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    K&N performance air filter

    Has anyone used the K&N performance air filter with their Delorean and do you think it has made a difference?

    http://www.specialtauto.com/delorean...filter-K&N.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlaviola View Post
    Has anyone used the K&N performance air filter with their Delorean and do you think it has made a difference?

    http://www.specialtauto.com/delorean...filter-K&N.jpg
    I fitted one to mine last month before a rolling road test. No improvement in performance was recorded on the dyno, compared to a previous result from July.

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    I just like that I can clean it VS buying new ones.
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    No noticeable difference. I probably wouldn't run one in a desert.
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    Only real noticeable difference would be if you have a cold air intake which adds about 6hp overall.
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    I have had mine 8 years. There is no performance gain and there are studies that show the K&N pretty much sucks as a filter and OE filters provide far super filtration and just as much air movement. If my car saw more than a few thousand miles a year I would consider just using a paper element, but as long as it's driven sparingly I will keep using it. Sure you just clean and re oil every so often but popping the top and dropping in a new paper filter would be much easier.
    In short I could take it or leave it.

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    +1

    I would not run a K&N if you live in sandy/desert states. I run one, but I don't drive between 5k and 6k rpms enough to justify the arguably "better" breathability. I wouldn't do I again.
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    As stated on another thread, yes, I have a K&N on the Delorean, and on my other 2 cars. I swear by them. It probably doesn't make a difference on a 130 hp motor, and you can't see a documented hp gain, but I guess I'd describe the difference as more (quicker) throttle response. I think it $40 well spent.
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