Going to buy a Jetex? Then look here!

Discussion in 'Mk1 Leon FAQ's (1M) 2000-2006' started by IH786, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. IH786

    IH786 Full Member

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    Thought i should post this up to save my fellow forum members a few quid.

    Stumbled across a website that sells the popular Jetex filter way cheaper than Jetex themselves:

    http://www.part-box.com/product_info.php?products_id=71113

    So that is a just over £40 delivered, same filter from Jetex is just over £60 delivered, a significant saving :)

    Now you will notice the filter isn't called a Jetex, but a JR filter.

    I ended up going down to Part Box as they are based a mile away from where i work. It is actually owned by Co-ordsport, which was originally Ralliart UK. The bloke down there was telling me that they are having trouble selling these JR filters, saying that no one has heard of them.

    Said they have tested them against all the main competitors (K&N etc) and they came out as the best one, pretty much what others have found with the Jetex.

    I explained to him that this exact same filter, branded as a Jetex is probably the most popular aftermarket filter in the VAG scene, not to mention other cars too. And that i'm shocked that no one has found out about them before.

    It is definitely the same filter as the Jetex, same size, same colour, same reference number (FR 08001), same JR logo on the side, here are a few pics:

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    So if you want to buy yourself a 'Jetex', buy it from these guys and save yourself a bundle!
     
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  2. big eck

    big eck Banned

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    Superb post mate. Great find.
     
  3. d3m0niTe

    d3m0niTe LCR 225

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    What a find, I'm actually looking to buy one of these very soon
     
  4. andyj

    andyj There's no F in Quality..

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    Badger5, and e-parts, on here also sell JR Filters.

    Also, I'm not sure that JR, and Jetex are the same products. Can't find anything that would indicate that they are 2 trading names for the same company....... :confused:

    Having said that, the JR and Jetex part numbers are the same......
     
  5. vroomtshh

    vroomtshh Full Member

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    If you phone Jetex direct, they can be had for less than £40
     
  6. JamJay

    JamJay California Bound

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    JR - Jetex Racing I believe. I bought one of these for around £40 delivered direct from Jetex, chrome ended with JR stamped into the metal & called the FC-08001. That was before the rest of you piped up, bought up all the supply and had Jetex thinking they could make an extra £20 a filter from you all due to the demand.

    No brainer, buy one from part-box, it's genuine and gives you £20 to spend on fuel for 'testing'.
     
  7. vroomtshh

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    I bought one about a fortnight ago, for £37, direct. So they're still doing them at that price.
     
  8. JamJay

    JamJay California Bound

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    :thumbup:
     
  9. GJF47

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    Nice one - I've just ordered one, thanks :)
     
  10. IH786

    IH786 Full Member

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    JR are a French company, don't think they have any connection to Jetex themselves:

    http://www.jrfilters.com//index.php?lng=en

    I don't know for sure, but i am assuming that Jetex are just selling the JR Filters under their own name.

    The bloke at parts box said they are the only people in the UK selling the filters as JR, he didn't have a clue who Jetex were :confused:

    Strange they sell them for £37 if you ask, but sell them for £60 on their site. How many people are paying full whack for it :whistle:

    Not trying to slag off Jetex, just saying its all a bit confusing really.

    They are definately 100% the same filter, same size, colour, construction, to the Jetex i had before.

    Bill @ Badger 5 sells them as Jetex, but also refers to them as JR. Also he is cheaper than the Jetex website, and is top bloke too :thumbup:
     
  11. t0m

    t0m LCR 225

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    Probably going to order an FR cone from jetex direct myself in the new year..
     
  12. LEE69

    LEE69 Stage 2 Revo'd

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    bump to keep it alive
     
  13. Pyro

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    I got a jetex from bill that has JR stamped on it??
     
  14. seatcupra

    seatcupra Senior Member

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    So do we agree there identical filters then?

    Jetex website clearly shows JR on their filters...
     
  15. IH786

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    Yeah they are definitely the same filter, i have bought the one i took pics of above from parts box in its JR Box, and a Jetex filter nearly a year ago and they are identical. Except the Jetex website is selling it for nearly £20 more!
     
  16. seatcupra

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    Cool, the biggest one for the 70mm MAF is a good bit cheaper as well so I'll be ordering from them.

    Nice find :)
     
  17. thefunkygibbon

    thefunkygibbon Mk3 Leon Cupra 280

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    cool, i'll be ordering one of these methinks.

    n00b, here. will i need anything else if i want to fit this to my stock 2001 cupra? remove the lid of the airbox and fit it on the pipe thats already connected to the box? will i be able to fit the lid back on afterwards if the noise pisses me off on long journeys? (i know it kinda defeats the object but it would be cool to have the option)
     
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    Best filter I have ever owned - sounds like darth vader on asthma :D
     
  19. thefunkygibbon

    thefunkygibbon Mk3 Leon Cupra 280

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