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NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning Covers Tuning & Performance modifications for the NG900 (1994 to 1998) & OG9-3 (1999-2002) & '03 Convertible

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Old 2nd May 2005
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hey u all, i need a lil help on this one

in the next few weeks im going to be redoing my intake system, similar to what this guy has done
http://www.cardomain.com/id/citronxbeige

im in the process of buying a new air filter, so help me out, which one should i get?

keep in mind that due to shipping, these filters will cost me the same amount of money

1) http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...MakeTrack=true

2) http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...sPageName=WDVW


please gimme sum feedback!!!
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So number one is a foam filter right? I've never used one, but I hear that motorcycles have been using them for years.

Number 2 is a cloth one similar to K&N. It seems to me like a single layer of oiled fabric would be less restrictive than a dense (more so than fabric) foam core a few inches thick. While the foam would be more effective at removing particle, if the cloth is effective enough.....Go cloth.

I could be totally off here though, like I said, I've never used a foam one. Gosh why did I even bother posting!

Ohh yeah, I'd go with a K&N, they have a warantee!

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I'd go with the K&N. nobody seems to have any quams with them.
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wut would be a k&n filter similar to filter #2, im having trouble findin one... thanks
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The 'problem' with the K&N is they will be 5-15x as expensive as the two you linked to.
http://www.knfilters.com/
http://www.4filters.com/knfilters.htm

You get what you pay for, and on an intake...not so sure I'd take a chance on a $5.00 filter. No. I am sure. I would not. Unless someone here used one and recommended it.
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I'd go with the K&N. nobody seems to have any quams with them.
I've had a car dyno'd with a 57i injection kit then with the oem airbox on with a new oem paper filter, guess who won? the maker with the multi million dollar testing budget [not k&n]

I cannot add much more to that except caveat emptor
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Never got worn and scratched carb slides on bikes until started using K&N.

I'll be Ebaying the "performance" filter part of my stage 1 kit soon: It'll never get fitted to my car

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Never got worn and scratched carb slides on bikes until started using K&N.

I'll be Ebaying the "performance" filter part of my stage 1 kit soon: It'll never get fitted to my car
*jaw drops*

can someone translate that in my language please?
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I think he's saying certain parts in the carburetor on his dirtbike or motorcycle were worn after using a k&n filter,like they were letting dirt get in and wear things.
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*jaw drops*

can someone translate that in my language please?
Pleated fabric filters suck [everything!] does that translate.

They were great in there day but within the last 5 years or so both foam and paper technology has moved apace, fabric hasn't, the question is do you want a 20th century product or a 21st?
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Pleated fabric filters suck [everything!] does that translate.

They were great in there day but within the last 5 years or so both foam and paper technology has moved apace, fabric hasn't, the question is do you want a 20th century product or a 21st?
so would that mean i should not get a cone filter?
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so would that mean i should not get a cone filter?
I wouldn't not a fabric cone anyway, but even if you do how do you stop heat& hot air reaching it? put up barriers? before you know it you've built an airbox
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Yep that's what I ment!


We have gritters spraying salt and sand from December till March, road saws, dust storms off ploughed fields in summer, open top (may as well-be) skip lorries, sand blown from the Sahara sometimes, nuclear fallout from Chernobyl, Smokers in town bars, pollen, smog and shrapnel from the SKODA in front and lordy knows what else floating about in the air here! Jeez, I have a laminar-flow and airlock just to get in the garage. This Vader mask is getting heavy..........
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Yep that's what I ment!


We have gritters spraying salt and sand from December till March, road saws, dust storms off ploughed fields in summer, open top (may as well-be) skip lorries, sand blown from the Sahara sometimes, nuclear fallout from Chernobyl, Smokers in town bars, pollen, smog and shrapnel from the SKODA in front and lordy knows what else floating about in the air here! Jeez, I have a laminar-flow and airlock just to get in the garage. This Vader mask is getting heavy..........

funniest post ever....
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We have gritters spraying salt and sand from December till March, road saws, dust storms off ploughed fields in summer, open top (may as well-be) skip lorries, sand blown from the Sahara sometimes, nuclear fallout from Chernobyl, Smokers in town bars, pollen, smog and shrapnel from the SKODA in front and lordy knows what else floating about in the air here! Jeez, I have a laminar-flow and airlock just to get in the garage. This Vader mask is getting heavy..........
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funniest post ever....
You should come here and try it, it puts hairs on your chest and makes you glad you've got hairs on your nose
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