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      11-11-2014, 05:49 PM   #1
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Afe air filter = rattle, Active autowerke = ???

Anyone here using an active autowerke green replacement air filter?

I had an afe one previously, and got the documented (in these forums anyways) rattle around 3-4k RPM. Removed it and returned to stock, no more rattle.

Was hoping the active autowerke didnt have this symptom.

Anyone?

Already ordered so... But hoping its a better product then the afe one.
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      11-11-2014, 06:01 PM   #2
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I don't use these foam filters anymore, but I always heard good things regarding the green filter and the resonance/rattle effect.
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      11-11-2014, 06:05 PM   #3
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If that doesn't work for you I can vouch for the Macht Schnell: Comes with a special filter adapter that replaces the stock one over the spring. Fits like a glove, no rattle, and you can hear the engine even better!

http://ind-distribution.com/ind/cate...nce-air-filter
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      11-11-2014, 06:14 PM   #4
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I have the green filter and I get that sound, but I really love it. Makes the car sound so aggressive.
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      11-11-2014, 06:41 PM   #5
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I have the AA green filter and it fits in there tight. What rattle? Never heard it. There was an aluminum spacer that came with it, hmmm...
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      11-12-2014, 07:16 AM   #6
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I have OEM air filter and occasionally I am also getting rattle around 3-4k RPM...
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      11-12-2014, 08:31 AM   #7
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Not sure what rattle we are talking about. I did have the AFE filter though, and I guess the heat deformed it and it started not making a good seal at the elbow (you could see a gap). Ended up going with AA filter because the face is metal and won't deform. Happy I made the switch.
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      11-12-2014, 09:23 AM   #8
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I have the AA filter and I get that rattle. I actually didn't know if that was normal or not, but after reading I guess it is.

I would prefer if it didn't do that because it takes away from the engine and induction noise but its not too bad.
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      11-12-2014, 09:55 AM   #9
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Not sure what rattle we are talking about. I did have the AFE filter though, and I guess the heat deformed it and it started not making a good seal at the elbow (you could see a gap). Ended up going with AA filter because the face is metal and won't deform. Happy I made the switch.


Great, I just put on the Afe Dry filter and there's probably no reason to believe it is built any different than the oiled version. A bad seal is far worse than a rattle. I will keep close watch. Thanks.
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      11-12-2014, 10:20 AM   #10
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Great, I just put on the Afe Dry filter and there's probably no reason to believe it is built any different than the oiled version. A bad seal is far worse than a rattle. I will keep close watch. Thanks.
FYI, mine lasted about a year. Maybe less because I don't know how long it was deformed until I noticed it. Luckily, the Blackstone oil reports said there were no contaminants in the oil.

The filter went straight to the trash can
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      11-12-2014, 10:31 AM   #11
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Hmm, I was considering this. Good info.
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      11-12-2014, 01:06 PM   #12
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i have the AA filter and no rattling sound that i can hear. Make sure you install it correctly and its on tight.
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      11-12-2014, 01:15 PM   #13
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I have an AFE and it doesn't rattle. If yours did then you probably installed it incorrectly.
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      11-12-2014, 01:25 PM   #14
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My Afe dry doesn't rattle either. I also wonder if people have the right filter as Afe has 2 different sizes depending on the year. Many of the other brands really just have 1 size filter but they come with an adapter to cover all model years.
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My Afe dry doesn't rattle either. I also wonder if people have the right filter as Afe has 2 different sizes depending on the year. Many of the other brands really just have 1 size filter but they come with an adapter to cover all model years.
Yep. One with a nipple and one sans nipple. I forget which years go with which.
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Yep. One with a nipple and one sans nipple. I forget which years go with which.
I'm pretty sure I installed the aluminum cylindrical adapter on my 2011 with the AA Greenie. Damn short term memory loss...
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      11-12-2014, 01:49 PM   #17
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i dont know if that *sound is rattling, i also have the green filter. I dont mind the sound, its more aggressive imo.
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      11-12-2014, 04:09 PM   #18
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I should expand a bit...

The AFE I had (have, stored away now...) is the one that comes with the elbow and filter.

I think AFE makes an OEM drop in as well.

The "rattle" that I had (until AFE removed) was between 3000-4000RPM under load. Many people mention it... Didnt like it.

So I ordered the active autowerke as its a direct OEM drop in... Sounds like it might have the same symptom.

And when I say "rattle"... Its a raspy sound... Those that have it (and sounds like some AA users above do...) know what I am talking about.

We'll see... Hopefully the AA drop in I ordered wont have it... I didnt like the noise at all. It didnt sound right.
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      11-12-2014, 05:55 PM   #19
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I should expand a bit...

The AFE I had (have, stored away now...) is the one that comes with the elbow and filter.

I think AFE makes an OEM drop in as well.

The "rattle" that I had (until AFE removed) was between 3000-4000RPM under load. Many people mention it... Didnt like it.

So I ordered the active autowerke as its a direct OEM drop in... Sounds like it might have the same symptom.

And when I say "rattle"... Its a raspy sound... Those that have it (and sounds like some AA users above do...) know what I am talking about.

We'll see... Hopefully the AA drop in I ordered wont have it... I didnt like the noise at all. It didnt sound right.
I definitely have never heard that rattle coming from my intake (with any setup FYI), so hopefully you'll be OK
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      11-12-2014, 06:03 PM   #20
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My old K&N drop in had the slight rattle around a certain RPM. I don't believe it's the filter at all as it almost sounds more like a resonance. Either way it was fine.
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