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After searching for an air intake for my 453 turbo I chose this. Cold air intake seems to me to be a bad idea. If you have worked on a Smart (this is my second Smart) the engine compartment is very hot and very dusty. I spent a lot of time in there on my 451.
I could not find any reviews or anyone that has installed the kit. There website states it's plug and play. Changing the side turn signals to LED is plug and play, this is NOT. The installation is complete, the results are very noticable, and I'm getting clean air to the turbo.
Has anyone else installed this kit? I recommend it, but the install is not a simple upgrade.
 

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The filter looks like a cone inside the cylinder. The flex hose comes out the area where the stock air box was. The hose is much larger than the stock. The rear wheel well has to be removed and most the foam has to be pulled out to make room. The end of the hose stops at the side intake but does not attach to anything. It's wedged in place at the air intake on the side of the car. The hose is so much larger I had to cut a piece of the wheel well out. A small piece but the factory hose is more rectangle shaped than the wider round hose.
 

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This is the only place I could find anything on the kit. They made the hose hook up with a 3D printer, so it can be done.


 

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