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    Quote Originally Posted by LGB View Post
    Ok, i retract part of that statement. It should have said "a chavy cone filter, with no heatedshield, no air feed & drawing warm air from the engine bay will do nothing, probably lose you power". Remember, lots more noise doesn't mean you're going faster!
    I've nothing to compare to tbh, bought my car with a Scorpion fitted and k&n kit and some chip that was fitted years ago. It made 146 bhp when it was fitted and r/r'd. I've replaced the k&n with a Ramair kit fitted a heatshield and cold air feed. The shield made a noticable Improvement on pickup, no hot air as you say!

    Oh and more noise does mean it's faster..
    Ask any young Corsa driver about their tacked on jap backbox, they'll tell ya...
     
     

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    nothing short of turbo conversions or similar is going to give much of a power increase, £500 isnt much much money and imho you would be better off spending money elsewhere to make your car a faster more capable machine, hence why i suggested brakes. you could also try removing weight etc which the insurance cant penalise you for but remove enough and it will increase your power to weight, have you thought about lighter panels and seats?
     
     

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    erm not really, i really like the half leathers lol!!

    am not expecting much at the end of the day no matter how much power you have you always want more!!

    am just looking for it to be a bit perkier!!

    would rather my car was and looked mint than be a ok car and rapid!!
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    For the kind of money you are on about spending it aint gonna happen, especially if you want to keep it insurance friendly, even a exhaust and sports cat will wipe out your budget and the gains minimal, a induction kit will kill it! as you said no matter how much power you have you always want more, i would agree but in your case you are going to have alot deeper pockets for that to happen!
     
     

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    not everything will be declared to insurers as i keep everything that i replace!! body mod's i declare but not induction kits etc
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    dont take it wrong way but not declaring mods is a mugs game, one that is a hidden mod that works better than any indution kit fuel pressure reg etc is a lightened flywheel! whilst not acually improving power the amount of power getting to the wheels is increased and the engine will rev alot more freely!
     
     

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    i have declared everythin on my car so far, but i wont not declare air filter that's about it pretty easy to change back to standard if you have a bump!!

    whats the cost for a lightened flywheel?? best place to buy etc??
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    if you are not on a dualmass flywheel its usually about £100 to get the flywheel lightened and balanced, if you replace it its probably £200 to £300 depending where you go, fidanza are one of the bigger names who make aluminium fltwheels, driftworks do one for my car not sure about other models of e36 though
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark beardmore View Post
    if you are not on a dualmass flywheel its usually about £100 to get the flywheel lightened and balanced, if you replace it its probably £200 to £300 depending where you go, fidanza are one of the bigger names who make aluminium fltwheels, driftworks do one for my car not sure about other models of e36 though
    easy enough to source?? quite interested in 1!!!

    i am assuming that if you do this it should tie all the mods together make it smoother etc
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    works fine by itself, and probably a new clutch while your at it but thats all you need to do!
     
     

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