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Old 16th March 2008, 09:06   #1
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I have been longing for a performance air filter in my Baleno. Nikkibike suggested fitting a CAI. Thought of getting a Greens filter installed from Peter directly. Peter's right hand Mr. Mathew was running late for an appointment but obliged to stay for another hour if I could make it to the hotel by 12:30pm.

Keeping the tradition of all team members who never run late, I spent the next 45 minutes selecting what dress to wear, another 10 minutes putting them on, keeping aside the remaining 5 minutes to cover the 20km from Paravur to Cochin. When I reached, I had the excuse of the stock filter slowing me down.

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Peter suggested a WIND filter.The installation took me approximately 30 minutes, ten minutes of which was spent here- in Peter's store room, selecting the colour of the filter that would go under my hood. There was Red, Green, Gold and Carbon. I chose carbon.
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Old 16th March 2008, 13:27   #2
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Congrats dude, it seriously looks beautiful in carbon. Enjoy the performance gain and hope there are more performance mods coming up soon!

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Old 16th March 2008, 13:29   #3
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Thanks mate. Surely there are....I will post the gains very soon.....
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congrats on the install pal , happy revving ...

I can recognised Mathews's tummy from the picture
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Nice choice. What kind of gains are you experiencing?
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Yea, do let us know if there has been any noticeable change in performance. How much did this setup cost you?
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congrats. loots neat in carbon.

razor - i think the green wind costs 6500.
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Fifteen minutes after I left, Peter phoned to ask about the performance with the air filter installed. But then, I had been stuck in traffic and could not rev it to see what it was really capable of.

Once the road cleared, I floored it. The midrange is now much more healthier. Beyond 3000rpm, the progress is impressive. This is the usual range at which I drive, when I'm alone. After 5000rpm, the performance is simply brilliant. The engine now revs more freely. I topped 110kmph in the second gear before I hit the limiter.

The wind is best suited for 1.6 engines, as I was told, since it does not deprive the engine of its valuable low end torque. As a matter of fact, I felt the low end response somewhat lesser than that of the stock filter. Accentuating to this feeling is the more power now available in the mid and high range. Earlier the power delivery was much more linear in stock trim and the CAI kit has only added to the mid and top range. So it makes me feel that the low end is comparatively less.

Then is the induction roar. Not very intrusive but has taken out the shrill note of the engine. Not it has a gruff note that makes it sound more relaxed at high revs. More than makes up for the lack of low end !

Drove the car for another 100kms or so when the rains started. On the wet roads,from standstill, I floored the pedal dumping the clutch slightly. The car moved an inch before it became stationary with the wheels spinning out of traction. Now that was fun.

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congrats on the install pal , happy revving ...

I can recognised Mathews's tummy from the picture
He he you are right. Mathew will now enroll in the ab slimming course, when he reads this.

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Congrats on the CAI, Vivek! I'd have choosen the carbon-fiber-wallah shroud too.

Good to know you're already enjoying Be a bit careful in the rains -- don't splash around too much, to avoid water getting into the filter.

BTW, you have a nice, clean engine bay
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looks cool. The carbon look is a good choice. I know the enjoyment you are having. How about a tubro now??
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Nice car and a very professional install!Congrats!

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. I topped 110kmph in the second gear before I hit the limiter.
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Curious to know what it used to hit the limiter at before.
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Congrats on the CAI vivek! But lastr time i called up pete regarding a filter for an OHC 1.5, i think he recommended the storm, which he said is better for bigger engines. And wind was for the smaller ones. Btw, pls post if u have any performance gains.

P.S: did u have to make a hole in the engine room for the CA Intake? If not, where is it taking the cold air from??

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P.S: did u have to make a hole in the engine room for the CA Intake? If not, where is it taking the cold air from??
Behind the fender,where the older models used to have a proper resonator.
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Behind the fender,where the older models used to have a proper resonator.
Would that run a risk of sucking in water in the rains?
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Would that run a risk of sucking in water in the rains?
Nope,completely isolated .. I shall take a pic and shor you what I mean.
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