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Old 03-03-2004, 03:42   #1 (permalink)
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Pod filters

Hi,

One of my friends has an EF Falcon and said he's getting his air filter and intake system modified and some of it removed and is going to have two pod filters and get around 20kW extra.

I'm not too sure about engines but my brother is looking for a performance upgrade but not something too expensive like a super/turbocharger.
What we want to know is do you recommend this as a performance upgrade, how much extra power would we get and overall, is it worth it.

My brother owns a Falcon AU1 Forte (4-litre 6).

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Old 03-03-2004, 04:03   #2 (permalink)
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Mate 20kw from a pod filter setup?
thats crap.
Ive been using Pods for 10 years, yes he should get a noticable improvement, but 20kw is just dreaming(unless the car is already turbo or sumthing?).
You should get a fuel economy improvement, and a bit more squirt.
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Re: Pod filters

well its gunna cost a bit to put a turbo or supercharger on his car, well to do it properly anyways.

i suggest if he doesnt have a few grand lazy, dont bother putting a turbo or supercharger on it.

has your brother done any mods at all to his car??
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Old 03-03-2004, 04:19   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Pod filters

my mate put a pod on his ef fairmont...got a touch extra power but noticed the extra 'noise' too when giving it to it hard. think its more hype than a performance gain to be honest. maybe a set of extractors and a good flow through exhaust with the pod you might find the extra power worth it.
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You notice more induction noise... that would be about it...

You have to plan it right, so that you get nice cold air, and a venturi effect from the air pickup to the tb.
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Re: Pod filters

20kw is extremely optimistic,but i have heard of a 5kw increase buy replacing the plastic intake pipe from airbox to TB with a 2.5-3" stainless pipe.Again optimistic figures.Just remember that if its making alot of induction noise it doesn't necessarily means its making power,ever looked at a four cylinder intake pipe and noticed expansion chambers of the pipe,they're there to reduce inducion noise,removing them doesn't increase power just noise.Choose modifications that are known for giving better performance.Good luck but do some research before putting power figures on here or these guys will just pay you out.

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a decent pod filter setup i reckon is worth about 5kw max

better of spending the money on something more legal and worthwhile (spend $500 on headwork or on an exhaust or something)
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It is a whorth while mod to start with, for under $200.
Remember you get what you pay for.
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