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      08-21-2011, 04:18 PM   #1
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AA Green Air Filter Installed

Installed my new AA Green filter today and I am very happy with it.

First thing i noticed is that the engine sounds alot better, def. sounds like it can breathe better. Performance wise I could say that the car felt a bit more responsive when i got on the gas. Butt dyno says there is good performance increase. My previous MS air filter was only used about 7K miles and I would say that AA feels much better than the MS did in the beginning. I will def. be getting AA in the future.

The construction of the filter was really good as well, fit like a glove installed. No rattles or noise.



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      08-21-2011, 05:52 PM   #2
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Awesome.. I'm deciding between MS and AA right now (not looking for any stage 2 type intake because I want to save for a ESS kit), and I had some AA stuff on my 335i and they were great, high quality parts. So, I think I'm just going to go with this one.
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      08-22-2011, 01:36 AM   #3
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AA filter is awesome. great construction and nice butt dyno feeling
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So what is causing the rattling noise with the MS filter? I'm about to jump on the green filter boat, my car makes this funky noise when I'm hard on the throttle at lower RPMs. Didn't have this noise until I put the Akrapovic Evo system on.
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      08-22-2011, 09:46 AM   #5
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Use coupon code 'aafilterftw' to save 10%

http://store.activeautowerke.com/act...lter-p174.aspx
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      08-22-2011, 10:43 AM   #6
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Awesome! Thanks for sharing!
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      08-22-2011, 12:10 PM   #7
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So what is causing the rattling noise with the MS filter? I'm about to jump on the green filter boat, my car makes this funky noise when I'm hard on the throttle at lower RPMs. Didn't have this noise until I put the Akrapovic Evo system on.
Not all air filters are plagued by that noise. My MS filter didnt have it. Some people have it on their AFE filters. I think it has to do with either the construction of it, or perhaps they did not install it correctly.


If anyone is interested I have my MS filter for sale, still usable, only has about 7K miles on it.

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=575366
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      08-22-2011, 12:38 PM   #8
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Not all air filters are plagued by that noise. My MS filter didnt have it. Some people have it on their AFE filters. I think it has to do with either the construction of it, or perhaps they did not install it correctly.


If anyone is interested I have my MS filter for sale, still usable, only has about 7K miles on it.

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=575366
My MS made that noise. Sounding the same as all the others. The AFE and the Green, as well as the BMC all made the noise. They all sound subtly different.
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      08-22-2011, 12:38 PM   #9
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      08-26-2011, 08:43 AM   #10
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Do you have to use the silver adapter for the 2010 on models or is the adapter now cast in like the K&N?
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      08-29-2011, 01:29 AM   #11
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Use coupon code 'aafilterftw' to save 10%

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I just ordered myself a new AA Green Air Filter Thanks for the 10% discount Omar
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      08-30-2012, 01:24 PM   #12
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Damn it! I just got the MS filter and I saw this thread today. Well, i'll try the AA filter next time. Arghhhhhhh...
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      08-30-2012, 01:39 PM   #13
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      08-30-2012, 02:35 PM   #14
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That filter is so heavy, your car is probably slower now!

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I joined the club today too!

I'm not sure if I'm crazy but I really feel a SOTP difference after changing the filter. Car feels way more responsive.

Old dirty POS:



New AA Green:




OP your filter looks much more.. green than mine?

Mod 1 complete... now it's time to go crazy

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      08-30-2012, 03:06 PM   #16
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ordering this filter soon! cant wait until it comes in
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      08-30-2012, 03:28 PM   #17
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      08-30-2012, 03:31 PM   #18
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Everyone complains about repeat threads... well this is the other option I didn't realize it was so old when I posted.
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That filter is so heavy, your car is probably slower now!


I was thinking the same thing
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      08-30-2012, 09:23 PM   #20
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Does anyone know the filtering efficiency of this filter?
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      08-30-2012, 09:29 PM   #21
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Well, I installed the MS filter. While it wasn't as easy as advertised, I'm glad IND included the bigger adapter at no extra charge. Thank you IND!

I went out for a spirited run afterwards. While I can't feel any noticeable change in sound or power, I feel good knowing that the engine can breathe a little better. The OEM filter was filthy after 12000 miles. I'm glad I took the plunge. It was a relatively cheap 'mod'(if i can call it that).

I'll keep the AA air filter in mind for the next one. After all, I'm an equal opportunity consumer.
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I am much happier with the AA filter installed!

After 7k miles on the stock filter...

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