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Old 12-16-2008, 07:49 PM   #1
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Default Fram Fresh Breeze Cabin Air Filter

Anyone tried one of these before? Curious about how well they fit into an 03 WRX Wagon. According to their website, part number should be CF10377. Looks interesting, with charcoal and baking soda in the filter. Even if it's just marketing, it's less $$ than the OEM Suby filters
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Old 12-16-2008, 07:50 PM   #2
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:29 AM   #3
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and here I thought they were just laundry dryer sheets I never knew about the baking soda
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Old 12-17-2008, 10:10 AM   #4
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this is embarassing, but where do we have cabin air filters in these cars?
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Old 12-17-2008, 10:35 AM   #5
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It's behind and underneath the glove box, where the blower is.
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Old 12-17-2008, 10:40 AM   #6
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huh, I never knew
thanks, I'll have to check it out. I can't imagine there would be any fitment issue, it can't be that hard to make something like this the correct size. And it is vehicle specific, not like a one size fits all replacement.
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Old 12-17-2008, 10:57 AM   #7
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then again, just found a pic of the filter itself (rather than just the box it comes in) on amazon:


sort looks like they just make it fit with the black foam stuck to half the edges?
After seeing that, I'm thinking maybe you could make your own for about $2 with a carboard frame, baking soda and charcoal (aquarium store for fish filters) and some sort of anything that would hold the charcoal in, but still let air through
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Old 12-17-2008, 04:06 PM   #8
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huh, I never knew
thanks, I'll have to check it out. I can't imagine there would be any fitment issue, it can't be that hard to make something like this the correct size. And it is vehicle specific, not like a one size fits all replacement.
I bought a really big 3M Filtrete HVAC filter at Home Depot for ~$10-$15, removed my WRX's old OEM one and used it as a template to cut out a section of the Filtrete one with some scissors (and taped the open edges with tape). The filters at Home Depot were all the same price regardless of size, so just buy the biggest one you can find. One big filter should last a few years even with regular replacements.
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Old 12-17-2008, 04:09 PM   #9
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^^ even easier!
but no baking soda that way
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Old 01-28-2009, 09:42 PM   #10
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Has anyone tried one of these yet? I'd like to know how they fit.

Also found that Autozone has a replacement cabin filter...made by Beck Arnley. I went to their website, and the picture they show looks just like the OEM cabin filter, so that one may be promising too (and it's about $20 cheaper than OEM).
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Old 01-28-2009, 09:54 PM   #11
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i did what coati did.
search cabin filter on nasioc and theres a post all about it... i didnt believe at first but sure enough, it was true
7.5x8 inches if im not mistaking is the size the filter needs to be
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