Would this work ? idea i have for a DIY air box/air flow mod
ok here is the theory
i have been thinking about a some kind of forced induction on my GTE - now we all know the XE lumps hate cone filters & stuf so this is my idea
using the standared air box i have - fit a K&N panel filter then (Heres the clever bit i hope) just under the grille on the GTE's there are two letter box cutouts - what i wanted to do was fit a type of air duct (Like the brake duct's) in these cut outs & then feed the piping straight from the scoops into the air bow - then in theory it should, at speed, create prefure in the air box which will then enable the full (Or near to it) 2.0lts of air to enter the engine.
now it all sounds good in my head but i wondered if anyone else had tired this & noticed a differnce in performance or does my idea sound like it would work ?
no point in me spending out on it if it's not going to make a blind bit of differnce BUT if it could work then it should be a fairly cheep mood to do. i was also thinking about putting some kind of ally heat sheld round the air box to try & keep the air temp from getting too warm.
iirc the airbox will only pressurise at something like 150mph...
A worthwhile mod though (imo). Better than cones and drilling holes in the airbox. www.max-boost.co.uk will answer all your questions. I know it's primarily for the C20LET but a lot of the principles are the same.
Most of the current production Vauxhalls use exactly this, but just to get a cold air feed into the induction. It wasn't used on Spitfires (Supermarine not Triumph) so I doubt it would work, as you hope, at road speeds.