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Old 05-13-2010, 06:50 PM   #451
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ive seen some terrible cabin filters before and its a shame to see them so filthy and full dirt and other nasty stuff. it doesnt hurt to check on em during every oil change..
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Old 06-02-2010, 04:35 PM   #452
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note to all when doing a DIY filter from home depot. id recommend leaving the wire mesh on (and using kitchen shears to cut thru the mesh+filter material all at once).
In real hot weather, the duct tape gets soft and when on high A/C this happened to my DIY filter





When this happened, man was that not a happy noise.

luckily no damage to the AC fan. had to drive home 15 miles in 90+ degree weather with no A/C at least the windows down and my blasting Beastie Boys helped

A new filter went in this time leaving the wire mesh on a new cut out filter.

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Old 06-03-2010, 06:35 AM   #453
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People really can't afford a filter?
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Old 06-03-2010, 06:41 AM   #454
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Get the filters from eBay. The link is floating around this thread.
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Old 06-03-2010, 05:08 PM   #455
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A legit filter is five bucks lol at home depot
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Old 06-03-2010, 06:20 PM   #456
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Them OEM filter aren't that costly.
After taking time to cut your own home depot one, wouldn't it be about the same to buy the oem filter ??
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Old 06-03-2010, 07:44 PM   #457
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Them OEM filter aren't that costly.
After taking time to cut your own home depot one, wouldn't it be about the same to buy the oem filter ??
custom filter (minus my botched 1st filter attempt) = $20 that yields a minimum of 4 filters and takes about 5 mins to make. OEM filter from the dealership is $39.95. $40 for a filter like this is just not worth it IMO.

aftermarket one from somewhere else is $15. bottom line is, the dealership is a complete rip off. if you can find it cheaper elsewhere, great, but i like DIY projects.
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Old 06-03-2010, 08:26 PM   #458
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custom filter (minus my botched 1st filter attempt) = $20 that yields a minimum of 4 filters and takes about 5 mins to make. OEM filter from the dealership is $39.95. $40 for a filter like this is just not worth it IMO.

aftermarket one from somewhere else is $15. bottom line is, the dealership is a complete rip off. if you can find it cheaper elsewhere, great, but i like DIY projects.
I tried this a few years ago. I used the 3M filter (I think the packaging color was gold?) with the highest micron filtering (walmart has them for like $22, and that's for a 20x30x1 - so you can make quite a few). I hot glued it into a square plastic frame that was sliced off of a 2 foot plastic piece of duct (not sure what it's for, but it was the right size). I was able to make quite a few of them for under $30 and a little bit of time / patience.
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Old 06-03-2010, 08:32 PM   #459
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Does the 2009 WRX use the same filter as the older ones?
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Old 06-03-2010, 08:41 PM   #460
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.... dryer sheets contain poison that kills rats. ..
Is that why you put them in the dryer with your clothes you wear? Oleander is fun...

On the plus side, i'd like to thank those of you in the thread that discovered the cheap ebay source for these and tested it. I just ordered mine. $10.06 shipped.

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Old 06-03-2010, 08:50 PM   #461
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[quote=roccer;30923347]custom filter (minus my botched 1st filter attempt) = $20 that yields a minimum of 4 filters and takes about 5 mins to make. OEM filter from the dealership is $39.95. $40 for a filter like this is just not worth it IMO.
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wow, ok I understand why you guys are DIY the filters now
didn't realize how big of a hookup my parts guy gave me on the oem filter
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:02 PM   #462
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Man I'm for sure ordering one and doing this. My car is 8 years old and I bet this has never been changed, if there is one at all.
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Old 06-04-2010, 03:00 AM   #463
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Wow that is sic, another project for the weekend, never even thought about it.
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Old 06-04-2010, 03:54 PM   #464
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lol theres an in cabin?! gotta run and check mine
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Old 06-05-2010, 03:46 AM   #465
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I not have the cabin filter on subaru Legas bg5 ((all the dust flying in the cabin
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Old 06-05-2010, 04:13 AM   #466
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Saw this thread and had to check mine out. I suggest everyone should take a look.
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Old 06-06-2010, 01:35 AM   #467
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Gross, first thing I'm doing is replacing mine!
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Old 06-06-2010, 09:50 AM   #468
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ewww damnn im going to check mine
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Old 06-06-2010, 10:53 AM   #469
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Thats crazy! I just put one into my car recently.
Through the past 6 years of me having my car without a cabin air filter, where did those leaves go? into my cabin? haha! i never noticed such huge leaves flying at my face if thats the case. Also, how the heck did they get into my car in the first place? like is it a direct entry from the outside or something? i would have thought there would be a primary air filter somewhere to stop entire leaves from getting in!
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Old 06-08-2010, 01:37 AM   #470
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i just went to do mine yesterday i went the DIY route and opened it up and what do i see i see no filter inside im like WTF! well now it has and we will see in a few months what it looks like..so i go to do my wifes "00' legacy and what a bitch to get to but anyway i finally get to it and i cant see where to open the it up at but i see an opening for air to come out and i stick my fingers in and she doesnt have 1 either and her car blows hella dirt when you turn the A/C on and still doesnt have 1 cause i couldnt find where to put the filter in her ride...
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Old 06-08-2010, 02:58 PM   #471
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My wife's forester after 85k





side note...what's this free wire harness for? taped up in blue. glovebox light?
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Old 06-08-2010, 04:03 PM   #472
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Just opened up the passenger's side to find out, I have no air filter! Installed the new one and called it done. Maybe now I can breathe easier
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Old 06-10-2010, 04:51 PM   #473
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Installed these in my cars a few months ago, best money I ever spent.

Amazon.com: FRAM CF10377 Fresh Breeze Cabin Air Filter: Automotive

My daughter had one of her heavy smoker friends in the Scion xB and I could not get rid of the smell. Every time I turned on the fan, it got worse, so I put one of these in there (no filter in there previously) and all better in two days.

This is a nice filter, more sturdy then the OEM. Just replace my 'original' 03 filter with one (wow, a lot of crap in there). I got two of them for free shipping, which at $16 a pop is well worth not hacking up your own and a far better deal than the dealership.

that is the right part number: CF10377 for the WRX

the fan sure flows better now
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Old 06-10-2010, 05:19 PM   #474
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whats wrong with the ebay one? I installed my ebay one like 2 weeks ago, the air in my car still smells good/not dirty? lol
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Old 06-11-2010, 05:46 PM   #475
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What was the link for that? Couldn't find a working link.
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