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#1 gregberry

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 05:41 PM

I'm looking at getting a Filter on my Zetec s Petrol.

I have never put one on before, but I have a friend who has done it before with other cars when we looked at it it didn't seem to be as straight forward as we would of thought.

I only really want it for a better sound I'm not bothered about boosting performance as long as i don't lose any.

I have looked at the k&n filter and it seems to replace the whole filter box but i was looking just to see if i could get a cheap universal cone or something and add it on with a jubilee clip without really doing too much.

I don't really want to spend alot because i know i could go and buy a £200 filter from k & n but like i said its purely for sound so i want to find the cheapest way possible.

Any suggestions??

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 08:41 PM

if you want a better sound why dont you just get the ....... http://www.mountunep...=188&Itemid=110 ??

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 09:10 PM

That's the thing I want to spend as little as possible!
I was just wondering if I could just fit a 40 universal filter

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 04:22 PM

Anyone fitted a universal filter for cheap somehow without paying £200 for a new box?
can it even be done??

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 06:55 PM

Do NOT buy a universal cone off ebay or anywhere else! There is a reason they are cheap.
All they do it suck in hot air from your engine bay and you WILL lose power.

If you really want one then get some hoseing to bring the filter down to the wheel arch or anywhere else that gets cold air.

The best thing I think in your situation would be a panel filter. It replaces your original filter but still gives you the induction noise when you put your foot down.

Something like this...

http://www.pumaspeed...7-Zetec_738.jsp

hope that helps :)

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 01:23 PM

Yeah thats a great help, I had read they take in hot air and just aren't that great but like i said it was just for a bit of a growl when i put my foot down.

I would get the filter panel but i have read there is no difference in sound is this true or just a load of rubbish?

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 01:34 PM

There isn't much to a universal filter compared to the K&N ones tbh, except obviously K&N research them a lot more and thats where your extra £££ are going.

It won't suck any more or less hot air in....how that is possible I don't know, it all depends on placement. If you can plumb it in so it sits as close to the headlight as possible (ie. away from the engine) it will be pretty much the same. Just get imaginative.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 04:26 PM

Is something like that easy to do because obviously at the moment the whole filter is a box filter??

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 05:02 PM

just my one cent: we are not rich enough to buy cheap things ;)

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 05:37 PM

Is something like that easy to do because obviously at the moment the whole filter is a box filter??

The whole box can be removed, the problem would be to integrate the MAF into a custom solution.

Probably best to just buy a K&N. To be honest there is little to no effect.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 05:50 PM

So if i just get a panel filter that will do the trick?
On youtube and there is a video, a before and after with the panel filter
it might just be me but it didnt seem like it sounded much different but the person who put it up obviously thought it was so different he felt the need to put a video up.

Will the K&N panel filter give me a decent sound?? because i just thought that was a cone that would give it a good sound?

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 05:56 PM

Panel won't give you much difference sound wise.

Cone will definitely give you a bigger grunt but obviously you get what you pay for.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:33 PM

J1 Automotive kit stops heak soak from the engine, looks fantastic and more importantly sounds fantastic. I love it in my fez!

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 08:52 AM

J1 Automotive kit stops heak soak from the engine, looks fantastic and more importantly sounds fantastic. I love it in my fez!


how much did it cost??
got any pictures??
and was it easy to fit?

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 08:53 AM

Panel won't give you much difference sound wise. Cone will definitely give you a bigger grunt but obviously you get what you pay for.

cheers for that i'll have a look around just to see if I'm that bothered....

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