When the box arrived I was bit shocked as you could easily fit in a toddler in it. When I opened it I found another sizable box to open. Inside I found some filling, few intake parts wrapped in foil and another box containing air filter. All well packed. It also contained 4 A4 pages with list of items included in the box, list of required tools and installation manual in 15 steps with small photos. So far everything was tip top!
Installation was easy but some element didn’t fit perfectly. I think REVO should add few close up photos on how exactly install heat shield. Overall quality of parts was good with exception of rubber pipe. Inside the pipe there is a rubber ring and rubber around it could be cut out much better. I didn’t have time during installation as I was losing day light fast but at some point I will take it out and cut it out nicely with stanley knife.
Now… big question. Does it sound nice?
Yes. If you like turbo whoossshhh and sound of BOV you will like it. If you drive in town and you are driving slowly it’s hard to notice any difference but if you push it a bit it will become very noticeable even at very low revs.
Does it fell more powerful? Well… maybe. I think many people stating that after they installed intake car suddenly become more responsive and quicker. I think this is placebo effect as more sporty sound of engine make it more exciting. I don’t think you could notice difference that much difference with extra 5hp and 9Nm in a car with over 200hp and 350Nm. Maybe someone will do the dyno before and after one day.
Any issues? Unfortunately yes. The heat shield became so hot after 10 minutes of driving that I could barely hold my hand on it. I think it’s made of powder coated metal and unfortunately metal isn’t great in stopping heat! I will need to think about dressing this shield in some kind of insulation to stop heat from transferring to air filter chamber. Another think I didn’t like is the sound when you go up the steep hill, holding same speed. You can they hear a bit of annoying whistling. Lucky you won’t hear it very often and problem disappearing with windows closed.
Am I happy with it? Yes, so far. I will keep you updated if I spot any more issues.
I hope that above article and below video will help you to make decision whether it’s something for you.