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Air Filter, Pipercross, MX5 Mk2/2.5

SKU: SI4631

Pipercross are the official filter for the MX5 Championship, supplying every car on the grid with a Pipercross performance air filter. The same high quality filters that go into every MX5 race car can be purchased from us for your road car, so why not get yourself the No.1 filter for your MX5.

For drivers that require 30% more airflow and a lifetime, washable air filter, a Pipercross replacement panel filter provides the perfect solution.

Designed as an original equipment replacement, a Pipercross panel filter replaces the factory air filter within the airbox. Installation is as simple as opening the airbox, discarding the old filter and replacing it with a free-flowing Pipercross air filter.

As airborn dirt particles are trapped by a paper or cotton-gauze air filter, there is a dramatic increase in pressure drop which essentially robs the engine of airflow and power. Due to the deep foam construction of each Pipercross air filter, airflow is able to negotiate trapped dirt.

Air filter service intervals are extended with the Pipercross panel filter, with a lifespan (between cleaning) of double that of the same paper filter and nearly three times that of a cotton-gauze filter. By simply cleaning and refitting the Pipercross panel filter, there is less waste and service costs are reduced. 

Fits all Mk2 & 2.5 models, 1998>2005


Based on 9 reviews

Rob Gower
Not sure if it's worth the money, although it's a lot cheaper than the K&N panel filter, makes a nicer induction noise past ~5.5k RPM, and supposedly lasts longer than the paper filters, so 4/5 stars seems fair.Easy to drop in.
15/06/2018 12:16:11
Andy Avenell
Fitted this same time as my audiolink iPod lead. Fitting easy, unclip the 2 air filter clips, lift off, slide out the old, slide in the new and re-fit. Job done. I took it down the by pass and in truth, I didn't really notice any difference. My grin was still the same and my heart happy by hey, that's cause I was driving the mx5 lolThe filter? It may make a difference but I didn't find it. The only real positive is that is IS a quality air filter and and such will do a far better job than a standard.Would I buy one again? Yes probably but only for the reason I believe it is justified over a standard for quality to the car.
20/12/2013 12:16:26
Paul Frewer
Delivered in 24 hours as usual.Took about a minute to fit!No difference to sound until you accelerate into higher rev range,then the car suddenly sounds like it's kicked into life like it should do,exactly how you want it,so as not to be intrusive in normal daily use with traffic etc.Very pleased,and recommended purchase
16/08/2012 12:16:32
Paul Grindlay
Delivered within 24 hours. Took 5 mins to fit. It does seem to make a difference my car runs and rev smoother. Very pleased
08/03/2012 12:16:35
Prompt delivery as usual by MX-5 Parts ( if they can't supply somethingimmediately they send regular updates) , gives a "throatier" sound above 4000rpm. Seems to need less throttle for a particular level of acceleration and gives 1-2 mpg improvement over a standard filter - ( 34-35 mpg compared to 33 with a standard filter on my 1.8 Sport. It may never pay back as you need to buy a cleaning pack every so often, but at least you can rationalise paying for a nice sound !
16/12/2011 12:16:37
Ed Walford
No way of telling objectively, but seems sharper and sounds nicer at higher revs.
15/12/2011 12:16:38
Marco Pacini
Incredible super fast delivery. Excellent usual Mx5Parts service!TOP!
27/06/2011 12:16:41
James Langston
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!
10/11/2010 12:16:45
Robert Goldring
Have had the Pipercross Panel Filter fitted for 1 week now and the results are great.(you really notice it once your accelerating hard)The car accelerates far easier than with a standard paper filter. I did try the K&N panel filter firstbut was not impressed with it as it seemed to make no difference compared to the standardpaper filter. The K&N is a fabric type material.The Pipercross Filter is made of two layers of foam so the air really flows through.The fuel economy seems good too.MX5 parts seem to be having trouble getting them but you can buy them on Ebay andfrom Pipercross direct. The part number is: PP1268 (MX5 parts prices seem the best though).
25/08/2010 12:16:47

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