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Old 09-17-2013, 04:27 PM
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Wix air filter too big?

So i got my new filter in the mail today and it is appearing to be too big. The number on the box says 546637 and i know 6637 should be the right size.. any input would be helpful

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Old 09-17-2013, 04:31 PM
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it does look huge when you first get it. but it fits in their like a glove.
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Here's a pic to show. The new one is sitting on top of the box around the current filter

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it looks like you wont be using the box. just remove the box and hook the new filter upto the intake tube.

k and n kits dont come with a box like that. so im guessing the previous owner just installed a k and n filter in some other type of box.
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It seems way too long though. And do I gotta take off the guards?

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Nevermind I don't know why I asked the last question... But ok ill put her in there ill come back with a follow up

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So I took out the box. Do i gotta take out the base that goes around the battery also? Because she still doesn't fit

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It's getting held up on the screw points for the shield around the other filter

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Old 09-17-2013, 05:57 PM
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Calling it quits for tonight. Looks like the only way it'll fit is if i cut off the back side of the battery box at the bottom. Did you have to do that on yours?

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I just did mine yesterday; with just the air box section removed, the bottom mounting "humps" for it held the filter too high. I didn't really want to cut it so I just removed the battery box sections also and used a generic batt tray. Plenty of room then, although I could've gotten away with hacking off those two humps or at least the outer one towards the fenderwell.
Not even sure if any of that is applicable to your setup, but that's what I ran into. Good luck
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