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|23rd December 2008, 23:49||#31|
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2. Again, my first FFE was pretty loud, it sounded great initially but after a while it was irritable so I told viper that I'd like the new FFE to sound as close to stock as possible. Now it's almost stock till 3000 rpm (where I do most of my driving) and after that it's louder than stock but not as loud as most FFEs I have seen or heard.
Just be sure that you specify this to your tuner and there should be no reson why you should be unhappy.
|24th December 2008, 00:07||#32|
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I have an Ikon 1.6, it has been running on the Stock Replacement K&N filter. I am okay with the very little additional drivability that the high flow filter offered to me.
One of the main reasons while choosing the Stock replacement was being able to retain the stock airbox, which takes in air from behind the front bumer functioning like a Cold Air Intake. An universal filter in the same area even with necessary heat shielding wouldn't be same.
As regards additional airflow capabilities of the universal filter, I do not see any significant gains that can make me forego the factory air intake that were designed by engineers in sync with what airflow the specific Engine will demand.
Use the gears and revs wisely and you will continue to enjoy (but silently).
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|24th December 2008, 00:23||#33|
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I'm yet to find a mechanic/tuner who appreciates what I expect from the Car. Was lucky to find one for my Fiero though. Oops am going
@1100D: Well said and like I said earlier I was afraid to tamper with my Ikon's engine as well. But a good tuner/mechanic can work wonders with it. Funnily, I feel that the Car is even more peppy when there's a hole/leak in the exhaust pipe or muffler
|25th December 2008, 06:42||#34|
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I am running my 1.6 with a KnN Conical and a header-back exhaust but i would'nt say there is a huge power gain, yes the difference in performance is more than noticeable because the restrictions have gone so the engine revs more freely. I really dont think one gains any BHP out of a high-flow filter and FFE its just a boost in MHP.
Its just that the engine is more free so its easier for it to attain speeds which earlier took more time and effort.
@anachronix- i still think something is amiss and the high torque is not attributable to dirt fuel...agreed it might have taken away performance like top-end but cannot possibly increase low-end grunt because dirty fuel will sap performance in the entire rev range and not just top-end. If the fuel pump was not able to fuction properly with the dirty fuel it would have sapped low-end performance as well.
If you say 2nd did 60kmph the there is very little possibility 130kmph could be achieved quickly.
The "phenomenon" that you explained in your initial post can only occur with change in gear ratios. I cant possibly think of fuel/air-filter resulting in a phenominal increase in torque.
Maybe you did not reset the ECU by disconnecting the -ve terminal after K n N installation due to which the ECU was running a leaner a/f mixture which might explain a drop in performance.
Just my 2 cents.
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