Hey Marlon, when did you get all Squadra'd up?
Last time I saw you, you were moaning about a lack of oomph - did the Squadra sort it?
Air filter - this question has been discussed a number of times in different forums but I think you've got the main points there - the Squadra chip probably was mapped/tuned on a standard airflow car. How much of a difference that makes - ? who knows.
The main problem most people have stated (including a very good in depth trial, I'll have to try & did up the URL) is the heat problem
associated with the engine bay flow of air. Many cars have seen decreases in performance after having induction kits fitted - the previous reply explains this well (hello fade2grey).
I got a K&N replacement box filter for my 2L 16V, before getting the Squarda & it feels good. More low end torque improvement that high end performance boost, but nii-iice. I'll maybe get a supersprint back box at some point, but that's all I'm planning (servicing & parts costs are killing me too much at the moment).
Maybe you should go for Max Power look and attach a wheelie bin scoop on the bonnet with a tumble drier hose into the airbox.
Yeah baby, yeah!
Get yersel a replacment flat filter & tell us how it goes.
What you up to these days anyway?