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which pod filter? and how?

i'm pretty keen to get a pod filter sometime in the near future for my ef. i was just wondering if certain brands are better or is the difference pretty marginal?

also, can i just attach it to the stock intake pipe (excuse my ignorance if i'm naming things wrongly) or am i better off getting a whole new one, because as far as i know the only difference would be that it looks cool to have a massive chrome pipe sitting under your bonnet.

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Re: which pod filter? and how?

hey,

i installed a POD filter onto the ED (which isn't that different to EF) and the car felt a little bit strong in its acceleration.

i am sure there are adaptor kits for the POD. I bought the filter from AutoBarn when they had a discount sale.
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Re: which pod filter? and how?

On my Ea, I put a K&N pod filter off a chrome bit of pipe. I know this is heaps different to an EF, but I couldn't do anything else really, as the tubing wasn't in the right place. Also, it is really only worth it if you extend the pod filter as far as possible to the front left hand guard tucked in behind the light, and then put a heat guard to reflect all the heat back onto the motor and not go near where it is sucking the air.

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Re: which pod filter? and how?

thanks guys! one other thing though. how does the air intake connect to the pod? if at all?
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Your current plastic air intake system dissapears - air enters around the front left light.

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Re: which pod filter? and how?

so it just takes the air around it then? or does it come with another intake? from what i've seen most people just have it sitting on the bottom half of the original airbox.

would it be more efficient to get an airbox for it that will attach to the original snorkel like this fella has?


or will it be enough to leave it as is and maybe put something up beside it to deflect any heat?

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Re: which pod filter? and how?

damn that xr6 turbo engine bay looks sweet pity all the piping is plastic and no turbo intercooled badging on rocker cover...

but looking at the pod filter setup it looks like its not gonna have any improvements because the pod is still covered up like a panel filter and having the air sucked into one small portion of the pod.

the great advantages with the pod is that it has a greater surface area to suck in air while the panel filters are limied by the snorkel...with the picture above..it looks like a waste of time puting that setup in
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Re: which pod filter? and how?

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looks like a waste of time puting that setup in

Mate that particular setup is the BEST Ford have - straight out of the US Mustang, and its good enough for GT's so it will handle an EF just fine!

That pic has the GT airbox setup modified to have a snorkel as well. XR6T's dont come like that from Factory.

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damn that xr6 turbo engine bay looks sweet pity all the piping is plastic and no turbo intercooled badging on rocker cover...

but looking at the pod filter setup it looks like its not gonna have any improvements because the pod is still covered up like a panel filter and having the air sucked into one small portion of the pod.

the great advantages with the pod is that it has a greater surface area to suck in air while the panel filters are limied by the snorkel...with the picture above..it looks like a waste of time puting that setup in
the picture is of jamie xr6's engine bay, i have the same pod filter setup on my au2 xr8 ute, the pod also has, apart from the snorkel intake, an intake taking in air from behind the headlights


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damn falkeen your xr8 engine bay looks even better than the xr6t one and i love that snorkel painted silver
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