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What induction kit would yous recommend for the fn2 type r ?

Seen alot of good reviews on the hks rsk but do they suffer from heat soak?

Is there any issuse with flat spots in the rev range (as I have no plans on flashing my cw) and would there be any warning signs on the display with this fitted ?

Iv looked at the cpl long ram kit but dont fancy relocating the battery

Im looking for a good induction roar

Also seen tegiwa will have another kit on sale soon which will be an open cone filter which I think will sound better than their current inclosed carbon fiber as this one is more oem sounding

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im picking up my FN2 in the morning, want an induction kit for it. ive been looking at the pipercross (which has a heatshield) and k&n typhon (which has an enclose filter and cold air feed). not sure which to get but they are alot cheaper than the HKS kit....
 

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im picking up my FN2 in the morning, want an induction kit for it. ive been looking at the pipercross (which has a heatshield) and k&n typhon (which has an enclose filter and cold air feed). not sure which to get but they are alot cheaper than the HKS kit....
You can now get a heat shield for the hks. Tdi do one. Hks Mugen Tegiwa cpl stay away from others IMO.
 

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im picking up my FN2 in the morning, want an induction kit for it. ive been looking at the pipercross (which has a heatshield) and k&n typhon (which has an enclose filter and cold air feed). not sure which to get but they are alot cheaper than the HKS kit....
The pipercross and k&n are both terrible, they will make your car worse. The HKS is a really good kit, heatsoak issues are only very minor, works well with the stock map too.
 

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Dont want to be spending over a grand for an induction kit though am I right in saying the current tegiwa carbon fiber one sounds like oem as Im looking for noise when putting the right foot down
 

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The tegwia kit does sound close to standard but I found it gave the vtec a deeper growl not massive but a noticeable change in note but if u want induction noise get the hks I heard one on the dyno at tdi north a few weeks ago sounded really nice :)
 

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Tegiwa carbon box with the intake triangles gives some good gains and a shuttle sound when flooring the car. For noise the HKS with the heat shield is your only option, well worth the extra money over Pipercross/K&N :)
 

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For under £400 the choices are HKS with heatshield which is easy to fit, service and sounds nice but wont give the highest gains. It will also work safely enough on the stock car.

Or for max gains the CPL or injen but these have the downside of being more fiddly to fit and service. Also dont try using these unless you got a flashpro tuned for these intakes.
 

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id have to say HKS RSK recently got one and is fantastic for noise haven't noticed any power gains but the sound is enough although the K&N apollo kit i had on previous isnt bad either and its half the price of the HKS.
 

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whats so 'bad' about the pipercross and k&n kits then?...
they suffer from quite bad heat soak mate.

You've got 3 options

1) Spend alot of money on a good induction mugen / gruppe m

2) Spend a moderate amount of money for a HKS RSK / CPL CAI and have a good induction that gives good noise and can produce gains when assembled with other mods

3) spend little amount of money on a poor induction which will sound nice (K&N) but won't give any gains, and also in hot weather you will notice suffers from terrible heatsoak!

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whats so 'bad' about the pipercross and k&n kits then?...
Flatspots i'd imagine due to the intake interfering with the air flow over the sensor on the intake. I have the HKS RSK and it runs as smooth as stock with an immense noise. Not as loud as something like the Teigwa WP on a B16 but plenty loud enough.
 

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they suffer from quite bad heat soak mate.

You've got 3 options

1) Spend alot of money on a good induction mugen / gruppe m

2) Spend a moderate amount of money for a HKS RSK / CPL CAI and have a good induction that gives good noise and can produce gains when assembled with other mods

3) spend little amount of money on a poor induction which will sound nice (K&N) but won't give any gains, and also in hot weather you will notice suffers from terrible heatsoak!

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Its not so much the heatsoak issue as the HKS will also suffer from this.

The issues are they are cheaply made and are not velocity stacked so the air flow over the MAF sensor is poor.

The filter on the K&N apollo is tiny too so it will struggle to flow at full throttle.
 

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TDI North did a nice comparison of the available intakes for the FN2, I think it went something like:

1. Mugen
2. HKS
3. GM

Alot of the guys in Europe moan about the HKS and heat soak but really in the UK were ambient temperature isnt very high heat soak only happens in traffic.

Personally I've gone for the Tegiwa, its a nice bit of kit and works well, being that its a copy of the Mugen
 
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