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How Crappy Is Your Air Cleaner?

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  1. motorheadmike

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    Anyone need a 14x3 drop base air cleaner? LOL.
     
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    I needed a bad excuse for my 4" cowl hood. So does that mean my "ricer excuse" of an air cleaner setup is now valid? Woo Hoo! :rofl: fullsizeoutput_8af.jpeg
     
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    I'm all about the salad bowl from here on out.
     
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    I can't tell you about the HP but when I went from an open filter with a drop base to a duel snorkel the duel snorkel drew in more air than the drop base with the open filter according to my AEM air/fuel gauge but my engine is only around 400 hp. Also the results in that test would change if it was done with the engine in a car with the engine at operating temperature and moving down the highway.
     
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    Wow that was informative. Thanks for posting that Mike. So now should I try & sell my dual snorkel modified OE unit?? Ole' Bob.
     

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    That's what I'm currently running (since I haven't yet cut a hole in my hood). Even still, every variation of a 14x3 dropped-base cleaner they tested made within 20 HP of no air cleaner, and each dropped-base setup was estimated to support at least 640 HP. Since I'm currently not making anywhere close to that much power, I don't feel too bad about my current setup.
     
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    With my ~300 hp, I don't feel none too bad about my factory housing. If I wanna feel sporty I can toss on my 14x2 I keep as a spare.
     

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    I thought it was a good test. My favorite part was either the bowl or the fact that the flipped air cleaner lid actually did pretty decent. However, they never tested a carb hat and large diameter piping to remote cone air filter setup. I'd be curious to see how it compared.
     
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    Mine seems to work OK, Sounds good too. 12366295_10208728785085437_3362250292905258080_n.jpg
     
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    Makes me wonder about my old GM performance 10" with a slightly raised base & K&N (same size as the original 229 filter.) Maybe it would be better than the 14" drop base with a 14"x3" K&N.
     
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