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K&N vs Vagsport panel filter for Cupra

Discussion in 'Leon Mk3 (2012-2020)' started by Betts-4, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. Betts-4

    Betts-4 Active Member

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    Looking at getting a panel filter for new Cupra

    I have usually used K&N but been recommended for Vagsport

    Any opinions or advice ?

    Thanks
     
  2. paddy6789

    paddy6789 Mk3 Cupra R
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    I’ve got the VAGsport one and can’t fault it. I believe @Damo H has it too.

    I’ve not tried the K&N one so can’t really comment on how it is, but the VAGsport one is top notch :)

    @PP Gareth should be able to help you out with getting one if you needed? :)


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    Betts-4 Active Member

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    Yer he has recommended it :) just wondered if one was better than the other as I have already have a K&n but was thinking of returning it based in some reviews I have seen.Something to do with oil and maf sensor ?
     
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    I've got the ramair one on mine.

    An oiled filter won't affect a turbo car. There's no sensors between the filter and turbo, it's just a straight pipe and there is way more oil coming from the PCV than you'd get from a lightly oiled filter.
     
  5. PP Gareth

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    Thanks guys we have been in contact in DM
     
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    Might have to get one for my Golf.


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    Hi, i would also be interested in a VAGsport panel air filter for my 290 lux, is there any club discount?
     
  9. PP Gareth

    PP Gareth Active Member
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    If it's your first order yes use code PPWELCFIVE , if not then I'm afraid not
     
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    Sorry also forgot to ask is the VAGsport panel air filter oiled or not?
     
  11. A9BNL

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    It would be my first order
     
  12. PP Gareth

    PP Gareth Active Member
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    Yes its an oiled filter which comes complete with instructions
     
  13. LouG

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    Don't over oil it. More is not better.
     
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    Do you think they are a waste of money, any gains to be expected
     
  15. Betts-4

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    I have just put a k&n in my FR and defo feel a difference.

    Also if you YouTube it shows stock vs panel filter and shows gains but obv unless you do it some people won’t believe
     
  16. AndrewJB

    AndrewJB Friend to SEAT UK & Cupra Racing

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    Wouldnt bother with either. Save the money and spend it on a turbo intake pipe.

    I did a rolling road test years ago panel filter Vs stock paper and it made 0 difference.

    OEM intake and turbo intake pipe is more than sufficient for even Stage 2.
     
  17. LouG

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    Not all. I've used them for the cost factor, and did get better throttle response on my 86.
    The first thing to ascertain is whether there actually is a restriction, and whether it's the filter or the airbox itself.
    But I won't use K&N, I've seen too many filter tests where they show poor filtering results. I won't use Pipercross after having three disintegrate while installed.
    If you have several years to spare, check out "Bob is the Oil Guy" on filters
     
  18. Betts-4

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    What would you use then ?
     

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