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Air Filter / Induction Kit Time!!

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by RyanS3TT, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. RyanS3TT

    RyanS3TT Member

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    Time to get an Air Filter / Induction Kit..

    Has anyone got these?

    Whats the best for the Turbo Engine?

    I dont wanna spend mega money inless its something special..

    Ive seen some ones on ebay for 40-50.. Look like theyd give the desired noise and affect I want...

    Anyone bought these ones?

    Thaks, Ryan
     
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  3. voorhees

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    all noise and no power gains....stick with the standard box
     
  4. SkimpyBeardy

    SkimpyBeardy Always Choose An S3 'Simples'

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    Yeah just don'y get a K&N one mate, do not let the desired amount of air in, just for a chavvy noise!
     
  5. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)
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    Keep the standard box, makes no difference getting one of the performance ones on a car like this, only thing you will gain is noise and what you will lose is money from your pocket and quite possibly some power, if no difference at all....
     
  6. MintyS3

    MintyS3 Works 60% the time, Everytime.

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    Green panel for me. Will modify the airbox in the summer.
     
  7. SkimpyBeardy

    SkimpyBeardy Always Choose An S3 'Simples'

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    Some examples worth having a look at,:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/GREEN-COTTON-INDUCTION-KIT-AUDI-A3-S3-1-8-TURBO-01_W0QQitemZ160312633695QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM?hash=item160312633695&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1683|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Quikshift-Induction-Air-Filter-Kit-AUDI-S3-1-8-Turbo_W0QQitemZ290280413843QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM?hash=item290280413843&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1683|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318

    https://www.larkspeed.com/index.pl?p=124892&a=i

    also there are some nice ones going for £120 with lifetime warranty, however what others have been saying is that its extra money for no extra gains really, only sound!!
     
  8. 1animal1

    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!!
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    the main debate is around the fact that your airbox has a cold air feed, if you change to cone filter the cold air will be mixing with hot air from the engine (unless you can make a totally seperate surround which would be a hell of a job.... this regardless shows no change as a member did some testing wirth various air filters on a rolling road..... even minus an air filter (removing the restriction)

    end result is noise and (in my mind) less power as cant see how you can benefit from leting warmer air into the engine

    best thing to do is modify your air intake, reposition ideallly
     
  9. vanilla_ice

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    Green panel for me too. Just remember to maintain it.

    ICE
     
  10. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Has there been any proven benefit to modifying/repositioning the air intake, and where is the best place to put it?
     
  11. fingermouse

    fingermouse thats me

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    OEM
     
  12. 1animal1

    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!!
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    Im a bit unsure as whether it made much difference fella, Ess three was the one who did the majority of testing on the S3 at what sounds like great expense to himself...... he had a 4" pipe running down to the front bumper where the left hand SMIC sits, obviously he had an FMIC coupled with the drivers side SMIC to improve cooling which allowed the removal of the passenger side SMIC - seem to remember him saying this was the weak spot of the S3's induction in a more scientific manor than i have:search:
     
  13. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Ok mate ta. I wont bother messing about with it then.
     
  14. ianysm

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    Getting a Green panle filter delivered very soon. It was supposed to be fitted with the remap but was out of stock

    Guess i won't notice any difference then? Maybe in sound?
     
  15. vanilla_ice

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    Not the best way round to do it. I would have thought that any gains will be minimum. They do make a nice noise though :)

    Report back.

    ICE
     
  16. voorhees

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    yes you will do...audio wise
     

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