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Old 03-20-2009, 08:52 PM   #1
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Changed the air filter in my car at 26k km. I know its 2000 km late, but it was relatively clean. Anyways... I noticed my original air filter is made in Japan and the new one i got from Subaru is from Mexico.

Should I be concerned?
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:01 PM   #2
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No, I think the Mexicans can manage to make a filter, since they can make a whole car.
But perhaps you should take a trip down there and ask them yourself.
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:05 PM   #3
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^Hahahaaa
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:10 PM   #4
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just get a K&N drop in filter LOL
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:12 PM   #5
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Fram FTW, cheap and you don't have to waste a day washing/drying and oiling.
K&N is hugely overrated
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:17 PM   #6
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^just use your old one for a day
and then put it back in the next day.....it's not really waste of time
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:17 PM   #7
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I went Oem cuz I still have some subaru credits :P

Are the oem filters re-usable? The filters didnt come with any oils or washing stuff?
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:24 PM   #8
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He meant use the OEM one while washing K&N. K&N is like $60 plus $20 something for cleaning. Fram is like $5-10 bucks. So you could go through 8+ Frams before even reaching the cost of K&N. 8 Frams = almost 200K kms! Haaa...now tell me which one is a better deal.
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:30 PM   #9
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Never heard of Fram before

Thanks for the info guys~
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:51 PM   #10
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Never heard of Fram before

Thanks for the info guys~
http://www.fram.com/

u can get them from canadian tire
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:52 PM   #11
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Fram is ****.

Get Wix filters.
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:55 PM   #12
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Fram is ****.

Get Wix filters.
Funny, they pulled the EXACT same on the dyno as a K&N.
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:58 PM   #13
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Funny, they pulled the EXACT same on the dyno as a K&N.
Running no filter will probably get you an even better dyno pull than that. The purpose of an air filter isn't to give you horsepower, it's to filter air.
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Old 03-20-2009, 11:19 PM   #14
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Running no filter will probably get you an even better dyno pull than that. The purpose of an air filter isn't to give you horsepower, it's to filter air.
Word.
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Old 03-20-2009, 11:19 PM   #15
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Running no filter will probably get you an even better dyno pull than that. The purpose of an air filter isn't to give you horsepower, it's to filter air.
from their site:
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What increase in horsepower should I expect from a K&N replacement filter?

K&N direct replacement filters which install into your vehicle's factory air box can provide an increase of between 1 and 4 horsepower. Results will vary depending on your vehicle, driving habits, load on the engine (towing for example), existing air system restriction, and other factors.
butt dyno results may vary
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Old 03-20-2009, 11:21 PM   #16
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1-4hp might as well be zero on a dyno, after translating that to whp and taking into account the variance with every dyno pull
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Old 03-21-2009, 12:04 AM   #17
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Running no filter will probably get you an even better dyno pull than that. The purpose of an air filter isn't to give you horsepower, it's to filter air.
So you are saying the K&N which advertises more power (which means more air is getting through) also filters better? Please homeslice. It's all propaghandi.
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Old 03-21-2009, 01:38 AM   #18
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OEM for winter, K&N Drop in for summer...

More info, please visit my old thread...

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1339990
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Old 03-21-2009, 02:01 AM   #19
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So you are saying the K&N which advertises more power (which means more air is getting through) also filters better? Please homeslice. It's all propaghandi.
Better than a **** fram, yes.
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Old 03-21-2009, 02:48 AM   #20
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Fram products are good for keeping the fire going in my chimney.
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Old 03-21-2009, 03:51 AM   #21
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Fram products are good for keeping the fire going in my chimney.
LOL i like that Jonny
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Old 03-21-2009, 09:27 AM   #22
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Better than a **** fram, yes.
And that is backed up with.....?
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Old 03-21-2009, 12:09 PM   #23
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And that is backed up with.....?
http://minimopar.knizefamily.net/oilfilters/index.html

Can't find data on their air filters ATM
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Old 03-21-2009, 01:55 PM   #24
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http://minimopar.knizefamily.net/oilfilters/index.html

Can't find data on their air filters ATM
Mmmkkay....
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I've talked to many mechanics who won't event use Fram products on their lawnmowers.

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