The Best Seat Ibiza Induction Kit

By on 20 July 2021 / Leave a comment Updated on: 20th July 2021

The SEAT Ibiza is a staple of the UK Car scene, and for good reason. VW Group reliability and function and just a drizzle of Spanish style over the German underpinnings provides a compelling argument. Its standardised parts and popularity have made it a darling of the modified world across its prior three generations. Alongside uprating a stereo and swapping rims, fitting an induction kit is a great place to begin. The kits are relatively cheap, are often covered under standard insurance policies (Although, please check with your insurer) and can release a little extra power and noise from your engine.

Things to Consider

Performance

Typical benefits include a small uprate in power coupled with a louder induction noise as the sound of the air feeding the engine is no longer as stifled as it once was. Kits can be supplied with either a cone or panel air filter upgrade however all replace the paper filter for fabric or foam counterparts, with companies such as K&N providing oiled filters that trap more dirt and should last the lifetime of the car with regular maintenance. The improvements to horsepower are mostly uniform across most kits as they all improve airflow and prevent restrictions. Bigger money kits have dyno tested improvements offering around a 10% bump in improvement in isolation. The real money is often only worth spending if you plan on, or already have a suite of modifications installed.

Budget

Older models have options for most engines and tend to be cheapest, with newer engines requiring more outlay. Bracket-wise to get an induction kit from a reliable manufacturer expect to spend at least £60, however most options loosely hover around the £130 mark with more exotic kits topping out closer between £250 -£400. These options are best reserved for already well modified cars as they’re designed to cope and support parts far above the original manufacturers spec.

Vehicle Compatibility

With so many engine options available across both different generations, many options may be more applicable than outright stated. With VW’s vast product catalogue, many induction kits are marketed as options for a Polo or Leon and will fit an Ibiza due to many shared powerplants. This rings especially true for newer variants. Therefore, if you find a kit or style that you like it’s worth double checking with the manufacturer directly to see if they have a version of their induction kit that will suit your vehicle. Mass options such as the Pipercross PK Induction kit, alongside K&N’s expansive offerings are more likely to be resolved better through manufacturers especially for rarer engine or generations as they may be able to offer a universal product for your engine.

For the 6K model variants, many kits will fit both 6K1 & 6K2. Be sure to check with your chosen manufacturer before taking the plunge. As most of the revision was based around a facelift, most engine options remained across both models, with only a handful being dropped.

Featured Brands

K&N

Oil and air filters or most other high-performance consumables are K&N’s bread and butter. The American company has been around since 1969 and have established themselves as a dominant market force, and for good reason. They supply over 12,000 different parts for a myriad of vehicles and applications. Offerings are slightly pricey, but their fabric, washable air filters saturated in oil will offer far greater longevity than their paper counterparts making them solid value for a performance part.

Forge Motorsport

Gloucester based Forge Motorsport offer premium engineered solutions. Their designs are unique and extremely well engineered with the company is based around exemplary customer service no matter how eccentric your build. The products are pricey, but if you need some of the best, they’re one of the top contenders.

Racing Line

Volkswagen-Audi group specialists under direct control of VW themselves, they offer proven prestige like K&N, for applicable cars. Founded in 1997, originally formed to run the official works program for Volkswagen, it’s morphed into solid force in the market.

Ram-Air

Another huge brand name, their expansive range matches that of K&N. Started in 1981, their solutions have been aboard many race cars and their filter technology has been a cornerstone of the business. Well priced overall, they offer universal and specialist kits alike with proven dyno results on some models.

Pipercross

Making a name for themselves in Touring Car racing, Pipercross take foam filters seriously. Extensive testing, multi-density foams and a lifetime warranty, just wash every 20,000 miles. They’re handmade in the UK and are premiere option for your engine.

Seat Ibiza 6K1 (93-99) Induction Kits

Seat Ibiza 6K1 Induction Kits for 1.4 8v, 1.4 16v, 1.6, 1.9 TDi, 1.9 SDi, Bosch and Hitachi Fit

Ramair Foam Induction Kit– SR-005

ramair foam induction kit sr-005

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A simple, well priced kit made up from a filter and silicone tubing. With no heat shield, the focus of this kit aimed squarely at smoothing and increasing airflow with a side benefit of amplifying the induction noise. Fits onto the factory air inlet port making for a simple install. Overall, it’s a cost-effective kit to upgrade your Ibiza with.

