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Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 5:42 pm 
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Alright...Now i've been looking around trying to get a bit of an intake hapnin for the fairmont and was lookin at SS inductions...Seems a bit much money for a bit of plastic though...I want to know peoples experiences/Opinions about this option for my car...

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Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:55 pm 
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I think they are a rip off. You pay $33 for a XR6T snorkle and there is barely any difference, the opening is a little smaller on the XR6T snorkle, but the pipe to the box is as big, if not bigger.

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:27 pm 
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yea i agree with gezza......there was a topic awhile ago someone on here did tests with the different snorkles and it showed the the standard snorkle delievers the best performance for revs above like 3000 and a big one was only really better below that......he used the map sensor readings to test it all.....was a good test....have a search for it if u want. id still go the xr6t or similar

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:29 pm 
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My uncle put an SS induction kit on his XR8 and he said it made "noticable" difference but "nothing to write home to mum about"
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Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:23 pm 
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I got a XR6T intake and as stated the mouths a touch bigger, but the pipes heaps fatter.

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:29 pm 
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i've got an XR8 snorkel on my AUII ghia, it makes a nice difference but again isnt anything worth bragging about. my engine runs cooler, it seems to use less fuel and accelerates a tad harder

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:47 pm 
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On my EL, I had various intake setups.

- stock
- stock + AU XR / T-Series snorkel
- stock + SS Inductions
- 3" mandrel bent pipe + SS Inductions.

Each one added power, the SS Inductions was a good increase, but that coupled with the 3" intake pipe added a significant 3RWKW over the whole rev range. The pipe by itself (tested on another car with a SS induction intake) actually lost low end, and did 2/10ths of f**k all up top.

Now on the GT-P I've just replaced the stock snorkel and typhoon snorkel (both stock) with a APS phase 3 lower snorkel. Which replaces both lower and regular snorkels with one that's 4 times bigger than the typhoon one.

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 12:39 pm 
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Ive got an SS inductions CAI on my EF but i bought mine second hand. Theres a tiny difference but not much at all. Compared to my standard EF snorkel id say its 4-5 times bigger than standard. If you can get one cheap go for it but for the price they are new your better off getting an XR6T snorkel

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:28 pm 
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I'm running the Aunger which is the same as the SS on my 5.0, i got it for free, it's not something i'd waste my money on.
I didn't notice anything, even fitting the tickford snorkel on my EF, again i noticed nothing.

Amazes me how guys say it was very noticable, i highly doubt that anyone would notice 3 rwkw.
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Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:30 pm 
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Walker wrote:
I'm running the Aunger which is the same as the SS on my 5.0, i got it for free, it's not something i'd waste my money on.
I didn't notice anything, even fitting the tickford snorkel on my EF, again i noticed nothing.

Amazes me how guys say it was very noticable, i highly doubt that anyone would notice 3 rwkw.


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Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 5:35 pm 
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Walker wrote:
I'm running the Aunger which is the same as the SS on my 5.0, i got it for free, it's not something i'd waste my money on.
I didn't notice anything, even fitting the tickford snorkel on my EF, again i noticed nothing.

Amazes me how guys say it was very noticable, i highly doubt that anyone would notice 3 rwkw.


ive got the same snorkel on my xr8 and i cant say i noticed anything apart from it being a C*** to remove.

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 6:24 pm 
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millard455 wrote:
Walker wrote:
I'm running the Aunger which is the same as the SS on my 5.0, i got it for free, it's not something i'd waste my money on.
I didn't notice anything, even fitting the tickford snorkel on my EF, again i noticed nothing.

Amazes me how guys say it was very noticable, i highly doubt that anyone would notice 3 rwkw.


ive got the same snorkel on my xr8 and i cant say i noticed anything apart from it being a C*** to remove.


hahahah...


for those who said they got a gain, is it possible that's because your old filter was full of s**t and had jack all flow capacity as a result? :?

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 6:29 pm 
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I my case, no. dyno runs were done no filter. and back to back, for the 3" mandrel bend intake pipe.

On a stock or near stock engine they are a waste of moola. But as some would know, my EL was running a big cam and I actually had improvements. But definitely no "holy f**k this thing pulls" moments.

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:31 pm 
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I have an SS Inductions snorkel on my EF. I wouldn't pay money for it.

Save the cash on a Mod that gets gains, Like extractors or an exhaust.

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:38 pm 
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i think its to much cash for a little gain...
you should make a 3inch intake pipe with a pod and some sort of airbox, like mine. it'll go better than a ss inductions thingo and cost less ;)

 

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