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Old 29th October 2015, 19:38   #316
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@linuxmanju What is the difference in the cost of downpipe and FFE? Apart from the performance, I am also looking for the mean exhaust grunt
Does a downpipe produce nice grunt?

Also, Pete's box is costing me 43.5k. The best thing about it is that it is plug and play and thus, reversible. For how much can the remapping be done?

I think the easiest of all the installs is the K&N air filter. I will go for it ASAP.
Arsi, K&N improves the pulling to 2-4%. Tuning kit will improve the performance by 10-15%.
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True that, Dine. I will go for remapping as soon as I find someone experienced. Besides, I have heard that performance filters such as K&N allow the entry of dirt particles in the engines. Have you faced any such problems?
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@linuxmanju What is the difference in the cost of downpipe and FFE? Apart from the performance, I am also looking for the mean exhaust grunt
Does a downpipe produce nice grunt?
Down piping should not cost you a bomb.

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Also, Pete's box is costing me 43.5k. The best thing about it is that it is plug and play and thus, reversible. For how much can the remapping be done?
43.5K ??. A remap should cost you less than that if you negotiate better.

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Arsi, K&N improves the pulling to 2-4%. Tuning kit will improve the performance by 10-15%.
I would take 2-4% performance improvement with a pinch of salt. I have driven my earlier Ford Figo as well as Punto with K&N.
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K&N and FFE for a TD is a total waste of money unless you like a noisier and less refined car with no extra power but extra "feels like more power" - i.e. more noise.

Being honest the gains in a petrol car are not much better but anyway...

Remap is the way to go, tuning box as a second choice.

Otherwise drive economically, save up, and use the saved money to buy a faster TD or a remap / box.
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True that, Dine. I will go for remapping as soon as I find someone experienced. Besides, I have heard that performance filters such as K&N allow the entry of dirt particles in the engines. Have you faced any such problems?
K&N replacement filters should be OEM spec so no more dirt than the originals (in fact probably less) - K&N supply a sticker here (UK) to put on your engine to remind the dealer that the warranty still holds.

The only real advantage in a K&N is not buying a paper filter so often, but as they are very cheap and made of recycled materials why bother ?

Also there will be no gain on a TD.
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Arsi, K&N improves the pulling to 2-4%. Tuning kit will improve the performance by 10-15%.
Its a claim. Unproved, but a claim.
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Would go with a remap. Seems to work better on ford Figo ...diesel
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