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Induction kit
« on: March 29, 2012, 12:08:46 pm »
Bit of a common question here but i would like some input before i make decisions.

my cousin has a bravo 150tjet and has a k&n induction kit fitted to it. It sounds incredible and would really love the growling noise then the shhhh noise. I have been doing some research today and have come up with three options.

K&n 57i series induction kit for the grande punto (they told me on the phone to look at this one for my abarth). cheap with good noise - http://www.knfilters.co.uk/search/product.aspx?Prod=57-0679

Forge induction kit - been searching the forums this morning and people have complained that the noise isnt that nice, that they have had to replace the cone a few times due to wear. however some people swear by them. price unknown.

tmc induction kit £219 - not read one bad thing about them but they are slightly more expensive than i want to spend. i understand though that you need quality in this area and that you cannot overspend.

Really im just looking for some opinions on what others would choose, which would be best for my needs and which would be recommended by most. im undecided but swaying towards the k&n or tmc as i can fit k&n myself. tmc i dont think i could.

any replies much appreciated.
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    Re: Induction kit
    « Reply #1 on: March 29, 2012, 01:03:41 pm »
    Not sure these have been compared but from what I have read the TMC induction kit is going to give you the best gains in terms of power.

    Remember hearing a video clip of the forge and it sounded awful.

    I have heard the K&N on the evo (clips on you tube) which I liked but not sure whether you get the same sound from the AGP.
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    Re: Induction kit
    « Reply #2 on: March 29, 2012, 02:57:54 pm »
    TMC all the way  :thumb: the quality of everything from them seems to be best  :thumb:
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    Re: Induction kit
    « Reply #3 on: March 29, 2012, 07:07:58 pm »
    I got a forge induction kit on and it doesn't fit basically I've currently got it held up with cable ties so that it doesn't drop and burn the filter out against something.

    The TMC one looks like it does the job perfectly last time I asked though they were still sorting them out I want to change my Forge one for the TMC soon.
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    « Reply #4 on: March 29, 2012, 08:42:51 pm »
    I have the TMC induction and can't fault it :thumb:

    I shall try and get a video up of it tomorrow evening.
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    Re: Induction kit
    « Reply #5 on: March 30, 2012, 09:38:40 am »
    thanks for the responses all, tmc is proving to be the best up to now. Knew it would be as well because its the priciest!

    Ashley a video would be superb.
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    Re: Induction kit
    « Reply #6 on: March 30, 2012, 10:41:39 am »
    Ashley a video would be superb.

    I second that  :thumb:
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    Re: Induction kit
    « Reply #7 on: March 31, 2012, 06:20:02 pm »


    Here you go guys, It's not the best but I didn't have anyone to hold the phone for me so it's going to have to do for now :thumb:
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    Re: Induction kit
    « Reply #8 on: March 31, 2012, 07:20:24 pm »
    Sounds like Darth Vader on lift off ;D

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    Re: Induction kit
    « Reply #9 on: April 01, 2012, 08:28:17 am »
    Bit of a common question here but i would like some input before i make decisions.

    my cousin has a bravo 150tjet and has a k&n induction kit fitted to it. It sounds incredible and would really love the growling noise then the shhhh noise. I have been doing some research today and have come up with three options.

    K&n 57i series induction kit for the grande punto (they told me on the phone to look at this one for my abarth). cheap with good noise - http://www.knfilters.co.uk/search/product.aspx?Prod=57-0679

    Forge induction kit - been searching the forums this morning and people have complained that the noise isnt that nice, that they have had to replace the cone a few times due to wear. however some people swear by them. price unknown.

    tmc induction kit £219 - not read one bad thing about them but they are slightly more expensive than i want to spend. i understand though that you need quality in this area and that you cannot overspend.

    Really im just looking for some opinions on what others would choose, which would be best for my needs and which would be recommended by most. im undecided but swaying towards the k&n or tmc as i can fit k&n myself. tmc i dont think i could.

    any replies much appreciated.

