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Old 09-29-2012, 08:00 AM   #1
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cold air intake

Its getting close to 100K on my 2005 ZX3, I need some advise on replacing the air filter. Considering the AEM brand ... any suggestions?


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Old 09-29-2012, 09:17 AM   #2
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Yeah aem is good because they use dry flow technology, are you stock? Aem however does not sell stock replacement filters only k&n does.
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:24 AM   #3
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No replacements for cars with lifetime filters. Better to just get a SRI or CAI and call it a day.
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Steeda SRI is a very good one..love mine and his sound :)
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How the original stayed clean enough to supply an ample amount of air is unknown to me. I want to change to an aftermarket brand but not sure which kind to purchase. Certainly would be nice to have more power off the line. One concern is the increase in noise. I will most likely be driving the car at least 3 more years and would hate to be driving in and out of the neighborhood annoying the neighbors.
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How the original stayed clean enough to supply an ample amount of air is unknown to me. I want to change to an aftermarket brand but not sure which kind to purchase. Certainly would be nice to have more power off the line. One concern is the increase in noise. I will most likely be driving the car at least 3 more years and would hate to be driving in and out of the neighborhood annoying the neighbors.
An intake on a stock focus will not bother neighbors.

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now when you start working on exhaust, that's when you should consider your neighbors. some neighbors are cool, some aren't. I leave for work roughly around 4:30 every morning and my neighbors have yet to complain about my exhaust.
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I have the aem cai and its been great for about 30k miles, the most you'll have to do is every 15-20k pull the filter off and clean it
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OK thanks for the replies I will be making a decision soon.
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