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K&N air filters

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hey guys.
i own a VT berlina 5 litre. Just wanted to know if a K&N air filter will actualy improve acceleration and how much power gain i will get from one...if any..

I have been told that they allow more air to go into the engine and make for better acceleration...is it true ?
 

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also how much would one cost?
 

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Waste of money.. I reckon it's all placebo. Some people will claim better economy, acceleration etc. But it's miniscule..

Certainly not worth the money you pay for it.. And a normal air filter costs abot $20 and let's say it gets replaced every 20,000km.. It will take you about 6 years to make up the money..

Don't bother, spend the money on something that WILL actually improve performance and economy. Like an exhaust, CAI, TB etc..
 

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i was going to be getting the CAI, exhaust and TB but was also told to get a K&N filter aswell.

dont know a great deal about cars except seats cuz i build them at work.

So waste of money?
 

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In my opinion and experience, yes it's waste of money. It may offer some benefits, but certainly not worth the $100-120 needed to buy it..

Do the other mods first, then if you wanna do it, do the K+N.. Even better, if you've got a mate with one, borrow it for a few days. See how you go..
 

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will a brand new standard filter give the same effect as a K&N?
 

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or is there other brands that do washable air filters for cheeper?
 

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totality said:
or is there other brands that do washable air filters for cheeper?
Yes.. Redline I think. And a few others on eBay..
 

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Unifilter is also another brand.
 

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I have a panel K&N filter on mine,standard filters are restrictive.My mum has a VX with a standard filter,took it for a run to test difference(exactly the same motor).I jumped straight out of mums and into my VT and the difference was notable,it breathed alot better,K&N's are ok.
 
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