Engine Fitment: 1.4L 8v, 1.4 16v
Product Code: SR-005
Heatshield: No
Washable: Yes
Warranty: None
Filter Material: Foam

Pros:

  • Excellent value.
  • Simple installation.
  • Well established brand

Cons

  • No heat-shielding.
  • Only fits the 1.4 engine

Pipercross Viper Induction Kit – VFC081

pipercross viper induction kit vfc081

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The viper induction kit offers a unique proposition of being a sealed unit cold air intake – aka a Ram-Air style intake system. Comprised of polished alloy and a carbon fibre heatsink this kit looks excellent in the engine bay and aims to increase mid-range performance. By improving the laminar flow of air into engine, it further supplements the de-restriction of the intake system. Despite being one of the fanciest kits of this list, its priced well falling into a mid-range price bracket. All these features are backed up by Pipercross’s lifetime warranty making this an easy choice. With fewer options for earlier 6K Ibiza variants, the Pipercross Viper kit is one of the most comprehensive kits available.

Engine Fitment: 1.4L 8v, 1.4 16v, 1.6L, 1.9L TDi
Product Code: VFC081
Heatshield: Yes
Washable: Yes
Warranty: Lifetime
Filter Material: Foam

Pros:

  • Sealed intake to promote laminar flow of air into engine.
  • Proven bump in mid-range power.
  • Superbly priced.

Cons

  • Mildly trickier installation than normal.

Pipercross PK Induction Kit – PK049

pipercross induction kit pk049

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This induction kit supports the Bosch AFM or the Hitachi AFM required by the 2.0L engines alongside delivering the typical benefits of a better sound, increased throttle response while being washable and reusable. Pipercross also offer their lifetime warranty making it a quality product from a quality brand.

Engine Fitment: 1.4 16v & 1.9L TDi & SDi, Bosch and Hitachi Fit
Product Code: PK049
Heatshield: No
Washable: Yes
Warranty: Yes
Filter Material: Foam

Pros:

  • Wide range of engine applications
  • Triple layer foam from one of the best brands in the business

Cons

  • No heat-shielding
  • Rear fitment of intake

Seat Ibiza 6K2 (99-02) Induction Kits

Seat Ibiza 6K2 Induction Kits for 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.8, 1.9 TDi

Pipercross Induction Kit – PK064

pipercross induction kit pk064

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With dramatic increases to airflow, (Up to 30%) and a lifetime warranty, despite the lack of offerings for the second generation of Ibiza’s Pipercross’s kit offers tremendous value for money. With no heat shield, but a carbon-clad foam air filter this kit is fantastic value for money. Pipercross’s expertise is on display here with a triple layered foam filter to assist with washing and airflow and ensuring a clean intake engine feed, free of turbulence.

Engine Fitment: 1.4, 1.8, 1.9L TDi
Product Code: PK064
Heatshield: No
Washable: Yes
Warranty: Lifetime
Filter Material: Foam

Pros:

  • Huge increase in airflow
  • Incredible value.

Cons

  • Slightly more expensive than basic models.

K&N 57i Induction Kit– 57-0549

k&n 57i induction kit 57-0549

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Priced exceptionally well for such a premium product due to its nylon housing it offers unrestricted airflow to improve throttle response but makes no direct claims about improvements to horsepower. K&N offers alternatives, such as the Typhoon or Apollo for more power but for most users, this kit hits the sweet spot. Backed up by K&N’s famous Million Mile (Or 10 years, whichever comes first) warranty. Being K&N the kit is washable and reusable of course and is offered for almost every engine permutation of the 6J. Being well priced and backed up by such a strong warranty the 57i is a great choice for most users.


