Basic Performance upgrade

stutzedward

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stutzedward

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I know about this mod but my intercooler pipe is forcing the intake pipe to push downward forcing the pod filter to be slanted instead of straight. So to construct a nice airbox, unless I redo the intercooler pipe, else it will not look good.
 

stutzedward

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stutzedward

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haha yala... old filter very dirty already... or if KNN, never wash for a long time. Car will feel very heavy and reluctant.

Anyway to answer you, changing to open pod WILL NOT improve turbo response.
 

stutzedward

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stutzedward

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Some say will improve power. Ah Wah said no. Only smoother. I guess banana will not make a huge diff.
 

kaninbu

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kaninbu

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banana is prone to cracks unless ceramic coat it.really don't feel any improvements.
 

4gbanger

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4gbanger

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i used to work at a tuner shop 7 years ago and my job there is to fabricate parts like intake manifold, intercooler pipes, banana etc.. one thing for sure, if u wanna make ur banana not to crack is to weld one support from main flange to turbo flange.. so when receive hard vibration or impact it will absorb.
 

stutzedward

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stutzedward

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When you converted to TD05, it will crack too when it's hot + water. So make sure you use manifold cover.