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Unread 09-03-2007, 05:22 AM   #1
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I went to buy a steel air filter at halfords and they gave me the chrome one, same brand except i payed £5 extra for the steel one and received a chrome one, well i put it on anyway and it seems to be good, is it worth going back and getting my steel one i payed for? or are they pretty much the same?
Both ripspeed chrome = £30 i payed £35 to get a stainless 'steel' one.

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I have a steel one just make sure that you shake out any loose mesh before you put it on

They are both the same, dont need re oiling and last longer than the cotton gauze

sometimes chrome versions are just silver cotton so having a S.S version is better

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yea i had to oil mine
Ah well no point now in taking it back.

What do i need so it has a deep sound at idle? a back box?
Coz this air filter only makes a noise when i put my foot to the floor up until around 4.5k revs

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Thats pretty high, mine starts 1500rpm which the whole car starts to vibrate and buzz then at 3000 it will make the deep guzzling sound

I have a full cherrybomb exhaust system using the original pipes, middle and backbox.

If you want a really deep sound all the time like burble when idling the I would look into the Savage jap style universal backboxes, I was looking into the Savage B121 tunable box with burnt tip before I got the cherrybombs

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ah ok thanks, and i meant it cuts out pretty much at around 4.5k lol, not starts, it stats as soon as i put my foot to the floor and its at its peak sound wise at 4k rev

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Did you let it idle for about 20mins so the ECU can can change it settings?

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no.. it never told me that in the manual.. just said coat air filter in oil, had to pay £15 for oil + cleaner kit

It semi fits, its universal so i didn't expect it to be perfect, it like goes half on but that shouldn't be a problem.

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Ok the ECU needs time to the fuel air mixture correct so any major changes need to be left idling for a while

The filters neck must be as tight as possible to the intake pipe, I have to use the original pipes the car came with because I found a leak in my alloy setup

If it is leaking then you may have a risk of grit getting into your cylinders

Also putting too much oil on is bad,

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Should i let it idle for 20 mins or is it too late now?

Yea i know, i didnt put too much oil on.

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