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So I just bought a green filter for my 22 gt and a buddy told me it's gonna make a lot more noise so I should run my stock air box open. I'm torn, I'm a child at heart and love all the noise I get from a turbo but I'm no engineer and they designed a closed box for a reason. It keeps the hot engine bay air out and I don't know if it's designed to work well or even do it's job if the box is open. Thoughts from all you knowledgeable folks?
 

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Green filter like this one?

Definitely keep the air box closed.
That is the one exactly. Part #7367. Ordered it today. Heard it was a good start for us people that have to save for a few weeks to buy anything over a couple hundred bucks lol. Family has to come first but the bug is biting hard. Thanks for the response Acura_Kal!
 

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So I just bought a green filter for my 22 gt and a buddy told me it's gonna make a lot more noise so I should run my stock air box open. I'm torn, I'm a child at heart and love all the noise I get from a turbo but I'm no engineer and they designed a closed box for a reason. It keeps the hot engine bay air out and I don't know if it's designed to work well or even do it's job if the box is open. Thoughts from all you knowledgeable folks?
Don't do it. You would have to find some way to have the air filter stay attached to the top part of the air box. If you want all the noise, any of the open filter intakes like AEM, K&N, and Injen will do that. If you want the sound and still have the stock air box functionality, AFE stage 2 intake is the way to go.
 

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Don't do it. You would have to find some way to have the air filter stay attached to the top part of the air box. If you want all the noise, any of the open filter intakes like AEM, K&N, and Injen will do that. If you want the sound and still have the stock air box functionality, AFE stage 2 intake is the way to go.
Thanks Hamster. Acura said the same thing so I'll have the green filter but the box will stay closed. I was leaning that direction anyway. My buddy can fix a windowed block with gum and a paperclip but he's a little short in the uncommon sense dept. I was USN as well so thanks for the info shipmate!
 

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Thanks Hamster. Acura said the same thing so I'll have the green filter but the box will stay closed. I was leaning that direction anyway. My buddy can fix a windowed block with gum and a paperclip but he's a little short in the uncommon sense dept. I was USN as well so thanks for the info shipmate!
The Green Air filter is an excellent choice and alternative to other oiled filters. I had one in my Forte and it's now in my daughter's Soul. I liked it more than the K&N it replaced.
 

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Whether it's Green Filter or K&N, the factory setup is designed around noise reduction. If you're just replacing the filter it will probably increase noise by 1-2%. You may not even notice it. The only advantage with a panel filter is that it doesn't need to be replaced. If it gets too dirty just vacuum or wash it and re-use it. Otherwise panel filters do nothing for performance or noise.
But the i30, Elantra, Velosterr, and Forte pretty much have interchangeable parts (ie- exhaust, intake, etc).
 

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Whether it's Green Filter or K&N, the factory setup is designed around noise reduction. If you're just replacing the filter it will probably increase noise by 1-2%. You may not even notice it. The only advantage with a panel filter is that it doesn't need to be replaced. If it gets too dirty just vacuum or wash it and re-use it. Otherwise panel filters do nothing for performance or noise.
But the i30, Elantra, Velosterr, and Forte pretty much have interchangeable parts (ie- exhaust, intake, etc).
What yr Elantra's & veloster's?
 

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Tell your buddy to stay out of your engine bay!

And just go for the gusto and get the aFe. You won't be disappointed. There is even a plug on the side of the box you can take out to get a little more noise of you want.
Tell your buddy to stay out of your engine bay!

And just go for the gusto and get the aFe. You won't be disappointed. There is even a plug on the side of the box you can take out to get a little more noise of you want.
Am seriously looking at the takeda stage 2. I'm not sure if I want it open or closed, but hamsters post notes the dust on his hood showing that the open box has positive pressure so it's not trying to pull hot air from the bay. I think the only difference between the two is aesthetics and noise but I could be way off.
 

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Am seriously looking at the takeda stage 2. I'm not sure if I want it open or closed, but hamsters post notes the dust on his hood showing that the open box has positive pressure so it's not trying to pull hot air from the bay. I think the only difference between the two is aesthetics and noise but I could be way off.
@ForteGT2 posted on my thread a picture of his AFE Stage 2 intake which shows air is being drawn and forced through, revealing the patch of road dust on his hood. The open box is louder. I have the closed intake. It sounds just a tad bit louder than stock.

 

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I have the fully enclosed unit as this my daily and it annoys me to have the sucky sucky noise all the time.
However when I want fully on performance I will remove the enclosure box and run it open air. Just need a bracket to hold it in place.
 

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Don't do it. You would have to find some way to have the air filter stay attached to the top part of the air box. If you want all the noise, any of the open filter intakes like AEM, K&N, and Injen will do that. If you want the sound and still have the stock air box functionality, AFE stage 2 intake is the way to go.
This one doesn't make a lot of noise. I have the AFE stage 2 intake, and I DIDN'T want the noise. For the first time, I heard it yesterday with all windows and sunroof opened and doing some acceleration and stopping for bed-in new brake pads and rotors.
 
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