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jsquillz22
06-29-2009, 12:22 PM
Can i Clamp a cone filter where the air box used to be..... i know stock airbox is better, but i want to know if it will ruin my MAF

andernalin_junk
06-29-2009, 12:40 PM
you wont ruin it ... just be easy with the oil on the filter

I have a cone filter on the same maf over 60K km

jsquillz22
06-29-2009, 12:46 PM
you wont ruin it ... just be easy with the oil on the filter

I have a cone filter on the same maf over 60K km

ok and what size filter of that is a valid question or are the all the same size

andernalin_junk
06-29-2009, 12:51 PM
same as the maf ... i think 70mm maybe less

B5A4Kevin
06-29-2009, 01:54 PM
get the 5" aem dryflow w/ 2.75" inlet or 3.0" if you have a larger maf. had mine for almost a year with no issues. when its dirty (havent had to clean mine yet) you mix their cleaning solution in a bucket, dunk it a few times and let it air dry. no oil involved, and supposedly, because of the fiter structure, it filters better and outflows k&n. or at least thats what it said on the box. i got it cuz you dont oil it, so it has no chance of ruining the maf, however, stock maf's are known to go out anyway on these cars.


if you do go with a cone filter, i consider it a requirement to also get a heatshield, as the intake is directly next to the turbo and catalyst. Hot Air Intake FTL.

you can get an awesome heatshield here (http://blinktekdesign.com/).
the guy is an AZ member, and very reputable. great product. [up][up]

jsquillz22
06-29-2009, 02:06 PM
get the 5" aem dryflow w/ 2.75" inlet or 3.0" if you have a larger maf. had mine for almost a year with no issues. when its dirty (havent had to clean mine yet) you mix their cleaning solution in a bucket, dunk it a few times and let it air dry. no oil involved, and supposedly, because of the fiter structure, it filters better and outflows k&n. or at least thats what it said on the box. i got it cuz you dont oil it, so it has no chance of ruining the maf, however, stock maf's are known to go out anyway on these cars.


if you do go with a cone filter, i consider it a requirement to also get a heatshield, as the intake is directly next to the turbo and catalyst. Hot Air Intake FTL.

you can get an awesome heatshield here (http://blinktekdesign.com/).
the guy is an AZ member, and very reputable. great product. [up][up]
thanks, but for the heat shield couldnt i use the bottom if the airbox?

ghost6303
06-29-2009, 02:50 PM
the bottom of the airbox doesnt shield anything if you look at it. you need a shield that goes from down next to the turbo all the way up to the underside of the hood when closed.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v239/ghost6303/car/0620091922-1.jpg

Seerlah
06-29-2009, 03:20 PM
If you are everything stock, get an AEM 2.75" inlet cone filter as B5A4Kevin stated. You would want to construct a brace for it, as not to disturb MAF readings (also, people like to attach maybe a 2-3" straight pipe between the filter&MAF for for better readings). Then purchase a heat sheild. Clicky Click (http://www.blinktekdesign.com/)

B5A4Kevin
06-30-2009, 06:40 AM
if you look at the the heatshield from blinktek, it completely seals the intake from radiant heat of the turbo and catalyst. it also allows only fresh cool/cold air from outside the car, rather than overheated air floating around the engine/exhaust (after being routed through condenser & radiator). if you look at blinktek's and the oem shield side by side, there really is no comparison. imo, its worth every bit of the 100 dollars i spend for it. and the same goes for my 50 $ dryflow.

B5A4Kevin
06-30-2009, 06:42 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v239/ghost6303/car/0620091922-1.jpg

http://www.audizine.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=284&pictureid=969

^^my setup w/ blinktek and dryflow.

ghost6303
06-30-2009, 07:43 AM
the only difference between our shields is i spend $3 on some sheet metal, $5 for some 3/8" fiberglass insulation and duct tape. whenever i finish my other motor its all getting changed anyways. actually i have not had my passengers side turn signal installed for the last 6 months so while im on the highway, i bet my heat shield works just as good hah. that one is prettier though.