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      02-17-2012, 12:17 PM   #1
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Another AA Green filter install review

I just received my AA green filter from jlevistreetwerks yesterday. Installation was easy. Just removed the intake hose and the air filter housing top off. Removed my oem filter and found it dirty and full of leaves and bugs. There was a lot of debris at the bottom of the intake housing - so i vacuumed it clean. Dropped in the filter and put everything back.

Test drive. Definitely faster at higher RPM. I am feeling a bigger difference because i had a dirty 08 oem filter with the carbon. It has a lot more pull in the 5k plus range.

Sound. A very tiny bit more growl at cruising. Barely noticeable. However, after 5k its is much more aggressive but not as smooth. Sounds mean and a little raspy but not much. But it is definitely louder at the higher RPMs.

Overall. I love it. Way better quality build than the OEM filter. And i love the sound. I dont want a loud car but i love the sound of a strong engine.
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      02-17-2012, 12:24 PM   #2
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Thank you for the review.
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      02-17-2012, 01:57 PM   #3
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i love that little growl lol!
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      02-17-2012, 04:39 PM   #4
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      02-18-2012, 01:54 AM   #5
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Not trying to start fights but... Rpi induction kit has show better gains over a AA filter and i have used both, but that was in a 2011 .. not sure for 08s anyways great review !
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I have AA filter on my '11 and I didn't feel any difference. But I knew I wouldn't because it's only like a 3hp gain in ideal weather. Plus my oem filter was new as well.

I like AA and their products, but I'm going to check on the rpi
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2008-2011 same thing
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2008-2011 same thing
No. They aren't.

The 08-09 had a charcoal filter inside their air filter, making it more restrictive than the 10+.
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      02-19-2012, 01:08 PM   #9
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Looking forward to mine as well. AA has always been great from all my research. The filter in particular has been "the" if not top 2 filters reviewed from my findings.
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Its been 4 days with the AA green filter and i love it. Sounds great especially when I wind her up. Only problem is the increased engine sound is addicting and now i want some more exhaust sound.
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No. They aren't.

The 08-09 had a charcoal filter inside their air filter, making it more restrictive than the 10+.
Yeah I got you, but the motor is the same, some ppl here think that the newer model put down more power, thats a myth
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Its been 4 days with the AA green filter and i love it. Sounds great especially when I wind her up. Only problem is the increased engine sound is addicting and now i want some more exhaust sound.
get their full exhaust, you wont look back
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      02-19-2012, 11:55 PM   #13
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get their full exhaust, you wont look back
I think you and i should chat. Miami being the first reason...second being your an AA subscriber. I'd like to know more.
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I love all my AA parts. On both my M3 cabrio and my friends 335i
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I just received my AA green filter from jlevistreetwerks yesterday. Installation was easy. Just removed the intake hose and the air filter housing top off. Removed my oem filter and found it dirty and full of leaves and bugs. There was a lot of debris at the bottom of the intake housing - so i vacuumed it clean. Dropped in the filter and put everything back.

Test drive. Definitely faster at higher RPM. I am feeling a bigger difference because i had a dirty 08 oem filter with the carbon. It has a lot more pull in the 5k plus range.

Sound. A very tiny bit more growl at cruising. Barely noticeable. However, after 5k its is much more aggressive but not as smooth. Sounds mean and a little raspy but not much. But it is definitely louder at the higher RPMs.

Overall. I love it. Way better quality build than the OEM filter. And i love the sound. I dont want a loud car but i love the sound of a strong engine.
Was the fitment identical to OEM?
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Was the fitment identical to OEM?
Perfect fitment just like OEM. Snug and doesnt move.
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Thank you for the review.
you guys need to do free shipping promo on this.
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Perfect fitment just like OEM. Snug and doesnt move.
What the fuck. Is there a difference between 08-09 filters and 10+? Fitment wise?
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What the fuck. Is there a difference between 08-09 filters and 10+? Fitment wise?
Not sure, mine fit exactly like oem. Snug. It is tad bit hard squeezing the filter into the rubber knob thingy, but really not hard at all.
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Not sure, mine fit exactly like oem. Snug. It is tad bit hard squeezing the filter into the rubber knob thingy, but really not hard at all.
Yeah. I had to squeeze it in, I hate to do things like that as I tend to break shit easily. But it fits perfect. Thanks man!
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I just installed mine the other day also and it's awesome. At first I couldn't tell any difference over the noise of my Akra, but once you give it some good throttle you can definitely hear it. Like the OP said at higher RPM the car seems a touch faster too... could just be my mind playin' tricks on me though.

I have an 08 as well.
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I just installed mine the other day also and it's awesome. At first I couldn't tell any difference over the noise of my Akra, but once you give it some good throttle you can definitely hear it. Like the OP said at higher RPM the car seems a touch faster too... could just be my mind playin' tricks on me though.

I have an 08 as well.
See I have the Dinan X pipe as well as the akra, so the sound isn't as apparent. The car does seem to pull more smoothly though.
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