Badger5AH Fabrications
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    dultanur's Avatar
    all promises, no action :)

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Istanbul,Turkey
    Posts
    407

    How do i get more air to the airbox?

    Hi guys. I have a K&N panel filter, but i also want the airbox to get more and cooler air. since it draws air from the wheel arch, i think it is not getting enough cold air. i have read everywhere that cold air intakes mess the MAF, so whta can i do to improve air flow/temperature?

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    Defratos's Avatar
    Youre Dethpicable!!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    London....Relocated to the Mid East
    Posts
    2,230
    well, from my experience air intakes haven't messed my MAF, but wether it adds any extra power is another issue. I've seen somewhere around here people drilling holes at the bottom of their oem box and somehow feed more air in, but I've taken the other option and fed pipes down, one to the front fog light, the other to behind the wheel arch, you can see it in the linky below:
    http://00626e1.netsolhost.com/formos...r%20Filter.htm
    Someone else might be able to help with the oem box
    2002 S3 BAM | Jabba Re-Map | Uprated Haldex | Koni adjustable coilovers | Neuspeed ARBs | Powerflex Bushes | ECS tie-bars | Dog bone | Eibach spacers | TTDA | T'Dynamics DV | Dieselgeek short shift | Toyos | MIJ Custom Exhaust | Sound system | Security Tints |

    Audi S3-BAM

  4. #3
    dultanur's Avatar
    all promises, no action :)

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Istanbul,Turkey
    Posts
    407
    thats what i wanted to try with my OEM airbox, but couldnt get the hose through.the intercooler pipe prevents it. i guess you could do it because you have a FMIC?
    2000 Black S3 (Sold, then totalled) - 2008 A3 1.4T Sport

  5. #4
    Ess_Three's Avatar
    Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Aberdeenshire
    Posts
    5,385
    you'll struggle to get anything meaningful done with a standard SMIC in the way...
    However, if you happen to have a FMIC you can get a 4" duct in there:









    Hardly visible:



    Not that it adds any power...even when running 275+ BHP and 331 lb-ft!!


    Please note:
    The views expressed on Audi-Sport.net are the personal views of its contributors (including me), and not that of the Website or the Moderator/Administration team.

  6. #5
    Defratos's Avatar
    Youre Dethpicable!!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    London....Relocated to the Mid East
    Posts
    2,230
    4" damn that's a big pipe, did you have to re-locate any wires?
    2002 S3 BAM | Jabba Re-Map | Uprated Haldex | Koni adjustable coilovers | Neuspeed ARBs | Powerflex Bushes | ECS tie-bars | Dog bone | Eibach spacers | TTDA | T'Dynamics DV | Dieselgeek short shift | Toyos | MIJ Custom Exhaust | Sound system | Security Tints |

    Audi S3-BAM

  7. #6
    Ess_Three's Avatar
    Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Aberdeenshire
    Posts
    5,385
    I had to bend a few brackets, move the battery tray slightly and haul a few wires around a little...and it was tight!
    But it goes...only with an FMIC though. No chance without.


    Please note:
    The views expressed on Audi-Sport.net are the personal views of its contributors (including me), and not that of the Website or the Moderator/Administration team.

  8. #7
    dultanur's Avatar
    all promises, no action :)

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Istanbul,Turkey
    Posts
    407
    that exactly what i was trying to do. well i guess thats that, and if it doesnt give any power might as well wait until i get an FMIC.

    by the way, i removed my fog lamps in the hope that my intercoolers will work better (now you can see them from the fog lamp holes). do you think this would help any?
    2000 Black S3 (Sold, then totalled) - 2008 A3 1.4T Sport

  9. #8
    Jonesy's Avatar
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    570
    What is a FMIC????
    2001 Audi S3 - Facelift - Revo remap - Forge 007p DV - BMC Panel Filter- Type R Ariel - Aero wipers - n75j valve.

  10. #9
    Defratos's Avatar
    Youre Dethpicable!!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    London....Relocated to the Mid East
    Posts
    2,230
    FMIC = Front Mounted Intercooler
    SMIC = Side Mounted Intercooler
    2002 S3 BAM | Jabba Re-Map | Uprated Haldex | Koni adjustable coilovers | Neuspeed ARBs | Powerflex Bushes | ECS tie-bars | Dog bone | Eibach spacers | TTDA | T'Dynamics DV | Dieselgeek short shift | Toyos | MIJ Custom Exhaust | Sound system | Security Tints |

    Audi S3-BAM

 

 

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