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    I put a K&N filter in my Zetec tonight. What a difference!
    Throttle response, acceleration and driveability has really improved.
    Got it on sale for $54. Not bad at all really considering a Fram is $15 and doesn't fit very well.
    95 Contour GL-Lease Return-Sold
    202,514 km's / Pioneer Sound
    Bat Sway Bars / Koni Rear Struts
    K&N Filter. Michelin X-1's
    2008 Ford Escape LTD / LOADED.. 2006 Ford Freestar Sport / Loaded

  • #2
    Oh yea! K&N filters work wonders!

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    • #3
      It's all in your head. The sound makes you think it's sooo much better. I'm not saying it does nothing at all, just not anything crazy.

      That is unless your original filter was beyond clogged.
      1998 SVT Contour 3L (B/MNB) #542 (His)
      2000 SVT Contour (SF/MNB) #1533 (Hers)
      2003 BMW 540i M-Sport (6 spd)
      2002 Cougar XR - XR Racing Red
      2002 Lexus IS300 SOLD!!

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      • #4
        I did the switch awhile ago, didn't notice to much. Throttle response seemed better but nothing that wow-ed me. If you check out the dyno comparison on the zetec performance page, you'll see that the K&N filter has the worst cost per HP than everything else.

        IIRC, the underdrive pully made the best cost per HP.
        1995 Contour GL, Zetec, ATX, 118k - Sold
        2012 Mitsubishi Lancer GT, 2.4L, CVT and it begins again.

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        • #5
          eh.. i noticed a little difference when i dropped in the K&N in my old GL..

          it felt alittle more peppy, but nothing special.

          lol, its not the sound.. it shouldn't be making much more of a sound unless its the cone filter that was put on.
          # 5447 of 6535
          1998.5 E1 Black CSVT
          SOLD and i miss it

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          • #6
            Well, what I said earlier was on the fact that I have a CTA intake, I did notice a good bit of increased throttle response, and sure.. the sound is good :)

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            • #7
              Originally posted by CSVT1214 View Post
              It's all in your head. The sound makes you think it's sooo much better. I'm not saying it does nothing at all, just not anything crazy.

              That is unless your original filter was beyond clogged.
              At least I have something in my Head!
              95 Contour GL-Lease Return-Sold
              202,514 km's / Pioneer Sound
              Bat Sway Bars / Koni Rear Struts
              K&N Filter. Michelin X-1's
              2008 Ford Escape LTD / LOADED.. 2006 Ford Freestar Sport / Loaded

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              • #8
                Originally posted by SquareHead View Post
                At least I have something in my Head!


                ohh! shoot..

                Tony's got a 3L! haha

                no shame.. i had a GL and i loved it to death.. thats why i beat the crap out of it, gave it to my sister and got a SVT
                # 5447 of 6535
                1998.5 E1 Black CSVT
                SOLD and i miss it

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                • #9
                  Yeah I love the sound my cone K&N filter makes when you step on it. But you got to remember its just an air filter. Its not like you put a blower on!
                  "Do what you like, Because you have to drive it!"-Me
                  03 Mustang Cobra Convertible # 476 out of 5,082
                  93 Cobra
                  01 Lightning
                  99 LX Contour - Sold 2/23/09

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jtour View Post
                    Yeah I love the sound my cone K&N filter makes when you step on it. But you got to remember its just an air filter. Its not like you put a blower on!
                    LOL
                    2008 Mazdaspeed3 Sport "The Angry Goose"
                    1979 Mazda Rx7
                    2000 SUPERCHARGED Ford Contour Zetec- sold 10/20/05

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by SquareHead View Post
                      I put a K&N filter in my Zetec tonight. What a difference!
                      Throttle response, acceleration and driveability has really improved.
                      Got it on sale for $54. Not bad at all really considering a Fram is $15 and doesn't fit very well.
                      Do you have a SleeperZ intake? If not, DO IT NOW!!! It will magnify all of your gains. That intake resonator crap has to go.


                      Originally posted by KerryKool View Post
                      IIRC, the underdrive pully made the best cost per HP.
                      Yep, UDP ($22/HP) then Stage 3 cams ($26/HP). The air filter comes in at a painful $133/HP.

                      I didn't realize that the K&N panel filter was soo pricey. Heck, I think I got my ZXTuner UDP for $50.

                      HTH,
                      BP
                      Last edited by ButtonPuncher; 09-14-2006, 11:58 PM.
                      --'96 GL * MTX Zetec-- SOLD! 3-12-2011
                      --- '06 Mazda 6s * 3L Duratec * 6-speed ATX * Lapis Blue ---
                      FOR SALE >> T3 Super 60 Turbo - Coated Focus Manifold - 42# FRPP Injectors - Focus CFM Throttle Body << FOR SALE (PM me)

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                      • #12
                        I've seen the Sleeper Z intake and it looks good. Was 1995 the only year for the resinator intake? It's a pain in the rear when working on the motor.
                        I 've been meaning to get the parts together for it.
                        Is it really that good?
                        95 Contour GL-Lease Return-Sold
                        202,514 km's / Pioneer Sound
                        Bat Sway Bars / Koni Rear Struts
                        K&N Filter. Michelin X-1's
                        2008 Ford Escape LTD / LOADED.. 2006 Ford Freestar Sport / Loaded

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                        • #13
                          All of the Contour/Mystique Zetecs have the intake resonators/silencers.

                          It does help over stock. The resonators/silencers slow and restrict the air flow. They are only there to quiet down the intake and make old ladies happy.

                          IMHO, the SleeperZ intake is better than the CTA or Focus short-ram style intake. The short ram intakes create less of a restriction but they pull in VERY hot underhood air. I used to have a digital thermometer hooked up to my CTA. It would frequently go over 158 degrees in the summer. (The thermometer could only read to 158 degrees.)

                          The parts are also pretty darn cheap especially when compared to an aftermarket short-ram intake.

                          HTH,
                          BP
                          --'96 GL * MTX Zetec-- SOLD! 3-12-2011
                          --- '06 Mazda 6s * 3L Duratec * 6-speed ATX * Lapis Blue ---
                          FOR SALE >> T3 Super 60 Turbo - Coated Focus Manifold - 42# FRPP Injectors - Focus CFM Throttle Body << FOR SALE (PM me)

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                          • #14
                            cheap fram filter, cut airbox. removed resonators.. Felt a big gain.
                            98' Contour SVT #2037- 132k, (blk/mnb) 04' 3L ported w/ SVT cams
                            01' Chevrolet Blazer- 115k, mostly stock

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                            • #15
                              I'm a little lost at steps 3&4. Cut a 2.75 hole in the air box and the fender. Where?
                              Bottom of the air box/top of fender?
                              95 Contour GL-Lease Return-Sold
                              202,514 km's / Pioneer Sound
                              Bat Sway Bars / Koni Rear Struts
                              K&N Filter. Michelin X-1's
                              2008 Ford Escape LTD / LOADED.. 2006 Ford Freestar Sport / Loaded

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