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Best Panel Filter for S3

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

  1. g10chy
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    [Jun 15, 2009]
    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
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    Hello and Welcome to the site.
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    hello and welcome

    standard panel is good for 300bhp
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    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
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    pipercross panel filters are good
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    Thought about closed induction ??
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    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.
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    Green
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    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
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    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!
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    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 )
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    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
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    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.
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    As already said STD FILTER change every 10k
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    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
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    Green - £43
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    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?
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    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.
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    S3 HODGE Brown passenger seat.

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    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....
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    How much did yours cost hodge?
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    S3 HODGE Brown passenger seat.

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    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.
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    Thats not that bad. When you dynoing the car to see what its making?
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    S3 HODGE Brown passenger seat.

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    At inters next weekend hopefully :)
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    [Jun 18, 2009]
    Out of interest, anyone know how you're suppose to clean a dry Pipercross filter panel?
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    [Jun 18, 2009]
    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.
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    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
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