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Re: 10v air filter upgrades?

Before the conversion I did the K&N swap and found no difference when I
tested it with the trusty stopwatch.  I have also seen the Swiss cheese
airboxes and I must say that I am very disappointed with them.  Even if you
try to locate the holes away from the exhaust you will still be getting air
from there.  The only solution I see to get more air into the box is to cut
a slot in the passenger side of the box and in the passenger side of the
inner fender.  If you could connect the box with the fender with some kind
of gasket you might get decent results.  By decent I mean cool clean air.
However I really do not think there is much to be gained on the intake side.
I would guess maybe 5-10 hp.  Thats allot of effort for 5-10.  Spend $300 on
an exhaust and you will be a much happier camper IMO.

Pat Martin
864000csq turbo, 2 1/2 cat back, H&R-Boge, MC and loving it.  Drilled and
stopping it. Koenig Cobra 16x7 with Yokohama A520's turning it,  K&N and
uh..., Soon: Hella's lighting it.
84 4000sq  AKA: The beater.
95 subaru legacy
Bothell, Wa

>I'm curious: how many people have upgraded the air filter
>setup on a 10v?  I have an '84 4kq and am investigating my
>options for putting in a high-flow filter.  So far, the
>easy way seems to be either punching holes in the stock
>airbox, or buying the contraption from Blaufergnugen!(TM)
>that clips on to replace most of the factory unit.  Has
>anyone used this thing?  I'm looking to gain horsepower
>(and, yes, to sound more "aggressive" under acceleration).
>I'm especially interested in devising a custom setup with
>a cone-type filter: what kind of ductwork can I use, how
>would I attach it to the intake, and where under the hood
>is a good high-pressure spot to locate it?