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: Air Filter...


Mattlach
14-07-04, 03:02 PM
I know that the topic of air filters has been beaten like the proverbial dead horse, but I feel the need to ask again, as I have come across some information I'm not sure about.

I am looking to get a performance airfilter to go with my BSR Stage 1 upgrade.

In the past I have been recommended to use ITG foam air filters with my 9-5 Aero. I have - however - heard some nighmare stories about wrecking ones airflow sensors with ITG filters, and I am sortof inclined to stay away from them for that reason. (Well that and they seem to be hard to find here in the U.S.)

I suspect that BSR sells their stage 1 kit with a JR Airfilter, but when I ordered my BSR PPC it didnt come with an airfilter as they do in Sweden.

I have looked around for a JR airfilter in the U.S. but they too are hard to find.

Every neighborhood parts store seems to have K&N filters though. Could these be used instead? is there any reason not to use a K&N filter?

Thanks,
Matt

GenSaab
14-07-04, 06:38 PM
We have had great results with the JR filters... There is no problem finding them in the USA. :wink: IF you know who to call.
http://www.genuinesaab.com/detail.asp?product_id=JRSportfilter

http://www.genuinesaab.com/cat/f.286157.jpg

Nick Taliaferro
GenuineSaab.com
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Mattlach
14-07-04, 06:48 PM
We have had great results with the JR filters... There is no problem finding them in the USA. :wink: IF you know who to call.
http://www.genuinesaab.com/detail.asp?product_id=JRSportfilter

http://www.genuinesaab.com/cat/f.286157.jpg

Nick Taliaferro
GenuineSaab.com
We sponsor this site!

hah. You guys seem to have everything I am looking for. (although I must have messed up when I searched for filters on your webpage.)

Expect an order from me soon.

Speaking of other stuff you have and I am interested in (even though it isn't really relevant to this thread) those neat oval tipped offical Saab sports exhausts you sell for 9-5's...

Can you comment at all on the sound of them? I am very tempted to get one but I am also quite the fan of refined sounding cars... (I don't want to make my car sound like one of those airplane wing equipped hondas...)


Appreciate it,
Matt

GenSaab
16-07-04, 09:20 AM
The factory Remus is an interesting system. Unlike the Remus muffler sold in europe the US kit has a special straight through center pipe in addition to the rear muffler. They have a nice sound more rumbly at idle but not loud at all. Still sounds like a $40K car. Give me a call if you want.
NCT

dip
16-07-04, 11:51 AM
Nick brought an interesting point about Remus availability. The United States seems to be the only place where it comes with a straight pipe. I checked with my local Saab dealer, and they quite puzzled by the findings. If you order it from GM Canada, you only get a rear muffler (like in Europe). However, the same part number gives you a complete cat-back system if purchased from a US supplier.