'd also take into account the roads/conditions you are travelling. I wont use an oiled filter because of the amount of dirt roads I travel, paper for me.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 6:16 pm 
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Standard paper filters are the best. Just open the airbox and replace. No hassles about washing, drying, oiling etc., etc., :D :D

They filter as good as any aftermarket filter
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Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 7:24 pm 
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I went with K&N couse everyone else seemed too...


SHEEP!!! lol

Nah K&N For sure, I put mine in after I put the snorkel on and I noticed a BIG difference in the responsiveness, therefore I swear by K&N, been one in every ford ive owned :)
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Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 9:36 pm 
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South wrote:
Im not concerned about the increase/decrease in flow and the resulting performance. My question is in regards to which do you trust to provide the cleanest possible intake your engine could ask for.
uni-filter..................by far the best reusable filtration you can get!

flows 1% less then K&N but filters right down to 4-5 microns of dust particle compare to paper{30 microns} K&N{45 microns}

anything above 15 microns will do damage

100% australian made.

This question has been asked before, with the same reply.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 9:53 pm 
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I just wanted a pod for the noise :D I got a Simota, only $26.50.

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 2:27 am 
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I used to think
"No way am I gonna pay $130 for a K&N".

Well more fool me, best thing I ever did, actually replaced the standard filters in both cars with K&N's....
Geezus got an extra 2mpg out of the missus's BMW....

Bloody cheap and easy to clean, better filtration and better air flow.
Win Win for all.

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Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 2:33 am 
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I used to think
"No way am I gonna pay $130 for a K&N".

Well more fool me, best thing I ever did, actually replaced the standard filters in both cars with K&N's....
Geezus got an extra 2mpg out of the missus's BMW....

Bloody cheap and easy to clean, better filtration and better air flow.
Win Win for all.

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Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 10:37 am 
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paper filter. For mine, the K&N will give better performance, but I'm not convinced about it's long term effects.

There's plenty of time for the K&N users to find that it allows more air into the engine, filtering less dust. So why not cover your bases for the time being and use a paper filter?

Err on the side of caution, if you get my drift?
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