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Been researching the different drop in panel filters. Think I have it boiled down to the JBR but had a couple questions..

1) unlike a cone filter where you can clean it without contaminating the inside with the dirty water, panel filter seems like it would be hard to clean.... so I guess basically I'm just asking how do you clean the panel filter because their website suggests you swirl it around in a bucket of soap water which seems like it would contaminate the "clean" side.

2) their site says it filters down to 0.1 micron... what I can't find out is what the OEM Mazda filter does. Seems like many people feel the Mazda filter is top notch.


Fyi, as an interesting side note, my Mazda with a 2.0 engine uses the same oem filter as my Mazda 2.5.... so if the filter flows enough for the 2.5, seems like it has room to spare with the 2.0.
 

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Another interesting note..based solely on the image, the jbr drop in has less pleats than the oem and afe but they appear to be thicker. They also claim 200% more airflow.

So I guess in this case having less is better? Afe only claims 33% more.

I could believe 33% but 200% is magic :)
 

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I find that more airflow from the same size filter usually means less filtration capability......
I would agree. They are stating it filters 99% down to 0.1 micron, so I can't see how they filter less.

And jbr does claim they worked with k&n and my understanding is that k&n bought aem so being similar would make sense.

I don't understand why these companies don't make drop ins sort of like this...http://afepower.com/afe-power-31-80209-magnum-flow-pro-dry-s-air-filter

We have plenty of room in our stock airbox and then I could believe a claim like 200% more because it is providing more surface area and depth.
 
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