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Is there any sort of intake manifolds worth fitting to my 2007 zs, or any other sort of mods like coil packs, leads? I already have full cat back exhaust and considering induction kit, thanks 👍

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Over on the Skoda forum a lot of the 'serious' modders tend to lean towards Denso plugs, ignition leads and coil packs. iridium tips properly gapped. Wether you choose single, twin, triple or quad tips is up to you. If the gap isn't exactly the same to each tip you are as well having single tip, the spark will arc to the closest point only. There's a difference of opinion as to wether the number of tips make any difference to performance or just longevity of the plug. Ignition leads don't have a great deal of difference to performance power wise but even slightly damaged leads can lead to electrical faults so invest in some good quality leads that match the voltage and as short as possible - get some decent coloured ones and you can start to colour code the engine bay [emoji16]if you are upgrading the plugs to sports plugs it is advisable to get sports coil packs that will increase the power to the plug and create a larger spark to arc across the bigger gap in the plugs.

Think about fitting a cone filter for now, a generic one can be picked up for about £12-15.


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Don't bother faffing with coils and leads. You're only changing them for looks at this point. You'd need a rebuilt engine and such to get any sort of gain. Induction kit would give you the best bang for your buck. Beyond that you're getting serious. Talking cams, injectors, turbo, engine rebuild, then your manifolds, and a remap (maybe not in thay order).

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I always thought pipercross were decent as a lot of people used them, after doing some research I found they were pretty [emoji90] to be honest. The K&N 57i seems to offer the biggest gains, boasting around +10-11bhp. Closely followed by a Powertec kit, can't remember the exact one though. I went for the K&N in my old Fabia MC (had to be modified a little to fit) and I don't know if I ever felt it increased the power but it certainly made a decent sound and you could hear the turbo spooling too.



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i duplicated the K&N 57i, but used a Ramair filter, which both flows and filters better than the K&N, bit ended up costing less than half.

 

Pipercross supply to about half the formula 1 grid, I'd be happy to use them over oiled cotton any day of the week.

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Not had any personal experience with Ramair, do they have a good lifespan? Do you have to re-oil them etc or are they paper and throw away? I know they do both paper and foam


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They're extremely well respected in the motorbike world, probably the biggest M/C aftermarket filter manufacturer since the late 70's.  

 

They require periodic cleaning and re-oiling, but not as frequently as waxed cotton.  Theoretically, its impossible to block them with dirt like waxed cotton, and they're not affected by moisture - if you read the small print on the box (but rarely mentioned in the ads) you'll see many K&N products are not recommended for use in sustained wet weather, which is kinda pretty useless in the UK.

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http://www.ramair-filters.co.uk/shop/automotive/induction-kits-automotive/direct-fit-induction-kit-automotive/ford-induction-kits/ford-fiesta-1-6i-zetec-s-ramair-performance-foam-cone-induction-air-filter-kit/

Seem a good buy? Unsure whether it comes with pipe that attatches to throttle body? Unsure what im getting with that kit tbh, thanks guys 👍

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I believe with that you junk the airbox, and it mounts on the remaining intake pipe that sits betwixt airbox and throttle body.  The K&N 57i is then same layout.

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Like this (my Fusion)

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The silver pipe will be a cold air feed, like my black pipe in the picture.

Its not ideal.  The engine layout and lack of space leaves few options.  The standard airbox sits above the manifold getting hot, and provides a nice labyrinth to heat incoming air, and the cone improves drastically upon that.

 

Nevertheless, don't expect any performance gain.  You won't be going any quicker, although it will sure sound like it 

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Oh i see, shame i cant find any that route towards the front right side of the engine, managed to make one myself on my last fiesta (1.4) but was hoping somewhere sold them, thanks mate

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Thanks @Jethro_Tull I've no idea about the bike scene. I don't think I would be able to master all the gears and brakes being handles and pedals too. I'm too short for a bike too! Since I broke my back I have no sense of balance and no core strength so wouldn't be able to stay upright and not strong enough to take its weight. I can fall on flat level ground before I've even tried to move lol


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