Re: Induction kit for 156 worthwhile?
The most noticeable change induction kits make is to the engine noise; rarely any noticeable power increase.
I had a K&N replacement filter fitted. I didn't notice a difference to performance, but then again, you can never really expect decent power gains from only spending 40 quid.
It seems power gains from induction kits are pretty meagre, unless you've got a turbo-charged nutter-mobile like an evo or something similar.
Even so, I have a Pipercross VFC fitted now. This contains a foam filter housed in a carbon fibre shell (to 'protect' it from heat). An insulated hose/tube plugged onto the end of the carbon fibre shell then feeds colder air to the filter from a space in the front bumper.
After fitting, the motor gained a MASSIVE 1bhp, at a rolling road. I was ecstatic! LOL. Induction kits rarely make a difference, but they can sound wicked depending on what you go for
For £120 quid you could buy some tasty track pads and fit them next time you replace your front discs and still have some change
2001 156 1.6TS (SP2)
Eibach Sportline springs, Pipercross VFC,custom exhaust,strut braces,track pads & fluid,Toyos all round.Grr.
Last edited by james; 12-07-07 at 11:16.