Blitz SUS metal filter

[8/14/2002] Reviewed by: Daniel Lim -

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.8 liter

Stainless steel air filter. Polished stainless steel head, stainless steel mesh filter media on head and filter assembly, and rubber base. Must use velocity stack, sold seperately (due to variable size fitments)

It's alright. It gets hot in the engine bay, esp since the filter is an inch or two away from the header. I used a universal rubber coupler i picked up at a speed shop and a piece of metal wire to keep the filter tied down. The only thing i have to say about the sound is that it isn't really there. The Weapon-R Dragon made more noise (good noise) than the SUS, and i felt that the Weapon-R Dragon made more power, due to the integrated velocity stack and air diffusers formed within the filter skeleton. Another thing is that myth about "oil" getting into the MAF Sensor.. i never had a problem with either my wet RB Foamie or Weapon-R Dragon. The biggest problem w/ the Blitz is also the fact that it doesnt filter well. I ran the SUS for 2 months already, and i decided to remove it since i knew it was sucking in waay too much hot air. I wiped my index finger along the insides of the MAF Sensor, and argh... theres a layer of dust coating the insides of! the MAF Sensor.

Overall its a nice filter. I'm sure it works better in turbo applications, but bottom line, I wouldnt run that filter as a daily-driver application. Maybe for track use, since running duration is short.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely

Blitz SUS Power Air Filter

[8/9/2001] Reviewed by: Christian LoCascio -

Applicable to: '90 - '97 '99 + 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

The Blitz SUS Power filter is an all-stainless steel mesh air filter. It doesn't use any oil (like a K&N), and therefore cannot lose oil into the intake and damage the stock MAF. It comes with a reducer to mount it to the stock MAF, stainless steel hardware and an aluminum heat shield.

The filter looks good and sounds incredible. It sounds just like the Nissan Skyline on GT2 (if you've got the game). It's a metallic, BTCC, all-business type of sound. Don't ask about power gains, because I've got a 12psi turbo. The filter is supposed to be the least restrictive filter made (ie, more airflow).

I greatly prefer it to the K&N or RS Akimoto intakes that I had previously. It's been on my car for over a year now, and I love it.

Under 5 minutes to remove

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