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Replacement panel filter Vs Cone filter?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Black-Hat, Jun 30, 2012.

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Panel Filter Vs Cone Filter?

  1. Panel Filter

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  2. Cone Filter

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  1. Black-Hat
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    Black-Hat New Member

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    [Jun 30, 2012]
    Hello all, could we please have arguments for and against either filter please and what brand is best for the job?

    Ive looked using the search function and seems to be a wide range on opinions on the matter.
    i have an a3 1.8t fwd.

    Thanks in advance.
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    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    [Jun 30, 2012]
    so whats the purpose of this thread then?
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    Really for people to vote in the poll and say what brand is best. :yes:
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    I prefer panel filters, except if you can get a cold air feed from the front bumper.
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    [Jun 30, 2012]
    Depends on what power u want to run I'm using a jetex filter but had a panel filter both fantastic just more noise from my jetex one
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    jojo S3 Drift King! Staff Member Moderator

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    [Jun 30, 2012]
    To be honest, I've always wanted to stick with the OEM airbox, it was good for 300bhp with a panel filter as tested back in the day by a forum member @Star performance. But 10 years or so later, the game has moved on, and larger inlet pipes with a cone filter is the current best setup for the K04 turbo on an S3, can't give any advice for your A3, as it has a different turbo.
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    [Jun 30, 2012]
    I'm just going to run a pipercross panel filter on mine, with a larger bore pipe in it to feed the cold air from the front bumper.

    As mentioned, it depends what power your wanting to run
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    Thanks for the advice people. Only looking to do minor mods for now filter, exhaust, 007p, tip and remap would be happy to get to the 200hp mark.
    I have the AUM engine by the way looks like I will go for the panel filter although would like the sound of the cone :eyebrows:
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    Benjiman46 R-Tech Terrorist

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    jetex any day
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    Could somebody give me some quick info I'm on my way to Demond tweeks with a mate, what size fitment is the neck of the maf for a cone filter?

    Cheers :)
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    Forget the power you want to run, any large cone filter will allow your turbo to work more efficiently as it gets more air in. Also don't worry too much about under bonnet temps and cold air feeds as our engine's are forced induction and the sodding turbo will heat up the charge air anyway.

    Cone all day.
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    K&N would be my choice!
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    Not sure if there is any point in voting as its all subjective to what you want out of the car.

    I ran panel filters in both my S3`s as i only had a stage 1 remap on both and wasnt going for all out performance as i liked the OEM look under the bonnnet.

    recently managed to get hold of a bargain Jetex induction kit for the S3 which is not a big a cone as the one on the B5 tip but it still makes a good noise and has upped the mid range performance.

    Am glad i have swapped mine over now and will keep the OEm setup so i van revert it back if i need to.
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    If you can afford it and have time on your hands, buy the lot k&n, piper, jetex, cones and panels also different induction pipes then try every one on the rolling road, that's the only way you will get a definitive answer for your car. Doing anything to get more air in though is always going to be a bonus compared to oe weather it be performance, sound and looks (unless like me you like the oe look)
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    Went for a green cotton cone in the end will see how that does. Also couldn't help myself and got a forge 008.
    Couldn't go to Demond tweaks and not spend money now could I!

    :cool:
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