Engine Fitment: 1.4, 1.5, 1.6 1.8, 1.9L TDi
Product Code: 57-0549
Heatshield: No
Washable: Yes
Warranty: Yes
Filter Material: Foam

Pros:

  • Fantastic airflow.
  • Well-made nylon intake.
  • Long lasting warranty

Cons

  • No dyno-proven results
  • No heatshield

K&N Typhoon Induction Kit – 69-8251

k&n typhoon induction kit 69-8251tb

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The Typhoon range is K&N’s cream of the crop, aiming to increase horsepower by up to 10%, this kit easy to install, includes a washable filter and is backed by the 10 year/Million Mile warranty. Available in blue, red and silver these kits are better suited to pre-modified vehicles as indicated by the steep price tag. 

Engine Fitment: 1.4, 1.8, 1.9L TDi
Product Code: 69-8251TS
Heatshield: Yes
Washable: Yes
Warranty: Yes
Filter Material: Fabric

Pros:

  • Tested and proven 10% bump in power.
  • Available in polished metal or blue, red or black silicone.
  • Smooths airflow for increased throttle response over the full rev range

Cons

  • Extremely expensive, suited to motorsport or fully modified applications.
  • Only available for the 1.8L engine.

Seat Ibiza 6L (02-08) Induction Kits

Seat Ibiza 6L Induction Kits for 1.2, 1.4, 1.6, 1.9 TDi, 2.0

Pipercross Performance Induction Kit– PK350

pipercross induction kit pk350

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Sporting an enormous, oversized air filter and a lifetime warranty this performance kit has all the bases covered. With optimisations to airflow and air volume it is an ideal choice for most users. Pipercross’s PK kit is well established and for a good reason, its price to performance ratio is spot-on. Pipercross’s expertise is on display here with a triple layered foam filter to assist with washing and airflow and ensuring a clean intake engine feed, free of turbulence.

Engine Fitment: 1.2l, 1.4L, 1.6L, 1.9L TDi, 2.0
Product Code: PK350
Heatshield: Yes
Washable: Yes
Warranty: Yes
Filter Material: Foam

Pros:

  • Fantastic airflow.
  • Well-regarded air-filter technology
  • Well established brand

Cons

  • No dyno-proven results
  • Only fits the 1.8l FR/Cupra engines

K&N 57i Induction Kit– 57-0530

k&n 57i induction kit 57-0530

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Priced exceptionally well for such a premium product due to its nylon housing it offers unrestricted airflow to improve throttle response but makes no direct claims about improvements to horsepower. K&N offers alternatives, such as the Typhoon or Apollo for more power but for most users, this kit hits the sweet spot. Backed up by K&N’s famous Million Mile (Or 10 years, whichever comes first) warranty. Being K&N the kit is washable and reusable of course and is offered for almost every engine permutation of the 6J. Being well priced and backed up by such a strong warranty the 57i is a great choice for most users.

Engine Fitment: 1.2l, 1.4L, 1.6L, 1.9L TDi, 2.0
Product Code: 57-0530
Heatshield: No
Washable: Yes
Warranty: Yes
Filter Material: Foam

Pros:

  • Fantastic airflow.
  • Well-made nylon intake.
  • Long lasting warranty

Cons

  • No dyno-proven results
  • No heatshield

Seat Ibiza 6L Induction Kits for 1.8

K&N Apollo Induction Kit– 57A-6024

k&n apollo induction kit 57a-6024

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The Apollo offers an enclosed intake for your induction system to keep heat-soak and air temperatures low. The additional housing helps promote superior laminar flow that can be directly related to power gains from your engine. This kit offers a good value proposition for engines that see big revs frequently. Pairing this kit with additional modifications are a good pairing. As with all K&N kits, it is washable and reusable and should last the lifetime your Ibiza if well maintained.

Engine Fitment: 1.4, 1.6L, 1.8l, 1.9L TDi
Product Code: 57A-6024
Heatshield: Yes
Washable: Yes
Warranty: Yes
Filter Material: Fabric

Pros:

  • Fully enclosed intake system.
  • Greater volumetric efficiency.
  • Well established brand.

Cons

  • Heatshield more effective on regularly thrashed engines.
  • Custom fit requires marginally higher mechanical skills.

