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Offline mkviken

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Air intake flexi
« on: 11 February 2019, 21:02 »
I’m looking at these turbo intake elbows and ram air do one for £40 more which includes a panel filter and silicone hose from the air box to the elbow

Do these fixes pipes cause issue as the OEM one has a flexi

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Offline mcmaddy

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Re: Air intake flexi
« Reply #1 on: 11 February 2019, 22:43 »
I've got the Racingline hose and turbo elbow on mine. The silicone pipe flexes.
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Re: Air intake flexi
« Reply #2 on: 11 February 2019, 22:58 »
thanks did it make any noticeable difference?

i know the standard intake doesnt make much difference and the OEM flexi isnt restrictive but if paying £100 for an elbow might as well pay the extra £40 for the panel filter and hose
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Re: Air intake flexi
« Reply #3 on: 12 February 2019, 07:18 »
It does appear to pick up better when you accelerate. I did think about not getting the hose but it's the corrugated inner that disrupts air flow apparently so it was in for a penny in for a pound. I've also got a pipercross panel filter too.
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Re: Air intake flexi
« Reply #4 on: 12 February 2019, 09:09 »
Racing parts... a tenth of a second here, a tenth there.... chuck a dozen different upgrades in and you've gained a second a lap... a lifetime in racing... time taken to go get fish and chips is still the same.

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Re: Air intake flexi
« Reply #5 on: 12 February 2019, 10:56 »
I was just waiting for the nay sayers to pop up on here  :grin: :grin:
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Re: Air intake flexi
« Reply #6 on: 12 February 2019, 10:59 »
I was just waiting for the nay sayers to pop up on here  :grin: :grin:

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Re: Air intake flexi
« Reply #7 on: 12 February 2019, 13:05 »
 :grin: :grin:
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Re: Air intake flexi
« Reply #8 on: 12 February 2019, 16:44 »
There’s loads of things in life you don’t need but are nice to have.

I’m not timing myself going to chip shop it’s just tinkering
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Re: Air intake flexi
« Reply #9 on: 12 February 2019, 16:48 »
It does appear to pick up better when you accelerate. I did think about not getting the hose but it's the corrugated inner that disrupts air flow apparently so it was in for a penny in for a pound. I've also got a pipercross panel filter too.

Is that remapped too?
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