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Old 10-11-2008, 06:54 PM   #1
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Default Just replaced cabin filter

Found this nice cabin filter from ebay (~$12 shipped) and finally had a chance to put it in:

You need to remove like 10 screws in order to remove glove box:


New vs Old (~30k miles)


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Old 10-11-2008, 06:56 PM   #2
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wow..i guess that filter really does serve a purpose..dang that looks gross haha
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Old 10-11-2008, 07:25 PM   #3
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Can you please post the ebay link to the filter? I need to change mine but don't want to pay $30 + shipping for OEM filter.

Thanks!
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Old 10-11-2008, 07:46 PM   #4
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Just type in "cabin filter WRX" in the search box.
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Old 10-11-2008, 09:38 PM   #5
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the oem is blue??
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Old 10-11-2008, 11:49 PM   #6
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DIY cabin filter I purchased from one of member here
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Old 10-12-2008, 04:16 AM   #7
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just make your own filters, its not hard at all and is very cheap.

buy a large 3m filtrete aircon/heater filter from target, lowes or HD and cut it to size.
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Old 10-12-2008, 11:55 PM   #8
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dirty filter...ewwww
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Old 10-13-2008, 01:03 AM   #9
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haha i love these threads, mine looked worse than that

aircabin man on ebay has killer deals.
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Old 10-13-2008, 01:51 AM   #10
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Yeah, I just replaced mine on my 2007 STI with 13k miles! you wouldn't believe how dirty it was!! it has leaves, twigs, debris, etc. all over it! Bought mine from aircabin man on ebay and had it within a few days of purchase. Took 30 min to install!
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Old 10-13-2008, 10:11 AM   #11
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Whats the difference between the OEM vs. EBAY vs. Home Depot filtrete filters regarding material, etc?
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Old 10-13-2008, 10:40 AM   #12
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Whats the difference between the OEM vs. EBAY vs. Home Depot filtrete filters regarding material, etc?
if you make your own, it obviously doesn't have the edging around it, you just have to keep cutting until it fits in there. As far as material, you can buy whatever furnace filter you want, ranging from the extremely dense stuff with the high MERV rating to the free flowing stuff that only filters really large particles.

Personally, just buy a medium rated furnace filter at walmart for $5, which gives you enough material to make 4 cabin filters.
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Old 10-13-2008, 11:10 AM   #13
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and it works just as well? What are the negative points, if any? This is a new concept for me as I never even thought of this as an option...
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Old 10-13-2008, 11:33 AM   #14
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i changed my cabin filter with the ebay cabinman one....its the same thing for way cheaper.
i think i had this one in for a year or so...


the stuff that came out after i hit it against the chair...there's way more stuff stuck inside still.



ebay link
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/AIR-C...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 10-13-2008, 11:58 AM   #15
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mine at less than 10K miles
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Old 10-13-2008, 12:59 PM   #16
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I'm on my second filter, bought from aircabinman, can't beat like 12$ shipped.
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Old 10-13-2008, 01:07 PM   #17
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i bought two at once to save on shipping
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Old 10-13-2008, 02:47 PM   #18
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^ smart shopper alert!!!
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Old 10-13-2008, 04:10 PM   #19
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SubieRon thanx for the link i just bought 2

for reference the 3m diy filter was more of a pain in the backside but i stuck with it because im thrifty,i can live with 10 bux though. just not 30+
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Old 10-13-2008, 06:50 PM   #20
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I guess i should check mine, I have around 13k on my 08. It simple to take out, just unhook the strut to drop the glove box, then open the cabin door and pull it out.
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Old 10-13-2008, 08:02 PM   #21
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Wow that looks pretty nasty. I am going to do this soon, my car gets a little foul smelling sometimes...
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Old 10-13-2008, 08:57 PM   #22
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Thanks for the cabindude link.
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Old 10-13-2008, 11:29 PM   #23
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Quote:
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Can you please post the ebay link to the filter? I need to change mine but don't want to pay $30 + shipping for OEM filter.

Thanks!
+1, i would like to know also
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Old 10-13-2008, 11:30 PM   #24
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see post #14
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Old 10-13-2008, 11:35 PM   #25
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nvm i saw the link, i will be ordering one!!
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