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K&N Filtercharger 1.6 Mazda MX5 Mk1
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K&N Filtercharger 1.6 Mazda MX5 Mk1

K&N Filtercharger 1.6 Mazda MX5 Mk1

£104.33 inc Vat
by Jimmy Ihl
Date Added: Tuesday 11 April, 2006
Well, I got this today and have just installed it and taken my car for a drive. Here\'s my impression.

1. Installation:
First of all I´ll say this so you don\'t have to skim throught the rest of the reviews. DO NOT UNSCREW THE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR TO THE AFM. RELEASE THE METAL CLIP SURROUNDING IT. There, said. Second, you don\'t have to release the main air hose to the AFM (like the manual says). You can bend it backwards as you remove the stock airbox. Otherwise installation of filter went smoot. I haven\'t connected the cold air hose yet since I need to have the car up on a lift to do the job but since it\'s only 6 degrees C out today I don\'t think it would have made a huge difference anyway.

2. Driving:
The sound is not as loud as I thought it would which is nice. A bit deeper in the throat than stock but that grows into a roar as you take it above 5000 rpm. Very nice. It did feel like the engine breathed a little easier but I wouldn\'t bet my life on it.

Verdict: Buy this product for the sound, not for the gains. Price is a little over the top considering it\'s a standard K&N filter with a basic ventilation hose (you could propably pick this up at any store that carries these sort of items) and an adapter plate. Rating: 3 of 5 Stars! [3 of 5 Stars!]

Average Customer Review: 4.0 of 5 Stars! [After 72 Reviews]

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