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3.2 induction kits- opinions?

Has anyone fitted a cold air induction kit? The only ones I can find are cda, which are not purpose built- kind of puts me off. Also why does an induction kit need to be carbon fibre? Seems exuberant to me!

Will be getting cat less manifolds and remap in future, so worth changing the air box?
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Have you seen how big the filter element is for the 3.2? There are no proper elements with more surface area than that A K&N / BMC drop in filter is best option

The snorkel on the GT 3.2 is also as big as it can really go and it already points to a cold spot. A bit of a tweak there could work or make it worse - 50 / 50 chance.

One place you could optimize is the pipe running from the filter box to the throttle - the resonator part and the flexy:
Alfa Romeo Silicone Induction Pipe GTA 3.2 V6 - Autolusso New Alfa Romeo Parts

http://s143.photobucket.com/user/how..._5243.jpg.html

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Have you seen how big the filter element is for the 3.2? There are no proper elements with more surface area than that A K&N / BMC drop in filter is best option

The snorkel on the GT 3.2 is also as big as it can really go and it already points to a cold spot. A bit of a tweak there could work or make it worse - 50 / 50 chance.

One place you could optimize is the pipe running from the filter box to the throttle - the resonator part and the flexy:
Alfa Romeo Silicone Induction Pipe GTA 3.2 V6 - Autolusso New Alfa Romeo Parts

IMG_5243.jpg Photo by howe_r | Photobucket

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Thanks for the advice. I am getting a red autolusso hose, it only looks like the end bit though. Can you buy full hoses from box to plenum?
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Thanks for the advice. I am getting a red autolusso hose, it only looks like the end bit though. Can you buy full hoses from box to plenum?
yes it only replaces the flexy bit..

you can get a carbon pipe or stainless pipe to replace the other section.

http://www.autodeltashop.com/popup_image.php?pID=237

http://www.autodeltashop.com/product...roducts_id=288

think the stainless version is available on ebay from an Italian seller
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yes it only replaces the flexy bit..

you can get a carbon pipe or stainless pipe to replace the other section.

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think the stainless version is available on ebay from an Italian seller
Thanks, auto delta a little prices Imo. Tried searching for stainless intake on eBay couldn't find one. Do you have any idea who they are?
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Thanks, auto delta a little prices Imo. Tried searching for stainless intake on eBay couldn't find one. Do you have any idea who they are?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/collettore...87ZIqVBeQCIKQQ
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Yeah - I had one of these made up locally - It works and looks the bomb :tumbs:

Now I need to get that red flexy replacement part too --- URGH there goes my piggy bank
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I'm just going for the red bit for now, too much needs to be done already. When bank recovers I will go for a stainless bit.
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