Tomsfiesta

Making my Mk6 slightly louder

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Hello all. I have a standard 1.25, 2006 ,Style model fiesta. I'm wanting to make it sound a little louder, but nothing to louder, but just more grr..if that makes sense. Will an induction kit do that or am I best going down the exhaust route? 

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I don't think an induction kit will do much or even anything so probably an exhaust is a reliable mod to get some noise. 

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A proper induction kit will give you a bit more noise on a petrol, it's a gentle burble at idle with a sort of sucking 'bwaaaaar' noise as you build the revs, try running the engine with the airbox lid off briefly and you'll hear the difference.   They are usually classed as a performance mod though so can be a pain to insure when you're young. 

Exhausts give a lot more choice of noise, from tinny, buzzy 'bee in a can' right through to rumbly, bassy 'brown noise' tones.  Ideally you'd want somewhere between the two lol.  Personally I like the rasp of a Milltek but they don't make them for the 1.25.  You'd probably have to risk a cheap backbox unless you went for a custom system and could then chose exactly what you want.  Same problem with insurance though, so definitely check before buying anything.

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Thank u. I'll take the air box off first and give that a go to see how it sounds. With the induction kits I've seen them priced from £40-£100. Am I best going with something like a k&n or will the cheaper kits do the same job? 

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27 minutes ago, Tomsfiesta said:

Thank u. I'll take the air box off first and give that a go to see how it sounds. With the induction kits I've seen them priced from £40-£100. Am I best going with something like a k&n or will the cheaper kits do the same job? 

A straight swap panel filter from Green Cotton Performance or K&N will work well rather than a mushroom filter,

Also leave the induction box but remove the snorkel part 

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Sounds like the filter route is a lot simpler and less faffing. I will explore the different options. So swapping the standard filter for a k&n or Green Cotton would make it sound better? Or would I need to adjust the air box too to get the most out of it? 

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If you want noise, you need to remove the airbox...upgrade panel filters are a bit pointless in my experience.

You will notice a drop in MPG because you'll drive it a bit harder to hear the noise lol.  

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2 minutes ago, TomsFocus said:

If you want noise, you need to remove the airbox...upgrade panel filters are a bit pointless in my experience.

You will notice a drop in MPG because you'll drive it a bit harder to hear the noise lol.  

Alternatively dropping the sump should get it popping and banging 🤣

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