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Old 11-02-2012, 09:26 AM
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Afternoon all,

Just got back from the workshop working on the ideas for the carbon fibre air intake system. While there we knocked up one of the 'standard' type air intake tubes and have decided to offer these as a stage 1 kit (please forgive the blue silicon in the pictures if anyone wants one it will come with black silicon and stainless jubilee clips.

The major difference between ours and the normal ones is that you dont need to cut the oil breather hose or even replace it! this tube will accept the jaguar push on fitting, reducing the need to chop yours and allowing you to return to stock easily and without damage.

Also the end nearest the cast part of the inlet has been shaped to better resemble the oval shape providing better asthetics and a smoother transition from the round 3 inch T304 stainless pipe to the oval.

I can offer these for 105 complete with the 2x silicon joiners (in black), polished finish and 4x stainless jubilee clips plus fitting instructions. Installation should take no longer then 15-20 mins and the gains have all been proven. I will be doing dyno comparisons between stock, stage 1 and stage 2 (carbon full intake) as soon as the carbon one is done.

Delivery costs to the UK will be 5, if there is any interest from abroad will get the shipping costs for these as and when.

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The tubes will come polished as in the picture and fit very well. (It was raning on this one!)

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Turned stainless fitting TIG welded to the tube for jaguar oil breather hose.

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Standard oil breather fitted (sorry about the pic quality)

If anyone is interested let me know and we will go from there.

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Wow, that's nice. Definitely quote shipping to the US if you would. I'm checking the GBP->USD conversion rates as of right now... $168 plus shipping, not bad!
 
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Quick update, ive been to the post office and these are working out at 130 delivered to the U.S.A (approx $208). I am now taking orders based on a 1 week build time and delivered to your door 7 days after that.

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Ohhhh I love competition!
Post some videos and such too...
 
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Quick update to show the new black Mocal quad reinforced silicone now supplied in the kit at no extra cost. Picture as below.

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Waiting on a cast intake section arriving so that we can start modifiying it for better flow before making the moulds for the carbon fibre stage 2 version.

Thanks for the interest so far.
 
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...saving for a Christmas gift to myself, or if my family wants ideas fro me, this is on my list. I'll be ordering one soon. My s/c is too quiet.
 
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Have an interest! What will be the cost with deliver to Russia (198261 Saint-Petersburg)?
 
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Im newbee..can you answer to email [email protected]
Thaks a lot
 
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I will find out shipping cost on Monday and report back, thanks for your interest.
 
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Are there any the advantages to this air intake other than visual? Thx

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The advantages of these tubes are well documented mostly by the s type r owners, the standard plastic intake tube has restrictions and a design that cancels the induction noise out. In doing this the efficiency of the tube is compromised. Think of it like gas flowing a cylinder head, smoother and increased flow allows the engine to breathe easier and in so doing creates power.

The s type guys have seen rolling road increases of upto 15 chp from this mod alone. I will be carrying out tests once my stage 2 tube is completed to show gains.

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Would stage 2 then have something to do with the airbox? I would think there would be more restriction there than the air intake tube, but if your picking up 15 chp(crank?) then I guess not.

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In actual fact the airbox is ok, removing the flap on the front of it along with the standard 'cold air feed' does not offer a restriction. The stage 2 relates to the cast aluminium pipe that goes from the throttle body to the air intake tube, on removing this it was again apparent that there is room for improvement as far as smoothing out the airflow goes. The plan is to produce a one piece deal to go from maf to throttle body creating the smoothest possible route. As this is something new I will be testing a mockup version on the rolling road to confirm an increase in crank horse power (chp) before offering the units out. If there is no proven gain I won't have them made.

After that I will be following the induction route to its next port of call, the supercharger itself to see what can be done with that.
 
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I'm ready to place my order, I've sent you a PM
 
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I'm ready to place my order, I've sent you a PM
H20boy - You will be very pleased! I just got mine last week and all I can say is WOW!!

HUGE difference, excellent blower whine and increased throttle response!!

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Have an interest! What will be the cost with deliver to Russia (198261 Saint-Petersburg)?
Just wating for answer!
Im realy want to buy!
please email me [email protected]

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Cost is the same for shipping to Russia 130 pounds pm me your details and well go from there, cheers.
 
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Originally Posted by caldoofy View Post
Cost is the same for shipping to Russia 130 pounds pm me your details and well go from there, cheers.
Sorry, like the new member on forum I can not write you PM!
Can you proceed invoice to me by PayPal (account [email protected]) or write me please to my email!
Big thanks!
 
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Hi there
What about my order?
Wait for info!
Thanks
 
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Sent out on Sat mate i did email you to advise but obviously you did not recieve this, again. Should be with you by Fri , Mon at the latest.

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John
 

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