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Offline matt owens

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Re: exhaust & intercooler on!
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2009, 07:13:04 pm »
Yes I still have the instructions, they are quite useful step by step and colour photos of each stage.

I have also just been out for a quick drive, and the induction system sounds great. There is hardly any noise during normal driving, but under hard acceleration there quite a roar and a more noticable 'whoosh' during gear changes and lifting off the accelerator.
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    Offline maccy.

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    Re: exhaust & intercooler on!
    « Reply #16 on: May 19, 2009, 07:38:10 pm »
    thats the induction kit Im waiting on.....
    yes you can fit intercooler yourself, doing the bumper on your own is tricky though!

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    Re: exhaust & intercooler on!
    « Reply #17 on: May 19, 2009, 08:59:38 pm »
    Whats the point of a new intercooler? What difference does it make?

    Thanks all.

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    Re: exhaust & intercooler on!
    « Reply #18 on: May 19, 2009, 09:05:42 pm »
    its got a larger surface area therefore better cooling.
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    Re: exhaust & intercooler on!
    « Reply #19 on: May 19, 2009, 09:50:09 pm »
    Forge Induction has no proven gains on it and is in basically the same position as the standard. you might aswell just drill the airbox. GSR is only induction worth having on the Tjet lump.

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    Re: exhaust & intercooler on!
    « Reply #20 on: May 19, 2009, 11:38:19 pm »
    Forge Induction has no proven gains on it and is in basically the same position as the standard. you might aswell just drill the airbox. GSR is only induction worth having on the Tjet lump.

    on what basis can you say that? coz you have the GSR maybe?....
    1 you can actually get hold of Forge, they offer very good customer service
    2 its cheaper and basically the same
    3 who really cares about proven power gains, its simply the sound im after
    just for info I had a gsr induction kit on order for 3 months!!! in the end still never got through or had any reply from the guy? ....... how good is that!
    you may well be right however I bet you cant say for sure that you are....
    prove me wrong!!... :thumb:

    Offline matt owens

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    Re: exhaust & intercooler on!
    « Reply #21 on: May 20, 2009, 06:37:14 pm »
    In answer to some of the questions I've been sent;

    The intercooler was £300 + VAT
    The induction kit was £160 + VAT
    Postage £6 (UPS)
    Fitting £350 inc VAT

    Driving with just having the intercooler fitted the turbo did spin up a bit faster than previously in particular mid gear acceleration. With the induction kit fitted as well it so far seems alot more responsive, with slightly more torque and improved acceleration, but that was after a short test drive. I will compare mpg over the next couple of weeks to see if there is a major difference, and how it performs generally.
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    Re: exhaust & intercooler on!
    « Reply #22 on: May 20, 2009, 07:14:44 pm »
    Thanks Matt

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    Re: exhaust & intercooler on!
    « Reply #23 on: May 20, 2009, 07:35:40 pm »
    cheers matt
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    Re: exhaust & intercooler on!
    « Reply #24 on: May 20, 2009, 10:26:44 pm »
    Forge Induction has no proven gains on it and is in basically the same position as the standard. you might aswell just drill the airbox. GSR is only induction worth having on the Tjet lump.

    on what basis can you say that? coz you have the GSR maybe?....
    1 you can actually get hold of Forge, they offer very good customer service
    2 its cheaper and basically the same
    3 who really cares about proven power gains, its simply the sound im after
    just for info I had a gsr induction kit on order for 3 months!!! in the end still never got through or had any reply from the guy? ....... how good is that!
    you may well be right however I bet you cant say for sure that you are....
    prove me wrong!!... :thumb:


    Yeah i say it because i have it, but if your not after power gains then you might aswell of got a KnN and bolted that to the turbo, it would of given you the same sound. I agree peter is V hard to get hold of and it is a p*ss take sometimes but his product is one of the best out there. If it got better gains from where the forge one is positioned then he would of made the kit go to that area of the bay and not down at the bottom!


    Im not trying to slate forge in anyway as i know they have some really good products and i should probably try there induction for myself to see if there is that much difference between the 2kits just i know that if the GSR one wasnt any good then he wouldnt sell half as many kits as he does! Hes a one man band that makes them by hand in his own unit which is why the lead time can be long and why he is so hard to get hold of. He also gets taken on by quite a few automotive companys in germany to give them advice on there induction systems so he can go walkabouts for quite a while from time to time but this is no excuse really when he is running his own company :)
    « Last Edit: May 20, 2009, 10:29:59 pm by punto_matt »

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    Re: exhaust & intercooler on!
    « Reply #25 on: May 20, 2009, 10:41:25 pm »
    http://www.forgemotorsport.co.uk/content.asp?inc=product&cat=060202&product=FMIND011

    I think that Forge kit looks spot on. If only they could do one that good for the 500. Sadly no room, and the current air filter is ontop of the engine so it's going to be hard to make an induction kit for it. We'll have to wait and see.

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    Re: exhaust & intercooler on!
    « Reply #26 on: May 20, 2009, 10:43:36 pm »
    Yeah ive seen it cant imagine it benefits from increased airflow there. Good if you want your engine bay to look shiney though.

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    Re: exhaust & intercooler on!
    « Reply #27 on: June 03, 2009, 04:36:27 pm »
     :thumb: induction kit arrived from forge today, ill have it fitted in time for stanford hall. thats all for mods for now!
    forge - made from scratch and delivered in 3 weekes as quoted  :thumb:
    GSR - on order for 3 months and still no sign or contact dispite many atempts  :thumbd:

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    Re: exhaust & intercooler on!
    « Reply #28 on: June 03, 2009, 05:59:29 pm »
    Ah, nice maccy :thumb: Bet your itching to get it on. Look forward to seeing it on sun  :thumb:
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    Re: exhaust & intercooler on!
    « Reply #29 on: June 04, 2009, 06:58:20 pm »
    I actually cant be bothered to do it....! but I will!
    Iv'e never owned a car that I have been so lazy with!

     

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