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Old 24th November 2005, 12:26   #91
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This is just one reason why I have often said modifying and fiddling with cars in India is not always a good idea
How would just adding a stock replacement filter to a car be a modification that requires skill?

From what i understand it's just a simple matter of opening the clamps, removing your old filter and placing the stock K&N there.
That's why i had said Stock replacement K&N filter is a safe and easy option.

Also i don't think it can degrade the performace/FE - so even if you don't gain much, you won't loose anything. It should surely do a better job than the filters auto companies put in their cars as stock.

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Old 24th November 2005, 16:50   #92
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but are k&n filters approved by car manufacturers why dont cars come stock with them ??


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Old 24th November 2005, 23:44   #93
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but are k&n filters approved by car manufacturers why dont cars come stock with them ??


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Cost Cost Cost, we all know that tubeless tyres are far better than the tube type, but still all Manufactures will deliver cars with tube type tyres fitted. They are more concerned about their profit margins....
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Old 25th November 2005, 00:24   #94
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whats the diiferrence in cost its really small.how much does a stock air filter(not K&N ) come for ??


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Old 25th November 2005, 01:18   #95
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Stock air filter for carb zen is Rs 250 and OE stock K&N filter is Rs3000 (carb, MPFI filter is cheaper - 2000)
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ok protege

thanx for that.i thought the stock filter would be in the range of 850 - 1000 rupees.


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whats the diiferrence in cost its really small.how much does a stock air filter(not K&N ) come for ??


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Manufacturers have to meet their bottom line profitability, that is what i feel being one of the major reasons why a product line a K&N filter is not factory fitted. Besides how many service advisors or workshop managers are even aware of performance enhancement parts. They have a manual and follow it.
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i just got a k&n stock filter installed in my carb zen....paid 3.2 k for it out here.....havent checked the F.E..but the pickup has not improved drastically...do i have to re tune the engine?
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i just got a k&n stock filter installed in my carb zen....paid 3.2 k for it out here.....havent checked the F.E..but the pickup has not improved drastically...do i have to re tune the engine?
according to post # 86 by fieroid, you may haev to tune your car's carb for better performance and FE.
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how exactly do you tune it for better performance and fuel effeciency ?? where can it be done ?


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i just got a k&n stock filter installed in my carb zen....paid 3.2 k for it out here.....havent checked the F.E..but the pickup has not improved drastically...do i have to re tune the engine?
Hey,

A stock replacement wil not give you any noticeable power gains if you have a stock car. It will however make a marginal diff at high revs. No retuning required.

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A stock replacement wil not give you any noticeable power gains if you have a stock car. It will however make a marginal diff at high revs. No retuning required.

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hey viper
you sure about that ?? i thought it improves the cars low end torque and if it barely makes a difference, whats the point of putting it ?? might as well use the stock filter.


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Hi,

It does but if you want to see a noticeable difference I would recomend the conical filter if you are looking at performance fitted with a proper intake pipe.

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I got the stock replacement filter abt 2weeks ago and there is a very noticeable difference in the high end performance. The car feels more comfortable and is less noisy at revs abt 3k(Skoda)

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yeah i agree with you but then why does the original equipment replacement filter sell.why do people buy it.if it doesnt make a significant improvement whats the use.


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