Date Added: Wednesday 10 November, 2010
I bought this panel as i've had K&Ns on previous cars and fancied a change.
A panel filter is a good cost/performance compromise, as it probably gives similar small gains as an induction kit, but at a fraction of the cost. And if you want the induction noise, this panel, plus a few 10mm holes drilled in the base of the airbox should suffice!
The panel was an absolute doddle to fit, took all of 2 minutes. It is a foam filter, and supposedly lets through around 30% more air than an OEM filter.
The car now revs more freely and is slightly more responsive. It also now has a slightly nicer sound when you put your foot down at higher revs.
Well worth the extra few quid if you need to replace the OEM filter at a service!
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]