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Has anybody fitted a cold air intake/induction kit to the Brera 2.2?

Any opinions on results or whether it's worth doing in the first place?
 

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There doesn't seem to be any big benefits to fitting one of these, the current air box is the same across the models, so really if it can cope with a 3.2, the 2.2 will be no trouble
 

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I've fitted a K&N filter on my previous Brera. Might give this short ram mod a go. Seems simple enough..
 

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Not sure if it brings any gains to have a K&N filter in there, but it doesn't hurt and sounds good too.
Some pics or even a video would be great if you go ahead with doing the short ram intake.
 

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After asking a few specialists and looking online I decided against upgrading the induction. It doesn't seem to make much, if any difference to things. I settled on fitting a Pipercross air filter...
 

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The intake in the 159 is already pretty decent, there's not much chance of it sucking in hot air. The only thing you could remove is the resonator box that sits on the intake pipe towards the corner of the engine bay, might make it louder but not sure if it will change anything.
Have you noticed any sort of gain just by changing the filter? Better breathing/sound? Might be worthy to also switch out the rear exhaust boxes for performance versions too.
 

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Can't say I noticed any difference changing the air filter but I have just fitted new straight through back boxes from Wizard Exhausts and they sure do make a difference, both to sound and performance...
 

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I wouldn’t put your filter there, it’s jist going to suck in hot air and drain your performance, if your going to do anything put a cone in place of the airbox, I am currently doing this on my 3.2
 

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I wouldn’t put your filter there, it’s jist going to suck in hot air and drain your performance, if your going to do anything put a cone in place of the airbox, I am currently doing this on my 3.2
Sorry for being thick but is it as simple as just swapping it, no mods needed ?
 

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I will put pictures up when its done.

Ive bought a 76mm stainless steel pipe to go into the air intake, ive then bought a pipercross performance cone air filter 75mm x 200mm x 150mm

I am cutting out the top of the existing airbox to create a shroud to prevent water splashing and using some compriband seal to seal around the subframe and car body so no water can splash at all.

However i am cutting my airbox as it is already broken, i wouldn't recommend cutting a good one.

You dont need a box if you have the cone high up but i am just doing it for additional protection
 

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I will put pictures up when its done.

Ive bought a 76mm stainless steel pipe to go into the air intake, ive then bought a pipercross performance cone air filter 75mm x 200mm x 150mm

I am cutting out the top of the existing airbox to create a shroud to prevent water splashing and using some compriband seal to seal around the subframe and car body so no water can splash at all.

However i am cutting my airbox as it is already broken, i wouldn't recommend cutting a good one.

You dont need a box if you have the cone high up but i am just doing it for additional protection
Photos would be good yeah as I might do this
 

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How is cool air going to get to it if it's in the engine bay with a plastic shroud?....or are you still feeding it with the factory intake....in which case where is the gain?.....or am I completely misunderstanding because I'm too tired! No point having any sort of "performance" air filter if it can't get cold air. Don't forget that any filter that can flow more air is not filtering that air as well either...basic physics! That's why I stick to a paper filters. In tests they always filter best..and at the end of the day keeping dust out of the engine is its main job.
 

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1. Cool air will still be getting to the filter via the original cold air feed to the box and via another 76mm cold air ducting feed that i am installing

2. The location of the filter is in the wheel arch so is not affected by the heat from the engine, the plastic surround is the original air box with the top removed, this allows for an additional air feed to direct cold air from the front of the car direct to the filter without the possibility of it allowing water to flow into the filter.

3. My original air box was damaged as the was involved in a collision, so i have completely rebuilt it and up-rated every part to a performance spec as the car will now only be used in the summer for road trips and track days.

4. In terms of the performance gain vs an original paper filter then there isn't much in it tbf and ill admit that as i am no expert trying to gain every ounce of power haha; however i am doing it for the induction noise and because the original air intake box was damaged beyond repair.

5. In terms of filtration, yes paper is the best however I have found that with the old airboxes becoming brittle lots are damaged and if the filter gets damp it restricts the performance, i pulled a filter out a brera a couple of weeks back and it was sodden after heavy rain! :O The pipercross performance filter i have is simply the name for it as it is the only type that comes as universal sizes as typically alfa's intake sizes are all over the place! It has come as a dry filter which I will lightly oil for added filtration. The oil wont be an issue due to the 3.2 crank case breather being in the air intake anyway; but i will be installing an oil catch can to get rid of this.

Just thought id make myself clear haha as i always type on here quickly and dont always explain what im doing properly and why im doing it haha

It's always an experiment so ill see what works best
 

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Has anyone actually fitted one with any results, performance won't go through the roof I know but I'd like the grunt
 

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Well I cut the top off my air box as it was damaged anyway and installed the new cone filter into that’s to give it some additional protection, using the original air feed into it.

It’s on 3.2 V6 and the induction noise is amazing!

However I’ve now had my custom exhaust done so you can’t hear it as much haha

However completely worth it and I haven’t noticed any loss in power
 

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Well I cut the top off my air box as it was damaged anyway and installed the new cone filter into that’s to give it some additional protection, using the original air feed into it.

It’s on 3.2 V6 and the induction noise is amazing!

However I’ve now had my custom exhaust done so you can’t hear it as much haha

However completely worth it and I haven’t noticed any loss in power
So it would be the same crack on a 2.2? Top off air box and squeeze it all in there ?

Thought an indcution kit would go in the wheel arch, a mate with a focus ST has and had no water issues splashing in
 

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Its "craic"....not "crack" if you need to used Irish slang!
 
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