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Old 04-12-2017, 09:43 PM   #1
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I'm looking for a suitable filter set up? any suggestions are very welcome! I'm leaning towards an enclosed one so as to keep the intake noise down a bit (like that's going to happen ) Any photos, recommendations, links, personnel horror stories all greatly received. Cheers in advance.

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Old 04-12-2017, 10:44 PM   #2
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I went for a budget enclosed filter off ebay, where my rad is placed the air filter is behind it so sucks in hot air, the enclosed filter helps this

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Old 05-12-2017, 06:27 AM   #3
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I used a Hurricane filter on mine, I managed to get hold of a good used one from my mate, think one of the racers upgraded to ITB’s and Andy kept hold of his old 52mm TB and filter, which was a bonus for me!
They are supposed to be possibly the bust induction kit, but they are expensive new.
http://www.elise-shop.com/hurricane-...odels-p-5.html



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Old 05-12-2017, 07:27 AM   #4
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I've used a selection of different filters and found the quietest is an mgtf 160 airbox with K&N panel filter, but I don't have room for this now so I am using a pipercross venom enclosed filter(came free on my old MG) and before that had a universal non branded version of the venom, both of which gave me almost exactly the same 1/4 mile times and around the same level of noise so are very close in performance. I find the venom pretty quiet for most driving and only makes noise on full throttle so is nice to live with - I would guess any of the enclosed filters like the hurricane etc will be similar. My filter is under the passenger wing (to get a bit of cold air) and is connected to the throttle body via a thick walled stainless tube which I think also helps with noise, I also experimented with some cold air tube to the filter with the open end of the tube pointed to the ground and this made it quieter but was a bit too quiet for my liking.
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Old 05-12-2017, 09:19 AM   #5
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I realise this isn't the best setup but it still is a suggestion.



It's a simple K&N cone filter. The rubber mat actually works really well. It stops hot air from the radiator getting into the intake. There gives a noticeable drop on the temp gauge after fitting it. I also use my Mini through the winter so it helps driving through floods as doesn't drink any water. In fact it's never missed a beat during some horrendous conditions.
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Old 06-12-2017, 04:32 PM   #6
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I found a couple of K & N Apollo's on the good old E of the bay and a new Pipercross Venom, http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pipercross...-/160693479653

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pipercross...gAAOSw0cdZfhpH

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/K-n-Apoll...19.m1438.l2649

I quit like the blue Apollo as I have blue water pipes and it would go with the colour that's in the engine bay?
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Old 06-12-2017, 06:30 PM   #7
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Pipercross Viper works well for me.
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