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    Thinking about getting a k+n panel filter for my 1.8VVT, but am also wondering about an induction kit. Has anyone got good / bad experiences of these?

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    Panel Filter is best option. Open cone is a no no, nice sound while sucking in hot air though.

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    The sound from an induction kit is worth 20 bhp alone The whole hot air thing, well its only an issue when your stopped, once moving and air flow is rolling, no issue to me tbh.

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    I'm not too fussed about heat soak to be honest. I don't believe it to make that much of a difference to real world driving.

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    Just fit a K&N panel filter mate. I've a 1.8 vvti, wouldn't bother with an induction kit, it's not exactly a performance motor! Panel filter gives a wee bit of boost to performance and noise, awrite for £30 off of eBay!

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    tried air kit it kept bringing up engine mangment light every time i started the engine got feed up resetting it. k+n flat panel filter sounds nice. dont have to do reset every time now
    it say's it all

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    Well If not too fussed and not worried about heat soak, if you want a little noise buy an open cone filter. If you want a little gain, no heat soak for less money then panel filter

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    I had a cheap cone filter on an old car of mine and due to massive amounts of hot air it was sucking in, it crippled the performance big time. But i think that was a bodge job, with a crap cone on a crap car more than anything. I have a panel in my vec

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    How much more noise does it make Chuddy?

    It depends what mood I'm in for the noise. If its a nice day with the windows down driving through town then it would be nice for a little growl but on the motorway or on a long run I'd like it to be quiet and civilised!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris SRi View Post
    How much more noise does it make Chuddy?

    It depends what mood I'm in for the noise. If its a nice day with the windows down driving through town then it would be nice for a little growl but on the motorway or on a long run I'd like it to be quiet and civilised!
    When i had my cone filter it only made noise after 4000 rpm ie when the vvt kicks in but a round town etc it made no real noise to speak off. got a panel filter and air box mod now.

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