Pipercross Performance Air Filters. New Ford Focus RS. PP1746

Performance filtration specialists Pipercross have added yet another core tuner car to their 3,000-strong model portfolio; the latest Ford Focus RS.

The torquey hot hatch has already achieved legendary status in its launch year, making it one of the most popular bases for tuners everywhere. The combination of Ford’s impressive power delivery and its impeccable road manners means that the Focus is a competent all-rounder on road or track.

Being a high-output, turbocharged engine, the Focus RS really responds well to breathing modifications, with a panel filter and exhaust upgrade often being the first improvements that owners make. The Pipercross filter is designed to be an exact replacement for the rather asthmatic factory paper filter and uses multiple foam layers to allow up to 30% more air flow through to the engine, improving power, torque and drive-ability over the stock set-up. Best of all, it’s made here in good old Blighty!

The Pipercross filter uses a unique semi-conical profile to allow a free flow of air around the entire circumference of the filter. Without this design feature, air is drawn through a focussed spot near the intake, negating the benefit of the higher flowing foam – a fact that has been lost on many of the RS filters currently available.  As well as increased flow rate, thanks to its unique multi-laminated open cell polyurethane foam construction, the Pipercross upgrade can actually filter down to a much finer rate than the OEM part, preventing any foreign particles from entering the induction tract, meaning even greater protection for the RS engine. This same construction means that the filter can also go longer between service intervals than even leading cotton-gauze filters, before needing to be cleaned.

Best of all, despite these impressive abilities, the Pipercross filter comes with a lifetime warranty and can be easily cleaned again and again for re-use, providing decades of faithful service and paying for themselves many times over.

The price is a credit crunching £42.54 + VAT. Bearing in mind that it’s the only one you’ll ever need – what are you waiting for?

For more details on the Pipercross range, please visit www.pipercross.com or call the team on 01604 707750.

Pipercross Nissan 350Z and 370 Z Free Flow Panel Filters

Performance filtration specialists Pipercross have provided the perfect breathing solution for all 2007 on- Nissan 350Z and 370Z models; their bespoke panel filters.

Designed to fit into the factory airbox as a direct replacement for the two original paper units, The Pipercross filters have been designed up to a desired quality, rather than down to a designated price. Flowing over 30% more air than the factory part, these beautifully made filters can make significant improvements in power, torque and driveability and comes with a full lifetime warranty to give decades of faithful service.

The unique multi-layered foam construction not only means a higher rate of flow, it also mean that, compared to even the leading cotton-gauze replacements, Pipercross foam filters can go for up to three times longer before needing any servicing or cleaning. This can be done indefinitely for the life of the filter. Little wonder then, that they are the darling of the JDM market, listing Ralliart, Toms, Spoon, TRD and Nismo as past and present OEM clients.

Priced at just £59.32, it makes the perfect first modification for any Z, and flows stronger.. for longer!

For more details on the 3,000 vehicles covered by the Pipercross range, please visit www.pipercross.com or call the team on 01604 707750.

New Pipercross Venom. Breathe Deep!

Induction specialist Pipercross has released a revolutionary new design to turn the induction kit market on its head!

Their new Venom induction uses groundbreaking new construction and material choices to give their best ever air-flow yet in a sealed intake design. This latest kit comes complete with constant-diameter flexible ducting and all adapters needed for a quick and easy fitment. The filter inside is easily removable for cleaning and maintenance while the ingenious ‘click-together’ design makes for light weight. Essential for track and race applications.

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The Venom has a massive 100mm open neck to allow maximum cold airflow though into the filter within. As well as being shielded from engine bay heat soak by the air-tight conical outer, the filter inside has a significantly larger surface area than any other sealed induction kit on the market. This increased airflow means more power, more torque and ultimately, more throttle response through each gear.

Initially, tuner’s favourites such as the EP3 Civic Type R, Mk4 Golf, Clio 172/182 and Mark 4/5 Astra will be the first to market. With many more to follow later in the year. As well as precision moulded ABS bodies, a genuine autoclaved Carbon Fibre edition will also soon be released. As well as these tailored kits, a universal fitment is also available.

Prices start at just £119.99 for the ABS unit, rising to £179.99 for the full Carbon version. The Venom will be available from Ripspeed branches of Halfords and all good motor accessory store.

For more details on the 3,000 vehicles covered by the Pipercross range, please visit www.pipercross.com or call the team on 01604 707750.

Pipercross R56 Mini Cooper S Turbo Induction Kit. Min-duction!

The latest incarnation of the Mini Cooper promises the most sparkling factory performance for the marque yet! Induction gurus Pipercross however, still feel that the best can be bettered and have released a tailor-made induction kit for the R56.

Fabricated here in the UK, the beautifully made kit features a spun aluminium neck and optimised cold-air feed to drastically improved air flow into the 1.6 litre lump. Thanks to the multiple foam layers of the included cone filter, the engine remains fully protected whilst improving power, torque and drivability over the stock paper item. It also happens to have a great induction roar as well!

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As well as increased flow characteristics, all Pipercross filters can actually filter down to a much finer rate than factory filters, preventing any foreign particles from harming the engine, extending its serviceable life. This same construction means that the filter can also go longer between service intervals than even leading cotton-gauze filters, before needing to be cleaned.

Despite these impressive abilities, all Pipercross Induction Kits come with a lifetime warranty and can be easily cleaned again and again for re-use, providing decades of faithful service and paying for themselves many times over – and that’s before you start factoring in the significant performance benefits.

Priced at just £97.87 including VAT, you can easily make yours a Super Cooper.

For more details on the 3,000 vehicles covered by the Pipercross range, please visit www.pipercross.com or call the team on 01604 707750.

Pipercross Competition Filter Range

Induction maestros Pipercross have released details of their latest range of competition-spec filters.

The hugely diverse range has been designed to offer a variety of solutions for race teams, car preparation outfits and specialist car builders. Over 40 different combinations of neck and filter diameter are available ranging from 50 – 146mm necks with a choice of 5 filter sizes from 100 to 300mm.

Not only are the range of sizes vast, to accommodate almost every possible application, space or airflow, but also cover varying construction types including foam top, alloy caged and straight walled. All use a precision moulded rubber neck to allow for quick and easy fitment to any circular mating surface. Best of all, they’re all made entirely here in the UK.

As well as increased flow characteristics, all Pipercross filters can actually filter down to a much finer rate than factory filters, preventing any foreign particles from harming the engine, extending its serviceable life. This same construction means that the filter can also go longer between service intervals than even leading cotton-gauze filters, before needing to be cleaned.

Despite these impressive abilities, all Pipercross filters come with a lifetime warranty and can be easily cleaned again and again for re-use, providing decades of faithful service and paying for themselves many times over – and that’s before you start factoring in the significant performance benefits.

Perfect as an upgrade for an existing induction kit, or for those looking for a bespoke solution. Basically, if you need a specialist filter – this range should cover it. Prices start at just £27.99 and rise to £56.99.

For more details on the 3000 vehicles covered by the Pipercross range, please visit www.pipercross.com or call the team on 01604 707750.