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    Just been reading some positives to the Airbox Mod, relating to removing flat spots (which I have slightly), seems like most of the engine sizes benefit from this, what is the actual procedure for this mod? all as I could make out without spending too much time on the PC (works one!!) is some plastic part needs removing, what bit? any photos? as don't remember seeing any part that could be removed last time I changed the filter.
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    i have an induction kit on my gsi would i be better off doing this or does it not make much difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vectragsi3.2 View Post
    i have an induction kit on my gsi would i be better off doing this or does it not make much difference?
    if its a cold air intake kit then it should be fine as it is.
    if not change it.

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    its the k&n but i have been told that the air is mostly hot that goes on it??

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenboy View Post
    Nice one mate , exactly what I wanted to see.
    Cheers Pete

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    Forgot to ask; does this Mod' really make much difference on the 2.2?
    Cheers Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by old cruiser View Post
    Forgot to ask; does this Mod' really make much difference on the 2.2?
    Cheers Pete
    when i did my 1.8 i noticed the differance.
    but i did K&n filter removed cone and put the shorter air intake pipe and reset the ecu(just dissconect battery) all in one go and it took all the flat spot out and seemed to make it a bit more responsive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old cruiser View Post
    Forgot to ask; does this Mod' really make much difference on the 2.2?
    Cheers Pete
    I did the mod on mine and fitted a K&N Filter. Total and utter waste of time in my opinion. Not a jot of difference in anyway. No flat spot removal, probably because there were never any flat spots in the first place and certainly no difference in acceleration.

    Some say it works for them. That's fair enough, but for me it definately didn't make any difference whatsoever. in fact after about 2 months I put the old filter back and the plastic bit from the box to see if I'd notice a difference the other way round. No difference at all. I've left the plastic bit in there now and put the K&N Filter back in, but purely because I bought it so why not use it

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhvcbv View Post
    when i did my 1.8 i noticed the differance.
    but i did K&n filter removed cone and put the shorter air intake pipe and reset the ecu(just dissconect battery) all in one go and it took all the flat spot out and seemed to make it a bit more responsive.
    When you say you fitted the shorter air intake pipe , was this the VXR one?
    Cheers Pete

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