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    VXRed
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    Hi guys,

    Can anyone help that has changed there standard front pipe to either the cobra one or scorpion one??

    Just wanting to know is it worth it ?
    Sound difference?
    I'm just looking to do induction kit, front pipe and remap... If it's worth doing the front pipe that is. What are your views guys?

    Lastly which induction kit would you's recommend, courtenay, regal, ram air etc?

    Thanks in advance.
    Michael


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    it seems to allow the turbo to spoil quicker and thus makes the engine rev better, exhaust note is slightly louder.

    I recommended the Courtenay intake because of it's design - a perfect cone shape, inside the air filter.

    Your exhaust tips will stop going black as well, think I've only had to clean them once in over a year, instead of every week.

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    I have the Nortech decat pipe these are good quaility and with the change of the inlet it sounds a lot different.
    I have the Ram Air cone, on cold start the induction sound is loud.
    You also will need new spark plugs as well, with the remap.

    Is it worth it, that depends on what your looking for !

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    How loud are we talking? Is it just a different frequency? When I changed my H's decat pipe it was no louder, just made a differeny (nicer) noise.

    Worried about losing refinement especially on Mway, but really want more power. Although might trade that off to not have black exhaust tips constantly lol

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    I dont think its louder but the sound is different, with the standard exhaust system.
    I dont think the black on the tips goes away. That maybe more to do how its driven!

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    So I need to get better spark too?

    So all in, the front pipe change helps turbo and makes the sound abit better.
    The nortech is abit out my price for the part really.. That the one with the 90mm pipe?
    How much does the air filter change the sound ?


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    Cobra decat pipe with RSS induction kit and turbo inlet hose ,and then cut the center silencer out sounds great when you put your foot down but still sounds comfortable when cruising.

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    Which spark plugs would people recommend?
    I see courtenay sell the NKG laser iridium plugs... Is there different types of spark plug or are they all the same?


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    bit of a question about the exhaust layout on these astra.
    Is it Turbo, pre cat, main cat, resonator, back box
    or turbo, main cat, post cat, resonator, back box
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    im currently running stage 2 with nortech double decat heres a short vid pal https://youtu.be/JEvSpyyOpww

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