FakeConcern's C4 VTS

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daviemck2006 wrote:Just going to stick with the airbox and panel filter. Didn't realise they had a complex air intake system, and not really wanting to stray too far away from standard.
Same!
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And 35quid for a pipercross or K&N panel versus lots more for induction kit with no real difference except noise!
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I've got a k&n direct replacement filter on the Zx , I did consider an induction kit but the Zx's engine bay is tight so I stayed with the panel filter . I have been in a Zx16v with an induction kit and I think the induction noise would get tiring .

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bxzx16v wrote:I've got a k&n direct replacement filter on the Zx , I did consider an induction kit but the Zx's engine bay is tight so I stayed with the panel filter . I have been in a Zx16v with an induction kit and I think the induction noise would get tiring .

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Yes I agree, induction noise can be tiring. Years ago I put a K&N on my 1275GT with 1 3/4 SU carb (apart from the fact it wouldn't run without a change of needle) it was so noisy I went back to standard. Admitedly on a Mini the filter is almost touching the bulkhead & about 18 inches from your ears!
I have a Pipercross on current VTS & it sounds pretty much standard. On the last one I had a BMC & that was fairly noisy under load.
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Interesting about the induction kits... My C4 is running the standard induction set-up (as far as I can see) however it really has got a very nice roar when moving on... A mate has got a C4 with the same engine (1.6 VTi 120) however his is nowhere near as deep, or dare I say it, as good a sound as mine.

I was wondering the other day what it might be however I just cannot work it out. My mate's has the same engine however it is not a Loeb, but a VTR+ hatchback. Wonder if Citroen did something to the internals of the airbox or something for the Loeb cars to make them sound a bit better... However nothing is listed in the brochures etc along these lines...

With a few blips of the throttle it's audible however if pootling around sounds fine. When putting your foot down though it's nice and loud...

Any thoughts?
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Have you looked to see if it has the standard paper filter?
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I had been thinking I might come to the (161 mile each way!) X Rally, so started a small bit of "improvement" on my car. I started to sand down & fill the kerb rash on the wheels, but found it too cold to spray successfully & thought I would do it during next week. Now I have discovered that SWMBO has commited me to all sorts of home improvements over the Easter holidays- great! So if I decide to come, is there somewhere at the back I can hide my VTS with half sanded down wheels? (unless there is a prize for rolling restoration C4 VTSs!!!)
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Fake Concern wrote:Have you looked to see if it has the standard paper filter?
Sorry Peter - missed this! All looks standard to me...
Fake Concern wrote:I had been thinking I might come to the (161 mile each way!) X Rally, so started a small bit of "improvement" on my car. I started to sand down & fill the kerb rash on the wheels, but found it too cold to spray successfully & thought I would do it during next week. Now I have discovered that SWMBO has commited me to all sorts of home improvements over the Easter holidays- great! So if I decide to come, is there somewhere at the back I can hide my VTS with half sanded down wheels? (unless there is a prize for rolling restoration C4 VTSs!!!)
Excellent! My C4 will be there too...

It's funny about these home improvements - there was a sudden spate of new kitchens being fitted by FCF members a little while ago! :lol: :twisted:

All C4s are welcome, and as per discussion on Club-XM.co.uk - coil sprung cars can be parked in the LHM leak free corner! :twisted:
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Citroening wrote: All C4s are welcome, and as per discussion on Club-XM.co.uk - coil sprung cars can be parked in the LHM leak free corner! :twisted:
Franklin, we’ve already had this conversation [-X [-X Mine don't leak... None of them :wink:

Well, only the Activa from the rear ram when the mercury is below 10 degrees but that's normal!

Anyway, an LHM leak is very 'green' :wink: :lol:
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I have kept the VTS really clean and shiny for the last week, then this morning I drive 30 mile in the wet!

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I had hoped the salt had been washed away, but apparently not!
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The salt looks worse on a black car. When I had the C5 it was silver. Couldn't see the salt!
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That's the only pic if the C5 I can find. Dinna know about seeing the salt, can hardly see the car :lol: :lol:
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So the only C4 VTS at the X Rally was mine! Some pics here with Franklins C4 Loeb making mine look very dirty!
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That looks really good. the two black c4's then the others in the background
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daviemck2006 wrote:That looks really good. the two black c4's then the others in the background
I'd agree with you here.

Following on from your comments on your own thread about the Silvervision indicator bulbs, quite a few series 1 Coupe owners have replaced the rear lights with facelift units. To be honest, I'd never really thought there was much difference, but having seen Franklin's car up close, I can now see why they've done it. Not sure i could justify the £50+ each lamp though!
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I'd never really noticed either TBH. I would like to get some of the red away. I do have a cunning plan which I may try once the house move is past, will not cost a penny, I have the required stuff, and it is reversible if it don't work. I put silvatech's in the rear also, I did just see the orange through the lens. Needs a wash tomorrow then pics I think. Your bottom photo really shows how good your exhaust looks, what's the diameter of the pipes? Do they fill the gap fully, with no problems? did you have to modify the bumper? I really love it