Have you thought about getting this air intake system from them?Just a bit of an update on my own current situation.....
I recently purchased a modified factory intake tube from smart-stuff.parts. Just got it today and installed it. I'm not 100% sure on this... and it might just be a bit of an initial placebo effect of me just trying to find something that changed with the car... but i'd swear it's idling a LOT smoother than before with the original tube. I don't know if maybe @SmartMadness might have any similar input on that idea from when they were testing their own intake prototypes...
Hasn't really seemed to make it any louder like i would have hoped... but the smoother idle so far is a plus.
Here's a link to the intake i bought:
As you can see, that one is a pretty similar diameter the entire length of the pipe (it does gradually get smaller to join up with the turbo at the bottom). Here is the factory one:
As you can obviously tell... HUGE difference in the middle. But the weird part is when you take the middle bit off.
Haven't taken both hose clamps off, but it appears to be the exact same on both sides from what i can tell (might take the other side off later and get a better idea of it). It kinda seems a bit hard to believe that such a thing could do ANYTHING to disrupt or restrict airflow... which is kind of confusing to me. It's basically a straight-through section of pipe, with an extra air chamber on the outside, with only a few tiny gaps around it for air to even go through to get into those chambers.
Going on a bit longer of a drive now... will update later tonight or tomorrow if i remember.