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    I see everyone is fitting the k&n panel filters & not induction kits. Is there much of a difference between them or is it just because the induction kit costs more?

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    i think after tests, the difference in power was 1 bhp, so unless you like the sound and throwing away money then the panel filter is better value
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    Hi Matt,
    to add to chunksters post, the common belief is that an induction kit is open to the engine bay, thereby soaking up all the hot air, whereas a panel filter with som minor mods to the induction box will give the same power and better induction temp.

    i know my old cav had an induction kit (pipercross) and would sometimes stall in traffic due to heat soak. However with proper inductiong piping once moving with a good cold air feed the induction kit may give better figures as this near impossible to measure on a rolling road.

    The concensus on other sites do agree however, (such as Astra-Sport) that the panel filter with modded airbox is better for a turboed car due to the heat generated by the turbo.

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    Cyb, has had a Viper induction kit on his 2.2 with great success. The cone wasn't open to the engine bay and it looked sweet.

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    ITG foam panel filters are another good option, Machine washable and apparently better than K&N.

    http://www.itgairfilters.com/index.asp

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    Hi, I have a Pipercross Cold Air feed (viper) and iam very happy with that. Feels a little smoother and sounds great. MPG also has improved.

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    Thanks guys for all your replies

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    I had a powerflow induction kit on my 1.8LS and it wasn't noisey and with a chrome piece of flexi-pipe (like an tumble dryer hose only chrome) it get a really good cold air feed and cuts out 90% of engine heat...I loved it and it looked fantastic..

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