So firstly am i right in thinking these kits just replace the stock air filter and place a new cone inside that shell, and it just fits on the end of the original engine cover? if what i say is right then move on to my next paragraph.
APR CARBONIO COLD AIR INTAKE CAI INDUCTION FILTER AUDI A3 8P 2.0 & 1.8 TFSI | eBay
So in place of these kits, why could i not just fit the correct sized pipe to the same place in the engine bay as the kit would go, EG,
45 Degree Silicone Elbow Bend Hose - Silicone Rubber Coolant Radiator Pipe | eBay
to a correct fitting cheap filter that all the 8L's seem to use, EG
GENUINE HONDA S2000 AIR FILTER 2000 | eBay
and with a few jubilee clips job done? and disregarding 'looks'
Please tell me if im missing something, but as i can see you can get this stuff together for like 30 odd quid and surely with a bigger filter it should be better anyway? lol let the noob flaming begin!