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Old 11-04-2005, 12:39 PM   #1
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Question K+N good or bad?

really want a diffrent filter for hp but dont want to void my warranty by getting a CAI and i dont want any MAF problems that people talk about. Ive heard that the k+n filter could possibly be damaging the engine internals because of the oil and also that it lets more dirt in, So is it a worthy upgrade or should i just stick with stock or what? has anyone had a bad experiance with a k+n?
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Old 11-04-2005, 01:38 PM   #2
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Oh, man, you're going to get so burned on this so, not really would be your answer. Next time search.
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Old 11-04-2005, 01:48 PM   #3
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i dont care if i get burned, ill take a burn for someone pointing me in the right direction, i saw something awhile ago on filters but the site wasnt really a reputable sight so... still looking for info
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Old 11-04-2005, 01:57 PM   #4
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Old 11-04-2005, 01:59 PM   #5
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the typhoon works great i had it on my 04 STI no cels or issues. Great product i recomend it.

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Old 11-04-2005, 02:06 PM   #6
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really want a diffrent filter for hp .....
My question to you: do you really, honest to god, think that changing your air filter will GAIN HP? reallly? People change entire intakes and don't always make power, some even lose it . . .the answer is no. just stick with a normal air filter, and look to make power with real mods, not marketing gimmicks.
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Old 11-04-2005, 02:25 PM   #7
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My question to you: do you really, honest to god, think that changing your air filter will GAIN HP? reallly? People change entire intakes and don't always make power, some even lose it . . .the answer is no. just stick with a normal air filter, and look to make power with real mods, not marketing gimmicks.

I think that one mod leads to another and the place ive always been told to start is intake, more air = more hp , then exhaust, then after, that you start going with "real mods" whatever you consider real mods to be. putting a new turbo in without increasing the airflow to it sounds dumb to me, im sure if you actually have real mods you have an intake of some sort, unless your rockin the stock filter still.

wow, anyways thx for the k+n info alot of mixed feelings twords them , and alot of people seem to be having trouble with the MAF sensor after installing one.

oh and yea i think k+n should make me GAIN hp as its advertised to do, seem to open up my VW quite a bit
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Old 11-04-2005, 02:27 PM   #8
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Depends what's more important to you. Slightly more throttle response and maybe a tiny hp gain in part of the powerband, or letting less dirt in your engine and prolonging engine life.

If the former, then K&N. If the latter, then OEM. Yeah, there are a bajillion posts here. I counted them.

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Old 11-04-2005, 02:29 PM   #9
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Depends what's more important to you. Slightly more throttle response and maybe a tiny hp gain in part of the powerband, or letting less dirt in your engine and prolonging engine life.

If the former, then K&N. If the latter, then OEM. Yeah, there are a bajillion posts here. I counted them.

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yea and i want to go with cleaner engine thats why i was asking around and after i clicked on all those post and seen all the problems people face, i think ill stay stock
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Old 11-04-2005, 03:05 PM   #10
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Dont think there was any HP gains... but I put a K&N into my stock air box (Legacy 2.5gt) and the car runs so much quiter and smoother. My old filter was pretty dirty... but this is more of a difference than I expected. Cost isnt bad either.
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Old 11-04-2005, 08:04 PM   #11
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your not going to feel any gains by just switching the filter.

if I was in the market for a new fitler I would check out the itg filter.
or was it iptg? i forget.
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Old 11-04-2005, 08:30 PM   #12
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A person named shiv, who owns a company called Vishnu Performance Systems, once did some dyno testing of the K&N panel filter versus OEM filter on a 2002 WRX. He found that the K&N reduced power by 2-3 HP and reduced torque throughout the entire RPM band. See http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...3&postcount=17.

If your MAF sensor craps out and you're using a K&N panel filter, Subaru won't replace the sensor under warranty.
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Old 11-04-2005, 08:31 PM   #13
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im not looking for like 15 hp at the wheels i just want to improve on what i have, but at the same time i dont want to ruin my engine over time because of 1-2hp
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