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So im already going to have the intake manifold off and will be getting a retune sometime soon so is it worth buying an aftermarket turbo inlet (post maf one) while it's easily accessible and if so, are the cheap ones any good or should I spend a crap ton on a perrin or similar branded one?

Apparently it gives a nice turbo spool noise, can anyone confirm this?

It doesn't need to be replaced just thinking about it.

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There's about 2 on the market that aren't pieces of complete s***.

 

The non-brand ones are utter garbage and will collapse if you pull too much vacuum through them.

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38 minutes ago, Loren said:

Lose the MAF and you are onto something... otherwise don't bother.

 

Bring the flywheel back and I'll refund you.

I'm going link ecu so I will be losing the maf thankfully, those things have caused me issues before and I'm glad to get rid of it soon. Will losing the MAF make this upgrade more beneficial?

Cheers mate ill get back in touch and bring it back over weekend or something.

16 minutes ago, boon said:

There's about 2 on the market that aren't pieces of complete s***.

 

The non-brand ones are utter garbage and will collapse if you pull too much vacuum through them.

Ok so basically it's Perrin/Cobb etc or nothing. It's a lot of money for small gain in performance or turbo noise so may not bother 

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Just now, Loren said:

Once the MAF is gone just get a custom pipe made up.... a nice clean intake will have benefits.

Ok. I can modify my intake as much as I ditch the maf correct? By custom pipe do you mean custom inlet pipe (under manifold) or like a cold air intake? Definitly keen on a cold air intake.

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If you lose the MAF and put a catch can in... the intake pipe suddenly becomes very simple. A straight pipe (under the manifold) with a bend. Connect it to the standard airbox,

or to a cold air intake as you said.

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1 minute ago, Loren said:

If you lose the MAF and put a catch can in... the intake pipe suddenly becomes very simple. A straight pipe (under the manifold) with a bend. Connect it to the standard airbox,

or to a cold air intake as you said.

I have done a catch can so that's a great option. I'll do some research on this.

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You may want to keep a vent to recirc the BOV or just go aftermarket BOV venting to atmosphere and you will be able to just run a straight pipe under there..

 

Samco do silicone ones without any ports in them. Not cheap but good quality.

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3 minutes ago, ginganinja said:

You may want to keep a vent to recirc the BOV or just go aftermarket BOV venting to atmosphere and you will be able to just run a straight pipe under there..

 

Samco do silicone ones without any ports in them. Not cheap but good quality.

I have full vent bov so I might look into that. The more simple everything is, the better.

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3 hours ago, boon said:

There's about 2 on the market that aren't pieces of complete s***.

 

The non-brand ones are utter garbage and will collapse if you pull too much vacuum through them.

 

Can confirm you get some wooshy noises when on song.

 

Can confirm non-brand ones are garbage, my one is. Was a nightmare to install and lots of adapters to make vac lines fit. Thankfully  it doesn't collapse under pressure.

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13 minutes ago, Timmah said:

 

Can confirm you get some wooshy noises when on song.

 

Can confirm non-brand ones are garbage, my one is. Was a nightmare to install and lots of adapters to make vac lines fit. Thankfully  it doesn't collapse under pressure.

Okay good to know. Ill likley get a samco one or make my own out of stainless tube and silicone joiners.

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The best out there is the AVO one. Deletes the little elbow that goes the airbox as well.

 

It has ports on it for every single connection though so if you're deleting stuff it may not be useful.

 

Every "Samco" one I've seen has been a fake pile of s***, be careful if you go that way.

 

If you just go pipe... have someone weld one up for you. Keep in mind it has to do a little shimmy back to the left (looking at the motor from the front of the car) to line up.

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1 minute ago, boon said:

The best out there is the AVO one. Deletes the little elbow that goes the airbox as well.

 

It has ports on it for every single connection though so if you're deleting stuff it may not be useful.

 

Every "Samco" one I've seen has been a fake pile of s***, be careful if you go that way.

 

If you just go pipe... have someone weld one up for you. Keep in mind it has to do a little shimmy back to the left (looking at the motor from the front of the car) to line up.

I ended up getting a Roger Clark motorsports one without the breather ports. It's reinforced and stronger than perrin and similar brand ones.

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8 minutes ago, Loren said:

Did you get it from RCM directly or from James Marshall Motorsport?

Direct from RCM. Didn't know James Marshall existed until a day after I ordered it.... I have got an rcm intake trough James Marshall coming tho.

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