Customer Reviews 1 item(s)
- Functionally Great, but Has Other Issues
I really like the function of this product. However, are a few things you should be aware of that Flyin Miata doesn't exactly make clear.
First, the finish is not the smooth finish they show in the picture, it's very rough with deep gouging and just looks terrible. I had to sand it down myself to look halfway decent but it still doesn't look nearly as good as if it were done in a sheet metal shop.
It's also a pretty DIY kit. You will have to trace and cut the foam and rubber edging yourself. Not a big deal, but it would be nice if they made that clear. Just a picture of what you are getting would be nice.
Lastly, whoever selected the hardware for this should be flogged. There's no logical easy way to access all the fasteners. They just give you loose nuts and bolts. No way to access the nuts with the lid and shield in place. So you'd have to bolt it all together first, but then how do you access the inner bolt to secure the shield? Or get the filter on? I'm really curious what they expect you to do. Regardless, the best solution IMO, and what I did was to install three M6 rivnuts in the shield. Then it's really easy to get the lid off
Anyway, despite all that it's a great product. I basically hear no intake noise now except I have my bypass valve going VTA. I bet if I recirculated the bypass it would only be exhaust you could hear. The foam on the lid does touch the top of the filter but I have not noticed any affect on tuning or performance.
Note from FM: the kit is supposed to come with nut clips, not loose nuts. This makes it easy to assemble. If you order one of these kits and it does not come with the clips, please contact us.