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      12-27-2008, 11:56 PM   #1
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Good read on different types of filters....

....hopefully not a repost.

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/airfilter/airtest2.htm
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      12-28-2008, 05:37 PM   #2
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Interesting. Basic conclusion is don't waste your money on aftermarket air filters as they don't do anything.
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Interesting. Basic conclusion is don't waste your money on aftermarket air filters as they don't do anything.
Dont they sound better?
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Interesting. Basic conclusion is don't waste your money on aftermarket air filters as they don't do anything.
That is what I got....
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Hmmm...Interesting
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      01-01-2009, 08:33 AM   #6
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Very interesting experiment. Glad someone took the time to do all this and thanks for posting it

I think if I do get a filter, it's definitly not on the idea of more power but longer service life.
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some of the vendors should chime in and give their opinions on this...
I have an AA Filter...
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      01-01-2009, 11:36 AM   #8
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some of the vendors should chime in and give their opinions on this...
I have an AA Filter...
How can any vendor give an unbiased opinion on a product that they sell to make profit on? I would not run anything, but the stock paper filter. Gains are next to nothing with the loss of filtration.
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That article has been around for some time, and yes it's true.. leave it stock. (I would on an M3)

But then again on my Mini I have a K&N panel filter, gives a bit more noise but overall it doesn't really do anything.
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some of the vendors should chime in and give their opinions on this...
I have an AA Filter...
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      01-01-2009, 04:03 PM   #11
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some of the vendors should chime in and give their opinions on this...
I have an AA Filter...
I would think that the AA filter is the most effective. It looks like it is made by the oem manufacturer but with:
1) More surface are (more pleats)
2) Elimination of charcoal element
3) Stock filtration
4) Tight fit like stock component.
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