    Hello,

    Im knew to the Abarth scene so cant really comment on whats good or bad for the 500. What I can tell you is that I disagree with your statement. You can vastly over spend on induction kits.

    You could make one at a fraction of the cost of all the off the shelf ones with almost identical performance gains. I have done this many times with other cars and dynos have proved this.


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    « Reply #10 on: April 02, 2012, 10:33:32 am »
    Bit of a common question here but i would like some input before i make decisions.

    my cousin has a bravo 150tjet and has a k&n induction kit fitted to it. It sounds incredible and would really love the growling noise then the shhhh noise. I have been doing some research today and have come up with three options.

    K&n 57i series induction kit for the grande punto (they told me on the phone to look at this one for my abarth). cheap with good noise - http://www.knfilters.co.uk/search/product.aspx?Prod=57-0679

    Forge induction kit - been searching the forums this morning and people have complained that the noise isnt that nice, that they have had to replace the cone a few times due to wear. however some people swear by them. price unknown.

    tmc induction kit £219 - not read one bad thing about them but they are slightly more expensive than i want to spend. i understand though that you need quality in this area and that you cannot overspend.

    Really im just looking for some opinions on what others would choose, which would be best for my needs and which would be recommended by most. im undecided but swaying towards the k&n or tmc as i can fit k&n myself. tmc i dont think i could.

    any replies much appreciated.

    Hello,

    Im knew to the Abarth scene so cant really comment on whats good or bad for the 500. What I can tell you is that I disagree with your statement. You can vastly over spend on induction kits.

    You could make one at a fraction of the cost of all the off the shelf ones with almost identical performance gains. I have done this many times with other cars and dynos have proved this.



    You are entitled to disagree but the thread is nothing to do with the abarth 500, its about the abarth grande punto hence why it is in this section.
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    Re: Induction kit
    « Reply #11 on: April 02, 2012, 12:17:49 pm »
    Easy mistake to make when looking at new unread posts is not to notice what section they come from  ;)

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    Re: Induction kit
    « Reply #12 on: April 02, 2012, 06:47:17 pm »
    Here you go guys, It's not the best but I didn't have anyone to hold the phone for me so it's going to have to do for now :thumb:


    Thanks ash thats sounds great! just the type of sound i'm after. Now i shall start saving the pennies :)
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    Re: Induction kit
    « Reply #13 on: April 04, 2012, 09:11:47 pm »
    Bit of a common question here but i would like some input before i make decisions.

    my cousin has a bravo 150tjet and has a k&n induction kit fitted to it. It sounds incredible and would really love the growling noise then the shhhh noise. I have been doing some research today and have come up with three options.

    K&n 57i series induction kit for the grande punto (they told me on the phone to look at this one for my abarth). cheap with good noise - http://www.knfilters.co.uk/search/product.aspx?Prod=57-0679

    Forge induction kit - been searching the forums this morning and people have complained that the noise isnt that nice, that they have had to replace the cone a few times due to wear. however some people swear by them. price unknown.

    tmc induction kit £219 - not read one bad thing about them but they are slightly more expensive than i want to spend. i understand though that you need quality in this area and that you cannot overspend.

    Really im just looking for some opinions on what others would choose, which would be best for my needs and which would be recommended by most. im undecided but swaying towards the k&n or tmc as i can fit k&n myself. tmc i dont think i could.

    any replies much appreciated.

    Hello,

    Im knew to the Abarth scene so cant really comment on whats good or bad for the 500. What I can tell you is that I disagree with your statement. You can vastly over spend on induction kits.

    You could make one at a fraction of the cost of all the off the shelf ones with almost identical performance gains. I have done this many times with other cars and dynos have proved this.



    You are entitled to disagree but the thread is nothing to do with the abarth 500, its about the abarth grande punto hence why it is in this section.

    Oops!!! You can tell whos a noob!

    Either way my point still stands whether its a 500 or a Punto.