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    Quote Originally Posted by Ice View Post
    You guys are horrible...
    Next up, you'll be recommending to remove the interior body panels, stereo, speakers, spare tire, air bags, and anything that doesn't physically make the vehicle go. Theoretically, if you remove the engine, you'll be removing massive amounts of weight too........
    You haven't removed those?

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    After around 3k miles I looked at the filter in question.
    Its surface area is far larger than the fresh air inlet. That said, it blocks a considerable amount of light, and blowing across it proves it is not transparent to airflow.
    Will removing it make much difference? Nope. Did I anyway? Yep.
    I record every fill up, so over the next few I will do some averages and show any difference to be within a margin of error. Do I care? No, I voted Trump so I MUST hate the environment.

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    I put a K&N rechargeable air filter in my Crosstrek. I figured with all the discussion about people 'over oiling' their filters the carbon filter would just be a failsafe to protect the MAF sensor......

  7. #165
    I believe this filter does nothing for performance or the environment, just another money grabbing maintenance item. If it causes problems ($130 US for a new one ) I will just throw it in the trash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billybob View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by coletrain View Post
    Using stock air filter right? Let us know if you notice a difference on your Fuelly or the butt dyno.
    Once I removed the carbon pad, the car actually wanted to glide (coast). That's the best way I can describe it.
    Yes, this, its a subtle thing, but significant. Also seems to transition gears better,
    Specially low gears. (5mt)

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