Received it with my other stuff last week but haven't had a chance to fit it because of the crappy weather we've been having, first of all I had to remove my old airbox as some tool who owned the car before me did this...
As you can see the bottom part of the airbox has been chopped away, presumably to allow more airflow but all it's really doing is allowing all the warm air circulating in the engine bay to be sucked in as well mucking up the filter twice as fast, as you can see in the pic, and after all that he still hasn't de-restricted it
Anyway, that was out with the old, now mine's a 3.2, I bought a 1.8 airbox from Micky (armoured farmer) as I found out that the bases were the same and only the lids that varied, received the 1.8 airbox very promptly after paying (cheers mate!) here are the two airboxes side by side so you can see the difference, the 1.8 box on the left & my 3.2 one on the right...
So I nicked the unmolested bottom section of the 1.8 airbox and combined it with the upper section from my 3.2 airbox to create a nice new airbox,
the upper section from the 1.8 wasn't needed, neither was the cut up lower section from my 3.2 box so they were promptly binned in the skip I have so conveniently in my front garden atm
I decided that as I had everything I needed ready I might aswell de-restrict my new airbox
Now the lower section of the 1.8 box was quite dirty inside so I decided to clean it up, off into the back garden where I had the pressure washer setup, a quick blast with that followed by a drying session on the washing line and it was looking like new
Popped in the K&N, screwed the upper section back on and back into the engine bay it went
First immpressions are the car feels smoother when accelerating, seem to get just a little more induction noise too, hard to tell with that V6 grunt though
Anyway, overall, I'm pleased with the results and much happier now I know my car has a nice new airbox and filter rather than the mess that was previously there!
Also, whilst reading the A4 sheet of paper you get with the filter I noticed if you went online to register with them you get a free decal so done that too
Might be ****, but it's free