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Old 03-14-2017, 05:44 PM
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Any suggestions for a aftermarket airbox and cleaner solution, that uses near to stock type aircleaner, but is a whole lot easier to get at the filter as compared to the stock style knuckle busting POS???...Also maybe a litte extra performance would be nice...stock 2.4L 2LT
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Old 03-14-2017, 06:03 PM
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How often are you changing it? Most folks won't need to do it for 2-4 years.
From the Owner Manual. The dots are at 50,000 mile intervals.

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K&N among others make a cone style filter, with no box.

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Good luck finding one though...


K&N made one too, black plastic, fit about the same.
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It constantly amazes me how people complain over something like the air cleaner on the hhr. Seriously, it is not that big a deal to change - its like a 5 minute job to get to the point where you remove the old filter, and another 5 minutes to put it back together.

As donbrew notes, it is something one does every few years - its not that bad a deal.

And to top it off, as many have previously made comments on it, GM did a pretty good job of designing it performance wise.
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Some just want an excuse to get something shiny to put in their engine bay. I just checked mine and cleaned the maf sensor in about 5 minutes.
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Shiny things are good. :)
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The K&N FIPK is almost the same for air intake, just a washable filter, under the lid, just two screws!
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I have the K/N filter in my stock air cleaner and it is no problem to clean, once you do it a couple of times. My problem is getting a replacement 'flex" hose to the air cleaner, mine is coming unraveled. I was told by someone long ago that the hose by it self is not available.
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I wrapped mine with metallic duct tape.
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