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K&N Air Filters 140 58.58%
Pipercross Air Filters 22 9.21%
Greencotton Air Filters 57 23.85%
Othes 20 8.37%
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Old 26th May 2008, 12:23   #61
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Could you please help me out which is the best make and model
and the cold air intake is it worth the extra money ?
A CAI is useless unless you get proper plumbing / protection done. If you don't, it will only suck in hot air.

For minimum work, opt for a stock replacement filter. If you want to go the entire mile, then a true CAI.
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Old 26th May 2008, 12:36   #62
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I have asked my friend to get this from the US for my carb esteem.

Here is the link.
66-3050 - K&N Custom Assemblies, X-Stream Top Assembly
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Old 26th May 2008, 12:41   #63
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Hey chaps any idea where I would be able to pick up the Pipercross in bangy ?
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Havent tried any other brand apart from K&N. Works well for me.
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Hey chaps any idea where I would be able to pick up the Pipercross in bangy ?
FRK PERFORMANCE, Bangalore is the dealer, Speedworks in chennai. How expensive is the pipercross induction kit? I like the idea of the enclosed filter. Exposed filter is a pain expecially during monsoons and servicing.

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Old 30th May 2008, 12:10   #66
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Riju, how come you are looking for pipercross now? what happened to the universal filter?
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Old 30th May 2008, 15:37   #67
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Mohit I decided against K&N for my parents car. Its an Alto LXI and thought I get a stock replacement filter from Pipercross/GreenCotton and use it.
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[quote=eapen;586249]I have used K&N and Greens filter stock replacement filter in Wagon R & Baleno
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What is the price of K&N or Greens for Wagon R? I am planning to replace the stock filter in my wagonr.
And how much noticable difference did it make in your car (performance and fuel consumption)?
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Old 15th July 2008, 17:51   #69
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hey can anyone help me to find a Green Cotton stock replacement filter for Alto Lxi in Pune? is anyone already using it in pune? i tried searching a lot, but did not get any link for pune distributer.. and what is the cost of it?

I had enquired about K&N stock replacement at Darshan Tyres pune, he has quoted 3,200 for it.. Is it the right price?
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I had enquired about K&N stock replacement at Darshan Tyres pune, he has quoted 3,200 for it.. Is it the right price?
Thats a good price. Green Cotton replacement filters are in the 4K range. K&N and Green cotton are a few hundreds north or south.
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guys, need help.

i have a 2006 santro xing. i am planning to replace the stock filter with universal k&n air filter, is it a good choice or should i go for conical filter. can u elaborate difference between the two. is it advisable to bring these filter from usa?

Thanks
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Ok so the poll says K&N. But does anybody have any significant advantages of the other 2 over K&N???


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Ive done a bit of study on the K&N vs Pipercross difference and literature suggests that K&N filters deliver extra performance upwards of 4500 rpm..while PC kicks in at 3000-3500 rpm...

Thus for city driving where u really rev the engine too much PC would be more advisable.

K&N would be more suited for racing enthusiasts.

Also the Panel PC filter is said to work best in mornings and evenings because of the cooler outside air...while conical PC filter works just as well irrespective of outside temperature...
Are you sure about the above???

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I have used K&N and Greens filter stock replacement filter in Wagon R & Baleno

I have to say the Green filters better because of thick rubber edges & cotton pores are smaller.

The K&N has thinner edges and bigger pores. Also noticed trails of dusty air on the inner rubber sides after 5000kms driving inspection. That shows the filter dosen't seal well on the edges with the stock air-filter box.

Since a stock car dosen't require too much free flow, I use a thin layer of sponge as a pre-filter.
which car are you using the K&N on ? the installation also matters i guess.



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Can someone throw light on the prices of the 3 products?
and where is a greencotton & pipercross available in bombay
Guys light please!!!


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guys am fitting the pipercross conical filter to day in my ohc vtec
will giv you the update on the performance also have put iridium plugs and short shift gears hope that makes a difference as well
Dude whats the update on the PC???
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guys am fitting the pipercross conical filter to day in my ohc vtec
will giv you the update on the performance also have put iridium plugs and short shift gears hope that makes a difference as well
@ Malcolm, would you care to update us on the performance change. I am planning to go for K&N on my OHC Vtec.

@ Others, can someone tell me what is
1) The best K&N(stock) filter that i can go for ?
2) I also notice different shapes of K&N, what is the best suited for OHC
Vtec ?
3) I was told i also need to buy an intake manifold..etc along with the
filter, can someone throw light here ?
4) Best price for the complete Job in B'lore, any referrals ?
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Ok chaps. Here's something I thought of and would like to share with you. Probably setting a cat among the pigeons.

My car's original stock filter (paper) = ~Rs 550
Mfrs recommended change interval = 40,000 km standard, 20K in very dusty conditions

K&N filter stock replacement for my car = Rs 5600 (!!)

My thoughts - I can replace my car's filter every 10k kms, way before it's replacement is due and do that 10 times over, in the process clocking up 100,000 kms for the price of 1 K&N. What do I get? Here's what:

a) Retain my warranty
b) A paper filter, when new, is always more efficient than cotton gauze soaked in filter oil.
c) Zero risk with oil fouling the MAF sensor in the intake manifold. Some owners claim that has happened to their cars.
d) Peace of mind that my baby breathes as freely as the mfrs intended her to.

What I do not get:
a) A supposedly more responsive free revving engine and questionable claims of more 'power'.

What option makes more sense?

Cheers!

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I have replaced the stock Filter with Conical filter. Also I have custom piping done.
M having a Santro Xing. THe difference is much much noticable. I found increase in the Torque and also mileage.
I get 16km/lit in city now, as against 13-14 in stock

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guys, need help.

i have a 2006 santro xing. i am planning to replace the stock filter with universal k&n air filter, is it a good choice or should i go for conical filter. can u elaborate difference between the two. is it advisable to bring these filter from usa?

Thanks
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