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Re: Subaru Cabin Air Filter
« Reply #50 on: February 12, 2009, 11:29:21 PM »
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Re: Subaru Cabin Air Filter
« Reply #51 on: February 13, 2009, 03:38:09 PM »
eww that gross!! I wonder what mine will look like. Picture to come.
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Re: Subaru Cabin Air Filter
« Reply #52 on: February 20, 2009, 01:41:02 PM »
just replaced mine, and was all set to take a picture of the old one when it came out... but... alas... i didn't have one.

new one is in :)
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Re: Subaru Cabin Air Filter
« Reply #53 on: February 20, 2009, 02:39:03 PM »
just replaced mine, and was all set to take a picture of the old one when it came out... but... alas... i didn't have one.

new one is in :)

Same thing happened to me in the fall just after buying my car.  Wanted to see if it was all crudded up like others had posted and to my surprise there wasn't even a filter there.

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Re: Subaru Cabin Air Filter
« Reply #54 on: February 20, 2009, 09:58:40 PM »
just replaced mine, and was all set to take a picture of the old one when it came out... but... alas... i didn't have one.

new one is in :)

Same thing happened to me in the fall just after buying my car.  Wanted to see if it was all crudded up like others had posted and to my surprise there wasn't even a filter there.
hahaha!! that was funny.

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Re: Subaru Cabin Air Filter
« Reply #55 on: February 20, 2009, 10:25:51 PM »
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I just changed mine last week, and I think I can beat that! 129,000km and I haven't changed it since I bought it 2 years ago at 72,000km... who know's when the previous owner did, by the looks of it never!
Made my own (and 5 more out of a Walmart 1" HEPA filter) that I bought for $14. Took less than 20 minutes including cutting, from start to finish, also sprayed it with febreeze and put a bounce sheet on top of it, smells like spring in the spring time mountains every morning now compared to dirty moth balls.










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Re: Subaru Cabin Air Filter
« Reply #56 on: February 21, 2009, 11:08:34 AM »
So that's why I couldn't breath while driving on gravel. . . My car has been lacking an air filter since I bought it just over a year ago. Money is a little tight so I made a makeshift one out of a furnace air filter, some crazy glue, a shoe box, and some electrical tape. Seems pretty sturdy and I can make six out of one $15 filter. Air quality seems much better now. 

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Re: Subaru Cabin Air Filter
« Reply #57 on: February 21, 2009, 09:01:59 PM »
I might have a good contender for the worst...

a few months ago i changed the filter on my 08 as it turned over 24,000km



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Re: Subaru Cabin Air Filter
« Reply #58 on: February 22, 2009, 12:21:49 AM »
pretty scary, I can only hope my car doesnt have a filter since it has 250K on it  :-\

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Re: Subaru Cabin Air Filter
« Reply #59 on: February 22, 2009, 01:23:29 AM »
PS -- I win!



66,000 KM!

I just changed mine last week, and I think I can beat that! 129,000km and I haven't changed it since I bought it 2 years ago at 72,000km... who know's when the previous owner did, by the looks of it never!
Made my own (and 5 more out of a Walmart 1" HEPA filter) that I bought for $14. Took less than 20 minutes including cutting, from start to finish, also sprayed it with febreeze and put a bounce sheet on top of it, smells like spring in the spring time mountains every morning now compared to dirty moth balls.











Winner.

I think I might take my GB out to put some bounce on there.

I've also noticed my heater blows harder now too :)
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Re: Subaru Cabin Air Filter
« Reply #60 on: February 23, 2009, 09:35:26 AM »
I might have a good contender for the worst...

a few months ago i changed the filter on my 08 as it turned over 24,000km




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Re: Subaru Cabin Air Filter
« Reply #61 on: February 23, 2009, 03:13:42 PM »
Anyone have a spare home-made one they can sell? I don't have the tools to make my own.. I don't have any scissors that'll cut through that metal.
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Re: Subaru Cabin Air Filter
« Reply #62 on: February 23, 2009, 08:08:40 PM »
Anyone have a spare home-made one they can sell? I don't have the tools to make my own.. I don't have any scissors that'll cut through that metal.

