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Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 1:46 pm 
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Hey everyone

I went looking for a christmas present for myself.. turns out these K&N panel filters are around $145. Seems expensive for just an air filter. Are they really of that much benefit?
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Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 1:49 pm 
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they have a 1,000,000 warranty - so if you use the recharge kits, you'll never have to pay for an airfilter again! :P so they do pay for themselves in that regards, plus they're better than the crappy filters that are normally used :wink:

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 1:52 pm 
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K&N all the way ive got a GT snorkel and with that filter its a good start of mod

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 2:00 pm 
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Yeah, but are their noticable results?
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Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 2:21 pm 
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Yeah, but are their noticable results?
IMO, not of the performance variety.
But you can wash them!
I wash mine all the time, seeing as it always gets full of bugs and s**t.

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 4:19 pm 
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shop around you should be able to pick one up for no more than $120, i paid $135 for my bmc, no real gain over the good quality paper filter.
some flow test results were posted a while back showing ac delco just slightly below the k&n and bmc.

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 4:46 pm 
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I noticed the seat of your pants feel when I put a K&N and a bigger intake snorkel on my EF GLi. Actual gains would be minimal but it felt quicker.

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 7:56 pm 
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Feels quicker with both the GT intake and the filter.. Not much, but eh. Merry Christmas to me.
I did notice there is a wooshing noise when I got out of the car.. doubt the noise actually does anything performance wise though hehehe
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 Post subject: Re: Performance Air Filters
Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 8:25 pm 
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Hey everyone

I went looking for a christmas present for myself..


Hehehe Christmas shopping... I bought myself an Alted Stage 3 cam :)

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 8:39 pm 
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Autobarn should have them cheaper with their xmas sale. I think they are at $110 at the moment.

When I first put mine on it helped fuel economy a little and helped a little bit more up top too. Not much but atleast you aren't buy new filters every year :)
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Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 8:43 pm 
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Alternatively get yourself a Redline Airfilter (made by k&n) which is the same but also has a metal lining through the rim of it in the rubber surround too making it actually stronger/better wear and tear.

Same deal as k&n, about $75-95 instead and same results on the dyno.

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Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 9:21 pm 
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def shop around as k&ns vary in price in stores by as much as $40..

 

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