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This is a discussion on which is better? within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; im debating on gettin the slp lid with a k&n filter or go with a k&n cold air intake. which ...

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    which is better?

    im debating on gettin the slp lid with a k&n filter or go with a k&n cold air intake. which one is goin to give me more horsepower gain? i have a 99 ws6

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    Get a lid and be done with it. The power you gain over the other wont be worth the extra money.
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    SLP lid with a paper air filter. I have an MTI smooth lid but I still use a paper filter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 67CamaroRSSS View Post
    SLP lid with a paper air filter. I have an MTI smooth lid but I still use a paper filter.
    Ive heard the NAPA Gold filter flows just as good as a K and N

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    Ditto on the SLP lid and paper filter.

    Don't believe the K&N hype.

    If you want to go with a reuseable filter, go with the Amsoil one.

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    Where is the cheapest place to buy a smooth lid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkh3 View Post
    Where is the cheapest place to buy a smooth lid?
    buy one used I sold mine for 40

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    i use a 2$ autozone filter. dyno doesnt show any difference than what a K&N would give.

    K&N is overrated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StuntmanMike View Post
    Ditto on the SLP lid and paper filter.

    Don't believe the K&N hype.

    If you want to go with a reuseable filter, go with the Amsoil one.

    ^^ This. The Amsoil Ea Air Filter is a nice piece and keeps the dirt out that a K&N will allow to pass.

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    ok thank u

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    Definitely get a lid and not the K & N Cold Air Intake. K & N might be a little hyped up but paper filters just don't flow as well. There are other high flow options other than K & N. Just make sure you are keeping it clean and oiled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brads_BadZ View Post
    Definitely get a lid and not the K & N Cold Air Intake. K & N might be a little hyped up but paper filters just don't flow as well. There are other high flow options other than K & N. Just make sure you are keeping it clean and oiled.
    believe it or not, you're probably better off running a dirty and dry K&N then a clean and oily K&N. Oily is part of the problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    believe it or not, you're probably better off running a dirty and dry K&N then a clean and oily K&N. Oily is part of the problem
    If you are oiling it right then it shouldnt be an issue. My blackwing works great. Its not technically the same as a K & N though.

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    The other problem is that the oiled cotton gauze style filters will always pass more dirt into an engine than a paper filter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    If oil gets on the MAF, thats where problems start.
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    The other problem is that the oiled cotton gauze style filters will always pass more dirt into an engine than a paper filter.
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    Dude a filter is a filter. No way in hell will changin filters get you any noticable power increase. Just throw on a lid with any filter and your good to go.

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    I use a very nice oil-free high-flow reusable filter in 3 of my cars, AFE ProDryS, flows twice as much air as a paper filter + higher efficiency than oiled filters & paper filters + very easy to clean w/shop-vac (or wash).

    Checkout afepower.com

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    Get the Lid, Paper filter, and a Smooth Bellow! You'll be set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jagfan93 View Post
    i use a very nice oil-free high-flow reusable filter in 3 of my cars, afe prodrys, flows twice as much air as a paper filter + higher efficiency than oiled filters & paper filters + very easy to clean w/shop-vac (or wash).

    Checkout afepower.com
    i run these air filters in both my truck and ta love them they are reusable and flow better than a paper. Screw k&n you would be better off running a sweat shirt as a air filter.

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