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Re: Just ordered K&N airfilter for my 323i fro (archive)

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Posted by JoeT on February 16, 1999 at 16:00:26:

In Reply to: Re: Just ordered K&N airfilter for my 323i fro posted by kjk on February 16, 1999 at 12:02:43:

I'd stick with the stock filter. I put a K&N filter in my last car, an Accord V6 and it didn't make a darn bit of difference - Don't let anyone else tell you otherwise. By the way, is there anything your car doesn't have, Alex???

: : I was told it is the same one as the one on the 98 E36. This is from Turner Motorsports. I thought the E46 would have a different airfilter than the E36. Can anyone confirm or deny this fact? Somehow, it would seem right if the E46 had its own K&N airfilter instead of using the same as the E36's. It is supposed to add about 2-3 horses to my car. Is this an exageration or fact guys?

: : Alex

: : PS: The BL/SS Street shortshifter with ERK is on its way and will be installed sometime this week on my car. Progress report to follow once installed. Stay tuned for a review.
: :

: There are many people who think the K&N will not increase performance or at least not appreciably. I would stay with the stock filters on a new car. Your engine software, airflow meters, etc. are all calibrated on the stock filter.

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