OK, so alot of people know about how troublesome the Borla-Reps header may be with installing or removing your oil filter. Well, Ive done this mod along time ago and Ive never really did a correct DIY write-up for it. Sadly enough I didnt take pictures of the install but below are some afterwards that might help explain how it looks. I only did this modification after I wrapped my header. I didnt have a problem getting the OEM size filter on or off before that.
Parts you’re going to need:
Perma-Cool Oil Filter Relocation Kit
K&N Performance Gold Oil Filter
A couple of feet of adequate oil/fuel grade hose (3/8") note:
the filter relocation kit comes with some hose already but I chose to use a better premium type that has an extra protective outside layer. This hose doesn’t kink up when running bends while the one from the kit does.
Perma-Cool Hose Barb Fittings
(90 degree bend)
Reel of heat tape, Teflon tape, 4 wide 3/8" hose clamps, zip ties
Heres what the kit should look like
This is the filter sandwich adapter with the two fitting attached. You want to attach the fittings first and then rotate the whole unit to the filter housing on the motor.
Then run your lines and make sure they go to the correct IN/OUT ports.
I also custom made a bracket out of 16ga steel to hold the filter relocator. I first made a template using thick cardboard to fine tune the fitment before I cut into the metal sheet. I then coated it with high heat wrinkle paint
Here is a comparison on the two filters. Left is the Fram Subaru filter and on the right is the K&N Mustang filter. You’re going to be adding extra oil to your system and always make sure you fill your filter up before installing it onto your system.
Here is what it looks like when you install a sending unit plate.
I will add more to this as soon as I see something is missing but you get the idea.