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If I replace the standard airbox thingy with a K&N or Redline "pod" style filter on stock EB six will the computer handle it or chuck a wobbly? WIll this mod give any noticeable performance or economy gains? Which filter is better, K&N or Redine or other?
 

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G'day Falchoon. To answer the questions in chronological order :
1) It won't affect the computer
2) Yes it will bring gains, but they will be fairly minor, and possibly not noticeable in the "seat of pants" measurement system. Technically, a better filter will give better airflow, which of course is a good thing! :D I doubt there would be any noticeable gains in economy either, but on paper quite possibly!
3) K&N make great gear for reasonable prices. For panel filters, I tend to think they are the pick of the crop.

As far as pod filters are concerned, these are great but need some work to fit and aren't much use unless you really need one. ie. you find that with all your intake mods, the panel filter just doesn't give enough flow. A good compromise is to have a "cold air" intake setup, but still using the airbox and panel filter. Check out the tech pages on our club site : http://www.nswxrclub.org.au/techlibrary/coldair/coldair.htm

Hope this helps mate! :thumbup:
 

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Falchoon: Been there done that...

I have an ED IL6 which I have done substantual mods to..
I started out with a K & N Panel Filter but as it is too much trouble to upgrade the Air box to cold air induction I upgraded to Pod Filter. I now run a Uni Filter Pod (Universal kit) it replaces the whole airbox and bolts straight in. Hard to say what the power gain is, as I upgraded the ignition leads to 9mm at the same time.

With my exhaust and the induction noise it sounds great...

Nipper....
 

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Dont wast your time on a pod/fit a k/n in the air box.We have done a number of test on the dyno.found that most pod filters drop power due to the fact that most people fit them in the engine bay whith no cold air plumbed to them.The best gains have been around 3 kw at rear wheels with a in box k/n filter
 
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