Date Added: Monday 20 April, 2009
This was my 1st order from mx5 parts having only just bought my mx5 2 days earlier, the online ordering was as simple as it comes, the delivery....well the courier Knocked me out of bed at 8.00am in the bloody morning...! it was that quick..!
OK.... the piece of kit..Its K&N so you know its gonna be quality.
It fitted the car perfectly...I've bought kits for previous cars where things needed modifying but not with this baby.
It looks awsome when fitted, the filter itself seems quite large for a 1.8 engine but it does not interfere with any other engine bay components.
The kit sounds a little louder than stock on idle but get heavy with your right foot and this baby starts to sing...its very throaty @ 4000rpm..!
My only concern is after driving about 50 miles I opened the bonnet and found the mandrel intake pipe quite hot.
Not a K&N design fault but the apparent lack of direct cold air to the filter, maybe fitting a section of tubing like whats found on standard K&N induction kits will do the trick and keep the intake cool like its supposed to be.
Overall Im very pleased, if your looking for induction, wait a little while longer, save a few more pounds and buy this kit rather than a standard induction kit.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]