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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old 07-18-04, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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Air Filter Shootout

Hi Guys,

Reading through the latest zoom magazine on page 29 there is a ad for BMC air filters and a dyno readout showing comparison against K&N and Standard Filters

The Standard filter returned 200.7 rwkw
K&N 200.8 rwkw
BMC 209.4 rwkw

The Dyno runs were performed at Herrod

I know bmc has a reputable following, but didnt realise that they flowed that much better than the worlds most loved filters (K&N)

I feel that there must be something else going on to have that much of a gain, netherless i am in the market for a new pod filter, and was going to purchase a k&N

Seeing this ad i will do some more research and get your opinions and depending on what you replys i may try the BMC Filter i think i may be able to purchase them cheaper through work

so let me know what you think

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so what, this was on a BOSS or something?

I have a K&N panel and i'm happy with it. To be honest I fail to see how an air filter can really make THAT much difference, i mean yes the more efficient they flow the better, but its still just a bloody air filter isnt it!

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Re: Air Filter Shootout

exactly, yes it was on a boss engine -Xr8

I have had K&N before and was happy with it, but if i can get an extra 9 kw for no effort (which i doubt) and for the same price or cheaper isnt it worth looking into- even a little

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Re: Air Filter Shootout

Well i'm not convinced that an air filter can make such a huge difference, in all honesty the only reason i have a K&N is because i like being able to clean it out and put it back in without going through heaps of paper filters - plus being in a country area i get loads of dust and crap all over the car.

BOSS engines have a pretty varied stock output though dont they?

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guys i saw the test being done and it was with no other change at all

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thanks for that runrvs. You are still able to clean the bmc filters in the same way that you do a K&N

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i find these figures just as hard to swallow as the SS induction claims.

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i find these figures just as hard to swallow as the SS induction claims.
Yes, me too, it would have been interesting to do a run with no air filter at all to compare.

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you will find that the engine will actually lose power without the air filter

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you will find that the engine will actually lose power without the air filter
Pretty unlikely, and it never has IME.

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