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Old 06-16-2013, 06:54 PM
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Alternate filters for R2C Intake

Has anyone ever put a different filter on the R2C Intake? For years, I was partial to the Apex-i pop-charger, and was wondering how that would fly with the R2C?
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Old 06-16-2013, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Rochester View Post
Has anyone ever put a different filter on the R2C Intake? For years, I was partial to the Apex-i pop-charger, and was wondering how that would fly with the R2C?
Why?
R2C makes the most effective filters in the world!!

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i'm changing my K&N filters on my typhoons.

going to be going with AEM filters.

having the oiled filters is kinda freaking me out. supposedly AEM makes very good filters.
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by TVPostSound View Post
Why?
R2C makes the most effective filters in the world!!
Because I have an aesthetic consideration that the R2C filter doesn't satisfy.

And because I'm asking.
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Rochester View Post
Because I have an aesthetic consideration that the R2C filter doesn't satisfy.

And because I'm asking.


elaborate on your aesthetic preference please

AEM makes a "reddish maroon" and a "black" filter.
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Old 06-17-2013, 03:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Rad_Slinger View Post
elaborate on your aesthetic preference please

AEM makes a "reddish maroon" and a "black" filter.
The only thing the R2C lacks is that visual appeal in the filter element, and you know I like to detail my engine bay as much as the rest of the car.

The Apex-i pop-charger is an attractive and respectable design, and I was just wondering if anyone had ever swapped out the R2C filter element for something else, as mated to the R2C intake kit.

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Apexi is pretty. Ya know its not gonna stay like that though.....right?
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Originally Posted by Rad_Slinger View Post
Apexi is pretty. Ya know its not gonna stay like that though.....right?
Yessir, I do. I know that from experience. After a while, that blood red look fades away to a dingy maroon.

At WOT, the Apexi pop-charger has an amazing howl to it. For a while there and years ago, SRI kits from various vendors came in two flavors: K&N filter, or another $50 for the Apexi.

In any event, I'm reasonably sure I could put any pop-charger I wanted on the R2C intake, given proper diameter and length. The point of the thread was to see if anyone had done it, is all. And to TVPostSound's point, R2C makes a seriously high quality filter, so... doubtful anyone bothered.
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Originally Posted by Rochester View Post
Yessir, I do. I know that from experience. After a while, that blood red look fades away to a dingy maroon.

At WOT, the Apexi pop-charger has an amazing howl to it. For a while there and years ago, SRI kits from various vendors came in two flavors: K&N filter, or another $50 for the Apexi.

In any event, I'm reasonably sure I could put any pop-charger I wanted on the R2C intake, given proper diameter and length. The point of the thread was to see if anyone had done it, is all. And to TVPostSound's point, R2C makes a seriously high quality filter, so... doubtful anyone bothered.
Im trying to see of I can fit R2C filters on my Stillen Gen 3!!
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Originally Posted by TVPostSound View Post
Im trying to see of I can fit R2C filters on my Stillen Gen 3!!
Don't the pop-chargers on the Gen3 have some kind of connecting point at the hats?
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Will the Amsoil filters fit the R2C? Been very happy w/ mine on my SRI, sound great too!
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Originally Posted by Rochester View Post
Don't the pop-chargers on the Gen3 have some kind of connecting point at the hats?
Yup, they do, it's technically a bolt stuck through the top of a K&N.
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Originally Posted by TVPostSound View Post
Yup, they do, it's technically a bolt stuck through the top of a K&N.
Ah. Top notch engineering then.

I've been going back and forth on which intake I want for the G, since long before even buying the car. I've decided I want this R2C kit over the long-tubes.
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Originally Posted by Rochester View Post
Ah. Top notch engineering then.

I've been going back and forth on which intake I want for the G, since long before even buying the car. I've decided I want this R2C kit over the long-tubes.
My first intakes were R2C.
The R2Cs gave a quick off the line acceleration, then the curve stayed fairly flat.
The Gen3s, not a jolt at first, but I feel the car pulling harder all the way to redline.

What turned me off was the intake noise, just too loud with short rams!!
Sounded like a Civic without an air filter.
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Now that I've got the R2C intakes, the answer to my question is, "No."

The R2C filter elements have a thick rubber coupling built into the end. Apex-i filters are flat, and intended to bolt on to an adapter. Getting the two designs to play well means using yet another coupling to marry the mid-pipes to the pop-charger adapters. And that doesn't seem practical, or something that would fit.

I suppose someday I'll look into this again, with proper measurements and all, but for now, it is what it is... which isn't half bad.



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