By a brand new member as well! I must be filling out some bingo cards here.
My 1275 MPi is looking to be Stage 1'd. It already has a Fletcher backbox fitted because the stock pipe had effectively rusted into dust, so buying a Stage 1 parts as a 'kit' makes little sense. I figure I just need an LCB Manifold (arguable for MPis I've heard), upgraded intake somehow and some better bits and bobs while I'm at it, like spark plugs, ignition lines and the like.
The manifold is easy enough, but I'm sure you all know there seems to be endless debate over the intake, mostly coming down to preference.
I've decided against a 57i, for two reasons, I've heard they're no good on injection minis performance wise (is this true?) and also because it seems widely accepted that the stock box with a K&N/PC element inside performs better.
So, keeping with the stock box, what are my options? I've read that a stock box with extra holes works the best, but I've also read that this mod shouldn't be done on injection minis. Is there anything I can do with this box, keeping in mind it's an MPI, to squeeze whatever improved performance I can out of it? Would extending/fashioning a longer induction pipe that ends closer to the grill be of any benefit?
I've been looking at this
Which quite frankly, looks pretty silly. It looks shorter than the stock pipe so logic tells me would receive warmer air. Why is it so expensive? Is it for the S works badge?