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Discussion in 'VT - VX Holden Commodore (1997 - 2002)' started by totality, Jul 22, 2006.

  1. totality

    totality New Member

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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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    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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    Standard filters if replaced regularly flow just as well as K&N, for the money they're simply not worth it.

    What many people forget here is that a freer flowing panel filter means more air gets through... How does more air get through? It's obviously not filtering as heavily as other filters... K&N filters along with some 'alleged' freer flowing filters are reknowned for letting more dust and dirt through than standard filters. That will certainly hamper your performance in the long run.

    Replace your standard panel filter regularly and the difference is negligible. Spend your money elsewhere, headers, catback, TB, CAI, rockers etc.
     
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    should cost you about $100.
     
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    $30 for a standard filter....change it 4 times and thats a K&N so if you change it regularly to get the "same effect" as a K&N maybe worth buying one.

    they definitely suck better...whether they increase performance...no idea.
    but you can definately hear the difference when idling
     
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    also when you put your foot down you can really hear it suck:D , im all for the k&n, wether pod or panel it will only do good.
    Im still yet to talk to someone face to face that has something bad to say about em.:thumbsup:
     
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    Well i tell u 1 thing 4 sure dont put a pod filter on there my car had 1 when i got it so i went down the wreakers and got me an airbox and then went and got a k&n panel filter and i tell u wot its 10 times better now:D
     
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    I say the opposite.. I had the K+N, after I chucked the pod in it went heaps better..
     
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    Don't know if pods go any better, but they do suck in more air then a panel and sound that bit more beefier.
     
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    I will never run a K&N again. Waste of money. They are a pain in the ass to keep clean which if you let them go actually filter worse when full then a normal one.
    Just pulled one out of the SS black as all **** and put a stock GM one in.
    AirStrike :air:
     
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    would a K&N pannel filter make much of a difference if i just left the original CAI or do u have to get an after market CAI for it to do somthing?
     
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    a pod filter will be useless if its sitting in the engine bay unsheilded, it will just be sucking in hot air... the sound of a pod filter is deceiving :p
     

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