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Old 03-21-2011, 05:00 PM   #1
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Spectre over K&N??

Ive been reading some reviews around some boards the past few hours. The GTP guys, the Mitsubishi guys and a few subi guys have reported that after putting the Spectre on their boosted cars theyve had to tune out knocking that the filter caused because it let so much more ait through.
The only bad thing ive heard about them is that if exposed to water or condensation, they start to erode/rust.

So what do you guys have to say? Anyone running the Spectres from autozone? Could this be a good product? A better or just as good, cheaper, alternative to the K&N?


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Old 03-21-2011, 05:06 PM   #2
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Agree on the Rust.

After running them on my CAI for over a year I finally picked up a K&N. Was night and day; K&N was much better.

But overall they were pretty nice and never really ran into any problems. I don't think they are as good as the K&N though.
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Old 03-21-2011, 05:14 PM   #3
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ive had both, spectre is OK for the money. Its a big paper filter right? I didnt notice a difference between the two, if there was one its so small it doesnt matter. it just comes down to a performance per dollar ratio and what you'd like to spend. I do feel that K&Ns would be better at filtering than the autozone specials
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Old 03-21-2011, 05:21 PM   #4
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if your not using it as a cold air then it should be fine im sure it flows as good as a k&n just may not last as long. but there cheap so who cares...
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While shopping for a drop in filter for Nissan truck I compared both in store and the k&n had more pleats and seemed to be made from a higher quality material. Cost was $30 for spectre and $45 for k&n if I remember correctly. I went with k&n
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I currently run the spectre 5in cotton filter no problems with it at all was better than the paper factory filter but I'm going to go back to the stock aorbox and the just put a drop in k&n panel filter.
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