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Old 12-13-2005, 05:17 PM   #1
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Yeah, that's about right.

Talking 1 Furnace Filter = 8 Cabin Air Filters

OK, I'm annoyed that Home Depot no longer sells the $15 "ultra allergen" furnace filters... now you have to pay $25 to get the best "maximum allergen" ones. Whatever, it's still a heckuva lot cheaper than the Subaru ones. A couple quick hacks with the office paper cutter and some low-VOC duct tape, and voila -- a 2-year supply of cabin air filters! W00t!



P.S., a little birdy told me that the size for GC/GM/GF and 1st gen Foresters is 8 3/8" x 6 1/8". For these cars you will need to cut open the plastic in the area just before the heater core if there has never been a filter installed previously.

More info for newer cars: http://www.cars101.com/subaru/airfiltration.html
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Old 12-13-2005, 05:20 PM   #2
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Nerco - where did you hack in your HVAC system to put the filters?


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Old 12-13-2005, 05:23 PM   #3
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The hymen of which you speak is located just to the left of the blower motor under the glovebox. Cut along the outline with a utility knife. The OEM Subie kit comes with a screw-on replacement cover, but whatever, I just duct tape it up and call it done, nobody ever sees it and it makes it easier to replace the filter -- rip out duct tape, install new filter, tape back in!
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Old 12-13-2005, 05:35 PM   #4
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haha.. Necro said hymen.


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Old 12-13-2005, 08:38 PM   #5
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I'll let you touch my STi hymen if you stick it in for me.
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Old 12-13-2005, 09:04 PM   #6
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Booyah!
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Old 12-13-2005, 11:19 PM   #7
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My 05 STi had a sticker saying it was equiped with the filtration system.
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Old 12-14-2005, 12:19 AM   #8
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That means someone else broke "it" before you got to it!!
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