View Full Version : after market air filter

10-03-2009, 01:38 PM
i am getting a airfilter soon and what in the world do i do with the senors

10-03-2009, 01:46 PM
nothing. if you are just getting a panel filter then take apart the air box, remove old filter, put in new one. takes about 20 minutes

10-03-2009, 02:04 PM
do yourself a favor and dont get an air filter. replace it with the stock paper filter.

10-03-2009, 02:22 PM
no. it looks boring.
i like how the other ones look.
my filter isnt bad its just boring.

when my car was running i removed the air sensor and the car shut off.
i was like whoa.

10-03-2009, 02:31 PM
It really is a waste. To have an effecient CAI setup will cost you some money, unless you can fabricate things yourself. You will want a heat sheild, couplers, clamps, piping, bracket, and quality filter. You can of course just slap on a filter onto your MAF and call it a day, but expect your IAT (air intake temp) to be rather high. And you will need to keep your MAF sensor plugged in and attach your intake setup to the end of that.

As mentioned above, just stay with the stock airbox. Or spend some money on one that is already made (it will run you ~$250).

10-03-2009, 04:33 PM
not trying to jack the thread but i didnt want to start a new one to ask this. im putting together an intake myself using the stock heatshield for the same reason he wants his done. whats the diameter for the intake hose?

10-03-2009, 04:57 PM
2" OD I believe. That's what I'm using for my pressure tester.

10-03-2009, 06:07 PM
You want a 2.75" inlet to the filter if using stock unmodified TIP.

10-03-2009, 08:20 PM
wouldnt exhaust wrap cut way down on heat soak?

10-03-2009, 09:28 PM
i am getting a airfilter soon and what in the world do i do with the senors

x2 stock airfilter is the best for now

10-03-2009, 10:55 PM
wouldnt exhaust wrap cut way down on heat soak?

if you are talking about wrapping intake parts, its not going to do anything to the temp of the air entering the filter. there isnt really any easy way to wrap the exhaust manifold and turbo and cat, short of removing all of it from the car and doing it on a bench.

if you really want to sacrifice performance to make your air filter less boring, well, i dont know what to tell you. go for it, waste your money.

10-03-2009, 11:51 PM
found air filter with tubing and etc. for under 70 bucks

Kronic Budz
10-04-2009, 12:09 AM
got my CAI intake setup for $40(used of course) and i feel like its givin me better performance rather then takin performance away [>_<]

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