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Old 05-10-2009   #1
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GSR Kit Fitted and Reviewed

Well finally got round to fitting the GSR induction kit yesterday:

So here are some pics:

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GSR Kit:

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Removal of old Filter:

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GSR Kit Fitted:

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Review:

Immediately the first thing to hit you is the being able to hear the dump valve, now it has a very pleasant pssst sound . I then took it for a quick drive the noise coming were amazing, lots of whistling, dump valave, and just a little chatter plus a slightly improved induction noise. OVerall very impressive in the sound department.

In regards to performance, can definitely notice improved throttle response, it revved more freely, i have to say i am very impressed so far. Just made the engine feel a little looser.

I am planning to add the TMC tuning box soon so hopefully this should help get the most out of it.

Overall very impressed.

Also some of you may remember i added a head unit so heres a quick pic of it fitted, no prizes for guessing but a very good piece of kit :

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Re: GSR Kit Fitted and Reviewed

So now just driving and giving the full throttle !!!
Fine work + pics
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my hands got cut to shreads though, there is a bugger of a bolt holding the air box on which you have to do pretty much blind, fiat don't make things easy for their mechanics!!!

looking forward to adding the tuning box should have 180bhp+ after that.
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it is nice to see another GSR fitted and running without problems
greate that you feel how improved your 150HP engine

i wish that one day my kit will arrive too

how long did you wait for yours?
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I had to wait a little while, about 5 weeks all in, got stuck in customs for a few days as well.

Have to say though was well worth the wait.
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WOW... looks gooood!

Is the filter itself protected by the wheel arch inner lining?

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WOW... looks gooood!

Is the filter itself protected by the wheel arch inner lining?

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I was concerned the filter wouln't be protected, but it is fine, in the same position as the stock. The bracket holds it firmly in place, and is protected by the bumper in front, and the archliner in the rear, though if you want dsirect airflow you can just remove the fog light/or cover as it sits right behind this.
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Re: GSR Kit Fitted and Reviewed

cewl Gib,

Looks really good - I am not too skilled mechanics wise... do you think the average joe like me can install the kit?

I am actually speaking to BMC Filters (italy) about constructing a CDA induction kit... my friends got one in his alfa 156GTA I hope it doesnt matter that I linked to this thread just for reference?!

http://www.bmcairfilters.com/infoCDA.asp

though - the GSR looks good and comes in red

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i'm no mechanic, just take your time, and work methodically its pretty obvious what to do, some bits a little tricky and can be fiddly, but anyone should be able to do it.
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i'm no mechanic, just take your time, and work methodically its pretty obvious what to do, some bits a little tricky and can be fiddly, but anyone should be able to do it.
Sounds good. If BMC cant make an induction kit for me - I will definately consider the GSR
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I'm giving up on ever getting a response from Peter. A shame, really. But terrible customer support. Lost a lot of respect for the guy, especially since I saw him online like a week ago, and he didn't reply to any of my messages.
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Whitebravo: I have exact the same feeling as you. I can understand that he is a busy guy. But when he permanently goes to internet and im SURE he reads our PMs and mails, but what is wrong with this guy???? Currently i found that he was on this site 22 hours ago - https://www.fiatforum.com/members/oldschool
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it is the same situation on that site also, i tried to sent many PMs to CPH - Peter there, but without luck and no reply
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try just sending 1 pm and waiting. must be a pain in the arse if he gets loads, he wont remember what ones he has replied to and what ones he hasnt
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