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post #1 of 47 Old 08-22-2018, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
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Spectre Performance filter element performance vs OEM paper filters?

The Spectre Performance 9833 3" Inline Air Box looks like it'd fit my project perfectly except I'm weary of their filter element. It doesn't look like it's a standard size either. Does anybody know how they compare to OEM paper filters?


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post #2 of 47 Old 08-22-2018, 10:32 PM
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Why waste your money
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I searched around and all I could find is tests on K&N. Do you have any data?

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Mainly due to needing a filter in a box and the stock air box won't fit. He needs and enclosed filter that he can determine the location of that has some flexibility in how it all gets routed and installed.
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I don't have any experience with them, but I got an uni foam air filter from a friend at KOH last year. I don't think he would've been using it if it was just another like the K&N filters

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i went with the windstar air box/cowl intake to make room for highlines. cost ~$30 and its a massive filter
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i went with the windstar air box/cowl intake to make room for highlines. cost ~$30 and its a massive filter
Best answer here, massive cone filter plus you can get off the shelf ACDelco or other paper filters, anywhere. Also it's way cheaper than the Spectre airbox. Mine was $30 at the pick n pull.
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i went with the windstar air box/cowl intake to make room for highlines. cost ~$30 and its a massive filter
The problem is that it is massive.

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I called Spectre today and they told me they do not have any micron ratings. Yeah, I'm going to take a hard pass on that...

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I called Spectre today and they told me they do not have any micron ratings. Yeah, I'm going to take a hard pass on that...

I was also looking at their inline boxes for a cold air cowl intake for my rig - as you said Tox mainly for the size as the windstar solution will not work for me either. Do you know if any other standard cone filters will fit in those spectre housings? I was actually looking at their 6 inch unit.

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I called Spectre today and they told me they do not have any micron ratings. Yeah, I'm going to take a hard pass on that...

I was also looking at their inline boxes for a cold air cowl intake for my rig - as you said Tox mainly for the size as the windstar solution will not work for me either. Do you know if any other standard cone filters will fit in those spectre housings? I was actually looking at their 6 inch unit.
I couldn't find any info on fitting standard filters in them. I'm tempted to browse the auto parts store shelves to see if there are any OEM filters smaller than the windstar.

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Put a little outside the box thinking into it.
Find a Donaldson canister off of ebay,they come is any size shape or form.

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I'm curious. Why won't the Windstar fit? The super charger? I know of others with high lines who use the Windstar.

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I'm curious. Why won't the Windstar fit? The super charger? I know of others with high lines who use the Windstar.

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I was going to say something like that.
But,I think the OP wants a turnkey bolt on product .

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