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    APR carbon fibre air intake

    This must be one of the sexiest looking air intakes I've seen!








    APR report +17bhp and +14 ft-lbs gain over stock.

    APR Carbon Fiber Intake System


    From speaking to APR UK last week, they have an initial order of 15 placed with APR in the US. I have my name down for one.
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    What's the price in the UK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam. View Post
    What's the price in the UK?
    Not sure yet, UK price is still to be announced but I would have a guess at about £300-£350.
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    US price is $449, works out around £270 I think.
    Hopefully the UK price is similar.

    Will definitely be ordering one. Always loved the look of the carbino intakes.

    I'm doubtful about the listed gains, they seem pretty high for an induction kit. Be interesting to see what happens though

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    Defo tempted by this it's a great looking piece of kit and should work well too!!
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    That looks absolutely porno. I'd be very sceptical about +17bhp when a turbo back exhaust only gives +20bhp!

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    Oops!! I spoke with APR UK today and put my name down for one of these also!! Couldn't help myself it looks fantastic and should make a difference! Still no idea of price yet but should know soon.
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    Does this do away with the air cleaner or is that still retained?
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    APR carbon fibre air intake

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    Does this do away with the air cleaner or is that still retained?
    Your referring to the air filter housed within the standard airbox I assume. This intake had a cotton cone filter incorporated inside it which handles all air filtration.
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    What you get is a new air cleaner inside a new carbon housing which can be cleaned I presume?
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    If you click on the link in the top post all is revealed, basically a cone filter inside some fancy carbon vortex thingy
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    It would look even better if it didn't have the APR logo on it.

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    It seems the UK price is £449. Not sure what justifies us paying nearly £200 more than the US at $449
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    Trying to get hold of APR to take my money is proving very difficult, do they ever answer the phone or respond to the contact form on their site?!

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    Awesome GTI have them in stock on there website
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc18 View Post
    It seems the UK price is £449. Not sure what justifies us paying nearly £200 more than the US at $449
    It's not £200 more, you are just converting using the currency rate which isn't the correct way to do it. You have to take into account the local taxes and the market size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cuke2u View Post
    It's not £200 more, you are just converting using the currency rate which isn't the correct way to do it. You have to take into account the local taxes and the market size.
    Yeah, it was just a rough idea. But the difference does seem quite significant.
    I'd imagine it would be cheaper to import one if they allow it, and you have the patience.
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    so order from the yanks and pay a small import duty - tax on it

    iv had a few from the usa and takes around 2/3 weeks

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    Quote Originally Posted by bez101 View Post
    so order from the yanks and pay a small import duty - tax on it

    iv had a few from the usa and takes around 2/3 weeks
    Possibly yeah, although the awesome gti says UK only so maybe the us apr is the same
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    APR sell direct to the uk market aswell

    the other places that sell for them are making there own profit on the sale

    you can buy direct of the usa web site.

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    Spoke to Awesome GTI this morning, the intake with them is also only a pre-order and is about 4-5 weeks away

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    Quote Originally Posted by J6YAK View Post
    What you get is a new air cleaner inside a new carbon housing which can be cleaned I presume?
    Oh, thanks.
    Not for me then. I get confused when I read about people using the best fuel and the best oil then are prepared to ditch the highly efficient air cleaner and allow dirt into their engines.

    I worked for a high quality vehicle and engine manufacturer. We spent loads of money developing air cleaners, with huge technological specifications to ensure our engines breathed only clean air. Specs that no K&N could hope to meet. So why would you fit something without even seeing its cleaning performance, just because it looks nice? Dirt in the engine, even at microscopic levels is key to engine longevity.

    I'm sure these relatively low tech people will tell you that their filters are OK, they may even say it's as good as the original. But ssk APR or K&N if they'll warrant your engine if you fit one and see what they say. Bearing in mind you get full cover if you fit one from Audi.

    But like everything else you pays your money and you makes the choice.
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    Apr will not sell direct into the UK market, this is the same principals worldwide for APR Dealers, APR Dealers are not allowed to sell into other countries territories. With import duties tax and shipping, would be interested to see if you tried to purchase this item what your final cost's would be.

    Would be interested to hear if anybody was actually able to purchase direct.

 

 

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