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Air filter options (brand SANITIZED) #5347408 02/11/20 06:08 PM
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I got three options for my car:

Filter one is ten bucks, filter media is white, about 40 folds, and has a wire backing on the INTAKE side of filter...(????!)

Filter number 2: is the stock filter for 20 dollars, media is dark reddish color, metal endplates, and 46 folds, similar to OEM

Filter number 3, has 30% more media, 70 folds, and Yellow media(Phenolic resin impregnated, supposed to stop water ingress better) but it's 10 bucks more than filter #2

I change my filters every 75k.

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Re: Air filter options (brand SANITIZED) [Re: Vern_in_IL] #5347413 02/11/20 06:13 PM
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I used a wire backed air filter in a car that didn't come with such a filter when new. It felt like it had a touch less HP at high RPM with the more restrictive wire backed air filter.


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Re: Air filter options (brand SANITIZED) [Re: Vern_in_IL] #5347422 02/11/20 06:30 PM
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The air filter is the most important filter on the whole vehicle. Look at the cost per mile on filter no.3

Re: Air filter options (brand SANITIZED) [Re: Vern_in_IL] #5347435 02/11/20 06:44 PM
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Filter 4: OE filter from dealership

Re: Air filter options (brand SANITIZED) [Re: Vern_in_IL] #5347494 02/11/20 07:39 PM
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The wire screen on the intake side of the filter is for mice. Luckily my motorcycle had the wire screen when those little monsters filled my airbox with grass, seeds and urine! They don't like chewing through the wire screen.

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Re: Air filter options (brand SANITIZED) [Re: Vern_in_IL] #5347801 02/12/20 05:57 AM
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Live on the edge...$20 for 75k miles...why even question this.

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Re: Air filter options (brand SANITIZED) [Re: Vern_in_IL] #5347848 02/12/20 07:56 AM
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OK, we played your little game....

...now tell us the brands.

Re: Air filter options (brand SANITIZED) [Re: Vern_in_IL] #5347938 02/12/20 10:15 AM
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The cheap filter , changed more often ? ( I live in a dusty climate . )

Check on rockauto.com . I order oil filters there . Might be a good source of air filters ?


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