So I've had a pipercross panel filter and cold air feed I bought from eBay sat around for a few weeks, so I thought I best get on and fit it. I searched through a few threads to see what I was letting myself in for then got on with it.
So to start off with I pulled the passenger fog light grill off and done a little investigation. I then realised I had to loosen off the engine splash guard underneath to give me a bit of room to poke my hands in. After removing the airbox I got my lovely colour coded hose out and found a route through.
it was tight, but there's just enough room to poke through behind the headlight.. Then came the time to size up the airbox and drill my hole, made more difficult by the fact that I bought a 3" holesaw and that turned out to be the inside diameter of the tube. So once it was drilled and opened out enough, I threaded the feed in and started to put it all back together. shame to cover the filter up really, I quite like the look.. Anyway once it was all done, you'd barely know it was there. And maybe it's wishful thinking, but throttle response seems slightly crisper and I'm sure it gives a nice throaty sound above 3k. Hopefully next up this weekend will be the exhaust flapper mod if I have time.