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    Default The first mods on my new vectra!

    Took advantage of the nicer weather to do some mods to the new Vectra today!

    Started off with the easy ones, so fitted the new aero wiper blades and irmscher tax holder....









    Then had a go at the airbox! Firstly i took it apart to get at the old filter....







    It was full of crap including cigarette butts lol. Then i removed a plastic piece that was restricting the airflow into the box....

    With piece in place....






    De-restricted.....







    You really can see that only half the original filter was being used, the other half blocked by the bit of plastic...








    Then removed the standard cold air feed pipe and replaced it with a shorter CAF from a Vectra VXR....







    Then I fitted my new K&N panel filter and away I went....




    Car should be breathing easier now

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    Great Work! I did these mods to mine at the weekend too!!! Did you cut of the extra piece of pipe (looks like a trumpet end) in the top of the air box aswell? I did that to i thought if i did the bottom might aswell do the top aswell!!! Have you felt much of a difference?

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    i left the top in, didnt want to risk damaging the MAF sensor lol. i might take it off at a later date. we shall see

    i do feel a difference, im not sure if it is in my mind but it seems smoother and a bit nippier. probably just my imagination tho

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    No Mine feels a lot better, had a few flat spots at low revs before, but have now gone! Can only be good news! Cars looking good keep up the pics!!

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    Good, start, is it worth doing then? How much was the filter etc? Thanks

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    hello yeah i'd defo say it is, i noticed the difference when pulling away in 2nd gear at low revs for example. and it just seems smoother and like i said, im probably imagining it but it seems nippier

    the filter was about £40.00 and the VXR intake £8.00

    took me about 30 mins to do it, hardest part was removing the old air intake.

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    Cheers mate, more money to spend then, the missus will be chuffed!!! Thanks

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    Leave the top trumpet in. Not recommended. As stated MAF sensors are put at risk and are quite expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John35 View Post
    Leave the top trumpet in. Not recommended. As stated MAF sensors are put at risk and are quite expensive.
    yeah i have, was thinking the same, its really not gona make much difference on its own

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    I was looking at doing this a while ago and have read about leaving the top bit in, not worth taking it out IMO. Gonna give it a go but probably next month, 1 thing at a time unfortunately!

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