R600 filter choice, is cotton or foam best?

RACINGLINE FILTER CHOICES

Trifoam® filter versus Cotton filter

Many of RacingLine's Air Intakes now come with a choice of air filter material. Which is right for you?

Read in more depth about the two filter options on our blog here:

TRIFOAM® FILTER UNIT
Faster, for longer

The highest airflow of all filter

types, for the best possible power for more of the time. As a high performance part, regular maintenance is essential to keep it at its very best.

for R600: VWR12 G7R600

PLEATED COTTON FILTER
Fit and forget

A robust 'fit and forget' filter that will last for years. It gives great initial power output but doesn't have the dust-loading capacity of Trifoam.

for R600: VWR12 G7R601

R600 filter choice, is cotton or foam best?

TRIFOAM

FILTER

Considerations for the Trifoam® filter: 

  • the best possible airflow for better performance 

  • airflow barely deteriorates with dust-loading 

  • foam is more delicate and does need TLC 

  • after cleaning and reoiling them they’re as good as new 

  • they are a lightweight carefully designed genuine motorsport filtration solution 

RacingLine R600 Foam Filter
R600 Air Intake Foam Filter

COTTON

FILTER

Considerations for the pleated cotton filter: 

  • extremely robust and very long lasting

  • excellent flow characteristics when new

  • no cleaning needed – fit and forget

  • giant surface area and air horn into the pipework

  • beautiful looking!

COTTON

FILTER 'OVERSOCK'

Want the ultimate from your Cotton Filter? 

Our new Cotton Filter 'Oversock' combines the best of both. Simply slide the foam oversock over the top of your Cotton Filter and protect the surface layer of the cotton from dust and dirt. When it needs it, the oversock can be cleaned or just replaced to keep the cotton filter at its very best for years. 

FOR R600 INTAKE: VWR12G7R600OS

CYLINDRICAL INTAKES

FILTER CHOICES FOR MANY OF THE POPULAR TFSI AND TDI MODELS:

TRIFOAM® FILTER UNIT

Faster, for longer

PLEATED COTTON FILTER

Fit and forget

COTTON FILTER

PLUS OVERSOCK

Ultimate Protection

which sort of filter is best for r600? Cotton or foam air filter?
CLOSE UP OF TRIFOAM® FILTER
CLOSE UP OF PLEATED COTTON FILTER

TYPES OF FILTERS

Your car comes from the factory with an air filter made of paper. It’s simple, effective, but above all, cheap. And paper is not efficient.

 

Because you are reading this, you’re probably already interested in improving your car’s breathing by improving its airflow. A RacingLine intake is the obvious choice - but this is where your filter choice starts.

 

Really, the only two credible choices for a performance intake is a filter media of foam or cotton.

LOVE YOUR FOAM FILTER.

RACINGLINE FOAM FILTER MAINTENANCE KIT

PART NO:  VWR12 0000

The filter element is at the heart of your RacingLine intake. And, as with all specialised parts developed for high performance and motorsport use, the filter element must be a part of your regular maintenance schedule.

 

If you run our Trifoam® filter, our Oil and Cleaner Kit will help you keep your filter in peak condition at all times and ensure that the complex triple-layer foam continues to deliver its power and filtration benefits for many years.

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