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    Drop in Filter question

    i dont wanna get my car tuned since its only a month old, but if i were to put in a drop in filter, say a K&N, i wouldnt need to tune my car would I ?

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    No. However, that could in turn be telling you something about what effects the filter has.
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    Read up on how much power you can get out of a stock motor with the stock air box before it becomes a hindrance. Short answer: a lot. K&N panel filter is money wasted at this stage of the game for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    No. However, that could in turn be telling you something about what effects the filter has.
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    If you do it, make sure you clean the MAF sensor about once a month, as the oil-soaked air filters will gradually leave a oil haze/buildup on the sensor.

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    Hmmm. No performance improvement and higher maintenance. Seems like a no-brainer.

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