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Old 09-20-2004, 01:10 AM   #11
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if you go this route, be advised that these oiled - permanent type filters usually accompany high Si levels in the engine oil as they appear to sacrifice filtering ability for higher flow.

this is not healthy for your engine'* long term viability.

i'd go with a high flow paper filter like Baldwin.
Wow, talk about a beaten horse. The renderer won't even take it.


I agree with Bill, if I know someone'* car that dies because of SI I still wouldnt switch filters.
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On this subject .. I have done some research.My buddy and I hooked up a 4 horse mondo shop vac with a port to measure vacuum on an old SSEI intake. Crude I know, but a flow bench is big monies. We couldnt tell Much difference in the vacuum present between the Airhog and the K&N. The K&N did flow a LITTLE better but not by much. I mean it was like 1 pound difference. On a side note, the Spectre filter was little better
( 4 times better ? ... no ) than a stock paper filter. Basically , you get what you pay for. The K&N is more expensive .. and the Airhog is just about as good.. is the K&N 20 dollars better ?
Thats your call .... I got a K&N for the ooh ahhh factor. I can tell you the seal on the K&N was MUCH better.


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Old 09-20-2004, 02:39 AM   #13
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Air hogs look good, hot rod put a setup into a Mach 1 mustang and it gave a good increase. Fram sponsored it though, and then it was given away with suspension mods, exhaust, TB'* etc....

Between K&N and Fram pick whatever is fitting your application the best and fills your needs. My filter cost $60 but it'* the last one i need. It'* big enough for any motor too...
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yeah, the most highly recommended filter (to this point), the rx-4750, can be had for 55.25 (shipping included), so I'm guessing there'* not that much of a gap.

plus fram'* oil filters have me wary of any of their products
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Well, the initial report is promising.
Acceleration felt better, and driving along the center wall on the highway I could hear it "inhaling". That, or I got a real bad leak in one of my tires......

Granted, this was all in rush hour. When I get a chance to open her up, I should know better......
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I went with K&N because of the 1,000,000 mile warranty. Peace of mind.
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the only thing I've ever heard about the reusable filters is you have to clean your MAF and TB/intake etc... cause some of the oils do get sucked in and down the line.

but I've never heard from anyone using them of an all out engine failure becuase of one.
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you just have to be careful when you are reoiling it to not put too much on there. You can ruin a $200 sensor.
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