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I had my car mapped a few months ago by Sabre. Im Very happy with the results 326bhp 390ftlb, but my age is starting to show and the open airfilter noise is starring to grate on me for long journeys.

My question is will i loose power by changing it for a cais and will i need it remapping for a filter change?
 

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RS airbox is a good alternative, to cais with the option of more noise occasionally with the correct K&N airfilter choice if you wish .

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Yes Phill is right ..For a more factory tidy look and of course smoother acceleration and drive this is an amazing set up indeed ..Yes it can be a lil more expensive compared to other cheaper set ups but it works perfectly and of course can handle 300bhp upwards easily especially using the Mountune lid .
 

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If the car was custom mapped by Sabre then switching the induction kit may have a bigger impact - as the tune will be more tailored to your specific hardware. It'd be sensible to give Sabre a quick call and get their view before making changes if you want to be 100%.

RS airbox does look the most factory though and should give a good balance of noise and performance.

One question though - what about the open cone is grating?
 

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Thank you for all your comments. The constant wooshing noise on the motorway as the road rises and puts load on the engine is starting to get on my nerves. I can cope with it around town but i do a lot of motorway driving .
 

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I have the RS airbox, it is virtually identical sound to the stock airbox, when the bonnet is shut, I’m not an RS wannabe, so I fitted one of these conversions.
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Nice and cheap lid from here, it fits directly to the standard box.
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I've had a Sabre stage 2 remap, and I'm using the standard air box with a Mountune CAIS & K+N 57s air filter and a Velossatech 'Big Mouth' ram air snorkel. Importantly (well I think so) is to put the bung in the end of the filter to stop the irritating 'whoosing' noise. I also think it's beneficial to have the standard ST enclosed air box plus bung (supplied with the filter) to avoid drawing in hot air from under the bonnet. Cooler, denser air provides a better charge.
 

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The RS box doesn’t draw warm air in from the engine bay, as it seals against the bonnet when closed, that’s why it is taller than the standard box lid.
 

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The RS box doesn’t draw warm air in from the engine bay, as it seals against the bonnet when closed, that’s why it is taller than the standard box lid.
That's as maybe, but let's not overlook the big open slot on the front of the RS item. I'm pretty sure some warm/hot air will be drawn in via this aperture.
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Yeah I’ve just realised the ops car is a mk2, on the mk3 the slot is right in front of the slam panel where it draws in air from the font, the mk2 will have it inside the bay, so the closed lid will be indeed better.
 

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Discussion Starter · #19 ·
Ok thanks to everyone that has comented and the pictures are very helpful. Can you buy the airboxs new or maybe a silly question is the mk3 bottom half the same?
 
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