by Derren Phillips
Date Added: Monday 14 June, 2010
Decided to give the Apollo a go after having had a 57i kit on my previous (NB) MX-5.
Fairly straightforward to fit although the pictures on the instruction sheet are very small and difficult to make out, however fairly disappointed by the end result. Performance increases are always fairly minimal on this sort of modification, but the sound of the engine was barely affected either.
Worst of all though, the fitted kit looks a right mess. The build quality is certainly up to K&N's usual standards, but the end result is a mass of Jubilee clips and mismatched pipes and hoses - the solenoid switch must be cable-tied to a random hose and the breather pipe pretty much forced into place to get it to fit.
After a few thousand miles, I've decided to reinstate the airbox and just use a K&N panel filter instead; can't really tell the difference (cf. the Apollo) and the engine bay looks much neater.