Having read many forums and posts regarding intakes I felt the need to get one built by a company I get all of my work done near me. I understand other businesses make a very similar item but I felt, seeing as this company can fabricate most things, I'd ask them to make it for me. The car already has a stage 1 remap and exhaust system from them but felt strangled by the standard airbox at higher rpms.
So 3 hours later, a bit of time and design spent I now have a 3" intake all the way to the turbo with a similar reducer the other kits use with stainless-steel heat-shield and cone filter custom built and fully fitted by Fast Road Conversions in Ashford, Kent.
To say the least it is a perfect fit with all the silicone, pipework and fittings all in check. The car's performance has also noticeably improved with a lot more pull after 5k, whereas before, it would feel a little gutless.
Combined with their Stage 1 remap and decat/stainless exhaust the S3 really does get up and go now with fantastic power and torque right through to 6.5k. Faster throttle response and spool-up time is also very noticeable and I'm overwhelmed with the service Fast Road give! They definitely know their Audis, the boss has a 370bhp, S4 ECU'd Audi A6 and it is amazing to say the least.
Having spoken to the owner of Fast Road they may be producing these to sell so if anyone's interested feel free to speak to them or ask me more on here. Also, in the pipeline, they're looking at producing a Stage 1 complete kit. Eg. Decat/Sports Cat, Stainless exhaust system, remap and 3" intake for a single supplied and fitted cost. I can't fault them at all and would highly recommend.
Here's pics of the 3" intake fitted, I'm going to take it off and photograph the complete kit at some point but I'm very pleased with the result and workmanship that's gone into it.