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We are really excited to be adding Agency Power to our line of aftermarket products. A couple of their products stand out as some of the best value & performance we have found but what's your opinion? More to come in another thread...

This air filter has us excited because it takes the place of stock air box...that we aren't fans of...and replaces it with a new intake, filter, pre-filter and an optional pre-filter for the filter. Not only does it allow you to by pass the stock air box but unlike some other air filters...it comes with a new pre-filter for the clutch intakes! Getting better air flow for your motor shouldn't come at a cost of pre-filtering for your clutch intake.

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What do you say? Is this a stand out great air filter, intake and pre-filter or just another product on the market?
 

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Setup is great, just lacking in the filtration department. Do a little digging and you'll find a few guys who have ran them and had a lot of fine dirt/silt or dust getting past the filter and coating the inside of the intake along with coating the cold side. Actually heard of one case where it took the motor out because of the amount of dirt that got by. I am also a Agency dealer and they have some really nice stuff and this could be one if they would change the filter out.
 

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UMP superfilter makes that look like a toy
 

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Sounds like it would do great paired with a PowerCore filter.
Well that's another tricky topic. Up here at our elevation Ive seen the PowerCore restrict flow. Glover and Longball both were running it and saw boost drop pretty drastically when putting it on and when swapping to another filter it went back up.
 

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Haha you know this topic like we all do...no filter is perfect. They are all a choice, filtration OR air flow. Some have a better balance than others but they aren’t perfect.

Except maybe the really expensive option S&B...
 

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Well that's another tricky topic. Up here at our elevation Ive seen the PowerCore restrict flow. Glover and Longball both were running it and saw boost drop pretty drastically when putting it on and when swapping to another filter it went back up.
Yes, a power core filter packed with snow and ice will restrict air flow, and so will every other air filter packed with snow and ice!
Take it off and shake it out.
Due to the design of the power core filter they do great for dust, but snow and ice have an easier time blocking it.
 

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Yes, a power core filter packed with snow and ice will restrict air flow, and so will every other air filter packed with snow and ice!
Take it off and shake it out.
Due to the design of the power core filter they do great for dust, but snow and ice have an easier time blocking it.
Who said anything about snow and ice, the filter was ran at the dunes man. Was brand new when it went out there also, wasn't packed off with anything. It does restrict flow at elevation where the air is thin.
 

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Who said anything about snow and ice, the filter was ran at the dunes man. Was brand new when it went out there also, wasn't packed off with anything. It does restrict flow at elevation where the air is thin.
Interesting: Thin air can't get through a filter with the largest surface are...
 

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Interesting: Thin air can't get through a filter with the largest surface are...
Doesn't matter how much surface area you have if the less dense air can't make it through the media, especially on a forced air application. Swapped back to a stock filter box and regular donaldson and it was right where it should have been. Breath through a straw for a day and let me know how that goes. Enough arguing over whether it works or not, If it works for you great.
 

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Doesn't matter how much surface area you have if the less dense air can't make it through the media, especially on a forced air application. Swapped back to a stock filter box and regular donaldson and it was right where it should have been. Breath through a straw for a day and let me know how that goes. Enough arguing over whether it works or not, If it works for you great.
You misunderstand my comment, this Is interesting to me.
We use this filter type extensively at sea level and have been doing so mainly by recommendation without performing in house testing; if there is an issue we need to look in to it.
 

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The powercore is far from the most surface area. Air only comes in the top of it, not all around it like most others. I have a 3" intake tube, so no restriction there. No airbox either. 3" then just straight into a neckdown for the cold side inlet with the open air filter behind the drivers head. After very little use, I was seeing 10lbs less boost than what I was supposed to be at. 12psi instead of 22psi. Put a blue Donaldson filter on that was made for the stock airbox on a rzr, and bam, all of my 23lbs of boost were back instantly. This was at 4500 elevation. I did have the powercore on a sea level for a short time and while I did not lose 10lbs of boost, I did feel like it wasn't what it was supposed to be. I have no doubt the car would now be faster at sea level as well. In industrial applications, where max flow is not required, and max filtration is required, this is a good option, but it gets clogged up very quick.
 

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I get your point, but the power core filters surface area is not determined by the diameter, it is the length of each tube and the quantety therof.
The idea behind the power core filter is that you can use a denser filter material if you increase the surface area to offset the higher restriction.
Maybe it is not working as designed.
 

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I get your point, but the power core filters surface area is not determined by the diameter, it is the length of each tube and the quantety therof.
The idea behind the power core filter is that you can use a denser filter material if you increase the surface area to offset the higher restriction.
Maybe it is not working as designed.
I understand if you are saying there is more surface area inside the cylinder, but there is still only one way for air to get into it, and that is through the top.
 

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On my X3 I got a 6" power core filter. it has pleats from the outer diameter layered all the way to the center; the surface area is that times the height of that filter.
A common 6" filter has only one layer of pleats on the outer circumference times the height of that filter, but you can multiply that only once.
The inlet size on my filter is about 5.5", the outlet side is 3"; in between is all that surface area of filter material.

I have a power core filter on my truck, I got over 50K miles on it; it still measures a nearly zero pressure delta.
 

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I will pull 1 of the 2 powercore filters out of my trash can tonight and take pictures. Maybe we are talking about different filters. If you are using the one I am, and are in sandy conditions, I hope you are ok with low power.
 

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I will pull 1 of the 2 powercore filters out of my trash can tonight and take pictures. Maybe we are talking about different filters. If you are using the one I am, and are in sandy conditions, I hope you are ok with low power.
That would be much appreciated!
 
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