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hi guys
i plan on putting a drop in filter into my standard airbox of my 2007 golf 5 GTI
any suggestions?k&N? BMC? any good? will it make a difference?
i also heard that these filters can mess up the Airflow sensor situated on the airbox. true??
please advise
thanks guys
 

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Re: Airfilter (upsolutegti)

I use k&n...I feel no noticeable gain...probably better off sticking with the oem filter
these oil coated filters can mess up the mass airflow sensor IF they are over-oiled
 

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Re: (Aguilar)

I did replace mine with a BMC drop in filter cost was 90 Euros. Drove for 200 km and I felt only a slight increase in the intake noise and some small added performance in higher rpm range.
A dyno made by a magazine showed a 5 bhp increase for the BMC filter.
Others tested was K&N, Pipercross, ITG, OEM, Green, JR, Simoni.
 

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Re: (dr_2)

igt looks good. price not bad but its now available here in south africa
were there any side effects from using the bmc one?
would u say bmc works better than k&n?
i hear that u must not oil the filter in order to protect the air mass sensor
any other views?
 

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Re: (upsolutegti)

I have a K&N. Small increase in mileage and slightly better throttle response with it. No noticable boost in power. It will only harm your MAF if you over-oil the filter after cleaning. As long as you are careful when you re-oil it you will have no problems.
 

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X2 on the ITG - with a downpipe, it's all you need for stage 2! Intakes are a waste of money...
 

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Same reason I went with the Carbonio one now. I'm lazy.....I like less work
And the carbon fiber one looks so pretty....almost makes me not care if it makes more power or not
 
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