I'm considering adding an intake and/or exhaust to my stock Miata engine but am unsure if I'll really get any kind of performance boost. If all the results are going to be is an increased engine growl, I'd prefer to save my money up for a turbo down the line (like 3 years from now).
Anyone have direct experience with before and after for intake and exhaust? Just wondering if it's worth the investment.
I am considering a K&N Typhoon intake http://www.autoanything.com/air-intakes/kn-69-series-typhoon-intake-systems
which a lot of people seem to use in their Miatas. However, the reviews are kind of all over the place in terms of performance gains.
"It gives it a nice deep growl and definitely adds performance. I would recommend this to anyone with any car."
"Don't expect much performance gain though!"
"I just installed it, sounds nice and gives me a little more power"
"The throttle response is much sharper than before, and the car accelerates noticeably quicker with the throttle down. "
Thanks for reading!