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    The definitive "What Air Filter?" discussion thread

    Anyone else think this is a good idea? Topic seems to come up regularly- might be good to have it all in one place. People could post up their experiences (power gains, noise, problems etc) with the various options available, such as:

    BMC CDA

    K&N 57i induction kit

    Stoeve Motorsport induction kit for the 16v

    Pipercoss Viper

    K&N Panel filter

    Carbonio CAI

    Drilled airbox

    etc etc
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    Re: The definitive "What Air Filter?" discussion thread

    yeah good shout need a new filter
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    Re: The definitive "What Air Filter?" discussion thread

    I ran a Pipercross for a while then a K+N both sound great on a VR and I could tell any difference to be honest

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    Re: The definitive "What Air Filter?" discussion thread

    I ran a K&N panel filter in all of my valvers. Drilled the airbox (wingside) with the first 2. Sounded great, with a nice growl. No difference power-wise.

    Used a K&N panel filter on my last 16v and just removed the snorkel. Again, nice growl, but not as loud as the drilled box. Throttle response seemed a little better.
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    Re: The definitive "What Air Filter?" discussion thread

    What about 'Ramair' air filter - large and less than £100.00 ? Sold my BMC for it too.

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    Re: The definitive "What Air Filter?" discussion thread

    Im looking into a K&N Apollo now.......

    Ive had (and still use) a 57i, have also tried a cone filter inside a standard airbox. Never used a BMC so i cant comment!

    Think they are all much of a muchness!!
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    Re: The definitive "What Air Filter?" discussion thread

    Loved my Ramair which I had for 6 years...great noise. I had to sell it on when the charger was fitted. Now got a K&N cone fitted down in the bumper, which I can't hear - unsurprisingly!!

    I think air filters are a really subjective thing. Some people want them noisey (me!!) and others like them to be stock quiet (then stay with the standard airbox!!?). The BMC always sounds good - at least when Corozin hoons past me at XXX mph on the motorway in 4th....he's had one for a while. I think I'd probably go for one of those on an N/A VR6 nowadays.
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    Re: The definitive "What Air Filter?" discussion thread

    Have had a K&N 57i on all my VR6s. Sounded great and the quality of the kit is superb. All the brackets etc fit perfectly.

    However, as Kev said in the K&N thread, for me the performance felt a little 'flat' when compared with the standard airbox/K&N panel/BMC.
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    Re: The definitive "What Air Filter?" discussion thread

    I've been told by numerous people that the BMC CDA is extremely good, sounds good and actually keeps the air cool due to it being carbon...

    I've not really looked into it as yet.. but I'm tempted.....
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    Re: The definitive "What Air Filter?" discussion thread

    Had a ramair on for a few months now and it makes one hell of a noise. I am im the market for a BMC CDA however as there is a fitment issue and performance does seem to have dropped. Also It is just a bit too loud, I do feel a bit conspicuous when flooring it off a roundabout and I have scared a few sunday drivers when overtaking them Wouldn't want to cause an accident

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