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GTQuentin
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GTQuentin Apr 19, 1:54am - #158562 

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Performance Air Filters? Any Good

K&N and TRD make performace air filters. Right now I cant get an Intake but i want the filter if its any good? I have the $ for the Intake but theres no way I can get it. So is a filter gonna do you any good?
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Evan Apr 19, 1:55am - #158563 

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Filter will do SOME good, but you can't really put it in the same league as an entire Intake.

I have a k&n filter and I love it. It'll last the entire life of your car, too (no more replacing filters.. just clean it when needed) thumbsup

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eric_h Apr 19, 2:35am - #158564 

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should help on a small scale

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BaTMaN_4 Apr 19, 3:53am - #158565 

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I got a TRD filter and IMO it SUCKS! You hear nothing different and you feel no difference..well i guess you sorta do, to me it felt a little smoother at some time. Getting ready to order a short-ram though. Why can't you get an Intake?
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Chico Apr 19, 6:07am - #158566 

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Hey if you have money for the Intake you should go for it!.. if you buy the filter, all you is going to do is put you $60 short! but why can't you get the Intake?? confused
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stefanoc Apr 19, 7:20am - #158567 

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save ur money and spend it wisely
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spaztikid Apr 19, 7:31am - #158568 
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just get Intake or spend your money on something else...


the only thing good about a K&N filter is that you never have to buy a new Air Filter.
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Speed4TheNeed Apr 19, 11:56am - #158569 

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Originally Posted by eric_h
should help on a small scale


ditto, it won't hurt..but it'll only increase whp by about 1, maybe 2.
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Speed4TheNeed Apr 19, 11:57am - #158570 

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Originally Posted by BaTMaN_4
I got a TRD filter and IMO it SUCKS! You hear nothing different and you feel no difference..well i guess you sorta do, to me it felt a little smoother at some time. Getting ready to order a short-ram though. Why can't you get an Intake?


when talking about such small power increments (1 or 2 whp) you can't 'feel' anything different, even though there is a very slight difference.

if you do 'feel' a difference..it's due to driver bias (you know you have a power mod, therefore you 'feel' the extra power, even though it's impossible to). thumbsup
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v3n0m Apr 19, 12:28pm - #158571 

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Go with an CAI/SRI. Why can't you get one? Parents wont let you? Or are you a fraid that it'll void your warrenty?
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GTQuentin Apr 19, 9:54pm - #158572 

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yep Im only 16. Car is still under parents name. I pretty much own the car but like is truely theirs. My mom dosnt want me doin anything to my car. My dad thinks visual stuff is ok. He thinks Performance mods will encouage me to race. Which I dont do? It took me like 2 weeks just to get my rims. eek

At least i got the exhaust when I got the car. smile
So the filter will give 1-2 whp???
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SilverGT Apr 19, 10:34pm - #158573 
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i got a used TRD filter for cheap a while back, and with the TRD exhaust, it does make it a little louder. slightly noticable, if you dont have the money for an Intake, just get a filter.
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ilovesmycelica Apr 21, 6:45am - #158574 

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I was told to get the K&N filter temporarily till i can afford the Intake(which may take a while!) Anyways i just put it in tonight and is that ever different from my last car! my last car was a shit box and all you had to do was unscrew a wing nut and plunk the new filter in...this one took a little more time and effort.It was the first thing i have done to my car myself since i got it and it took a bit but once i figured out where it was and how to unhook everything it went fine. I probably should have looked everything up on how to do it first but i just couldn't wait to get my hands dirty!
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5280vvti Apr 21, 7:05am - #158575 

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I noticed a slightly deeper tone when I had my TRD Air Filter. Personally I don't think that its worth the $$$ though
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Erick Apr 21, 7:28am - #158576 

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Originally Posted by 5280vvti
I noticed a slightly deeper tone when I had my TRD air filter. Personally I don't think that its worth the $$$ though
i regret i should have saved up.. spineyes for a CAI

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cycocelica Apr 21, 4:19pm - #158577 

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dont spend the money on a filter, just get a visual mod instead. then when you can get a CAI/SRI then get that. dont waste your money on something that will help you only very slightly
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Sultan Apr 21, 7:58pm - #158578 

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I think it's a good addition if you don't have the cash for a CAI
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ragingpaseo Apr 21, 8:04pm - #158579 
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i remember a few months back i read something from sport compact car or something, a K&N filter actually gives you -1hp from a dyno test...
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drkramm Apr 21, 8:09pm - #158580 
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or do like i did and take you air box out get a hole saw and swiss cheese the piss out of it (the bottom part only) and take the butterfly out just them with stock filter made it louder didn't really notice any power increase but i never let ecu reset before i put the exhaust on
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GTQuentin Apr 22, 12:18am - #158581 

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Thanks for all the input. This is what Im gonna try to do. Try to convinve my farther in letting me getting a Short Ram Intake. If that dosnt work Ill get the Air Filter. Its better than nonthing. Does AEM make a Short Ram Intake?
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celicafourotwo Apr 22, 12:53am - #158582 

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AEM=no shortram. Y not get the K&N filter???

Originally Posted by pesho01
Question:
Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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GTQuentin Apr 22, 12:59am - #158583 

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Originally Posted by celicafourotwo
AEM=no shortram. Y not get the K&N filter???


I am if i dont get a SRI. My dad not really into me modding my car for Performance so if i cant the the Injen SRI ill get the k&n.
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celicafourotwo Apr 22, 1:01am - #158584 

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well too bad ur dad won't let you do that..just tell him that this mod won't hurt ur car, just make ur car betta..don't tell him that it'll go faster because it won't..but it'll just be a lil loud that's all..no harm in it..But Good Luck though. thumbsup

Originally Posted by pesho01
Question:
Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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VSGTS14 Apr 22, 1:03am - #158585 

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