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    Hi all

    I want to stick an induction kit in my 98 323.

    Is there a huge difference between the Dave F kit (if I can get one) and the K&N cone kit?

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    dave f kit is basically a k/n kit anyway as it uses the k/n air filter
     
     

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    true, just in a plastic sheild. just get a green cotton filter and save some money!!unless you are after a load borp sound. get the k and n and watch your fuel consuption go down and the idle to become very rough!! i rate k&n filters very low. unless its external on a race car.
     
     

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    same here, i detest K&N filters.

    always seem to make cars run worse.
     
     

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    Arnt Green filters the same company in a different guise?
     
     

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    They are all the same to be honest, unless you have a proper cold feed pipe, and the ecu mapped to the filter.... its just a louder induction noise. All gauze type filters are going to sound the same (on the same car), its the pipework that changes the tone. so my advice is, unless you are going to have the engine re-mapped you wont notice a difference in performance, just noise. and because its louder and it sounds good, you drive to make it sound good, drinking fuel!

    In the old days when people used to put K&N filters on carbs, you used to adjust the tickover, jets and mixture to suit the new filter, therfore increacing performance. nowadays, with maf/map/lambda/tps sensors, you arent going to see an improvement unless you adjust the fueling using a re-map.
    Hope this helps.
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    Not really I haven't noticed any bad things about having a k n filter. Gives it a much nicer sound and idle and everything is fine. The car doesn't need to be remapped as it picks up the extra air that is being drawn in and adjusts itself
     
     

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    i have had the K&N gen2 kit on my 328i for over a year and its been fine, and i love the noise it makes with the oem exhaust.

    " I have done alot of stuff i am not proud of, and the stuff i am proud of is just disgusting"
     
     

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