That looks so good. I love the use of the stock air box as well. Let me know when installed and if you are please as I will have a K&N for sale as well.
Takeda, a name much better known on the Nissan side (Z, G and etc) has just come out with, IMO, a cleverly designed Intake system for the F that employs the stock vacuum operated two stage intake. It has a semi-sealed (It has a small opening in the very front) enclosure with a dry reusable cone filter. I have ordered one from B2 Auto Designs and it should be here this week. I'll post pics and overall impressions when it's installed. If it works out, and I have no reason to think it wont, I'll have my K&N Drop-In filter and JoeZ intake up for sale
5+rwhp.. I am curious to see the results as well, I have the TOM'S drop in on order. Is the 16hp to the wheel or to the engine? Using the stock setup is smart I dont know about the small opening if hot air would soak in and drop performance. To me the results sound high I dunno will wait for the results.16+ HP!! Wow. What is your current K&N plus JoeZ supposed to give you?
The stock intake unfortunately does not complete the seal on this intake. Other than that I agree this is a better alternative to k&n.The 16hp would be at the crank.
I like the look of the system because it uses the stock air box and clips into it. I think the hole on the side will be covered up by the stock intake system and will make a proper seal. I also like the dry filter element. Looks good.
Well, it came today. Two hours after receipt, it was on the car. I downloaded the installation instructions before I received it and familiarised myself with the installation procedure, so I was ready to go. The opening in the front is necessary because the filter is larger than the housing on that side. IMO, the quality of the kit is very good and I believe it is well engineered. The shroud is good quality metal and is crinkle powder coated. All in all a well designed unit. As far as sound goes - Reving up with the hood open, you can now hear that open element sucking sound, although it's very quiet. At WOT, sounds pretty much the same, but a wee bit louder. At mild acceleration, it sounds more throaty. It's too early to tell if there is a performance difference. I'm happy with my choice.
My JoeZ and K&N Drop-In Filter is for sale here:
Looks great Lou! I wonder if they'll offer different color options.
So the stock air box is untouched and the secondary intake still functions properly?
The intake looks good, I just don't like the opening on the side.