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Old 08-30-2006, 06:12 PM   #1
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I'm going to be changing my engine'* air filter and was wondering if there'* a filter that stands out from the rest. Should I just go with AC Delco or try a K&N? Any other worthy options? Pros and cons please - Thanks!
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i would go with a K&N drop-in filter, unless you have perfromance goals for the car in the future, the drop in is the best bet i think
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I'd go with Amsoil Ea air filter or or AEM Dryflow air filter.. filters better then K&N and still have higher air flow like K&N.. and best part is no oil to deal with
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Well, I am planning to start doing some basic mods next year, after I get the car paid off. Will that make a difference in which filter to get?
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With ANY mods, airflow is the key. By itself, maybe only 3-5 hp, but coupled with other flow mods (exhaust, headers, rockers, cam, smaller SC pulley) it amounts to more gain.

I'm a firm believer in K&N. But you'll need a CAI or FWI before too long if you start modding. You can sell the drop-in here later if you need to.
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Well, I am planning to start doing some basic mods next year, after I get the car paid off. Will that make a difference in which filter to get?
not really, because if youre doing much modding youll probably want a fenderwell intake anyway, and ditch the stock airbox entirely...so that wont make much of a difference.

I would agree with the Amsoil and AEM recommendations, because they do filter better than the K&N, and theres no risk of overoiling.

Or you cant go wrong with a regular paper one...I noticed very little if any difference from going to a paper filter to a K&N drop-in...maybe a little better breathing at the extreme top end...and that might just be in my mind
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Find me a member that burned up a MAF sensor due to over-oiling their K&N, and I'll buy them a new filter.

That'* an urban legend started by some ricer that soaked his filter in oil and then installed it.

Gut your airbox and install a K&N, and I gaurantee you'll feel the difference in throttle response. It'* been done several times on this forum, and is usally the effect that seeds and feeds the mod bug.
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Find me a member that burned up a MAF sensor due to over-oiling their K&N, and I'll buy them a new filter.

That'* an urban legend started by some ricer that soaked his filter in oil and then installed it.

Gut your airbox and install a K&N, and I gaurantee you'll feel the difference in throttle response. It'* been done several times on this forum, and is usally the effect that seeds and feeds the mod bug.
Its not the over oiling I"m concerned with ( and I've seen people do that before back in the days ).. there is a possibility of over oiling it if you don't read the instructions or take your time with it or know how.. it can make for quite a dirty mess post filter.. and LMAO at ....

Its the better filtration number that makes me recommend the other 2 vs. K&N without sacrificing air flow.. and again it'* IMO only
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I second the motion for a K&N

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Find me a member that burned up a MAF sensor due to over-oiling their K&N, and I'll buy them a new filter.

That'* an urban legend started by some ricer that soaked his filter in oil and then installed it.

Gut your airbox and install a K&N, and I gaurantee you'll feel the difference in throttle response. It'* been done several times on this forum, and is usally the effect that seeds and feeds the mod bug.
^ no joke, I gutted mine and put in a K&N as my first little mod and it made quite the difference.

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I cant find the post about gutting the stock filter box and pics . Can someone find it for me. I would like to try it.
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