This pipe removed the resonator that's installed in the factory intercooler piping of many of the 1.6T cars. Removing this resonator will slightly increase turbo noise and has been shown to increase power by 5-8HP in the upper RPM.
It's a quick and easy way to add a little bit more power and turbo noise.
I installed this part in a Cerato GT, and it feels like it has improved the car's performance in the upper RPM range. When I'm driving around town in Eco mode, the induction noise is still fairly quiet, and does not seem to be louder than original, but when I put it in Sports mode and sprint from 0 - 100 km/h on the highway, the car seems to be a little bit quicker ( even if only by a fraction of a second ), and I can hear some additional ( but subtle ) induction noise. This is a fairly simple and inexpensive performance upgrade that any backyard mechanic can do, and if it helps to remove excess heat from the engine, that is a bonus.
Good part, cheap upgrade for the car! Tristan was super friendly and helpful would def recommend this mod and his service. Can hear the spooling a little more and seems more responsive.
Sounds a bit more throaty and spools a little bit quicker. Good value for money mod. Very easy to install. Literally took 10 mins max
This mod caught me off guard with how beneficial it actually is the OEM resonator is like a faulty pacemaker for the turbo. However this stent brings the sounds and like back. Well worth it!
Funny, I couldn't detect much difference in the Cerato GT, perhaps li'll perkier response at high end rpms. The difference was much more noticeable in my Hyundai Kona 1.6T.