1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Best Panel Filter for S3

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by g10chy, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. g10chy

    g10chy Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2009
    Messages:
    155
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey,

    I am now a proud owner of a 2001 S3 and so far i am over the moon with it.

    I am looking to fit an aftermarket panel filter and would like to know what everyone recommends on the forum.

    Cheers,
    Chris
     
  2. Advert Guest Advertisement


  3. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator
    Staff Member Moderator Black Edition Team Brill Red

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2005
    Messages:
    16,080
    Likes Received:
    1,899
  4. abdus

    abdus Top Gear
    VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2007
    Messages:
    1,826
    Likes Received:
    1
    hello and welcome

    standard panel is good for 300bhp
     
  5. S3 Paul

    S3 Paul Well-Known Member
    Regional Rep

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2006
    Messages:
    2,814
    Likes Received:
    95
    mine has a cotton green jobie... it came with the remap.
    I looked at induction kits and got told... seat cupra race cars have standard airbox... so it must be better than the hot air sucking cone filters
     
  6. The Slug

    The Slug Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2004
    Messages:
    1,869
    Likes Received:
    0
    pipercross panel filters are good
     
  7. indiemike

    indiemike ZoomZoom

    Joined:
    May 6, 2009
    Messages:
    388
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thought about closed induction ??
     
  8. S3 Paul

    S3 Paul Well-Known Member
    Regional Rep

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2006
    Messages:
    2,814
    Likes Received:
    95
    Dynatwist you mean? they are a cone filter with an alloy enclosure?? i would maybe think about that when the front mount is on so i can fit a cold air feed where the passenger side mount cooler would be.
     
  9. MintyS3

    MintyS3 Works 60% the time, Everytime.

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    Messages:
    1,580
    Likes Received:
    7
    Green
     
  10. afcjay

    afcjay Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2008
    Messages:
    430
    Likes Received:
    2
    as said standard filter is good enough but if you go for a aftermarket panel filter,go for a dry filter like Pipercross rather than a oiled filter or you could end up with MAF problems
     
  11. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2008
    Messages:
    8,717
    Likes Received:
    261
    Any news on the fmic paul?
    Go for a ttda, i am once the fmic's fitted or should i say when i get one!
     
  12. S3 Paul

    S3 Paul Well-Known Member
    Regional Rep

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2006
    Messages:
    2,814
    Likes Received:
    95
    Yes and no dan
    I need to meet with the lad i want to make the pipes... he is talking difrent numbers then we did when i asked about this kit.
    I will keep you in the loop, Just with me doing work on my new engine ( stripping and cleaning before the rebuild im limited time wise )
     
  13. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2008
    Messages:
    8,717
    Likes Received:
    261
    Or yeah sorry mate forgot about all the trouble with the car.
    Well just let me know what happens and you know where i am if you need my car for
     
  14. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2008
    Messages:
    8,717
    Likes Received:
    261
    Or yeah sorry mate forgot about all the trouble with the car.
    Well just let me know what happens and you know where i am if you need my car for helping with the fabrication, testing etc.
     
  15. fingermouse

    fingermouse thats me

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2004
    Messages:
    3,937
    Likes Received:
    94
    As already said STD FILTER change every 10k
     
  16. 1animal1

    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!!
    VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Messages:
    9,979
    Likes Received:
    36
    yup its a weigh up between spending a few quid on a standard panel or a lot on say a K&N or pipercross.... question is are you going to change it that many times to make the cost up, id guess no in most scenarios
     
  17. badger5

    badger5 www.badger5.co.uk
    Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    May 28, 2004
    Messages:
    9,027
    Likes Received:
    1,703
    Green - £43
     
  18. g10chy

    g10chy Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2009
    Messages:
    155
    Likes Received:
    0
    Nice one guys.

    Im just looking to get abit more of an induction noise but dont want to mess around with induction kits when the standard airbox is sufficient. Does a pipercross or green cotton add any induction noise?
     
  19. wibble111

    wibble111 needs to scratch the itch

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2006
    Messages:
    841
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have a k&n in mine and between 2 & 3k you do get more of induction noise but as stated no increase in hp.
     
  20. S3 HODGE

    S3 HODGE Brown passenger seat.

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2009
    Messages:
    1,200
    Likes Received:
    1
    Got the Neuspeed P-Flow kit and it looks alot better in the engine bay, DV sounds better and a nice little induction sound up to 3k untill the revo and miltek kick in :) But as said above only a very little differance in HP. Some say induction makes it slower but its actuly a little better and smoother in the rev range....
     
  21. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2008
    Messages:
    8,717
    Likes Received:
    261
    How much did yours cost hodge?
     
  22. Advert Guest Advertisement



    to hide this advert.
  23. S3 HODGE

    S3 HODGE Brown passenger seat.

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2009
    Messages:
    1,200
    Likes Received:
    1
    Near £200 after postage and VAT :(. I did find it for about £175 including VAT and postage but they had none in stock and i couldnt be arsed to wait.
     
  24. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2008
    Messages:
    8,717
    Likes Received:
    261
    Thats not that bad. When you dynoing the car to see what its making?
     
  25. S3 HODGE

    S3 HODGE Brown passenger seat.

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2009
    Messages:
    1,200
    Likes Received:
    1
    At inters next weekend hopefully :)
     
  26. glen_jai

    glen_jai Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2004
    Messages:
    340
    Likes Received:
    2
    Out of interest, anyone know how you're suppose to clean a dry Pipercross filter panel?
     
  27. AwesomeSarah

    AwesomeSarah Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2006
    Messages:
    726
    Likes Received:
    0
  28. glen_jai

    glen_jai Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2004
    Messages:
    340
    Likes Received:
    2
    Hi Sarah,
    Thanks for the info. Although I've got a dry filter panel, so not sure that kit applies, as it uses some kind of dirt retention oil.
     
  29. AwesomeSarah

    AwesomeSarah Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2006
    Messages:
    726
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi
    yes , that is the only kit they do
    It has a cleaner it the kit , then just dont use the oil one
    Or just go for the cleaner
    The VAG ones are a dry filter , but you can use the oil IF you want
    Sarah
     

Share This Page