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Has anyone stuck an induction kit on the 1.8T as I would like to fit one to my car but can't find a review. As much info as possible please.
What car Mate? A Leon or a Beezer?
All said and done the induction kits are exactly the same whether they are on an Beeza or a Leon. http://www.seatcupra.net/forums/smile.gif
But as we've found recently the mountings are different on the Leon anyway, i think most kits will always be developed with the Ibiza in mind first, as they are the more popular car.
Induction kits on 20VT's seem to be a grey area at the moment, no one seems to be commiting the only induction kit i know of thats available in the UK at present is a Pipercross, and though it was supposed to be designed for both cars, the Leon seems to have drawn the short straw on the fitting kit, though with any luck this is being rectified.
Most of the tuning houses can't give a conclusive answer on if there is any benefits for or against having an induction kit. Some have said they are fine, some have said be cautious whne using them, others have described noticible power loss when fitted in both Leons and Ibiza VT's.
I myself have a Pipercross, but i havn't fitted it for the reason that at the moment im unsure on its praticallity both for fitting and performance, im waiting to see what the general overview is, im hoping to get my car on a rolling road sometime soon, and i may take the Pipercross along so we can test it on and with the standard airbox.
Personally my theory is that the main trouble would be the lack of a good cold air feed, it gets quite warm under these cars bonnets, and there isnt a great deal of air flow, the standard airbox, seems to channel its supply up from underneath the car, so getting a nice constant stream of cold, yet restrictive air flow.
K&N have recently introduced shielded induction kits which look quite good, as yet though it'll be a while before they are available for the 20VT crowd, the Jap cars seem to have a vast range of induction kits available with Aluminium cold air feed pipes, but as yet the VAG people seem to be overlooked. http://www.seatcupra.net/forums/frown.gif
Well you know what the answer to the lack of cold air prob is don't ya???
Get a Mitsu Evo vent on that bitch!!!!! http://www.seatcupra.net/forums/biggrin.gif
The 20VT Ibiza gets its cold air from the duct next to the left front fog light. This in effect pressurises the air box slightly, especially at speed allowing better airflow to the engine. This could be a reason why induction kits don't work. also RSD tell me that the oil on the filter contaminates the airflow meter causing problems.
the air mass meter or air flow meter is slowly becoming a bit of a niggle on ALL SEATS causing flat spots on 20VT and all sorts of trouble on all the others especially diesels and alhambras for some reason ,may just be the vehicles we have in abundance locally mind , but if ya got a BAD flat spot or acceleration problem , GET IT IN FOR A CHECK , if ya now bored waiting for the turbo or dont like its PUSH get a forge valve http://www.seatcupra.net/forums/smile.gif
drives a 20VT a LOT smoother
AND LOOKS DAMN COOOL