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05-07-2017 11:34 PM
stefcio007
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Surely a rs box would give better results? Or is it not noticeable considering the price.
Anyone know the cheapest way to get Green filters in Australia? The cheapest I can find a K&N is for about $95 but the end isn't open so not sure if it will do as well?
SuperCheapAuto sometimes has it on sale, got mine for $70.
05-07-2017 10:06 PM
Jburks I doubt it would be a noticeable gain over just the stock air box with a open ended filter.

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05-07-2017 09:57 PM
nolanm
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Just get a green filter drop in abs leave the stock box.

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Surely a rs box would give better results? Or is it not noticeable considering the price.
Anyone know the cheapest way to get Green filters in Australia? The cheapest I can find a K&N is for about $95 but the end isn't open so not sure if it will do as well?
05-07-2017 06:06 PM
Jburks Just get a green filter drop in abs leave the stock box.

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05-07-2017 05:42 PM
nolanm Hi Guys, I've done the snorkle delete but not yet put a new filter in there and I've noticed my fuel efficiency has dropped by about 60km/tank, is this to be expected and will it be fixed with a new filter?
I've been quoted $150 to get a focus RS airbox (welcome to australia prices) and then a green filter would be approx $80 more, but I've seen the FSWerks intake includes a green filter with it. Even though it doesn't look open ended from the pictures, would they been the same filter? Which would provide better gains?
04-07-2017 09:22 PM
Elixer Yeah, the AEM one is still advertised as being reusable. I'll take a look locally as well, see if there's one that has been mentioned that has a good sale on it or something.
04-07-2017 09:03 PM
Jburks i think you still clean the AEM you just dont oil it.
04-07-2017 07:52 PM
ChalupaJones
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Sorry to be a pain, but is there any huge benefit of the K&N over the AEM Dry Filter? I am not experienced with car things like this at all, so am somewhat wary on doing so; don't want to break my MAF or other components (though I guess the instructions are likely pretty simple).

There's also that on Amazon.ca, the price difference between the AEM AE-20993 and the K&N E-2993 is about $30... The K&N E-9289 is another $10 (so $40 from the AEM). Haven't really looked locally with the weather as it is. Thanks again!~


It's preference. The k&n and other oiled filters are cleanable and thus reusable. The aem is a dry filter thus requiring replacements.


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04-07-2017 04:41 PM
20FocusDriver16
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Cool, thanks for the info guys. I'm thinking I may go with the AEM filter; listened to some videos of other closed filters and they still sounded pretty loud (but also pretty nice); can't imagine wanting to go much louder.
Will also need to have a look about getting the ST snorkel. I don't really like the idea of leaving it just bare like that, and 5 bucks is a low price to pay.

Either way, looks like it'll all have to wait a bit; it started snowing here after such beautiful weather. I hope not many people here swapped out their winter tires...
I would get a Mountune or Green open end filter
04-07-2017 03:52 PM
sailor Changing STOCK air filter is no different than changing any of the optional ones, MAF is down the intake tube a bit from the intake box. Just cover the hole with a draped rag if leaving the filter off for a while in the process and don't shove anything down the hole.

Sound won't change appreciably with a closed box between filter types/brands, only when you take the top OFF or use an open end style filter (only opens to additional filter area, NOT wide open).
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