Dibs on socks out of the lint.Just installed my FreciousPlus Cabin Air Filter. National Fleet Parts was very quick to send it which is good considering the $8 minimum shipping charge. Initial thoughts are below.
-Build quality is not what I was expecting - the sides without backing are very weak. There were also numerous "fluff" balls coming off it. It was sealed in a plastic bag from the factory so at least you can tell it is brand new.
-Unlike the OEM filter after seating it you have to shove it in the air box quite forcefully to get the cover to fit back on. I'm not sure if this is an intentional part of the design to ensure a tight fit or if they were lazy and made it slightly too long to fit the multiple vehicles.
-The instruction manual is really nice, it contains the step by step process for Audi, Skoda, and VW applications.
-Test drive: Air flow does not seem to be restricted much if at all in comparison to the OEM filter which is great. There is an obvious "fresh cent" to the air at the moment. I'm assuming it is treated with something to make people happy after when they first try it.
-Side note: During the installation process I dusted everywhere I could reach in my car. I went over the plaid seats with a lint roller and think I pulled up enough various materials to make myself a new shirt lol
Fun update: I got my "FP 26009" which was actually in fact just a CUK 26009 (the plain jane carbon filter). Sales guy tried to say that's what Mann wanted to replace it with and "it's identical" which of course it is notI ordered the Fram equivalent. We'll see how it compares