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Old 23rd June 2007, 15:49   #1
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Hi t-BHP,

I have been considering a few basic performance mods for my swift vxi and would like to start off with an intake and FFE setup. I've shortlisted the intake to either a KnN stock replacement or Green cotton Wind.
As far as the exhaust system goes, I am not sure as to whether to go for a complete FFE setup or just a change in the muffler. I've got a quote for 12k for a complete automech setup (header, expansion chamber, pipes, muffler) in cochin. I am a bit reluctant towards a complete FFE setup as the car is relatively new (almost a year old).
My requirements are primarly performance oriented. Would like the sound from the exhaust to be as minimal as possible.
Other than Automech, I am also considering going in for Remus/Magnaflow muffler's.

I would like your opinions and suggestions for the same. My budget for both is 20k (including fitting charges). I plan on getting it done at Emperor, cochin.

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If better performance is what you are looking for, then a stock replacement filter and a muffler will surely not leave you satisfied.
There is a good chance that you will mostly probably not notice any change in power delivery.
For a reasonable gain you need to atleast start with a full ffe setup and a conic filter.

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To add, reading through the 25 bhp thread should be of great help.

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So how about if I go in for a KnN stock replacement along with a complete Automech FFE? Would that be a good compromise between price and performance?
Is it possible to tune the exhaust to produce very minimal sound? (As close to the stock setup as possible?)
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So how about if I go in for a KnN stock replacement along with a complete Automech FFE? Would that be a good compromise between price and performance?
Yes that would be better , it will provide you with some gain in performance.

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Is it possible to tune the exhaust to produce very minimal sound? (As close to the stock setup as possible?)
yup...it is possible , just tell the Automech guys that you want minimal sound , am sure they can fabricate it that way.
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Stick to the stock replacement aka panel type free-flow filter.
U get cold air from the grill unlike the piping with universal filter which is sucking all the air from the radiator fan and the skewness of over 60 degrees decreases air flow.
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How does green cotton compare against KnN?
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How does green cotton compare against KnN?
I think Green filters are better then KnN. They have really good kits in conical filters which prevent any heat going into them with the twister kit. PM Turboindia he has got green in India
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Stick to the stock replacement aka panel type free-flow filter.
U get cold air from the grill unlike the piping with universal filter which is sucking all the air from the radiator fan and the skewness of over 60 degrees decreases air flow.
Nitrous, man, why are you banging your head like me. No one's gonna listen to us unless we do back-to-back testing with stock and K&N. Then the cat will be out of the bag.
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Then the cat will be out of the bag.
The Cat needs to be out of the exhaust for better performance.
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@BUSA,
Do you know if green cotton has stock replacement filters for the swift?

As of now, I will be going in for a KnN stock replacement along with a complete FFE setup from automech. Will be finalizing on this tomorrow.
Is it worthwhile to go with the SS muffler option? I would be using the car on a regular basis.

Many thanks to all the suggestions Keep it rolling...
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psynap3 - I would highly highly recomend you to go for a Conical filter, it makes a huge difference.

Green do have stock replacement for the Swift, but the Green Cotton Twister wont make much noise i can assure you, its a conical with very less noise.
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The Cat needs to be out of the exhaust for better performance.
This from a guy who says putting on a conical filter makes a "huge" difference.

Duh, ok, whatever man. I'm not getting into a argument with you. Again.

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psynap3 - I would highly highly recomend you to go for a Conical filter, it makes a huge difference.
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This from a guy who says putting on a conical filter makes a "huge" difference.
I am sorry, you misunderstood me, i wanted to say the conical filter gives you a huge difference when compared to the stock replacement filter, with the stock replacement filter you dont feel much in terms of performance.
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I think i'm confused reading this thread on stock or non-stock filters. Can some1 please give a suggestion on a stock replacement please. Driving a Swift Vxi for the past 9 months and completed 10000 kms. Going for the third free service now. Would like a performance upgrade, if possible a boost in acceleration too. Thanx in advance.
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