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Old 05-21-2001, 08:23 AM
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I am seriously considering getting the MG filter. Though what holds me back is its filtering capability.

Its documented that the JR and the K&N and the others filter down to such a level...say X microns. Is there any documentation on the Polyester filters? Im not trying to start a war here or flaming. Im trying to make an educated decision. Both fit fine and both look good just one has a totally new style of filtration and im currious if there are any numbers to back it up with.

Thanks very much for your input. NO FLAMING PLEASE!
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Pinky,

I'd be interested in the same, but also in airflow numbers. One may filter smaller particles, but if it won't flow as much air, you may end up losing performance.
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Hi Pinky-

All filters will filter out particles of x microns- even to the smallest size. The trick is to get the filter manufacturer to tell you what percentage of x microns they filter out- the efficiency, so to speak, of filtering power for each size of particulate. I laugh every time I see some filter manufacturer say they filter at 10 microns or whatever they want to claim... the statement clearly fails to say the efficiency- definitely more marketing hype there than substance.

Currently the best filter element on the market is the K&N system, which is why a majority of the race teams in motorsports use them. Consider the fact that K&N doesn't make a kit specifically for the S2000, and that the stock filter element is already very free flowing and also very efficient in the stock airbox, I don't see how you will get *significantly more* there without replacing/modifying the airbox inlet to get the coldest air possible from in front of the radiator.
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by GTRPower
[B]Hi Pinky-

All filters will filter out particles of x microns- even to the smallest size.
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Pinky
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Nick I totally hear what your saying.
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