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Old 05-22-2013, 09:42 AM   #1
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Default Kand N or paper filter!

Ok, today I want to settle the mystery!
Cut louvers and go with a Baldwin air filter, porous paper or buy a K and N for my 1990.
I have read a few arguments on both sides, seen the you tube videos with bouncing ***** and wondered what will give me a free boost of a realistic tiny bit of power?
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:12 AM   #2
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Cut the lid and use a paper filter, no need to worry about oiling a filter or any issues that could come with over oiling, and depending on how much you drive you car a k&n may never pay for itself
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:20 AM   #3
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No performance gain with K&N, so it's really just personal preference -- it takes several years to justify the cost difference vs paper. I plan to keep my car forever so the math worked out

I have them on all my vehicles and have never had any issues with MAF contamination from the oil either. Just have to make sure you don't over-oil them.
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I have K&N and have never had a problem with it, seems to have made a improvment in sound to me, but then again I have a custom cover and maybe that helps.
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:56 AM   #5
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Cut the lid and use a paper filter, no need to worry about oiling a filter or any issues that could come with over oiling, and depending on how much you drive you car a k&n may never pay for itself
I have a k+n filter sitting in a box in the garage..They're a pain in the butt as far as Im concerned.....WW

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Old 05-22-2013, 12:13 PM   #6
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I have a k+n filter sitting in a box in the garage..There a pain in the butt as far as Im concerned.....WW
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:30 PM   #7
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Sounds like it's just not worth buying a K and N.
Not sure how they became so famous!
almost everyone says cut louvers and use paper.
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:34 PM   #8
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Not even the sound became like "stronger"?
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:38 PM   #9
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My car came with one so I'l keep it.
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:46 PM   #10
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Hey Kimmer if you want a backup I'll sell this one cheap!
And since your in NorCal the shipping will be reasonable

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Thank's but I think I'll pass.
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Thank's but I think I'll pass.
If you had a spare you could switch them out faster.......I'd think about the Coach's offer, you never know, it could come in handy..........WW
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