Chris NottSky Insurance
Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    Scullies's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Dubai
    Posts
    1,242

    Carbon fibre intake mani - hmmm?



    What your thoughts on something like this?


    Also could anyone explain the design shape of the SEM or IE inlet manifold vs the APR tube type design ?
    Last edited by <tuffty/>; 4th September 2012 at 21:18.

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    superkarl's Avatar
    MAN OF STEEL

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Liverpool/Southport. N west
    Posts
    7,520
    looks cool
    how much?

  4. #3
    Dani_B19's Avatar
    Audi-sports own special child.

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Barnsley
    Posts
    7,223
    Ive just jizzed in my pants, haha.

    Is that genuine carbon fibre or wrapped? Also it looks like the runner section from a AGU manifold, that right?
    Driving the most secretive S3 on ASN

  5. #4
    s3dave's Avatar
    TFSI Hybrid

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    west yorks
    Posts
    10,121
    Yeah they have put it on the wrong way round......

  6. #5
    Scullies's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Dubai
    Posts
    1,242
    I don't know the price, does look awesome and it states in real carbon.
    I found it on google
    performancevwmag.com :: View topic - Carbon Fibre intake manifold

    I could make one as we make all types of moulds for fibreglass, then just get the carbon vacuumed by a mate here. I wonder if there would be any kind of gains having carbon or would it just be bling. I would say carbon fibre retains less heat than the aluminium manis.

  7. #6
    Dani_B19's Avatar
    Audi-sports own special child.

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Barnsley
    Posts
    7,223
    Heat and looks thats it mate, Ooh and weight.
    Driving the most secretive S3 on ASN

  8. #7
    Andrew@A.L.D's Avatar
    Cylinder Head Master

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    3,458
    I know of a swedish WRC Escort Cosworth that had a carbon inlet, it exploded at at high boost.

    I'll see if i can find the video
    RIP S3dave/David Marshall stickers now available
    FOR SALE
    Sparco Torino 2 sport seats, None resonated Milltek exhaust,
    Adjustable FPR from 1-5 bar, 2 sets of Unused ARP 3/8 2000 rod bolts, relentless 200 cell cat pipe, Std AGU Crankshaft. Ported & Reconditioned Cylinder head service.

  9. #8
    coatesy's Avatar
    poking badgers with spoons
    Mouse Race Champion, Fishing the Sea Champion

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
    Posts
    1,901
    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew@A.L.D View Post
    it exploded at at high boost.
    conversation over lol ..


    thing looks the nuts though!

  10. #9
    Andrew@A.L.D's Avatar
    Cylinder Head Master

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    3,458
    Hey Guys,

    What do you think of this beauty ? It is rated for 800cfm and holds upto 70psi of boost ! Has individual 80mm velocity stacks and accomodates a throttlebody upto 90mm in diameter. Made from real carbon fibre, the 4.8litre plenum weighs 600grms on it's own without the runners. Available for all 1.8T 20V's and for the mighty 2.0 16v turbo.
    Its rated at 800cfm's but at how at how many inches? at 800 i bet it was tested at 112 inch rather than the normal 28 inch

    70 psi !! i still don't trust it and have seen them explode at less
    RIP S3dave/David Marshall stickers now available
    FOR SALE
    Sparco Torino 2 sport seats, None resonated Milltek exhaust,
    Adjustable FPR from 1-5 bar, 2 sets of Unused ARP 3/8 2000 rod bolts, relentless 200 cell cat pipe, Std AGU Crankshaft. Ported & Reconditioned Cylinder head service.

  11. #10
    Sam_'s Avatar
    Down under

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    2,752
    Many BTCC cars use them, but they're N/A of course, so no positive pressure to speak of. I had a couple of Mountune BTCC 406 coupe inlets, since sold them. They certainly looked the part. Nice Jenvey/TOCA throttle bodies too (limited to 60mm to meet TOCA standards).
    Handling mods++. GTX30 soon-ish. Hiding parts from the mrs since 2011. Build thread

  12. #11
    warren_S5's Avatar
    Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    7,135
    Quote Originally Posted by Sam_ View Post
    Many BTCC cars use them, but they're N/A of course, so no positive pressure to speak of.
    Taken from BTCC website regulations page: LINK

    All cars, whether S2000 or NGTC-based, entered for 2012’s championship are using turbocharged engines that meet the NGTC regulations.

    Might have used them in the past though before TOCA started issuing standardised parts.

    Rather than pure carbon, if it was molded from carbon reinforced plastic would it make it any stronger/less likely to shatter (like Audi use for RS3 bumpers)? Heat resistance and weight benefits would still be there, but with a nice price tag I guess.

  13. #12
    Sam_'s Avatar
    Down under

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    2,752
    Sorry, I should have said "used" then. I wasn't aware of the recent changes. Having owned one full carbon inlet and one alloy/carbon inlet I'm pretty sure they were carbon I was in pretty close contact with Tony @ Touring Car Spares and bought many ex-VLR & Mountune BTCC 406 parts when I was building a 2.0 16v 306 track car. Spent a fortune. Almost bought an ex VLR 406 shell but I'd always wanted a 306 BTCC rep so got my own shell prepped.

    Certainly the only restriction previously was the 60mm Jenvey/TOCA throttle body as I pointed out. I doubt they'd be standardising inlet manifolds even now though, would they? They might well set a maximum runner and plenum chamber volume if that was the case perhaps.

    Just checked Tony's site and he currently has a 2009 focus inlet on there:



    Here's the 60mm Jenvey/TOCA throttle body (which must be reasonably current):



    Jenvey make some nice gear. I miss my throttle bodies :'(
    Handling mods++. GTX30 soon-ish. Hiding parts from the mrs since 2011. Build thread

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. carbon fibre engine cover
    By Danielson in forum A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 23rd November 2004, 17:42
  2. carbon fibre bonnets
    By imported_xlux in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 76
    Last Post: 17th November 2004, 12:59
  3. Carbon Fibre Engine Cover
    By RichA3Turbo in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 12th April 2004, 18:07
  4. Quickshift Taipan Carbon Fibre CAI
    By jgrand in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 27th February 2004, 13:32
  5. MOVED: GREAT NEWS - CARBON FIBRE BONNETS ETC.
    By mazzy in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 4th January 2004, 15:52

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO