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School me on air filters

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by Briansol, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. Briansol

    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

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    I need to replace my cone filter on my car. it's beyond re-washing at this point (it can probably be saved, but i'm too lazy to bother with it for the price of a new one)

    So, There's like 32432432 different types of universal 3" cone filters apparently.

    Is there any advantage to this top
    http://www.knfilters.com/search/product.aspx?prod=RC-4650

    over the standard flat top?
    http://www.knfilters.com/search/product.aspx?prod=RU-3580

    And what about shape? it's steeper... is flatter better?
    http://www.knfilters.com/search/product.aspx?prod=RC-4290
    vs flat:
    http://www.knfilters.com/search/product.aspx?prod=RE-0930

    Or is it simply about fitting in the allotted area?

    I'm leaning towards the 3580 right now.

    this is what i have now:
    intake.jpg
     
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    Since cooler and a higher volume of air is better I would assume whichever flows the best would be better. They will all be in relatively the same place so I can't imagine any of them are cooler than the other.
     
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    But I want to know what Wil's opinion is. @civicious
     
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    brian i've got one new in box. if it fits you can have it for 20 bucks. it's a spectre for a 4 inch but can muzzle down to 3 and 3.5 .


    i'm running a K&N drop in replacement OEM filter in the VT.
     
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    A velocity stack and filter is a possible combo. Probably get one that slips onto your existing pipe.
     
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    there you go! pick up a 4 inch velocity stack and strap that massive filter i have to it, lol
     
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    Meh, filter's a filter. I've used all sorts of different shapes and sizes, and at the end of the day, I'd recommend buying a 'better' brWand that won't fall apart over a lesser expensive one. Other than that, whatever. A velocity stack with a big ol' mushroom tip is what I went with when the race car was N/A, and I recall back in the day Philip / Intercrew / Mike saw some good gains from a velocity stack with a big ol' mushroom tip (which is the reason that I went with that on the race car).


    Would recommend 3580 or that style (solid rubber top) over a 4650 or that style (metal glued-on top) as I've seen those come apart on high horsepower cars and cause more of my bills to get paid.
     
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    And installed.

    Dumped the catch can too. Been a while. Got about 1/4 cup out of it 20150508_193918.jpg
     
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    you need to wash that thing guy.
     
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    Going for a detail after pollen season
     
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    Get the biggest K&N you can shove in there. Some of them have built in velocity stacks now so you don't pay some hack job a ton of cash for an aluminum penis extension.
     
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