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Old 22-02-2005, 08:31 AM   #1
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Which pod air filter should I get

I currently need to get a new pod air filter. My current one has some damage so I thought that it was time to do an upgrade.

I have a Turbo SP20 running 19psi of boost. Which air filter would be the best for my application. I don't care how much it costs as long as I get what I pay for.
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Old 22-02-2005, 08:58 AM   #2
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Old 22-02-2005, 10:25 AM   #3
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Apexi power intake filter!!!!!!!
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Old 22-02-2005, 10:42 AM   #4
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I vote K&N!
Have had two K&N's now, works a treat!

Best of luck!
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Old 22-02-2005, 02:28 PM   #5
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K&N will be your best option but you may need a custom piping network as you dont want to limit the air volume on entry or allow te engine bay heat to enter the pod.
I would recommend situating the pod down behind the front bar or gettin a ram style tube to plumb the air into the filter (but this would need a heat shield to be fabricated
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Old 22-02-2005, 02:32 PM   #6
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In a pod shootout the Apexi rated best for cleaning and power followed
by the K&N. So I would advise in that order.
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Old 22-02-2005, 02:50 PM   #7
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is the apexi a foam style as I believe the K&N to be the best in the long run as they dont shrink but it comes down to user requirements
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Old 22-02-2005, 03:36 PM   #8
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Read the below for comparision between HKS, K&N. Blitz and Apexi

http://www.affinityconsultants.co.uk...induction.html
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Old 22-02-2005, 03:37 PM   #9
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If anyone finds a supplier in Sydney for the Apexi's ,pls lemme know!!!
i wanan get one soon
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Old 22-02-2005, 05:04 PM   #10
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hmmm that article was cool Arden...

does the Apexi need to be cleaned like K&Ns do ?? or what cause thats what im confused about..

Hmmm im interesting in gettin a Apexi one tho... so yeh... Sydney/wollongong people Start your search =P heheh
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Old 22-02-2005, 05:08 PM   #11
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ask Sik Mik, from memory he's got an apexi filter of some sort
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Old 22-02-2005, 07:46 PM   #12
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from what i know i dont actully think the apexi one needs much cleaning, ive got a O2 rush one and i have to chean it like every 3-4000kms

this is what the apexi site says "The Power Intake is a maintenance-free dry-type air filter and will alleviate the problem of filter oil from "wet" air cleaners interfering with the air-flow meter."
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Old 22-02-2005, 09:13 PM   #13
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cmon stop ya pimping around mik help us astinagt brothas out!!!hahahaha
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Old 22-02-2005, 10:50 PM   #14
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The only thing I've never liked about that article is that the filtration test are not repeated after further use. so how do we know which is actually better in 5,000 k's? Are the dry ones going to clog up and need to be replaced???
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Old 23-02-2005, 12:11 AM   #15
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well i've kept quiet....

i still think for better giltration its is best to go with a foam filter - be it unifilter or something such as the HKS mushroom thing - despite what the testing showed up maybe the HKS is a single layer foam? i dunno - the unifilter stuff is dual layer, double staging... when its cleaning time the outside is filthy and the inside is as clean as the day i bought it

K&N are good, but they arn't fine enough for my liking - but i still drive my car on dirt roads as well as through the normal fine particules of smog etc
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Old 23-02-2005, 07:39 AM   #16
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Be interested to see the flow rates compared between the filters.
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Old 23-02-2005, 07:54 AM   #17
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there is a place up here which sells a filter similar to the setup of the apexi

they are $40 - i might give that a go, now that i'm on pod
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Old 23-02-2005, 08:01 AM   #18
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flow rate should closely follow the surface area of the filter.. the greater the surface size, the greater the flow

the apexi had an apparant gain of 14 bhp indicating that it flowed more than others ... well possibly, although you do need your bi-noc-u-lars to see the numbers
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Old 23-02-2005, 08:50 AM   #19
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hey slimjim, Do uniflow sponsor you ??
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haha, i should ask them shouldn't i??

i've know too many people in 4wd clubs, and the 4wd clubs won't go anywhere without the unifilters... this is where half my trust comes from - that and having them on my last couple of cars
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