Performance Car Air Filter Test
Powertec Air Filter Test
The Powertec item was the only stainless-steel mesh filter on test, and was generally considered to be the best-looking filter out of those tested, too. It was the best performer in this test by quite a margin in terms of airflow, with a maximum kPa increase of just 0.96kPa. In terms of airflow, the Powertec clearly offers the least restriction from all those on test.
The only issue you may have is filtration, as it is generally accepted that steel mesh cannot catch the incredibly fine particles that cotton gauze and, to a lesser extent, foam filters can, but it’s debatable whether particles that small do any real damage, especally if you don’t do high mileage.
Restriction (KPA) 0.96
Contact: Powertec Air Filters