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    Default GSi K&N panel filter - worth doing?

    As above, really. What are your opinions or experiences? Does it help boost power or torque? Does it improve the engine sound (already lovely)?

    Also, what would be a good price for one?

    Paul
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    Different Engine I know, but on my 1.8VVT I've done no airbox mod, just put the panel filter in and its brilliant. Not so much power wise but its responds better and before at 1400rpm the engine used to sound pants and sluggish not smooth as such but now its smooth as silk up the revs. I can also tell you its not because its a new clean air filter as the previous one was only in the car for 6 weeks.

    I paid £35 including postage off ebay.

    So go for it!

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    big engine needs the best induction kit try the pipercross viper just ordered 1 for my gsi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebellion8878 View Post
    Different Engine I know, but on my 1.8VVT I've done no airbox mod, just put the panel filter in and its brilliant. Not so much power wise but its responds better and before at 1400rpm the engine used to sound pants and sluggish not smooth as such but now its smooth as silk up the revs. I can also tell you its not because its a new clean air filter as the previous one was only in the car for 6 weeks.

    I paid £35 including postage off ebay.

    So go for it!
    Thank you, Rebellion8878. It's good to hear from someone that has fitted one that the filter works well.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vec-C-GSi View Post
    big engine needs the best induction kit try the pipercross viper just ordered 1 for my gsi
    Really? Better than the K&N and the airbox mod? (I have not done the airbox mod yet but it is on the list... ) I shall have a look on our favourite well-known auction website and see how much they are. Is it a sealed system - as in cool, fresh air? I don't want a cone filter sucking up all that hot air!

    Cheers, guys.

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    i had a k&n induction kit on my gsi i have it in my garage if anyone is interested pm me!!!

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    yeah the viper is a sealed cold air feed induction kit

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    What is the airbox mod?

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    Quote Originally Posted by corderz View Post
    What is the airbox mod?
    There's a search option but I'll do it for you

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?p=188345 or http://lmgtfy.com/?q=vectra+airbox+mod

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSiFan View Post
    As above, really. What are your opinions or experiences? Does it help boost power or torque? Does it improve the engine sound (already lovely)?

    Also, what would be a good price for one?

    Paul
    Paul, I've tried a Courtney Sport panel filter on and off for the past two years. I stick it in for a month, get peed off with the roar and stick the original back in for a few months. Then get bored with that one and change back. For the past six months, I've had the original in and don't notice any difference in the way the engine pulls, responds or performs.

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    Maybe I am being naive but I cannot imagine getting fed up with that noise...

    Paul
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