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    put a cone filter inside there airbox? can it be done?

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    ive seen Mock ups and tests on other forums for the VXR but not for the
    GSI - MAF 3.2 seemed to suffer on rolling roads and was advised to remove his as he actually lost power over a standard filter setup but his was not an enclosed system . its got to be worth a try as it would help prevent heatsoak

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    I am also interested in this

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    Why would you do this, though? You don't get the sound because you've enclosed the filter. The surface area of the filter would not be much more than the panel filter, assuming that the airbox mod has been done. At least, I would have thought not. So what would the gain be, apart from a cleanable filter element?

    Not criticising. Just curious.

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    to keep it cool eg heat soak

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    Sorry I dont think heat Soak is as big a problem as most people make out. Ive had a cone filter on my last 3 cars, all have been open systems and all felt much better with the Cone on. Heat soak will really only happen when your at standstill for a length of time, when your on the move its not, IMO, an issue.

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    i dono i got a diesel so no need for open cone

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    Not sure but wouldnt the surface area be reduced as well ?

    it wont be any hotter or colder than haveing a panel filter though so cant see the advantage.

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    No real advantage TBH over a panel filter made of the same materials. Open cone filters are a big no no on modern Ecotec's, however not a problem on the old C20's. You only really notice the difference when you go back to stock after a cone as the placebo affect of the noise always makes you think its better. As soon as you go back to a panel the difference is very noticeable. Been there, done that and got the T shirt as they say.

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    yep i got the t shirt too was rubbish on my diesel..

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