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      08-13-2007, 07:19 PM   #1
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K&N filter on my 335

i just put it on and drove around. There is a noticable difference in the throttle response. Ive even switched it back to confirm and i feel the difference from the initial 0-60. I dont know what gains it produces and i know its just a filter, but its worth 60 bux.
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i just put it on and drove around. There is a noticable difference in the throttle response. Ive even switched it back to confirm and i feel the difference from the initial 0-60. I dont know what gains it produces and i know its just a filter, but its worth 60 bux.
sounds good. I'm debating over that or the ITG FILTER
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sounds good. I'm debating over that or the ITG FILTER
+1. Could you post a picture as well. Im not sure why, but im just curious how it looks.
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      08-14-2007, 05:57 AM   #4
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sure give me some time ive been really busy, ill post them when i get a chance.

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+1. Could you post a picture as well. Im not sure why, but im just curious how it looks.
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sure give me some time ive been really busy, ill post them when i get a chance.
Thanks, take your time its fine
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      08-31-2007, 12:30 PM   #7
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I got the BMC filter (Italian made) and performs as good...its very similar to the K&N but I noticed it uses a different type of oil that is not that oily... another option to ITG and K& N
http://www.bmcairfilters.com/
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do you all notice a considerable and big differene?? ANy idea or claims on the box as to HP increase if any?
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      08-31-2007, 03:07 PM   #9
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You order it online or was is it available at a parts store?
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I just received and installed mine as well. Ordered direct from K&N. Fast prompt service they have there. Fit perfect. Sealed correctly. Cool beans.

I can't notice a difference, but it sure is pretty. The car is still damn fast all over and I haven't had my seat-of-the-pants-dyno calibrated in a while.

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sounds good. I'm debating over that or the ITG FILTER
I had the ITG and swapped it out with the K&N. The K&N is more noticeable by far.

K&N ftw
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I just received and installed mine as well. Ordered direct from K&N. Fast prompt service they have there. Fit perfect. Sealed correctly. Cool beans.

I can't notice a difference, but it sure is pretty. The car is still damn fast all over and I haven't had my seat-of-the-pants-dyno calibrated in a while.

Your supposed to be workin fool
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Your supposed to be workin fool
HAHAHAH!

work is for clowns. i got a barrel of monkeys doing my job today. it's always a circus here.

I should be under a hood installing my new toy actually! :rocks:
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HAHAHAH!

work is for clowns. i got a barrel of monkeys doing my job today. it's always a circus here.

I should be under a hood installing my new toy actually! :rocks:
I can believe hpw hard your laggin... You had the PROcede for like a month now just sittin in your garage.
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I can believe hpw hard your laggin... You had the PROcede for like a month now just sittin in your garage.
Actually its in the trunk. Effectively making me slower considering the weight gain. Think anyone else can claim that their car is slower with the PROceed?

Dang. I'll get right on it.
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it makes the engine sound a little deeper under load right?
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it makes the engine sound a little deeper under load right?
I can't hear it. That doesn't mean it doesn't.
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When I see a dyno run comparison back to back I'll believe it... Sorry, I've just gone through too many cars and added K&N filters and NONE of them have ever showed an increase in HP that is measurable.
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When I see a dyno run comparison back to back I'll believe it... Sorry, I've just gone through too many cars and added K&N filters and NONE of them have ever showed an increase in HP that is measurable.
Placebo for me then
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Placebo for me then
Exactly. Isn't that really what this is all about anyway? If it doesn't make you feel good about it, then whats the point?

Lets get existential with this...Does a tree falling in the forest make a sound if there is no one there to hear it? Does a BMW feel faster if the air filter has been replaced?

Is your objective to have a hot tart (or your wife in some cases) feel the extra 1.5hp at 3800 rpms and say, "hey big boy, is that a pencil in your pocket or did you just swap that paper filter for a K&N?" Sorry, the K&N is not going to serve your purpose.

If you feel it or hear it, then its real.
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Exactly. Isn't that really what this is all about anyway? If it doesn't make you feel good about it, then whats the point?

Lets get existential with this...Does a tree falling in the forest make a sound if there is no one there to hear it? Does a BMW feel faster if the air filter has been replaced?

Is your objective to have a hot tart (or your wife in some cases) feel the extra 1.5hp at 3800 rpms and say, "hey big boy, is that a pencil in your pocket or did you just swap that paper filter for a K&N?" Sorry, the K&N is not going to serve your purpose.

If you feel it or hear it, then its real.
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Exactly. Isn't that really what this is all about anyway? If it doesn't make you feel good about it, then whats the point?

Lets get existential with this...Does a tree falling in the forest make a sound if there is no one there to hear it? Does a BMW feel faster if the air filter has been replaced?

Is your objective to have a hot tart (or your wife in some cases) feel the extra 1.5hp at 3800 rpms and say, "hey big boy, is that a pencil in your pocket or did you just swap that paper filter for a K&N?" Sorry, the K&N is not going to serve your purpose.

If you feel it or hear it, then its real.
Good thing we dont live in your world
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