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Old 08-30-2010, 05:14 AM
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Hey guys,

If any of you buy/have a Spectre reusable air filter, make sure to remove the little metal strip that goes across the filter and says Spectre on it. Took my intake off today and noticed it had gotten sucked off the filter, through the MAF, and wouldve entered the throttle body if it wasn't so long.

Luckily no damages though.

Anyone else have any horror stories involving things sucked into the engine?
 
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Old 08-30-2010, 05:23 AM
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I have one in my truck and my wifes car. I never noticed a metal strip on the filter. Hmm maybe the new filters have it. Do you have pics where this metal strip would be?
 
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Old 08-30-2010, 05:24 AM
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nope, mine seems to be on pretty good, i have 2 filters, a spectre and an unnamed one.....but will check if it comes off
 
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Originally Posted by nj4x4blaze View Post
I have one in my truck and my wifes car. I never noticed a metal strip on the filter. Hmm maybe the new filters have it. Do you have pics where this metal strip would be?
http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_...0127_large.jpg

See the black stripe with SPECTRE on it going the length of the filter? It's just like that, except the one I have fits in the OEM location, it's not cone style.
 
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Old 08-30-2010, 05:48 AM
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Oh, I have the cone shaped filters. but good heads up about the strip.
 
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Even more reason not to use Spectre filters, IMO. How stupid are they to put a trim piece on the engine side of the filter?
 
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Originally Posted by swartlkk View Post
Even more reason not to use Spectre filters, IMO. How stupid are they to put a trim piece on the engine side of the filter?
What are the reasons besides the trim piece? So far that's the only issue I've had with it.
 
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Cheap construction. Poor filtration. Poor airflow. Unless they've gotten better that the last time I saw them anyway. I won't use them.
 
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Could I please get an expert's opinion of buying a Spectre CAI and then swappinng the filter with a K&N? This would be cheaper than buying the entire K&N CAI, but would there be any drawbacks?

EDIT: nevermind, I stumbled upon an answer to this question in another thread; seems pretty common.
 

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Saw a mechanics hand get sucked into a Powerstroke turbo... He lost the tips of 3 fingers and his hand looked like a hickey from stopping the engine by blocking the intake off with his hand in it.
 

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