Ok... am I missin anythin' here?
I've been lookin' at so many posts about differences between doin the air-box mod with a performance panel filter, or takin the induction kit option.
I've heard pewople say that induction kits (e.g. K & N 57i) suffer from heat and suckin in too much hot air would lose power...but how about a bit of D.I.Y. :?
I've got a nice n shiney sheet of 'chequer-plate' aluminium hangin around (about 1 - 1.5 mm thick)... so, if I fitted a 57i induction kit and build a kinda heat shield with mi aluminium, would this work? I was thinkin about cuttin out 2 or 3 holes for cold air feeds... 1 or 2 feeds pointin onto the filter, and the others just goin through the heat shield to keep the general surrounding air cooler. Would this work?
I've looked at the link below and thought about the steel mesh filter cone instead of the 57i, but then saw another post about the potential of grit etc gettin into the engine if the filtration is less.
oh yeh... I drive an astra g 2.0 sri
wat do ya'll fink of this idea...am i wastin my time?