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Old 07-09-2010, 08:54 AM   #11
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Good question. I don't think it's ever been done.
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Old 07-09-2010, 09:49 AM   #12
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I made mention of the K&N with my HAI a while back and the general responses were that it wasn't worth the extra initial expense and that it was a good idea but probably would net marginal/no results.

There was air filter testing data linked in that discussion that showed the K&N as not being much different from regular paper... sorry I don't feel like digging for it but it's on here somewhere.
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Old 07-09-2010, 11:46 AM   #13
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There's links in my meta-sig thread to lots of data about the effect of different air filters on fuel economy.
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Old 12-03-2010, 03:07 PM   #14
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Re: Cheap Air Filter

just wanted to give an update on the "cheap" air filter. i went ahead and bought one(w/ some other parts) here https://www.secureautopartscheckout....key=_33B12LVAG.

anyway, the fit and function is EXACTLY that of the expensive(or regularly priced) filter. it looks like the same manufacturer w/ different branded stamps. same filter material. for a black friday ad, i paid ~$4 for this $5 filter. it's $7 w/ shipping, but i spent $50+, so shipping was free(and no tax).

this is the deal i got...1 tranny mount, 1 motor mount, and a fuel filter for a '97 camaro; 1 air filter and 1 oil filter for a '97 honda accord. my total price for all items...$55.
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Old 12-06-2010, 03:04 PM   #15
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besides the air filter, the parts were well known brands.
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Old 03-11-2011, 03:16 PM   #16
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decided to check the price on my new vehicle (1997 civic lx)at this site...it's a cool $3.60. gonna wait till i need spark wires tho, 'cause free shipping is made on $50 and up.
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Old 03-11-2011, 09:07 PM   #17
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Re: Cheap Air Filter

I checked for several parts for various years of Ford Escorts and it always said my parts were not stocked. I was hoping to save a few dollars.
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Old 03-12-2011, 02:11 PM   #18
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well dont forget about advance auto parts coupons..
http://www.offers.com/advance-autoparts/
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Old 03-12-2011, 07:10 PM   #19
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well dont forget about advance auto parts coupons..
http://www.offers.com/advance-autoparts/
I regularly get emails from Advance with promo codes. I placed an online order a few months ago now I get a promo code every few days. If only I had some money to spend!!!
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Old 03-13-2011, 12:58 AM   #20
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I use autopartswharehouse.com very often. Maybe 6 orders in the last year or so. Only one had an issue, and it was my fault for choosing the wrong item (not reading the part that said D15b instead of D15Z1)
They are usually half the price of auto stores on most things (except VX 02's!)
I've gotten wires, plugs, distributor caps/rotors, timing belts/related (be VERY careful you order the right one, read the whole description), air/fuel filters, gaskets, etc. No complaints at all. Usually free shipping over $50, sometimes over $25. They send me e-mails all the time with 10% off everything. I've redeemed them several times. One of the few spam e-mails I look forward to getting/using. Sometimes they do 5% off and free shipping no minimum, etc.
As for air filters, cheap is it! I've always used the cheap paper available locally or on the net. No issues ever, that I've been aware of.
I totally agree about saving a little here and there. I refuse to buy anything from walmart (haven't been there in 3 years) but do often buy the store brand everything. I also do a ton of local shopping at farmers markets in the summer/grow my own food and freeze everything in mason jars. That's also why I bought a small chest freezer.
I've digressed, I apologize.
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