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Old 22-01-2007, 10:55 PM   #1
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Pod Filter

I was looking at some Pod filters at a exhaust garage.. of whom i have connections that said to go to them... I was told that for Pod Filters to be installed LEGALLY, (by in no way able to be defected) they had to be incased.. He said for this a stainless steel mould needs to be made, and installed with the pod filter itself (but yet still looking kool).. costing about $500.. i was suprised to hear that its infact illegal to have a pod filter without a casing... Is this so???

And does that seem like a good price for a K&N filter fully installed.... just to get 2 maybe 3% increase in preformance?
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Old 22-01-2007, 11:02 PM   #2
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true on all statements... but $500 sounds a bit rich to me.
try 1-2kw extra performance.

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Old 23-01-2007, 01:54 AM   #3
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not really expensive because to do a full case legal for pod is worth that amount the time the labour etc tigging it up - hell I would want $200 for it.

but here is the funny bit it still maynot be totally legal- theoretically but if a officer did see it they would let it go.

1 or 2Kws would just be the restriction from the intake of the airbox.

if you used a panel and ran a decent CAI you would match if not perform better then with the pod
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Old 23-01-2007, 02:09 AM   #4
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yea go with the panel, i tried a pod but i reckon u can get just as good performance from panel and u dont hav to worry with cops or anything~
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Old 23-01-2007, 10:18 AM   #5
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Just replaced my filter with a K&N panel filter (cost me $68 from rocket industries) and ..wow!!!..what a difference it made. I had sluggish & flat acceleration with bit of jerk before and now all those problems have disappeared. It’s very smooth and responses very quickly. You can instantly feel the difference. I’m sure my fuel consumption will improve too. I have to wait till I fill up my tank next time. Yep…go with a panel filter…its perfectly legal and no mods are needed and probably not much of difference in performance compared to a pod !!
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Old 11-02-2008, 04:25 PM   #6
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hey i got a 1995 BA11P1 5 DOOR HATCH and i want to install a pod filter or panbel filter, which is cheaper and or better
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Old 11-02-2008, 05:01 PM   #7
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"3A Racing" brand is the best on the market currently. Costs $29.99 from most retailers. Direct bolt on to I4/V6 AFM.

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Old 11-02-2008, 05:11 PM   #8
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Panels are more expensive, but will gain you a couple of KW (when combined with a CAI) versus an exposed pod. There's a few threads around here with these results
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Old 11-02-2008, 05:24 PM   #9
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I made a custom box for mine with a CAI and it works awesomly...
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Old 13-02-2008, 08:53 PM   #10
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wats a cai
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Old 13-02-2008, 08:58 PM   #11
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Cold Air Intake

Its a modification where you pipe cold incoming air from the front of the car, up to the air intake.

Cold air has a higher density ( so there's more to burn ) and the air pressure increases the amount of air going into the combustion chambers.

There's lots of info and guides on here , do a seach
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Old 13-02-2008, 08:58 PM   #12
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wats a cai
What is wats?

CAI = Cold Air Induction
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Old 13-02-2008, 09:13 PM   #13
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i got a stock 323 astina 1995,

to gain horsepwoer easily and cheeply do i add a panel filter ( replace the stock one)

and add a cai
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Old 13-02-2008, 09:21 PM   #14
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Yes, you will certainly notice an increase in power if you replace the stock panel with one that allows air to pass through easier , and create a CAI by running a pipe up from the front of the car, replacing the standard air pipe.

You don't need a pod filter. They increase the chance of sucking in hot air from the engine bay - which is bad for performance.
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Old 13-02-2008, 09:30 PM   #15
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sorry i kinda new to car mods but to replace the stock panel i just pull out the stock rectangle air filter thing in the box and get a new one,

how do i install a cai to the black air filoter box
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Old 13-02-2008, 10:58 PM   #16
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do a search for cai etc......
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Old 14-02-2008, 01:39 AM   #17
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have you got a hatch or hardtop? if its a hardtop i'll take some pics of my setup, which was pretty easy to make and works a treat
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Old 14-02-2008, 05:01 PM   #18
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if its a hatch...this is what i did

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