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    1. Member g-man_ae's Avatar
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      05-13-2017 10:45 PM #1
      Stumbled across this, it's an OEM Racing part:

      https://shopdap.com/store/vwr11g503.html





      If you ignore DAP's application listing, and instead note:

      This high performance VWR filter is to be used for VW/ Audi filter 1K0-129-620
      This is the P/N for the factory paper filter in our cars, so it should fit.

      The question is, is it worth it? Not just the price ($80), but also in terms of gains (if any) or risks. I know foam filters in general deserve their bad rap, but this is an OEM part here.
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      05-14-2017 01:24 AM #2
      I doubt there is enough gain to justify the cost. Here is a picture of the paper vs a drop in k&n surface area comparison:


      This is from the tdi club for a mk2 but you can get the basic idea.

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      05-14-2017 12:30 PM #3
      I know, I've seen that photo before ... it comes a lot when I search on VW filters

      Since it's a VW part I was wondering if it filtered better than an aftermarket "high flow" filter.
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      05-14-2017 12:47 PM #4
      If you have access to a dyno try doing 1-2 pulls with no filter vs with the factory paper filter. I bet it's not much different.

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      05-22-2017 09:03 PM #5
      The filter is made by ITG which sells their own branded version for slightly less with a lifetime warranty.

      I've used ITG filters in the past and refuse to use them because they do fail. The foam rots which will end up in your motor unless you keep an eye on it frequently and replace it when needed. I've used K&N too, but if you swap it out for a clean one (I have spares) the polyurethane shrinks and no longer fit the filter housing. Both filters are oil type that can damage your MAF if heavily oiled. Even with normal light oil, overtime you can damage your MAF from the oil mist.

      Ideally a good fiber material filter should be used. You'll gain significantly more power with real power adders like exhaust system (true headers or modded exhaust manifolds and down pipes, performance cats and a cat back system), cams, a tune or forced induction.

      Best of luck!
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