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    Quote Originally Posted by diddles View Post
    im just after a bit more induction noise without having a pay a few hundred for a decent kit. if i cut the hole right next to the wing hopefully not to much hot air will get to it. I mite try it and see if its any good, if not at least i tried something new
    Try it, whats the worst that can happen? you cut a hole in the airbox. er, thats about it.
    Sealed induction kits are very nice, but i baulk at paying the ridiculous amounts of money they command for a cone filter and a moulded bit of plastic/metal.
    So, go for it. Just make sure you record it and bung it up on here, so we can have a listen, as i for one am interested in this...
    Breakers must have loads of them....i keep looking for a 325 onne for my 323, so that i can have a play with the dremel...
     
     

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    i have no problems with my £40 induction kit apparently 'sucking in warm air' lol, drives no different, but sounds very nice.

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    yeh i will do just waiting for the mesh to arrive, just wondering how im going to fit the mesh to the box, im thinking two part epoxy. Ill let you know how i get on thanks
     
     

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    How big a piece of mesh are we talking about? maybe some repair washers and a rivet gun?



    (wanders off to find his stash of stainless mesh.....)



     
     

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    lol, its a very fine mesh, im only thinking about cuttin a 3" by 5" hole, and covering it with this.
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    its more silk like apparently so no particles should be able to get through. Think its coming tomorrow so ill take some pictures as im destroying my air box and some videos after.
     
     

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    Does it come with a pound coin as standard?
    youre putting this on the side BEFORE the filter, yes?
    I ask as you said it wouldnt let any particles through...personally, i would NOT advise cutting the POST filtered side of the airbox...if the mesh comes loose and get airbourne, its gonna hit your maf and stop, causing all manner of rough running...
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    no, its before the filter.
    Ive done it, cut the hole covered it in the mesh. Cleaned my maf while i was there aswell. Went for a drive and it hasnt made a big difference to the noise a bit more of a deeper boom, but its alot more responsive and more low down power. Maybe this is due to cleaning the maf. Ill get pictures soon
     
     

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    here are some pics, its need tidying up but was waiting for the sealant to set
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    Hey, you tried it and for that i have to admire you.
    Most people just go with the flow and ask a million questions that all have been answered before, but you tried it. If i had a hat on, i'd doff it to you sir...

    I'm going to do mine, you've inspired me...

    Maf sensors are worth cleaning every now and again. Just to clean any crud off it.






    (wanders off to the workshop looking for the dremel and some araldite...)
     
     

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    lol thanks!!. drove the car again 2day, and managed to hear it this time without all the rain and it sounds really good, and for £6 its a bargain. ill have to get a video at the weekend.
     
     

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