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Old 05-26-2004, 03:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is it easy to install an air filter ... I'm thinking of purchasing a K&N Air Filter ... I was just curious if their easy to install and what not. And do I need the Air Charger too?
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drop in filter or cone filter?

Both are easy, drop in can be done blindfolded.
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http://www.knfilterchargers.com/search/pro...px?Prod=33-2070

That one, it says that it fits my car, 1998 bmw 328i.
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Very easy to do; just slide out the old one and put the new one in. Try to open the air box and you'll discover how it fits.
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you might need a screwdriver to open it.

Personally, i would go for the 'green' air filter
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Thanks guys ... what's the 'green' air filter?
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go to google and type in green air filter and you will find the website, they are better than K&N i hear.
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green filters better than K&N, but flows almost the same.
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Very simple to install. The benefit is the ability to clean it when it gets dirty, and the million-mile warranty.
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That "green filter" is good, but stick with K&N.
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El Pres, in what way the green filter is better? I have experience with K&N and they're quite good!
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El Pres, in what way the green filter is better? I have experience with K&N and they're quite good!
almost all of the air filters on the market are the same, air flow will be near almost the same. the only thing that may dictate a difference in say "better" is the ability to last longer than the competitor or its able to grab or catch more of the particles that may slip through the filter when its been used for a duration.
a study i saw somewhere on a forum (that currently isnt around anymore) was showing a K&N vesus stock versus a knockoff K&N filter (like a ractive) and the results turned out to be that K&N was the best , the ractive one was just the same as K&N however it did not last quite as long, and the stock one was well........stock.
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Ok, K&N is the best, but no big differences. I'm also lookin for a K&N, but they are very expensive (cause they should shipped from the US?) here; 73 = $89.50 = 121.50 CAD. What do they cost overseas? (art.no. KN33-2070)
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Dude, the one for my car only costs like $39.95. Goto knfilters.com and click on the first online supplier.
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It's probably difficult to find a company that wants to ship over seas. I say ebay it for a K&N.

Are you sure there aren't any in your area selling filters?

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