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Thinking of different intake ideas. Bare with me... Thinking outside of the box if you like...

I personally like the sound of HKS RSK. I wondered if the position could be improved for better intake air temps. I'm not keen on proper cold air intakes due to water risk.

The password jdm kit looks good with the filter at the front of the bay, getting more direct cold air, and also further away from hot engine and exhaust. But it is expensive and you have to get a smaller battery.

https://goo.gl/images/axL3SQ

Found some modified short rams which could be an option, or maybe a cut down cold air intake.

I think this is a normal injen Sri, orientated differently with battery relocation. Could work well. Filter is further from engine and manifold, and cooler air at front. Behind headlight will get fed with cold air from grill and underneath.

https://goo.gl/images/dnE3Wh

Here I think this design could work, remove the silicone pipe and put the filter on that area near headlight.

https://goo.gl/images/AHCtMi

I think the Skunk2 intake can be modified like this. The initial pipe from the throttle body and airflow meter are intact, then remove the pipe that goes behind bumper, and put pod filter behind headlight, if space permits.

https://goo.gl/images/9zYZQx

Or maybe modify the hybrid racing kit in the same way. As above put pod filter after air flow meter, near headlight.

https://goo.gl/images/rWi6n3

I also wonder on these options if the HKS mushroom could go on the end of the pipe work, may leave more space for the pod as it's not as big, and it lets air in the top and sides which is better for the airflow meter.

Lastly I like this a lot... Standard airbox moved. Gives option to cut a chunk out of box for big airflow. Some will say that is poor, but have seen it work on cars including BMW. Some performance intakes fully researched and designed had big open ended boxes near front of grill or headlight. Some people just cut open OEM boxes for same effect as standard as the airboxes were already at the front of the car.

https://goo.gl/images/ahTjLq
 

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Skunk2 would probably be my choice if I ever swap in the future. Bit of a pain to fit but once chopped it should be easy enough to maintain the filter.

Looks the part too :)
 

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Skunk2 would probably be my choice if I ever swap in the future. Bit of a pain to fit but once chopped it should be easy enough to maintain the filter.

Looks the part too :)


Why not HR? Virtually the same gains but easier to fit. And no issue with the MAF housing or whatever.


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Both skunk2 and hybrid racing look good as proper cold air intakes, if that is what you are after.

I was wondering whether you could DIY them into a front mounted short ram style kit like some of the pictures on the 1st post. I know that ruins them, and won't be as good, but I'm just thinking of other options. Hydrolock isn't a worry for some, but it is for others. This maybe an improved short ram option.

The cold air kits have the necessary holes for the pipe work to be added from the engine, and also the airflow meter holder. Just remove the pipe work down to the fog plight area, and put the filter up in the engine bay near headlight. Effectively discarding the long piece of pipe work after the air flow meter.

To end up with something like...

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Ps. I can't find that injen intake, and I don't know if it is modified to fit like that?
 

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Oh and lastly before I shut up for a bit, the CPL CAI is advertised as sitting just below and behind headlight. I enquired about this along time ago, not sure if the filter location is true. Most people suggested it was infact nearer wheel well and fog light area.
 

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My HR is modified to sit near the headlight, well it's not near it but around that height or a bit lower. Lost the velocity stack and it uses a smaller, yet still very large K&N filter. It won't be as cold as by the fog light but it's still on the right hand side of the engine bay and below the top of the engine. These pics don't give s very good idea where it is. My mechanic put a hydrosock on too even though it's not really necessary





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What battery have you got nub? Is it below the HR?
 

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Doubt it would be super noticeable as you're moving at high speed too and the engine will be sucking a fair bit ;)
 

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Injen cai or shall I mod the box with scoops etc?
 

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HR
 

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Flashy- Injen CAI supposed to be really low at front.

HR or modded box. Open filter may cover your exhaust noise which I think u said u liked.
 

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Ta. Is HR easy to fit, battery relocation?
 

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It's not exactly easy. A guy fitted it recently in here so might be worth asking him if you can find the thread. Yeah you have to relocate battery, the supplied relocation kit won't work AFAIK. Maybe CPL sell one ?
HR kit is probably lighter than OEM box too, but I'm not entirely sure. I've never had a stock FN2 intake so I can't remember what they look like. HR is nearly all silicone though


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Can you take the filter out without having to remove half the front end? :laugh2:
 

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I'm not even sure to be honest, maybe you need to take the bumper off, or it might be possible by taking the beginning of the silicone intake off and pulling upwards. Not sure but it only needs to be done once a year anyway. I dare say it'll be off for one reason or another. I'm really craving a mugen Aero rear bumper too, if one ever comes up second hand, so that may go on my list of things I want but shouldn't buy

Here's a poor pic of the filter and it sits maybe 20cm below the level of the headlight , in between headlight and fog light so I think it's in a pretty good place to avoid hot air.



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