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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-31-2011, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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Home Air Filter for a Cobalt Cabin?

Would going to a hardware store and buying one of those big Furnace filters(assuming its of correct width), cutting it to permiter and sliding it in the cabin filter slot work?

just a question...

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it's probably more convenient to just buy the oem one. it's kind of a pain in the ass to get in because it bunches up when you try and get it in (that's what she said). it took me like 20 minutes of sliding it around to finally get it to fit in. old one was nasty as shit!

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hmm I see, the only reason I was thinking about it is because you apperently have to replace them quite often, so I figured it was WAY more economical to just buy on thats the right width and just cut it all up into the rectangles and get like 6 cabin filters from one furnace filter...

I've never changed my cabin filter, I've just seen pics of them so thats why I was asking if it'd work

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it probably would i spose. but i don't know if the flow would be any different.

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probably wouldn't be too different.. a hell I'll try it and let you all know how it goes

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Good idea! Better airflow = more HP! I'd say this mod is good for at least 15 hp at the rear wheels! Hahaha

but seriously... Try it n let us know.


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Good idea! Better airflow = more HP! I'd say this mod is good for at least 15 hp at the rear wheels! Hahaha

but seriously... Try it n let us know.
Lol when I wAs reading that I was wondering if you saw that I typed CABIN filter haha but yeah I'll try it sometime soon and see how it goes

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It is amazing even that this Chevy economy car even has a cabin filter. My wife has a Malibu that doesn't have one. When I replaced mine and showed her how filthy it was she asked me to change hers too. That's when I found out the Malibu didn't have one and she was kind of bummed after looking at mine and knowing the stuff that gets inside the car because there is no filter to catch it.



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Lol when I wAs reading that I was wondering if you saw that I typed CABIN filter haha but yeah I'll try it sometime soon and see how it goes
I'm gonna check my filter tomorrow now. I've got a feeling it's extra nasty.


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The GM cabin filter is paper. It isn't nearly as likely to fall apart as the usual Fiberglass furnace filter.


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