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      03-30-2009, 02:03 PM   #1
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Macht Schnell Filter installed

So I orderd a Macht Schnell filter, installed it this last weekend and took it for a drive to/from work today.

When I went to install it, as I took the OEM filter off, I looked up through it at the sun and you coudn't even see light through the filter paper element. It was barely dirty. Just thick paper element. The Macht Schnell filter, I could see light through the filter element. At least it tells me it'll be a little easier for the engine to breath. Fit perfectly with no issues.

Driving: I probebly won't go get a dyno test done until I get all mods someday but my butt-calabrated dyno says there is a slight improvement in acceleration, engine responce, and minimul noise improvement from the filter but at WOT I can hear the suction a bit more.

Overall: Glad I got it and not money wasted. Hope you all find the same results.
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      03-30-2009, 02:37 PM   #2
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The stock filter has charcoal impregnated in it. Plus the pleat density is low. I like mine more now that I swapped it out too!

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So I orderd a Macht Schnell filter, installed it this last weekend and took it for a drive to/from work today.

When I went to install it, as I took the OEM filter off, I looked up through it at the sun and you coudn't even see light through the filter paper element. It was barely dirty. Just thick paper element. The Macht Schnell filter, I could see light through the filter element. At least it tells me it'll be a little easier for the engine to breath. Fit perfectly with no issues.

Driving: I probebly won't go get a dyno test done until I get all mods someday but my butt-calabrated dyno says there is a slight improvement in acceleration, engine responce, and minimul noise improvement from the filter but at WOT I can hear the suction a bit more.

Overall: Glad I got it and not money wasted. Hope you all find the same results.
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      03-30-2009, 02:43 PM   #3
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Overall: Glad I got it and not money wasted. Hope you all find the same results.

I took a video, after installing mine let me know if any one wants to hear it and ill post it. (not a video of the install but the sound!)
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      03-30-2009, 07:44 PM   #4
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I took a video, after installing mine let me know if any one wants to hear it and ill post it. (not a video of the install but the sound!)
I'm interested in hearing it. Please post.
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      03-30-2009, 08:08 PM   #5
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+2 Likewise - looking forward to the video.
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      03-30-2009, 10:16 PM   #6
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here you go, they are from a cell phone camera
you can hear it when i rev it up hard..

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      03-31-2009, 08:53 PM   #7
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were those videos shot with the airbox lid off or on?
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      04-23-2009, 12:33 PM   #8
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great video and sound clips, sounds mean
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      04-23-2009, 02:13 PM   #9
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were those videos shot with the airbox lid off or on?
Lid on!
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      04-25-2009, 02:11 AM   #10
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wow that sounds nice!
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