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    K&N air Filter

    Does any one of you have a hard time to close the air filter compartment after replacing the stock air filter with a K&N air filter, part# 332232? I had a hard time trying to close the air filter compartment. It seems to me that the K&N filter is a bit bigger on the edge than the stock one.


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    It was a bit harder. Just took a little finessing.
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    Definitely. Be very careful to make sure it is actually sealed. K&N actually recommends removing the airbox from the car so you can be sure it closes correctly.

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    It fits perfectly fine, but you definitely have to finesse it. What I do is pop the filter out so it can slide up a little bit (toward the passenger side of the car). Then I ease the filter back into place as I'm clamping the cover down. Moving both simultaneously makes for a smooth fit without having to force anything.
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    It took me about 15 min. to get mine in.

    yes it was pretty snug.
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    K&N filter

    Thanks for the replies people! I just got my KN filter in. It took me a good 15min. I did not follow the KN instruction. The way they do it is just too troublesome. The air box seals pretty good to me, just like the stock filter.

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    It fits just the same as stock filter, it just takes some work to get air box cover back on, even with stock filter. Just finished installing my k&n, took a few minutes to get cover installed correctly, but know its fine.

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    Notice any gains with the K&N installed??

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    Didnt notice any real gains, i think the K&N has better filtration than stock filter, it may be my imagination but with the K & N i think the turbo sounds a little louder than with stock filter.

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