Forgive me if I should know better but is this a carbon copy of an induction kit on a red-top? I.e, nice noise, crap driveability and performance? Is it even worse due to huge induction temps?
I want more noise from my car, not just a throatier exhaust note but some wastegate/turbo action. A DV is in the offing, for functional reasons you understand, just wondered whether, with some cold air and a heat shield an induction kit is feasible?
You can buy paper panel filters for a quid or so each (try AutoVaux)
You could have a brand new one every month (if you feel like it) and still be cheaper than any aftermarket 'performance' item.
Filtration will be much better, too. Power will be better ("performance" filters usually compare themselves to dirty & clogged paper filters!)
I'm a induction kit fan, I have a piperX foam cone on mine and feel it suits me and my driving best, yep I probably need my throttle open a bit more to get the same "feel" when driving at slow speeds due to temps but out on the open road at high rpm boost levels rise quicker, response is better and it doesn't drop off at 6k like it did.
Oh and it sounds ace.
I'm another induction kit fan (in the minority I think). I've got a 5" direct cold air feed from the toe eye cover, a stainless steel custom built heat shield around the filter and the line from the filter heavily covered with reflective industial lagging. I've also done the breather mod too - get no probs with kangarooing at low revs either. Ram air would be better though but I'm not sure if you can get one for the turbo due to the orientation of the pipework?