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    Question air intake on an sri turbo?

    hi all,
    just bought myself a ts sri turbo (very excited bout it ) and wondering what intake setup i should be running for more power / economy. ive read through a few of the forums and the general opinion is a 1.9 airbox with veccy intake and a direct route to the turbo. the reason i ask is that when i bought the car it came with a 'drift' brand pod filter that the guy picked up from autobarn for bout $100au. oh and he gave me a veccy intake in a box of spares.
    so i guess my question is: do people just do 1.9 airbox mod coz its cheaper than pod filter or is it generally a better setup and should i switch to it?
    thanx people

    just priced up a 1.9 air box for $175au from holden which i thought was a bit rich. after doing a bit more reading a lot of people seem to be running standard box with veccy pipe and aftermarket panel filters. seeing i already have pipe this may be an option. 2 questions:
    how much better in terms of power / economy with full box mod?
    if i get panel filter for current box, will it fit in 1.9 or 2.2 if i decide to do box upgrade later?
    cheers

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    hi
    there are a few reasons to go for the 1.9 over a cone filter but the bigest one is to keep heat soak to a minimum,
    the size of the pannel filter is slightly different for the boxes but i made my filter fit the 1.9 box so i can be done
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    cheers for the reply wayne, ive taken pod filter off for now and put standard derestricted box back in. i still reckon 70 odd pounds is steep for the 1.9 one. what do u guys pay for one from vauxhaull over there?

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    I think the 1.9 mod is worth it mate it gets straight to the turbo and kicks in quicker. Saves going round the rest of the engine. I have a pic if you wanna see it?
    PHASE 3 ON A SWITCH WIV A GARRETT

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    yeh mate that would be good cheers.

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    This is the 1.9

    PHASE 3 ON A SWITCH WIV A GARRETT

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    thats a nice job with the metal angle and breather welded in.
    what u pay for air box?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theironyuppie View Post
    thats a nice job with the metal angle and breather welded in.
    what u pay for air box?
    I got it off danny sport for £35. The weld for the breather cost me £20 to get done.
    PHASE 3 ON A SWITCH WIV A GARRETT

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