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Do Performance Air Filters Work?

Discussion in 'Automotive Catalogues and Specials' started by Motorculture, Oct 11, 2018 at 9:06 PM.

  1. Motorculture

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    Today we debunk an age-old automotive myth. Do performance air filters really offer any benefits over your regular run-of-the-mill air filter? We put this to the test with four different air filters, from a used standard filter to the Ryco 02 Rush air filter. Check out the results in the video above!


    Links

    http://www.rycofilters.com.au/products/performance

    http://hoontv.com.au/
     
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    I don’t really think you’d notice a small amount of increase like that ,
     
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    Doing back to back runs down the drag strip, 2kw across the entire curve (not just peak) will be enough to piss off ya mate in the same car running a tenth slower. Lol

    Would be good to see results on either an older car with a less efficient factory set-up, or a performance vehicle with over 200rwkw (the more the better)
     
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    the most shocking part of the video is the 150,000k filter that got pulled from the car. shows you how resilient a modern car really is.

    also can someone correct me if wrong but i thought ecu's would adjust over time so would the car get even better after running the clean filter for say a week?
     
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    Do they work ?

    Yes. Air goes through them.
     
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    Fuel trims are only relevant in closed loop mode which affects light throttle operation and cruise. Fuel economy and responsiveness are areas that can be improved upon in this respect.

    WOT (or close to) operation will mean the computer is running in open loop mode and doesn’t look for feedback from o2 sensors and fuel trims for adjustments.
     
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    thanks EYY for that quick info.
     

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