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Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 7:08 pm 
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has anyone Stats on the horse power gains and the fuel econmy gains by using a K & S filter? At $120 I was just wondering how long it would take to recuop you out lay.

Alos is the power actually noticable in a EA NA 6 ?
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Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 7:22 pm 
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Hey,

i just put in a BMC Filter into my car!! You dont really notice much more horsepower, kws etc But the fuel economy is so much better due to them breathing easier!!

I'm happy and i have noticed after 5 tanks its getting prob between 50 -100 kms more - dependant on where im driving (freeway, around town etc)

Where as some others will disagree!!
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Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 8:17 pm 
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Maybe you mean K&N not K & S? And you won't notice much at all. Probably nothing, or at least I didn't.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 8:22 pm 
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Ya thanks K & N. Thanks for you replies. So do you think it is still worth buying one?
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Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 8:27 pm 
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PWC666 wrote:
Ya thanks K & N. Thanks for you replies. So do you think it is still worth buying one?


If your planning on modding your car why not? $100 bucks is a cheap mod (going back a year ago I'd disagree, but now it is). I mean compared to a set of whee;s ($1500), extractors ($500ish), exhaust $250ish), $100 doesn't sound bad. Besides a new paper filter'll cost you $15.00 next time you service the car! But if your buying it for a huge increase in performance don't bother...

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 9:05 pm 
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think about it? a 1 off $100 filter and a service kit $20 once a year or $20 for a filter every 3 months
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Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 11:24 pm 
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K & N say the reason why they increase horsepower is because they offer less restriction to the airflow....so to check that 'less restriction' means more power try removing you aircleaner element and go on a short run - not on a dusty road. If you notice more power then K & N filters may be worth it. Some have suggested that 'less restriction' means 'less filtering'.
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Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 11:43 pm 
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spider - why a filter every three months, surely you wouldn't be doing that dusty/dirtier driving ?

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2005 12:53 am 
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Happy wrote:
spider - why a filter every three months, surely you wouldn't be doing that dusty/dirtier driving ?

depends on how many K's you do, but the argument is still the same, either pay the $20-30 for a service kit that will do half a dozen or so services, or spend the same amount several times over for a paper filter

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2005 9:14 am 
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gets a little dirty out here in the west and it hardly rains
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Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2005 2:01 pm 
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Info:

K&N = filters dust particle to 45 microns. 25% less restrictive= $120-145

Uni-filter = filters dust particle down to 4 microns. 24% less restrictive= $60-79 100% AUSTRALIAN MADE

paper filter = filters to 30 microns 2% more restrictive= $10- 20

*any thing above 15 microns will cause engine damage.

BMC = probably less restrictive then K&N & UNI-filter at the expense of less filtration. do not really know til someone do a interpendent test on them.

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2005 2:07 pm 
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what about BMC then of King dragon or whatever or the brand that ss induction use?
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