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    Thanks for the info. The Subaru dealership wanted $122 to replace it.

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    Nice find Tan....Perhaps this should be moved over to Tutorial?
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    This may also be an appropriate place to mention that the "Air Filtration System" they offer as an option is nothing more than the inclusion of this filter. The "system" is already in place on the base model. I added in the filter myself (also bought it from subaruparts.com). Very simple, took about 20 minutes. If you're at all mechanically inclined, don't pay the huge fees to get somebody else to do it.
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    Originally posted by whiteWRXwagon
    Thanks for the info. The Subaru dealership wanted $122 to replace it.

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    Holy crap what a rip off. That's why I hate dealers.

    Mechanically inclined? Heck, if you can operate a screwdriver you can do this one!

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    Originally posted by GV27

    Mechanically inclined? Heck, if you can operate a screwdriver you can do this one!
    I know a few people who'd have some trouble with that, that's why I said it the way I did.
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    Yeah, I just replaced mine. It wasn't too bad, but the instructions were not very accurate. I had to remove two additional screws not mentioned in the instructions. The drawing isn't the same as the set up in my car. I also needed to disconnect a wire to get to the filter.

    Is there a way to easily take the wire off the glove box? I just let mine dangle, but I was worried that it could damage the wire.

    So if it is already in the base car without the filter, then I could just take mine out without any problem? I didn't request the option. It was on a car with the features I wanted.

    I do have seasonal allergies, but I tend to run with the windows down during the warm months so I don't know if it's worth the trouble or expense.

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    I have replaced my $32 filter with a cut-to-size furnace filter. One of those expensive "electrostatic" washable ones for ~$10 & is big enough to make maybe 10 or more of these filters for the WRX.

    Taking things down is a PITA ... it is very aukward to contort oneself (6' @ ~200#) to get to the screws. Wish I coud find thumb screw equivalents for the screws that are involved.

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    Originally posted by whiteWRXwagon
    I do have seasonal allergies, but I tend to run with the windows down during the warm months so I don't know if it's worth the trouble or expense.

    Axel

    I'm thinking of trying out the Sharper Image air purifier for the car ($40 plugs into the cig lighter), which works the same was their $400 ones, Quadra II model.

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    Ok,,i bought this filter and it is laying in my room..
    does the car comes from the factory when its new with a filter??
    is the filter space free??
    No filter??
    Why replace the OEM that comes(if it does)with this one?
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    They don't come from the factory unless you paid for it. I opened up the cover where the filter goes, and its empty...you can look right into the blower motor. I guess the only reason to replace the OEM filter (if you car has one) is when it gets dirty.

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    PsiStar,

    GREAT IDEA!!!!! (yea, im shoutin<G>)

    Proly do the same or BETTER dependin on the type furnace filter!!


    Thanks!
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    hey psistar..u said u made a one from the electrostatic filters for the your house..what r the dimensions...if u can make one and its the same it would save the 40 dollars to buy and have it shipped from subaru.com..let me know...
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    Arrow questions about the filtration system??

    does anyone know the dimensions of the air filtration filter??..and is it true that u dont need to buy anything from the dealer..i did not have the air filtration system added by dealer..but can the filter be put in at anytime..no special adaptor needed??
    any info will be helpful..thanx

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    Have you tried emailing PsiStar to get the dimensions?

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