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View Poll Results: Is the CDA worthwhile? Have you a different induction?
I have the CDA, I'm happy. 9 33.33%
I have the CDA, I'm not happy . 1 3.70%
I have an aftermarket induction, I'm happy 0 0%
I have an aftermarket induction, I'm not happy 0 0%
I have modded the existing airbox, I'm happy 2 7.41%
I have modded the existing airbox, I'm not happy 0 0%
I am still Standard but will look to upgrade 9 33.33%
I am standard and will stay that way. 3 11.11%
Other... please explain. 3 11.11%
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The CDA, Worthwhile?

I'm just looking to see the overall opinion on induction..

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Re: The CDA, Worthwhile?

Depends what car you're talking about. I've simply put a K&N in my standard airbox on the GTV...

A few months ago the MGOC did a series of articles on modding the induction on an MGF and substantial gains were obtained. However, the standard intake on an early MGF is a rather tortureous route. I'm not too sure there's much to gain on an Alfa system, particularly on the GTV...
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I've just got an K&N panel filter...job's a good un.

Had a CDA on my last car, hit a flood and it sucked water into the engine...don't think I'll bother with full on induction kits again.
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Re: The CDA, Worthwhile?

I think they only give any real benefit as part of a fully tuned airflow system mass air in > exhaust gasses out as efficiently as possible wth the car tuned to the air system.

They do sound nice though, but to be honest you could get the same affect just by taking the sound deadening out the bonnet.
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Re: The CDA, Worthwhile?

Got one, sounds good, better response, and pulls better on the motorway.
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Re: The CDA, Worthwhile?

Not got one, not getting one, don't like the noise.
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My dad had one on his spider. It did nothing for performance and ruined the classic TS soundtrack. I was not impressed with the quality of it and the NOT FOR ROAD USE marking on it.
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Re: The CDA, Worthwhile?

Apparantly (According the Nigel at Angel) that statement on the CDA - "Not for highway use" is for the US. I am very skeptical about it though...

I have modded my existing airbox with the GTA intake and it mad a big difference.

Thanks for the responses..

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get it mate wellworth it, better throttle response, adds a grr to the driving. got mine hooked up to the side of the foglamp. had it for about 6 months now. I live near you so if you want you can check it out.
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Very happy with the CDA, since cleaning and re-oiling the other month it has breathed new life into my Alfa
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I've got a CDA on my V6
...and it DOES make a difference
Rewarded with much better throttle responce

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Re: The CDA, Worthwhile?

Not being technical, what the h3ll is a CDA ?
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Not being technical, what the h3ll is a CDA ?
Carbon Dynamic Airbox made for a firm called BMC. It replaces the airbox and filter with a single unit. Just in the process of cleaning mine on the V6, hopefully it'll be a lot sharper to rev once its cleaned
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Re: The CDA, Worthwhile?

Thanks for the explanation Pud
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