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Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:26 am 
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Is there really any point in spending the extra money for these?
big change from standard
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Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:36 am 
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IMO yes, but only because off the difference in the standard to SS induction snorkels. They're at least twice as big - at the airbox at least.
I mainly notice a difference (drive-ability wise) higher in the revs.
I paid $260 for mine so I though it was worth it.
I guess it really up to you though, whether you want to spend that much on a bit of plastic. :)

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:49 pm 
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i've got one as well, just over a year now on my BA XR6, its almost 4X bigger than the original. i feel it made a huge difference, i had a K&N panel in there, but as soon as i put the SS induction on, it made a big noticable change. not only do you get a nice sound from the engine, but you have a better response and a small increase in fuel economy. since putting in the SS induction, K&N panel filter and 2.5 inch exhaust from the cat back, i've gone from 14.1 ltrs per 100k to 13.2 (mainly city driving)

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:57 pm 
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They are expensive.
If you can justify the money, go for it. But you can get similar gains from less expensive products.
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Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:01 pm 
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well we sell them at my work and i can get em cost price
so i think im going to get it :)

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 4:20 pm 
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The stock intake snorkel is not a restriction to the intake. The 55mm ID bellmouth exit on the airbox lid is the largest restrictor on the intake. It's basically not much larger than a golf ball.lol..

By enlarging this or removing it all together you will notice more difference then compared to a SS inductions snorkel.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:16 pm 
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i know you can get no name ones on ebay for the au's for about a 5th of the price couldent see it being much different to the ss ones it's just a piece of plastic :!:

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:56 pm 
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EL__Fairmont wrote:
The stock intake snorkel is not a restriction to the intake...


The factory snorkel is the 2nd biggest restriction in the intake, with the airbox outlet the most restrictive like you mentioned

With the surpise being the standard paper filter contributing to f**k all restriction

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Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:35 pm 
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falkoon wrote:
i know you can get no name ones on ebay for the au's for about a 5th of the price couldn't see it being much different to the ss ones it's just a piece of plastic :!:
these would only change the input of the snorkel but i think the ss induction ones also increase the size of the output of the snorkel/input of air box (you cut a larger hole in the airbox)

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:09 pm 
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yea you cut the whole bigger to fit the new snorkel
and its not an ss induction imm getting its the same thing from Aunger for next to nothing so yea

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:56 am 
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They do give you a little more response, i dont think they are worth the $300. I can imagine the BA intake would be better then the EF/EL/AU one as its heap bigger aswell

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 10:45 am 
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bank for your buck would see the tickford snorkel in front... and even opening up the lower section of the box for an added cold air intake.. add a 3 inch mandrel intake and you have one pretty easy flowing intake!.. minus that crappy bellmouth rubber piece on the exit of the uppper intake lid ofcourse...

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:30 pm 
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i got the alungar 1 and it's the same as the ss prity well much and it made alot of diference but the biggest diference i did was the 95mm hole through the bottom;)

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:44 pm 
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You know on the AU falcons how the battery box has a breather on the bottom, would adding on of those onto my airbox help creat a better airflow?
or should i go bigger than that?

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:55 am 
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Much bigger!

Ram air is the best thing!

I had on my xr8 before a 90 degree elbow coming up on a bit of pipe up under the airbox, worked well.

Also all the ribs in your airbox can create turbulence too, if you de rib it, it will be smoother too.

 

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