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Old 27 Apr 2011, 10:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Induction for Newbies

Hi all,

Bit of a newbie to all this modding business, wonder if yous could help me out please One mod that gets a lot of press is induction. I always used OEM on my bike because the standard HRC part was high-performance already and the aftermarket ones added about 1bhp; I understand it's a bit different for cars

Does anyone have any links to a decent 'induction for newbies' guide - or could you offer a bit of advice please from your collective experience? I'm thinking K&N vs Pipercross vs Subaru OEM... Induction kit vs replacement panel... Paper vs cotton vs foam... What works, what's worth the cash and what's snake oil? Will an induction mod on its own give any benefit or do you also need a new back box / exhaust / decat to make any difference? Does an induction kit on its own need a remap - what about just a filter change?

I appreciate this is a bit basic but all advice will be appreciated

Thanks in advance,

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Old 27 Apr 2011, 10:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Induction for Newbies

stick a replacement panel filter in the airbox and be sorted,
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Old 28 Apr 2011, 06:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I would say use green or k&n cotton panel filter, they are perfect. I use green myself.
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Old 28 Apr 2011, 06:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Induction for Newbies

Thanks for the replies. I had a search around the site but couldn't find anything, which is why I posted... guess I wasn't trying the right search terms!

So... Green/K&N panel filter; induction kits are waste of time unless you're going FMIC; no remap needed until the backbox and decat are done too.

One last question - how much improvement will a panel filter give on its own (i.e. until I can get the exhaust and remap done)?
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Re: Induction for Newbies

Panel filter on it's own won't do much, as you say get a decat exhaust and a remap and you'll really notice the improvement.
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