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post #21 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-20-2012, 02:36 PM
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What makes this better than a stock Toyota filter? Lower restriction?
Better filtering?
I use stock filters and have my oil done at Blackstone regularly. It never shows signs of contamination with airborne matter.

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Curious to hear more feedback for anyone that has used this on an Exige S? ....
2ned, the ITG box we use is similar but not exactly the same as the one they stock for the Elise/Exige. We make our own MAF housing that is interchangable on the box so that we can increase or decreased the ID based on the system we're running. For instance, we run a much larger than stock ID on the Rev400, as she needs more breathing room to work correctly on the modified cars...

There is little reason to run anything other than the stock box with the good foam panel filter on most street Exige S/Cup cars. That said, the ITG box is a very nice unit and it allows for ducting cooler outside air to it. Will it make a difference on the dyno? Not so much. Will it help to *retain* power in a track setting, you bet it will given that it's a *true* fresh air intake system with an enclosed filter. The cup box, stock, and every other CAI I've seen on the market do not fit that bill. I've ran exposed filters before and I personally think they're inferior to the stock box with good filter. There's good reason race cars enclose the air filter

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What makes this better than a stock Toyota filter? Lower restriction?
Better filtering?
I use stock filters and have my oil done at Blackstone regularly. It never shows signs of contamination with airborne matter.

Thanks,

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I'd say that filtering is comparable to stock. The intake tract of an ITG panel filter equipped car always looks good as well...

As far as flow, yes, you will typically pick up a couple ponies on an NA car and it's several whp on a SC'd car as the stock filter becomes restrictive at that point.

In situations where the car is exposed to a lot of dirt, like tire particles at the track, the foam filters flow better, longer.

So you can effectively retain power longer with the foam filters. One thing to make note of is that the foam filters are not 1 million mile filters (none are despite what KN says.lol). Over time, the foam will eventually degrade and will require replacement. Degradation happens faster if they're not cleaned on reasonable basis. In otherwords, just because they flow well when dirty, doesn't mean you should not clean them


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Hello Phil,

How can we purchase the ITG CAB on it's own? And is the Koldfire Tune (270) compatible with it ... or would it require a re-tune? Let me know as I'd really like to try something other than the cup air box I have now!

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