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    Did you notice a difference with your K&N?

    Has anyone noticed a power difference after upgrading your air filter? Either my brain WANTS to notice more throttle response, or I actually do have better throttle response. What do you guys think? Keep in mind my old filter wasnt very dirty and I already had flowmasters (not sure which series, were already on it when I bought it).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcusJ View Post
    Has anyone noticed a power difference after upgrading your air filter? Either my brain WANTS to notice more throttle response, or I actually do have better throttle response. What do you guys think? Keep in mind my old filter wasnt very dirty and I already had flowmasters (not sure which series, were already on it when I bought it).
    Did not notice any power difference. I actually bought a paper filter and tossed the K&N, got tired of cleaning and oiling that thing

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    Before I saw the light, I ran K&N filters in several cars, including one turbocharged application. I honestly never noticed a difference. Here is what you want to install: http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/eaa.aspx The reason is that the cotton gauze filter media of the K&N actually allows more dirt into the engine than a paper filter. As Smittro stated, it also oils down your MAF which does have an adverse affect on performance. You can read up on the advantages on the Amsoil site. When you see the light also, be sure to reference CompSyn's number in your order as they are a site sponsor.

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    My car is also drive by wire. Last thing I need is for oil to creep into my throttle control aswell.. But the first thing I noticed was how fast my oil would get dirty between changes. Then I pulled my reciever dryer, and discovered the oily dirt all over my throttle control screen and MAF..
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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Before I saw the light, I ran K&N filters in several cars, including one turbocharged application. I honestly never noticed a difference. Here is what you want to install: http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/eaa.aspx The reason is that the cotton gauze filter media of the K&N actually allows more dirt into the engine than a paper filter. As Smittro stated, it also oils down your MAF which does have an adverse affect on performance. You can read up on the advantages on the Amsoil site. When you see the light also, be sure to reference CompSyn's number in your order as they are a site sponsor.
    where do you guys get the the filter from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kool-aide View Post
    where do you guys get the the filter from?
    Ordered it from the on-line site that is linked in my post. I believe you can also order through CompSyn's site: http://www.competitionsynthetics.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackSS1 View Post
    Did not notice any power difference. I actually bought a paper filter and tossed the K&N, got tired of cleaning and oiling that thing
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcusJ View Post
    Has anyone noticed a power difference after upgrading your air filter? Either my brain WANTS to notice more throttle response, or I actually do have better throttle response. What do you guys think? Keep in mind my old filter wasnt very dirty and I already had flowmasters (not sure which series, were already on it when I bought it).
    No

    Its impressive though, if you butt can feel an increase of .00000000000000000000000001 HP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Before I saw the light, I ran K&N filters in several cars, including one turbocharged application. I honestly never noticed a difference. Here is what you want to install: http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/eaa.aspx The reason is that the cotton gauze filter media of the K&N actually allows more dirt into the engine than a paper filter. As Smittro stated, it also oils down your MAF which does have an adverse affect on performance. You can read up on the advantages on the Amsoil site. When you see the light also, be sure to reference CompSyn's number in your order as they are a site sponsor.
    pajeff,

    Thanks for referencing our CompSyn website. One thing though, in order to help us out, Amsoil links need to end in ?zo=1606470

    So for example on the Amsoil air filter link:

    Don't use this link: http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/eaa.aspx

    PLEASE USE THIS LINK: http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/eaa.aspx?zo=1606470

    This is how Amsoil knows it's CompSyn and not another dealer.

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    ^^ Good to know. It was a bit confusing when I ordered -- I typed in your dealer number in a "reference number" box or something, so I hope you received credit.

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    yep kn waste of money. hurts your motah and doesnt increase power. u just hear the sucking and think you got some extra ponies

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    One of the great things about the AMSoil air filter is that I can use my shopvac and have the filter cleaned and reinstalled in 5 minutes.

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    well i have a 99 firebird v-6 and a 01 trans am WS6 m-6. and to be honest with the K&N fliter in the firebird i did feel a difference but with my trans am......i didnt feel a thing but what everyone else is saying...that other air filter sounds like something i would definitely take interest in or atleast try it out once right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BamBam87 View Post
    well i have a 99 firebird v-6 and a 01 trans am WS6 m-6. and to be honest with the K&N fliter in the firebird i did feel a difference but with my trans am......i didnt feel a thing but what everyone else is saying...that other air filter sounds like something i would definitely take interest in or atleast try it out once right?

    Once you try it -- you will never oil another filter again.

    I have posted before about our racing days -- we used a K&N Filter and a pre-filter. The filters were washed and re-oiled every week. After the first season we found so much dirt in our engine on teardown it was a real shock. The whole first layer of the main bearings had been wiped away.

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    wow, this thread has really given me something to think about. Now i have to say i DIDNT buy mine K&N filter it was given to me for free. Got it from a guy who sold his 01 WS6 for a 06 GTO. He wasnt happy when i beat him at the track afterwards.
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    Napa paper filter > K&N

    As seen on countless dynos around the land..

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackSS1 View Post
    Did not notice any power difference. I actually bought a paper filter and tossed the K&N, got tired of cleaning and oiling that thing
    boy thats the truth, there a pain in the u know what. I see no power diff but then I never put it on the dyno

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frost View Post
    Napa paper filter > K&N

    As seen on countless dynos around the land..
    Ive read this in numerous places also.

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