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Old 05-03-2004, 09:34 PM   #1
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K&N, POD vs PANEL Filter

Im currently running a pod filter, love the sound and its ability to give an easy path to redline, but hate the location of where it is, hot engine air etc. To be honest im to lasy to run CAI or move the pod elsewhere.

But anyway, I was thinking of getting a panel filter so its sucking in that clean cool air from the front stock CAI route. Has anyone got one? Hows it go, does it make the same grunty noise as the pod or what?

POD vs PANEL
which one??

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Old 06-03-2004, 12:18 AM   #2
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I replaced the pod I had on my car with a panel and the noise went away. But, if you do up a CAI you can create further induction noise.

I'd be more concerned with getting good airflow to your filter then worrying about noise. If you get both, then bonus.

Click onto the main page for the CAI DIY
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Old 06-03-2004, 07:37 AM   #3
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you could always make a panel (aka heat shield) that helps the pod and sucks in the air only from where the cai piping goes
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Old 06-03-2004, 11:46 AM   #4
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andy post up the injen pics....
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Old 06-03-2004, 05:31 PM   #5
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i dont have any actually...and i dont have my mum's digi cam to take pictures atm
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Old 06-03-2004, 07:47 PM   #6
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I went the panel filter over the pod, for a few reasons

non-defectable

didn't require any mods to get it to fit

I have only just got a new panel filter for my Laser after the other one being crushed in an accident

this time I have a Cold Air Intake setup

so there should be more of difference

*due to wet weather here I have been unable to check yet lol

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Old 06-03-2004, 10:43 PM   #7
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There are various test on the web which show that their is minimal flow difference between a pod or panel filter.

I went panel due to the reasons Laser outlined.
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Old 07-03-2004, 02:10 AM   #8
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ok i've found it.... found it.. pod filter is to the lower right hand side of picture.....


this is the intake that twilightprotege, is running
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Old 07-03-2004, 01:34 PM   #9
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Andy, some questions...

*Where do you get this injen intake system
*How much is it
*Does it make any difference
*Does air come up in there
*Can you DIY
*Do you have to modifiy anything

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Old 07-03-2004, 03:43 PM   #10
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I'll answer for him....

*States
*400ish?
*yes/ and noise too!!
*yes, advise putting small hole in bottom, just to give cooler air MORE access to filter
*yes DIY
*coolant reservoir for radiator, is moved to other side by swiveling the bracket round.. no more than that

http://www.injen.com there is more stuff on there

NB you might notice in the picture that there is a brake booster on the wrong side.... damn americans....
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Old 07-03-2004, 06:39 PM   #11
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^ see above, but the price is a bit better than that now with the dollar getting better. it's certainly not a cheap mod, but it's good.

the stock car should put out 98whp. with the intake i got 103.5whp and snert (kurt) got 104.2whp with it, so it definately adds power.
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Old 09-03-2004, 04:37 PM   #12
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I put the panel filter in my BA, and did the CAI.

All up the mod cost $110, including K&N filter.

Is that big chrome thing your intake???? OMG!

And does the $400 includes the pod filter and freight to Australia and the importation taxes etc? Probably not a bad deal considering it looks factory, but still too rich for me. Besides, too much polishing, LOL!


From my own personal point of view, the noise factor once the res box was removed, the CAI put in and the panel filter put in was increased, and sounded very nice. It should sound better again when I get the exhaust done.

Oh, the other thing to do if you want "noise" factor, take out your sound sheild thing under the bonnet. Mine is out purely by accident, and it does increase the sound.

Good luck!
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Old 09-03-2004, 05:36 PM   #13
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400 is for everything....and yep, that piping is the intake

when i get my exhaust hp coated, i'm going to get the intake coated as well to help reduce intake air temps
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Yeah i fitted a pod filter,and made a custom airbox which it sits in to to sheild it from the heat and run a 4inch cool air feed from the front bar,work really well :wink:
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