|05-05-2004 07:23 AM|
|05-04-2004 01:33 PM|
Well, I use a K&N filter on my custom intake. All I know...despite any dyno charts and all that...is that I like how my car performs AFTER I installed it compared to the stock filter the car came with (and the stock filter was new).
Sometimes thats all it takes, just for a personal preference on how it affects their car.
Also....just because it might lose ponies, doesn't mean it didn't gain torque at a different power band...similar to how some aftermarket exhaust systems work. In many cases, torque increase is better than a horse power increase.
|05-04-2004 12:23 PM|
|04-27-2004 07:05 PM|
|04-27-2004 04:09 PM|
|Tweek's Turbos||Ok, since you have each corrected each other..|
|04-27-2004 02:52 PM|
They are, basically, made out of corrugated cotton/paper held together by a metal mesh screen. That's not necessarially a good or bad thing though, and I did not intend to indicate that it was or wasn't.
Additionally, my statements above were intended to indicate that you should not use products designed for maintaining one type of filter on a different type of filter. Cotton paper filters and thick foam filters are totally different animals, and in either case, the manufacturer's instructions should be followed. Using K&N cleaning products on a foam filter would be like giving yourself a haircut with an electric beard trimmer. They just weren't meant to mix.
And, from my experience, K&N's have no affinity, or lack thereof, for specific brands of automobile. As long as you're not working with a real touchy management system, they probably won't cause any sort of major problem. Different VW's use vastly different engine management systems, just like different Saabs. My personal experience with K&N's on a variety of VW's has not lead to any negative consequences.
Though, IMHO, one could make a strong argument that *no* aftermarket filters will make a big difference, one way or the other, as far as performance or air cleanliness.
|04-27-2004 02:44 PM|
|BurnsSide42||hey - K&N ain't paper! What's wrong with a K&N?? I have one in my stock box of my 9000T (It came with the car) and I charged it when I did my clutch. I also recharged a "like" K&N cone with the same charge kit. I've never had a problem once with any K&N filters - there's one in the VW infact (tho it's said K&N's and VW's don't mix)... again I didn't pay for it so it was a freebie.|
|04-27-2004 01:11 PM|
|04-27-2004 01:00 PM|
Get in touch with a tuning shop that sells them and ask what they reccomend.
|04-27-2004 07:53 AM|
|BurnsSide42||K&N style? If it's an air filter buy the K&N "charging kit" It's only like $10 and is good for 3 - 4 cleanings. I'm not sure what you mean tho by an "ING Filter."|
|04-27-2004 05:40 AM|
How can I clean a drop in filter?