Seat Ibiza 6L Induction Kits for 1.8 Cupra & FR

K&N Typhoon Induction Kit – 69-8251

k&n typhoon induction kit 69-8251tb

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The Typhoon range is K&N’s cream of the crop, aiming to increase horsepower by up to 10%, this kit easy to install, includes a washable filter and is backed by the 10 year/Million Mile warranty. Available in blue, red and silver these kits are better suited to pre-modified vehicles as indicated by the steep price tag. With fewer high-performance options for the 3rd generation, this kit is a real contender.

Engine Fitment: 1.8L Cupra & FR
Product Code: 69-8251
Heatshield: Yes
Washable: Yes
Warranty: Yes
Filter Material: Fabric

Pros:

  • Tested and proven 10% bump in power.
  • Available in polished metal or blue, red or black silicone.
  • Smooths airflow for increased throttle response over the full rev range

Cons

  • Extremely expensive, suited to motorsport or fully modified applications.
  • Only available for the 1.8L engine.

Seat Ibiza 6L Induction Kits for 1.8 Cupra & 1.8 Turbo FR

Pipercross Viper Induction Kit – VF350

pipercross induction kit vf350

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The viper induction kit offers a unique proposition of being a sealed unit cold air intake – aka a Ram-Air style intake system. Comprised of polished alloy and a carbon fibre heatsink this kit looks excellent in the engine bay and aims to increase mid-range performance. By improving the laminar flow of air into engine, it further supplements the de-restriction of the intake system. Despite being one of the fanciest kits of this list, it’s priced well falling into a mid-range price bracket. All these features are backed up by Pipercross’s lifetime warranty making this an easy choice if you have the Cupra or FR variants.

Engine Fitment: 1.4, 1.8 20v Cupra, 1.8 Turbo FR & 1.9 TDI
Product Code: VF350
Heatshield: Yes
Washable: Yes
Warranty: Lifetime
Filter Material: Foam

Pros:

  • Sealed intake to promote laminar flow of air into engine.
  • Proven bump in mid-range power.
  • Superbly priced.

Cons

  • Mildly trickier installation than normal.

Seat Ibiza 6J (08-17) Induction Kits

Seat Ibiza 6J Induction Kits for 1.2 & 1.4

Forge Motorsport Induction Kit – FMINDIB12

forge motorsport induction kit fmindib12-blk

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With a lifetime warranty and Forge Motorsports solid reputation this induction kit is well priced (for a Forge Product) and well-made. Developed alongside Pipercross this induction kit fit uses their filter and Forge’s silicone piping knowhow. Offered with a lifetime warranty (that excludes the Pipercross filter). Silicone piping is available in red, blue or black and fits a wide range of Volkswagen-Audi Group cars.

Engine Fitment: 1.2Tsi & 1.4TSi
Product Code: FMINDIB12
Heatshield: No
Washable: Yes
Warranty: Lifetime (Excluding filter)
Filter Material: Foam

Pros:

  • Excellent fitment across multiple engines
  • Suited well to modified engines.

Cons

  • No warranty on the filter from Forge.

Ramair Air Intake Induction Kit – JSK-114

ramair induction kit jsk-114

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A strong offering from a well-known American brand, the full kit and promises a 10% boost in BHP – although your results may vary – with improved mid-range and sound. The cone filter is washable and comes with a heatshield to prevent any heat soak on the cone filter. Not a cheap kit, but for those looking to derive ultimate performance from their induction kits, it fits the bill. Fits on the OEM mounts and is hand-made in the UK. 

Engine Fitment: 1.2Tsi & 1.4TSi
Product Code: JSK-114
Heatshield: Yes
Washable: Yes
Warranty: No
Filter Material: Foam

Pros:

  • Proven 10% increase in power for all 1.4 TSi engines.
  • Hand-made in the UK for excellent quality control
  • Fits on OEM mounts

Cons

  • Expensive if your engine isn’t already modified.

K&N 57i Induction Kit – 57-0420

k&n 57i induction kit 57-0420

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Priced exceptionally well for such a premium product due to its nylon housing it offers unrestricted airflow to improve throttle response but makes no direct claims about improvements to horsepower. K&N offers alternatives, such as the Typhoon or Apollo for more power but for most users, this kit hits the sweet spot. Backed up by K&N’s famous Million Mile (Or 10 years, whichever comes first) warranty. Being K&N the kit is washable and reusable of course and is offered for almost every engine permutation of the 6J. Being well priced and backed up by such a strong warranty the 57i is a great choice for most users.

