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Old 15th January 2005, 12:52   #1
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Smile K&N +TYRES FOR 1.6 GTX

I drive a Palio 1.6GTX.I am intersted in fitting a K&N Filter.The company has the Stock fitment and the Universal fitment,which requires certain modifications with the air box.I want to enhance the performance of the machine but not really with much of a mileage drop.What do you guys reckon?

I would also like to know which tyres I can go for,something wider than the existing 175/65 R14,without having to change the alloys.I did post this query but di not get a specific reply.I hope to get one for this post.


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Old 15th January 2005, 18:04   #2
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185/65 R14 LIKE INDIGO

average will drop~~~~~~~~~~~due to wide tyres and K&N filter
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Old 15th January 2005, 20:04   #3
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Originally Posted by vahss_11
185/65 R14 LIKE INDIGO

average will drop~~~~~~~~~~~due to wide tyres and K&N filter
From what i hear, K&N air filters increase the mileage........as the airflow increases, better combustion, so lesser fuel required...
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along with the VTECand the zen,tha gtx is also one of the most popular cars among us.
u can safely go for the stock replacement filter ,as it will not involve doing any mods.

regarding tires u can go for 195/60 r14 or 185/60r14 . on the existing rims

for more info refer to http://www.chris-longhurst.com/carbi...yre_bible.html
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air filter inreases mileage coz of higher inflow of air but wider tyres will decrease mileage ...
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The Notion that wide tyres reduce Mileage is not correct ...
wide tyres do reduce the mileage but not as drastic as some people claim ...
you might lose about 5% to 10% of your mileage to wide tyres .... thats it ...
so if your car gives around 10KMPL then after wide tyres it might give around 9 KMPL
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hey guys so does this mean that a K anN filter + wider tyres = better performance and same mileage
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this is purely my theory...but the moment you fit any performance enhancing part in a car, your driving style also changes a bit, it becomes a bit more sporty ;-)....so not much gain in terms of milage...you tend to rev the car a bit more and push it a little harder (just that tiny bit)....and K&N filter doesent really do much in terms of milage gain (ive got one in my palio, havent really noticed any diff). in fact its not very great in city conditions but make a huge diff after about 40kph when the outside air fill your engine bay.
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Stock Car is = to Stock Car, Stock Car with wide tires = Looks, more grip and no mileage drop as noticeble, Stock Car with K&N filter = Stock Car with more air inflow, small % performance can be noticed. If you drag race the car everytime to check the performace after the changes, then definitly mileage drop.
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try removing the restrictive U shaped intake piping and fix the K&N onto the throttle body connected by a short rubber pipe connector[shortram]. you will have to shift the battery to the rear to make space for the filter.have done it in my car; induction sound in fantastic along with direct breathing. can t go wrong.you might want to also look at a port/polish and exhaust job to address the entire breathing system.addictive.
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