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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:14 pm    Post subject: Replacement air intake Reply with quote

I've seen these on ebay and was wondering if anyone had any thoughts about their claims? From what I've read here no bolt-on will really change much - so I've probably just answered my own question...




Any thoughts appreciated...


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wheter it is better or not does not matter. If it is better you are ahead. If not you have a filter which can last the life of your car. Wash and oil it every so often.
I have had K&N filters on my carbs for 24 years. About 4 years ago the rubber shrunk and I bought new ones.
I like them.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would skip the Chrome Tube of Bling and use a replacement K&N air filter.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, got a K&N cone filter on mine, too (looks just like the one pictured but without the "bling" chrome tube). No complaints.

I don't know what they're claiming but you're unlikely to get any performance increase from it. You may get a better induction sound..?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too use a K&N cone and I like it just fine. I do want to have a go at making a nice functional cold air intake but not top priority.

The shroud in the pic might look cool on the 931 actually. If you just run a stright pipe off of the air boot and put the filter pretty much right in front of the hood latch. It will shroud the filter when looking at the engine bay. I might give this a try and then slap a nice silver Porsche crest on it to add class to the so called "bling".<---officially stale now that old men such as myself use it regularly
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 3:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i use a replacement KN filter (square) on my NA too...and i feel no difference..just a louder healtyer sound of the intake.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 3:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NEMESIS wrote:
I do want to have a go at making a nice functional cold air intake but not top priority.


You should check out the "kit" sold by K&N for this purpose. Seems somewhat cheesy. . .it uses a flexi hose from the fuel distributor to the filter location under the driver's side headlight (with plenty of zip ties along the way)!

Ugh.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The shroud, they say, is:

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a custom heat shield to isolate the filter and provide cooler air to the engine


Hmm...

So whats the cost of a K&N filter for the 924? These guys want US$50 + US$67 shipping to Australia!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive got a hardly used K&N filter you can have for half the price of new. I just don't know how much new is! Ill send pics if you are keen.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is what I looked up..


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_air_intake



http://www.sfxperformance.com/project_altima.asp#AirIntake
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah... i also have K&N, but not the cone... just the exact replacement for the stock one. is there any advantage to the cone style?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FEEDBACK IS PRIVATE for this seller.

DON'T BITE!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheFuzz89 wrote:
yeah... i also have K&N, but not the cone... just the exact replacement for the stock one. is there any advantage to the cone style?


One...

Two...

Many more. Try searching.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rasta Monsta wrote:
FEEDBACK IS PRIVATE for this seller.

DON'T BITE!!!


Thanks for the concern, but I got this from eBay (not from the seller), seems like a reasonable ebayer...

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Members who left a positive: 214
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pocketscience wrote:
Thanks for the concern, but I got this from eBay (not from the seller), seems like a reasonable ebayer...

G.


OK, but anyone with eight negatives in the past year who hides their feedback comments is trouble.
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