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Author Subject: Performance filter in air box
Kenan

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Post #1
Afternoon guys, other than not needing changing as often is there any other reason to fit an aftermarket/uprated air filter in the standard box?

Thanks
Posted 4th Mar 2018 at 14:22
adam b

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Post #2
Nope

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Posted 4th Mar 2018 at 14:56
Ben_W

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Post #3
When I had my GTi6, I got the foam filter element from Peugeot, out of the Peugeot Sport catalogue. Can't remember the details but it was blue and, I think made by ITG.

It sat in the original airbox. In comparison to the std filter element, I could see why it might flow better. The std filter has a metal jacket with lots of holes in it, where as the Peugeot Sport one was a foam filter element.

The car certainly seemed to go better with it in. Placebo effect, perhaps, but certainly seemed to pick up and rev better. Nothing more scientific than arse on drivers seat methodology.

Whatever you do, I'd keep the std box. I've seen plenty who've binned off the filter cannister and stuck a filter in the end of the pipework and then wondered why they've sucked in a load of water. Ive seen others stick a filter on the end of the throttle body. Neither set up any good.

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Posted 4th Mar 2018 at 19:55
jord294

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I’ll be fitting a k&n replacement filter eventually, but I’ve got a spare k&n replacement filter if interested.

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Posted 4th Mar 2018 at 20:25
Kenan

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Post #5
How much are you after for the replacement Jord?
Posted 5th Mar 2018 at 10:25
jord294

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Post #6
quote:
[quote="Kenan"]How much are you after for the replacement Jord?


£25 posted

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Posted 5th Mar 2018 at 10:57
Kenan

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I'll take it please Jord, if you wanna PM me you PayPal details etc I'll send payment over.
Posted 5th Mar 2018 at 12:23
JarrusJenkins

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Post #8
I really can't see the benefits of fitting a drop in air filter,
The gain in airflow will be minimal and the amount of filtration you'll get will be a lot less.
Not so much on the gti6 but on a lot of other car, induction kits gain a bit due to the crap induction system they came with from the factory rather than the filter.
What I'm considering doing is buying a standard filter (needs changing anyway) and cutting the outer steel off. I'd say you'd be better off doing this than forking out for a panel filter
Posted 16th Jun 2019 at 16:38

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