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I just received the JR filter this morning. It took 2 secs to slide in. I honestky don't feel a diff or even hear a diff but they say it's better than the stocker so what the heck. Anyways my question is should I keep the airbox on or just leave the filter expsosed? I thought I read somewere that it's better to take the airbox cover off and just keep the BLUE filter exposed?<br>Thanks
 

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Re: Just got my J R filter! question tho.. (zigger)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>zigger</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I just received the JR filter this morning. It took 2 secs to slide in. I honestky don't feel a diff or even hear a diff but they say it's better than the stocker so what the heck. Anyways my question is should I keep the airbox on or just leave the filter expsosed? I thought I read somewere that it's better to take the airbox cover off and just keep the BLUE filter exposed?<br>Thanks</TD></TR></TABLE><p>What's JR? You didn't get the Heico/BMC filter? Doesn't really matter since I think any K&N-style gause/oil fitlers work all the same on the R. I don't think you can expect to feel any difference, might give you 1hp <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> It just offers one less point of possible restriction.<p>With the cover off you'll suck in lots of hot air from the engine bay, epsecially with this 35 degree C heat-wave we're having! So I say leave it closed buddy and make a CAI. I'm sourcing some parts locally for a CAI, but it's a slow process since I don't have much time these days.<p>ps. Don't worry, the temps are supposed to drop into the mid 20's by tomorrow so our R's will feel fast again <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>LTA<br>
 

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Thank g-d.. Eurosport sold it to me he said it's the same as a BMC filter but the compnay is JR ? it's bright blue and is shaped like a long cone. Yeah I think I will leave the cover on.<br>Thanks man<p>Here is a thread I found this is what it looks like . I think BSR makes it?<p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=51184" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=51184</A>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>zigger</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Here is a thread I found this is what it looks like . I think BSR makes it?<p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=51184" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=51184</A></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yeah, same as the BMC except the BMC is better because it's made in Italy <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> But I'm biased.<p>Somebody turn off this heat <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>LTA<br>
 

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temps are huge on this car.<p>yesterday i was around home where it's 95 degrees F. car felt like a slug..even with race gas.<p>today, i commuted tow ork where it's in the mid 60s...car was a rocket.<p>i wonder in an FMIC would be the answer to all our heat related problems on these cars.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>23109VC</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">temps are huge on this car.<p>yesterday i was around home where it's 95 degrees F. car felt like a slug..even with race gas.<p>today, i commuted tow ork where it's in the mid 60s...car was a rocket.<p>i wonder in an FMIC would be the answer to all our heat related problems on these cars.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>FMIC probably will help alot as would water injection but both are pretty intense mods.<p>This is the first heatwave I've had my R in and I can't say it's that bad, maybe my 3" DP and free-flowing cat-back EST exhaust helps the heat escape better than stock. Even so, the IAT must be really high since when I parked yesterday I felt the intake tube (after the intercooler) and it was REALLY warm (almost hot) and warmer than it's ever been so I'm sure I'm slower too (but it's not that obvious in the butt-dyno to me).<p>LTA<br>
 

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Zigger - try resetting your ECU, maybe that will help tweek the fuel map better for the high temps, good Ultra 94 gas and slightly higher MAF reading with your new filter. Pull fuses 6 and 19 (engine bay) then try to start the car (these resets it). Put the fuses back and start it and go for a good run (a safe run on a close road, of course).<p>LTA<br>
 
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