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    Thoughts on panel filter upgrade

    Today I fitted a £35 'high-flow' pipercross panel filter instead of the paper filter. I have read mixed reviews with people saying they have felt gains and some people even noticed a loss!

    From about 15 miles driving I have concluded... (Audi S3 8P3)

    - No increase in induction nose
    - Small but noticeable increase is turbo air whistle/sucking sound
    - Slightly better throttle response in 3rd/4th when above 3000RPM
    - Small but noticeable increase in torque, pulling more smoothly through 3000-6000

    For £35 you can't really go wrong if you purchase one, especially if your old filter is dirty.

    It may not be worth the ridiculous hassle to take the engine cover off/apart (took nearly an hour to fit)

    Finally, I have seen some people put on a Carbon intake where the cold air feed is. I can't see this giving any benefit at all with the standard air box? Correct me if I am wrong.

    So there you have my fantastic panel filter
    review....

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    And may I add, a possible increase in exhaust noise, but might be imagining it

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    the reason for the carbonio is the sound
    have you been in a car with 1 fitted ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bez101 View Post
    the reason for the carbonio is the sound
    have you been in a car with 1 fitted ?
    nope I haven't, but it just replaces the plastic intake so I dont understand how there would be a difference? If it gave a sound increase with standard air box I would buy one!

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    it doesnt it replaces the box

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    Yep seen those, I was referring to the ones that are just a replacement for the plastic feed like this one, which i can see no benefit of

    http://www.2bennett.com/Parts/APR%20..._a3.2.0t.2.jpg

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    thats the airbox in your pic
    not just a feed pipe

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    Quote Originally Posted by bez101 View Post
    thats the airbox in your pic
    not just a feed pipe
    ahh right is it, so is that a replacement cover with no air-box inside?

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    why do they come with a pipercross air box filter then :s

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    is that not the same?
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    are there any advantages to having an induction kit over a panel filter on a TDi??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverfoxzzz View Post
    why do they come with a pipercross air box filter then :s
    the cover is modded for a good look
    or it wouldnt have an engine cover

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    Quote Originally Posted by WALTO TDI View Post
    are there any advantages to having an induction kit over a panel filter on a TDi??
    only noise and looks

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    Quote Originally Posted by WALTO TDI View Post
    are there any advantages to having an induction kit over a panel filter on a TDi??
    no there is no extra gains over standard paper filter
    Be patient. English is tough.

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    Thoughts on panel filter upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by RedDejavu View Post
    no there is no extra gains over standard paper filter
    I think that applies to pretty much all of the panel filters.

    The real gains come from a proper CAI on a mapped car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3Alex View Post
    I think that applies to pretty much all of the panel filters.

    The real gains come from a proper CAI on a mapped car.
    does that apply to a turbo diesel car?
    my tdi is mapped but has a ITG panel filter. would i notice a difference with a carbon induction kit such as the BMC CDA?
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    as above only the noise and looks

 

 

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