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    In love with a cone!

    Finally got round to replacing the standard airbox with k&n panel, built my own induction kit and got rid of the crossover.
    The improvement has been REALLY good, I used a 60mm 90deg. bend to fit over the metal turbo inlet pipe, going to a 45 deg. 60mm ally pipe, then to 70mm to 60mm reducer, MAF sensor then cone. I used the original ram air pipe and pipe from airbox to MAF to provide a cold air feed(due to put in more cold air feeds along with the cone heat shield).
    The performance has increased significantly and the sound - WELL that has improved no end. You can now hear the turbo spooling and the dump valve is louder.
    Horses for courses though. I am happy
    Will post up a picture shortly.

    Parts used-
    Viper performance 90 degree 60mm silicone hose.
    Viper performance straight reducer 70-60mm silicone hose.
    Viper performance 45 degree 60mm ally pipe(cut down)
    BMC vacuum hose take off adapter(breather to catch tank)
    Universal air flter(temporary measure, until green/k&n ordered)

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    Cone filters sound great.

    Just a shame you loose power from fitting them.
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    I like cones as well. in fact, I think I will post a pic now in appreciation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peteg2004 View Post
    I like cones as well. in fact, I think I will post a pic now in appreciation.

    Lol quality mate haha
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    I just wanna post as i found the title funny

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddieboy View Post
    Lol quality mate haha
    thats a nice gold chain on that cone
    slightly tweeked zaffy gsi. vxr turbo. scorpian precat. scorpian 200 cel sports cat. miltek cat back sytem. lowered on jom coilovers. 18" lxy haines

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    Wish my old cone gave me that much satisfaction! Talk about RAM effect
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    Yeah shes definately got a direct cold air feed to that one

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    never see them type of cones when you stuck in a road works on the motorway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sri_kev View Post
    never see them type of cones when you stuck in a road works on the motorway!
    If "those" cones lined the motorway there would be a lot more accidents!

    Incidently, I actually found a performance gain removing the crossover pipe and fitting a direct pipe to the turbo. It has a large cold air feed and a heat shield.
    This setup coupled with the lightened crank pulley I fitted on friday is brilliant.
    It revs very freely now.
    Will take some photos this week.

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