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Stromberg air filters

PostPost by: Andy Hamblin » Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:39 pm

Could anyone recommend a decent aftermarket air filter setup for my Strombergs?

At the moment there are a pair of very cheap round chrome ones with a thin foam filter in each. I am not particularly bothered about having a pair of single filters or a single bigger one, just interested in what people have found to be good.

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PostPost by: SENC » Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:26 am

I think most are recommending a filter in the nose to an airbox, to make use of cooler air. I opted for a K&N filter in the nose rather than the original donut style.
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PostPost by: Andy Hamblin » Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:34 pm

SENC wrote:I think most are recommending a filter in the nose to an airbox, to make use of cooler air. I opted for a K&N filter in the nose rather than the original donut style.


thanks Henry, and what airbox did you use? I don't have an original.
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PostPost by: 69S4 » Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:33 pm

I’m pretty sure they’re available from the usual suspects. I got mine from P.M. but it was a while back. You’ll need the trunking as well.
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PostPost by: SENC » Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:38 am

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PostPost by: The Veg » Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:14 am

Just another data-point for anybody searching this topic in the future: I learned the hard way that a Stromberg airbox for an S4 will NOT fit in a Plus 2. The spigot for the trunking is at a different angle and fouls against the wheel-well.
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