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MG MGB GT V8 Factory Originals Technical - K&N Filter supplier in South East
|Anyone know of a retailer selling K&N filters in the South East (pref Herts or Surrey) that will have a decent stock?|
You can try Ian Smith at GRL Woking 01483 725759.
By the way - Free Classic Car Show in Woking Monday
Have you considered PiperCross as an altenative?
I am rebuilding my V8 and replacing the K & N with a Pipercross, the neck of the filter split under the hoseclip, and the PiperCross seems better made, it also has foam at the front facing the airstream, and I talked to a guy locally who rallies, and he reckons they flow better. Has anyone out there compared the two?
|I was hoping to pick one up over the weekend but it seems the one I want has to be ordered. I'm using a 2 inch x 14 inch paper element and the rolling road shows the CO off the clock above 4000rpm. Taking the filter off shows a gain of about 30 bhp so the filter was restricting air flow. Unfortunately a 3 inch element just won't fit so I bought a K&N X-stream filter lid (essentially turns the solid chrome lid into an extra filter). Of course, then my paper element won't fit the X-stream lid so I now need the 2 inch x 14 inch K&N filter to go with it. Then it's back to the rolling road and see if I can nudge it over 300bhp. Will report back with the results.|
I did try a 14" domed Pipercross filter (about £140) but I couldn't close the bonnet on it. However it looked as though it would flow plenty of cfm.
I have just fitted the X stream filter top using the 2" paper element filter. I made a spacer ring to fit between the two. It all just fits under the C bonnet.
I would be interested to know if you come up with a better solution.
Havent had it on a rolling road but I definately have more top end power.
|The K&N filter will definitely fit the X-stream top and in theory should flow more air than the paper equivalent. As it's CFMs I'm after I'll gear it up as much as possible and dispense with the paper elements.|
Where did you get yours from? I could only source them from the states and it took nearly 3 months.
|I looked up the local K&N stockist from the website.|
Melksham Motor spares, gave them a ring and they phoned back the same day to say it would take 6 weeks and cost £73.00. It turned up after five and a half weeks! very good service from a company I have not dealt with before.
How high is the lowest K&N filter I dont think they do a two inch one.
|It's 2.25 inches high, the shortest one they make. If all else fails I'll resort to an RV8 bonnet which should give ample clearance and allow my motor to finally fill its lungs.|
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