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Old 06-02-2020, 11:23 AM   #1
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Hey everyone, what’s a good non K&N air filter for our cars? Most likely something with the most pleats. What is everyone using?
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Old 06-02-2020, 12:03 PM   #2
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Next had an issue with regular fram. Not sure anyone has posted problems caused by a bad filter.

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Old 06-02-2020, 01:19 PM   #3
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Agreed. The car is no power house and you could run NO air filter and it's not going to change that, and it already reliably gets 30mpg with a stock paper filter, so what more could you possibly be after?
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Fram user here.
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Old 06-02-2020, 03:01 PM   #5
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Agreed. The car is no power house and you could run NO air filter and it's not going to change that, and it already reliably gets 30mpg with a stock paper filter, so what more could you possibly be after?
Just something that filters out the most dirt.
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If you live in a city, change the regular Fram filter twice a year.
If you are rural (like me) you can go for y e a r s before it even hints at replacement.
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Hey everyone, ...What is everyone using?
6 years ago, I bought a 10 pack of GM# 21000938
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If anyone could think of a way to retrofit these cars with HEPA cabin inlet air, that would be something!
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Old 06-02-2020, 05:58 PM   #8
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Wix is my go-to.
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Old 06-02-2020, 07:34 PM   #9
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Try Rock Auto, but watch the shipping costs...

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...ir+filter,6192
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Old 06-02-2020, 11:18 PM   #10
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Might it be possible to put that heppa filter on the recirculation inlet inside the car with some foam and a fabbed up holder for the filter?

Hm? I think I need to get up under my dash tomorrow from some investigation. (major allergies here)

I'm betting that that filter can be put in either inlet. But I'll also bet you'd have to disassemble the whole dash to get to the right place to do it.

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Old 06-03-2020, 12:04 AM   #11
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As of around 2015 Spectre = K&N without the ripoff price tag. Likely still not as cheap as Fram but you don't feel dirty buying it either.
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Old 06-03-2020, 10:50 AM   #13
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I have an elcheapo Champion Labs filter.... made in China. Next time I'll put something a little better on it, but that'll likely depend on what else I'm ordering from Rockauto. At the time, I needed something, but didn't' want to invest much on a car that I got for free and wasn't sure it was going to actually work out.
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I use sawgrass, clover and timothy and odd bits of insulation like the underhood baffle. .. It's installed each year in the winter by the mice..... It's not a great filter - but whatta ya expect? They're mice - not Mr Goodwrench
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Been using the Carquest filters. Rockauto had a closeout years ago, so bought a case (dozen?). I think they were super cheap, like a few bucks each. Still have 3 left
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I just grabbed a PG Air Filter PA4650 - no rhyme or reason to that decision other than reviews.
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If want to buy several filters, this outfit can be helpful:
https://www.fleetfilter.com/
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Hey
I was a service rep for Frame, Bendix , and Autolite back when they were owned by Allied Signal.
I have always used them, but am price driven too. Wix is my go to when price is about equal.
Btw, based on lab testing by an independent facility, a partially used airfilter that has been in service, is actually more efficient than a new out of the box element. This will be a subject of dispute, but that's what the engineering department told us at the time.
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I was a service rep for Frame, Bendix , and Autolite back when they were owned by Allied Signal.
I have always used them, but am price driven too. Wix is my go to when price is about equal.
Btw, based on lab testing by an independent facility, a partially used airfilter that has been in service, is actually more efficient than a new out of the box element. This will be a subject of dispute, but that's what the engineering department told us at the time.
More efficient in filtering or airflow? I could see trapping more if it’s already got stuff in it. Kind of like that theory behind wet filters.

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After watching “project farm” on YouTube about testing air filters I went to a Pure One.
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