K&N Air Filter Question
brett at cloud9.net
Sat Dec 6 16:31:00 EST 2003
At 10:00 AM -0500 12/6/03, MPalatas at cs.com wrote:
>I've got a Stage III 20V 200TQ. I would like to shift to a K&N air filter.
>It would appear there are two options. First to replace the stock "pad" type
>in the stock housing with the 33-2029 K&N. Second to actually do some mods on
>the intake box/hose and put in one of the "conical" K&N types. Anyone have
>any BTDT experience? TIA.
IMHO, don't bother. They're needlessly expensive and difficult/pricey
to service(you have to buy their cleaner+oil kits), don't filter as
well(they flow more because the holes are bigger), contaminate the
MAF if overoiled(maybe even if they're not), and have no demonstrated
gains for turbocharged(or for that matter, most normally aspirated)
engines. The airbox is quite sizeable, paper filters cost all of
about $3-4, and it takes maybe 3 steps to get the airbox off, none of
which are hard.
Hope that helps,
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safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Ben Franklin
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