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Old August 30th, 2004, 11:21 PM   #1
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Does K&N filter actually worth the money?

I was thinking about putting something in my car. i dont' really want to deal with intakes or anything.. I really wanna save up for oem underbody kit I guess. anyhow, I was just thinking about k&n filters. my old car had aem cai that came with k&n.. so i suppose it's a good brand.
Does it worth spending 35 dollars? does it really help your performance? (i know im sure ican't really feel it anyway)
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Old August 30th, 2004, 11:41 PM   #2
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I cant feel a difference but it sure does sound different than the paper filter. Is it worth 35 bucks? Absolutely! Its a drop in filter which lasts up to the life of the car (With proper cleaning and maintenence). So buying one will cost the same as you buying 2 paper filters that come factory.
And if you have a 6 speed, then its almost a cold air intake. (others will say differently)
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Old August 31st, 2004, 11:45 AM   #3
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I got one and it's totally worth it. reason being is that i can feel a great difference the way my car drives and also for some odd reason, im getting better gas mileage
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Old August 31st, 2004, 12:22 PM   #4
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You won't feel any performance difference. Stock intakes are so restrictive the filter is rarely the most restrictive part. You may gain like .5hp and maybe a 1mpg. The real plus is that it lasts forever, so you will save money on air filter changes in the long run.
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Old August 31st, 2004, 02:42 PM   #5
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Old September 1st, 2004, 10:45 AM   #6
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Old September 1st, 2004, 10:55 AM   #7
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Old September 1st, 2004, 12:36 PM   #8
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Old September 1st, 2004, 01:44 PM   #10
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If anyone is interested, I am going to be selling my K&N drop in filter...I decided to go full CAI from injen. The drop in is less than a month old, not dirty at all. I still have all the packaging. The only reason I didnt go full CAI in the beginning was lack of funds. In all honesty, there are no real performance gains to be had from the drop in. I have a 6-speed so my intake is fairly open stock. I did get improved sound, and throttle response was improved. As far as inexpensive mods, its not a bad idea. PM me is interested.
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Old September 2nd, 2004, 08:10 AM   #11
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k&n dropin

hey,

i also have a 6mt...can you describe the difference in throttle response and sound a little better?
i'm interested in it...how much are you trying to get for it?

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If anyone is interested, I am going to be selling my K&N drop in filter...I decided to go full CAI from injen. The drop in is less than a month old, not dirty at all. I still have all the packaging. The only reason I didnt go full CAI in the beginning was lack of funds. In all honesty, there are no real performance gains to be had from the drop in. I have a 6-speed so my intake is fairly open stock. I did get improved sound, and throttle response was improved. As far as inexpensive mods, its not a bad idea. PM me is interested.
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Old September 2nd, 2004, 09:40 AM   #12
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Does anyone worry what kind of filtration quality these aftermarket air filters have (drop-ins, CAI, short ram, etc) ?
I guess it would be simple for any manufacturer to just use a very "unrestrictive" filter thus achieving good performance at the sacrifice of filtration quality.

As an extreme example, would any of you buy a CAI that doesn't even have a filter on it? Just a big hole at the end of the pipe? Of course not rite?
But what makes you think those aftermarket filters filter are as good as what Honda requires?
And don't tell me because you see that your filter gets dirty that you believe it's filtering what the stock filter does (at least).
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Old September 2nd, 2004, 01:08 PM   #13
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good point about the filtration. check this out:

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/airfilter/airtest1.htm

that is why i am probably not going to buy an intake.
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Old September 2nd, 2004, 01:33 PM   #14
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I decided to go full CAI from injen.


I think you'll like it.
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Old September 2nd, 2004, 02:46 PM   #15
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Rob, the biggest area that I feel improvement with the drop in, is during gear changes. When the next gear is enguaged, I can fill it pull a little easier. This is during normal driving, and even more so during WOT. Sound is basically amplified mostly during vtec.

Rob, check your PM.

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Old September 2nd, 2004, 03:04 PM   #16
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good point about the filtration. check this out:

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/airfilter/airtest1.htm

that is why i am probably not going to buy an intake.
People have been using K&N filters since before most of us were born. If that tiny amount of dirt that made it there was harmful to your car, people wouldn't still be using them 40 years later. Even a stock paper filter is gonna let some amount of particles through.
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Old September 2nd, 2004, 04:44 PM   #17
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I went to go buy it at pepboys till I found out they charge 55................................!
where do you guys buy em? how much were they?
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Old September 2nd, 2004, 07:21 PM   #18
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I dont remember where I got mine online but I do remember it was 35 for the filter and 5 shipping.
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Old September 3rd, 2004, 11:30 AM   #19
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I went to go buy it at pepboys till I found out they charge 55................................!
where do you guys buy em? how much were they?
Only $34.35 shipped to your door from AJUsa

http://www.ajusa.com/cgi-bin/knfilte...-2277&lookup=1
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Old September 4th, 2004, 12:40 AM   #20
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I think it worth the $$ because i got one and you could feel the power between it and stock.....

but its better to get the k&n intake.
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Old September 28th, 2004, 11:20 PM   #21
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Only $34.35 shipped to your door from AJUsa

http://www.ajusa.com/cgi-bin/knfilte...-2277&lookup=1
That's where I got mine at...

...is it worth the money? Yup...because it's a better quality filter with regards to materials and it last a long time with proper care.

...improved performance? throttle response seems to be better...definitely sounds better...a nicer growl at full throttle...

...it's a cheap mod compared to a cai and you don't have to worry about "hydrolock" when the rainy season starts...you can haul azz through a puddle with no worries about breaking the engine!

...bottom line...highly recommended!
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Old September 29th, 2004, 12:51 AM   #22
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i have one, you could feel the difference a little. not that much on sound but a little hp. i recommend the k&n Typhoon Kit because you could feel the power as your rpm rise. the sound is sweet, quiet as you cruise but once you punch the screams from your motor just sounds twice as louder. heres the site for the dyno chart. http://www.kandn.com/dynocharts/69-1207.jpg

for k&n parts see www.knfilters.com
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Old September 29th, 2004, 09:30 AM   #23
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the k&n drop in's are worth it because,

1. you never have to buy another filter again (just clean it)

2. it lets the car breathe a little better

... that's all the reasons i can think of right now.
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Old September 29th, 2004, 09:34 AM   #24
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good point about the filtration. check this out:

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/airfilter/airtest1.htm

that is why i am probably not going to buy an intake.
do you not gun your car either? cuz i hear that's bad too.

...in all seriousness i've known people who have had their intakes for over 100k on their cars and it runs fine.
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Old October 8th, 2004, 07:58 AM   #25
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K&Ns site talks about the Typhoon system. Does anyone know what the retail on that is? Dyno chart shows 10.5 HP increase, but consider the source I guess (they're trying to sell a product)
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Old October 9th, 2004, 12:11 AM   #26
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heres were i got mine. http://www.crutchfield.com/S-ygfgYBA...&avf=N&search=
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Old February 4th, 2005, 01:47 PM   #27
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Eep! I just broke down and ordered one. My OEM filter is jacked at 20k miles. Thanks for the AJUSA link above-- Kragen wanted $55 for it.
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Old February 4th, 2005, 01:54 PM   #28
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Yes the filters are worth it, for the simple fact that you can clean them and reuse them.
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