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    Default Made my own Allergy Relief cabin filters. Spares for sale.

    I'm in the HVAC and filtration industry and I was shocked at the price of our oem style pleated cabin filters.
    This is the setup I have been running in mine for about 4 months. The aluminum frame fits where the pleated filter once sat. The filter pads tuck around the side and are over-sized to stop any unfiltered air from going around. That was a problem I saw on the pleated filter.
    This filter material is less restrictive to airflow than the pleated filters and it does a better job of stopping dirt, dust, and micro-sized particles that cause allergies. It is treated with an anti-microbial coating, meaning that it zaps mold spores so you breathe cleaner healthier air.





















    So once the aluminum frame is in place, you don't have to take it back out to change filters. Honestly, the frame doesn't slide right in. You'll have to pull upwards on the top part of the black plastic cover to fit the frame into the pocket (you can see this in the 2nd picture), but you only have to do this once. When the filter is ready to be changed, pull the used filter pad out, throw away, and tuck in a fresh one.

    I made 4 aluminum frames extra.

    $25.10 for a Frame and 6 Filters (4.18 each), +shipping
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    $40.20 for a Frame and 12 Filters (3.35 each), +shipping

    To figure the shipping cost, 6 pads will go in a 13" x 13" x 6" box that weighs 3lbs, and 12 pads will go in a 13" x 13" x 12" box that weighs 4lbs.
    I'm in zip code 33584

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    PB = 12.783, 3.70 gears, fbo and tune.

    Want better cabin filters at a lower price? Check my thread! 6 for $25!!!!
    http://www.grrrr8.net/showthread.php?t=38105

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    Fiberbond merv 8 brochure 8-23-2013.pdf
    ^Here is some literature on the filter media.

    2009 GT
    rotofab cai, kooks lt's, tune, 3.27 gears, bmr sways, 6/4 pot brembos, hawk hps, button paddle shifters, 275/30/20 square setup. occasionally autocrossed

    PB = 12.783, 3.70 gears, fbo and tune.

    Want better cabin filters at a lower price? Check my thread! 6 for $25!!!!
    http://www.grrrr8.net/showthread.php?t=38105

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    Very cool, thanks for doing this!
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    If I hadnt bought a case of oem cabin filters id be all over that. Looks like a really awesome idea..... still contemplating buying. You want to make one for a 2012 grand Cherokee?

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    Good idea Mac! Thos one's going on my to do list.


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    Nice work.

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    Here in Australia the VE cars do not come with Cabin Filters already installed. Instead they have a plastic leaf screen, which is in essence the same thing as the aluminium frame above except they are molded in plastic.
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    How often do you have to change these filters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fixem2 View Post
    How often do you have to change these filters?

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    Here is one with 4k miles on it.
    Disregard the color. The orange was old stock, but identical to the green. Also, the screen attached to the filter was my first attempt.
    I used the a/c, or had the fan blowing whenever i drove, even when the windows were down just to see how quick they'd get dirty.
    In my example (heavy usage) I would let it go to 5k miles.

    After 4k miles of constant use

    The front side of the filter compared to a fresh piece. Looks filthy, but it's large particles on the top layer of the filter pad.



    The rear compared to a fresh piece after 4k miles. The rear side is what filters the small particles and allergens. When this side gets a little darker gray hue evenly across, it's time to change.

    2009 GT
    rotofab cai, kooks lt's, tune, 3.27 gears, bmr sways, 6/4 pot brembos, hawk hps, button paddle shifters, 275/30/20 square setup. occasionally autocrossed

    PB = 12.783, 3.70 gears, fbo and tune.

    Want better cabin filters at a lower price? Check my thread! 6 for $25!!!!
    http://www.grrrr8.net/showthread.php?t=38105

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    Interested, but where would I get filters from in the future?

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