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    Which Filter

    Im sure that some one has asked this, but im new here. Im after a panel filter for me de-restricted air box. I had a K&N Ind kit fitted and after a while it just got on my tits, it sounds ok for short journeys but when on a long journey its just annoying. So i want something thats quite but will help the engine breath a bit better. im not bothered to much about performance, its only a 1.6 sxi, i have another ca for fun.

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    They will be all be quite inside an airbox, so pick what ever you happy with.

    K7N
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    Jetex
    Pipercross ( & Courtenay)
    Ramair
    etc etc

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    i have a pipercross ind kit on my other car, and im pretty happy with it, so maybe a should go for a make that i know.

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    Always the best way IMO - I've always had K&N's and never had a problem with them, so I've no reason not to keep using them.

    If you're happy with pipercross, then go shopping for another one

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    as ffoeg said what ever you are happy with i got a k&n in mine and i dont find it loud.

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    thing is my pipercross is loud, very loud under load.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SXi Si
    thing is my pipercross is loud, very loud under load.
    Are you talking about an induction kit or panel filter??

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    its a pipercross ind kit. its alot louder than the K&N kit i had.

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    Induction kits are louder because they are open to the air and the noise can reverberate outwards, whereas panel filters are enclosed in the air box, so any induction noise is stifled.

    There is normally only a very slight increase in noise compared with a standard paper filter

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    ive heard piperx can be better as they are foam not cotton and may absorb more h20. i personally swear by my k&n, anything that lasts 1,000,000 miles is a well worth investment imo! just make sure you put the stickers all over the airbox do some goon who services it doesnt chuck it and replace it with paper!!
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