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    Original filter box

    Hey i was wondering if you think it would work (ie fit) if i took my original element filter out and put a pod filter in its position?

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    that's an option i've seen done many times and it's usually a good idea as the pod sucks in cold air and not the underbonnet hot air.
    whether there are any gains i'm not sure, i'd imagine the standard air filter or a flat panel K&N would be just as effective.

    yet again i cant preach to you as i dont have a setup anywhere near standard.

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    Well, for $2 you can work out if you actually need to bother.

    If you're interested, take heed of my earlier advice.

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    <img src="http://www.users.bigpond.com/sc.cr/images/Julian/fdcc16dc.jpg" alt=" - " />

    Sitting snugly

    <img src="http://www.users.bigpond.com/sc.cr/images/Julian/fdcc16e1.jpg" alt=" - " />

    <img src="http://www.users.bigpond.com/sc.cr/images/Julian/fdcc16e2.jpg" alt=" - " />

    Here you can see the induction pipe coming right from my front bar. Very good air flow.

    This filter is a BMC Carbon Fibre Cold Air induction unit. Bit more elaborate then your standard K&N but has quite impressive gains. You payfor what you get really.

    Try <a href="http://www.hardingeuropean.com" target="_blank">www.hardingeuropean.com</a> for more info on it! That is where i got mine from!

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    Three things can effect the power/torque from modifying the inlet, air temp., air flow and tuned length. Air temp and flow effects power, length effects torque. Manufacturers have developed inlet paths very well over the last 15-20 yrs., to a stage where most are well tuned to match the stock engine characteristics. If you can prove your inlet path is restrictive, as per NTRX's advice, then go for it, you may see a hp increase. Otherwise, I can't see the point. Most pods loose hp and torque due to air temp and inlet length changes.

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    Right i think it might well be manometer time peps! what ya think - im sure ntrx will be happy for me! :p

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    Xsara, that intake certainly looks the proverbial dog's nads - can I ask how much it cost?

    What's Harding European's service like?

    cheers,
    Adrian

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    retail they're about $550 inc GST

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    Ouch!

    Interestingly, the design of the GTi-6 intake is almost identical, only with a plastic pipe leading over the front of the radiator.

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    Yeah about $500 should see you with one of those, Maybe even $460 i cant remember.

    Guy at Harding European is great. I am happy with their service. He backs everyhtiong up, and even wrote a disclaimer saying that he accepts responsobility if any damage from the Air filter will affect warrenty he will back it up. So i am well happy with them.

    There is a destincive power increase with this filter, especially in the mid-range. The acceleration is much snappier and responsive.

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