Location: gold coast and off playing with 32psi of boost pumping into 4.1lt of pure ohc feralness and developing a 350hp n/a kit for ea-au i6, also making 5.0lt gear soon enuf
Re: XH Snorkel and K&N Filter
a k&n filter is only worth around 3 kw,
running one with the xh snorkel will only realy see you gain 5 kw at most, but you get better fuel economy from it, so is worth while. also the initial purchace of the k&n will be off set by the fact you can re-use the k&n one (clean then re-oil).
you are better of getting a k&n pod and enclosing it in a custom made box with a cold air feed.
the filter is worth 3kw or so still but the drop in inlet temp is more noticable, more torque across the rev range (not a tyre frying gain but is noticable), and the rule of thumb is for every 10 degrees of inlet temps you drop, you gain 1 kw.
another option is to run a ef upper air box with a au lower air box, have the k&N filter inside running a au series 3 xr8 inlet snorkel, then run a 3 inch convoluted pipe from box to throttle body.
if you cant make it ur self get ur husband to do it i am sure he'd love the chance to tinker with your car. :)
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The XH snorkel and K&N filter was my first mod to an otherwise stock ED fairmont, It does make a noticable improvement in pickup, quicker acceleration and fuel economy. hell how could it not see below.
So looking at your pic (6pac) gotta cut away the old snorkel coz it's attached on that one side to the shroud then what? drill holes to keep the XH one in place? Why have you got that "special" plastic at the front?
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