Engine Fitment: 1.2Tsi & 1.4TSi
Product Code: 57-0420
Heatshield: Yes
Washable: Yes
Warranty: 10 Years/Million Miles
Filter Material: Fabric

Pros:

  • Available for almost every iteration of Ibiza.
  • Great value.
  • Made by one of the most recognised automotive brands.

Cons

  • No proven horsepower benefits.

Seat Ibiza 6J Induction Kits for 1.6

K&N 57i Induction Kit – 57-0420

k&n 57i induction kit 57-0420

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Priced exceptionally well for such a premium product due to its nylon housing it offers unrestricted airflow to improve throttle response but makes no direct claims about improvements to horsepower. K&N offers alternatives, such as the Typhoon or Apollo for more power but for most users, this kit hits the sweet spot. Backed up by K&N’s famous Million Mile (Or 10 years, whichever comes first) warranty. Being K&N the kit is washable and reusable of course and is offered for almost every engine permutation of the 6J. Being well priced and backed up by such a strong warranty the 57i is a great choice for most users.

Engine Fitment: 1.2Tsi, 1.4TSi, 1.6
Product Code: 57-0420
Heatshield: Yes
Washable: Yes
Warranty: 10 Years/Million Miles
Filter Material: Fabric

Pros:

  • Available for almost every iteration of Ibiza.
  • Great value.
  • Made by one of the most recognised automotive brands.

Cons

  • No proven horsepower benefits.

Seat Ibiza 6F (17-Present) Induction Kits

Seat Ibiza 6F Induction Kits for 1.2 & 1.4

Forge Motorsport Induction Kit – FMINDIB12

forge motorsport induction kit fmindib12-blk

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With a lifetime warranty and Forge Motorsports solid reputation this induction kit is well priced (for a Forge Product) and well-made. Developed alongside Pipercross this induction kit fit uses their filter and Forge’s silicone piping knowhow. Offered with a lifetime warranty (that excludes the Pipercross filter). Silicone piping is available in red, blue, or black and fits a wide range of Volkswagen-Audi Group cars.

Engine Fitment: 1.2Tsi & 1.4TSi
Product Code: FMINDIB12
Heatshield: No
Washable: Yes
Warranty: Lifetime (Excluding filter)
Filter Material: Foam

Pros:

  • Excellent fitment across multiple engines
  • Suited well to modified engines.

Cons

  • No warranty on the filter from Forge.

Seat Ibiza 6F Induction Kits for 1.8

Racingline Cold-Air Intake System – VWR12P1GT

racingline cold air intake system vwr12p1gt

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With more surface area than the cone shape filters and still a triple layer foam to keep engines clean and well fed this kit aims to speed up throttle and turbo responses. Promises to deliver a 9% bump in peak power increase. Racingline is one of the best names in the industry, unfortunately this quality comes with a high price tag. Paired with a remap this kit represents a solid investment in your Cupra.

Engine Fitment: 1.8 Cupra
Product Code: VWR12P1GT
Heatshield: Yes
Washable: Yes
Warranty: Lifetime
Filter Material: Foam

Pros:

  • Tested and proven 9% bump in peak power.
  • Triple layer foam.

Cons

  • Very expensive, suited to motorsport applications.

In Conclusion

No matter what your budget or model of Ibiza you have, there’s an induction kit for you. Buying name brand parts come with name brand prices, but for more obscure models or tighter budgets, eBay induction kits will deliver most of the benefits at a fraction of the price although the quality of the filter will be the primary difference for cars without other modifications.

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Josh Morgan

A fanatic about anything with wheels and head over heels for anything with an engine. When not out on my sports-bike I’ve been lucky enough to own, drive and modify a myriad of vehicles. From the most iconic of classic cars – Hello, Toyota MR2 – to modern exotica I’ve been able to experience a huge swathe, both on and off the road. Culminating in successfully showcasing at one of the UK’s largest car shows. After so many years working and more importantly playing with so many cars, it’s my aim to help ingratiate new members into this exciting and fast-paced passion.

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