I might be able to whip you one up at work, but i'd need your old filter for dimensions likely.
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Re: Subaru Cabin Air Filter
« Reply #63 on: February 24, 2009, 09:05:22 AM »
Anyone have a spare home-made one they can sell? I don't have the tools to make my own.. I don't have any scissors that'll cut through that metal.

I might be able to whip you one up at work, but i'd need your old filter for dimensions likely.

shouldn't they all be the same?
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Re: Subaru Cabin Air Filter
« Reply #64 on: February 24, 2009, 10:50:57 AM »
Yeah, but I forget the dimensions. I cut and trimmed it to fit, ended up having to cut 1/2 inch off one side to clear the underdash piller.
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Re: Subaru Cabin Air Filter
« Reply #65 on: February 24, 2009, 01:57:14 PM »
Ive got three kicking around that you can try out Smurf...I would figure there shouldny be much difference between 04/05 STi/RS in the cabin filter dept. 

where you at in the city I work from home so can swing by and drop one off for you.  I used the 3M 1700 (airflow rating) allergen filters...$30 from rona.  Wires on both sides so some good support.  Fit in fairly easy too. 

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Re: Subaru Cabin Air Filter
« Reply #66 on: June 23, 2010, 08:33:15 PM »
I see that this thread is really old but I found some filters on ebay for 7$+3$ shipping to Canada, they look good to me

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/AIR-CABIN-FILTER-SUBARU-IMPREZA-WRX-STI-TURBO-RS-TS-/120580780856?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item1c132cb338
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Re: Subaru Cabin Air Filter
« Reply #67 on: July 15, 2010, 04:27:12 PM »
No it's very easy to do.  Home Depot has the furnace filters and all you really need is a good pair of tin snips and Bob's your Uncle.

I used some cardboard and duct tape to create the sides that were not supported by the edges of the original filter.  Not the prettiest, but it works.
Right on- I do the same thing.  $25 for a good 3M filter that makes 4 in-cabin filters?  Seems like a no-brainer if you have 5 spare minutes.

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Re: Subaru Cabin Air Filter
« Reply #68 on: July 15, 2010, 11:35:19 PM »
ahh man i need one so bad!!! :(
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Re: Subaru Cabin Air Filter
« Reply #69 on: May 20, 2011, 01:19:46 AM »
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120711235494

Just bought one from ebay, less than $14 total. Will see how it is when it gets here.

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Re: Subaru Cabin Air Filter
« Reply #70 on: May 28, 2011, 11:09:51 AM »
I bought these, which arrived the other day. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2-PC-SUBARU-IMPREZA-WRX-2-5-CABIN-AIR-FILTER-1999-2008-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem2c59fd1cf2QQitemZ190488321266QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories#ht_1424wt_762

Nice thing is I'll have a spare lying around so I won't let it get as gross as my last cabin filter, which went unchanged for 40k (+) km...

Vents blow better and I seem to be getting fresher air in the cabin.

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Re: Subaru Cabin Air Filter
« Reply #71 on: May 28, 2011, 11:24:59 AM »
Thanks for the links.  Picked up the 2 pack. Can't go wrong for $20.

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Re: Subaru Cabin Air Filter
« Reply #72 on: July 28, 2011, 04:14:23 PM »
Just replaced mine in my 2004 wagon wrx the other day. Was disapointed when I saw there was none. Air should be a lot cleaner and fresher from now on. :)

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Subaru Cabin Air Filter
« Reply #73 on: July 28, 2011, 04:42:36 PM »
I was working on my nephews 04' sedan and checked his cabin air filter; same thing; I called the dealership for a quote on a new one and they said they were not installed in some of the cars and it is normal to not find one in that year of car. Weird.
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Subaru Cabin Air Filter
« Reply #74 on: July 28, 2011, 06:23:30 PM »


This is what mine looked like!!

And it's not uncommon for cars to come with a spot for a cabin air filter but not have one in there. I see it at work quite often if I'm putting one in a newish car.


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