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cwolfenberger1
05-12-2011, 01:57 PM
OK... I ordered my CAI kit from ebay ( http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=370483410127&category=38634&sspagename=rvireg:1:1 ) Is the filter that comes with this kit good or is there a better one that you know of?

cutlsp
05-12-2011, 03:11 PM
i'd get a K&N cone air filter to go with that kit hopefully the pipes are metal and not plastic.

cwolfenberger1
05-12-2011, 03:14 PM
The pipes are chrome. What is different or so special with the K&N filters? Are they built different or something?

germaphobicmonk
05-12-2011, 03:47 PM
A K&N Air Filter is worth it only if you're willing to take care of it and clean it regularly. If you're not going to do that, then keep with the cheap one.

You might see a 1-2 HP gain from a K&N which wouldn't be noticeable.

Is 1-2 HP worth $60 to you?

cwolfenberger1
05-12-2011, 04:55 PM
nope, lol I am not going to race it or anything.. as of right now anyways

DrFabulous
05-12-2011, 05:57 PM
nope, lol I am not going to race it or anything.. as of right now anyways

I'd at least spend money on a decent cone like a S&B, the cheap ones start to rust pretty quick. You get what you pay for....

cwolfenberger1
05-13-2011, 06:45 AM
the cheap ones start to rust pretty quick. You get what you pay for....

That's good to know, thanks. I will probably replace the filter / cone with a better one sometime.

AaronGTR
05-13-2011, 06:57 AM
K&N is pretty good. They do need to be cleaned every now and then... how often depends on how well protected your filter is and what conditions you drive in. The S&B filter is good too. Personally I've been wanting to try one of the AEM dry flow filters. Supposedly as good filtration and air flow as a K&N but with no need to oil it so no oil gets on the MAF wires.

cwolfenberger1
05-13-2011, 11:00 AM
Oil it? will I need to oil the CAI when I install it?

street_fire
05-13-2011, 11:45 AM
no. You need to oil the K&N filter when you clean it.

cwolfenberger1
05-13-2011, 02:12 PM
Ah .... When you clean it...

street_fire
05-13-2011, 02:34 PM
Ah .... When you clean it...

I clean mine every 2 oil changes or every 10,000 km. Which other comes first. It says clean it every 50,000 but I think that's gOing to far without cleaning it.

cwolfenberger1
05-13-2011, 02:40 PM
I see, I think I will stick with the chrome intakes' for now. Later on maybe I'll go for a K&N.

street_fire
05-13-2011, 02:54 PM
It's really what you want to spend on filters. I always liked K&N filters. I even have a drop in one in my garage just sitting there cuz I put the CAI in.

AaronGTR
05-13-2011, 06:23 PM
I clean mine every 2 oil changes or every 10,000 km. Which other comes first. It says clean it every 50,000 but I think that's gOing to far without cleaning it.

That's probably way more often then you need to. Unless maybe you are driving down dusty dirt roads all the time. 3 years/30k miles is standard for air filter replacements.

street_fire
05-13-2011, 07:11 PM
I live in the country so I got some dirt roads.

stewartfn18
05-13-2011, 09:40 PM
dont be a cheap ass and buy the fvcking k&n like you shouldve done in the first place, but alas you didnt, and im not surprised

cwolfenberger1
05-13-2011, 10:43 PM
dont be a cheap ass and buy the fvcking k&n like you shouldve done in the first place, but alas you didnt, and im not surprised

Lol not surprised huh? Later on I will get a better filter... for now this will work.