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airbox mod ?

AUDI@WRC May 14, 2008

  1. AUDI@WRC

    AUDI@WRC hows my driving call 0800-EAT-****

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  2. floyd 1.8 turbo

    floyd 1.8 turbo Mirror, Signal, Outmanoeuvre

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    looks like a good idea, cant see any problems with that. Be good for me as im saving for the baby so cant afford a proper intake yet
     
  3. AUDI@WRC

    AUDI@WRC hows my driving call 0800-EAT-****

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    me too baby due in aug !!
     
  4. Biglockie

    Biglockie Aye you know it makes sense

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    I've drilled my airbox in the area they have removed in the pictures. Will it not draw water in when its raining???
     
  5. AUDI@WRC

    AUDI@WRC hows my driving call 0800-EAT-****

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    according to all the americans they had no problems with the filter getting wet, he has used fly mesh on the wheel arch and air box just to make sure also drilled a small hole at the bottom corner of the air box for a drain just incase.
     
  6. Biglockie

    Biglockie Aye you know it makes sense

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    Hmmm might be worth a go then, anyone got a spare air box???
     
  7. Markey

    Markey Active Member

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    Looking at that though some water must get into there of the tyres during heavy rain?
     
  8. Lee Goodall

    Lee Goodall Active Member

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    I've done a similar mod but ran a sealed CAI into the base of the air box and down to the vent in the bumper. I've had no issues with moisture etc.
    Also smoothed the internals out of the air box.
     
  9. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    instead of drilling thru the arch liner etc, wouldn't it be possible/better to drill out the front edge of the airbox that points towards the headlight?

    That way your not risking excessive water ingress while still allowing more air into the airbox. I dont believe heat soak would be too much of a problem either unless your sitting stationary for a long period of time as there will be plenty airflow blowing around in that area anyway once your driving along, and compared to the roasting the turbos going to give it anyway any slight increase will be negligable!
     
  10. Z82

    Z82 Member

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    Is this worth concidering for my 2.6i ?
     
  11. ALPINE

    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    i have done a similar mod to mine, i have a cone filter tho, as i have no heat shealing from the turbo, i just have a 4" pipe commin up from the front of car, (relocated horn) and have cut a whole in the arch, the filter sits ontop of the 4" pipe and slightly pops out the hole icut in arch. i have no drama with the wet, and it hissis like a beyatch when you floor it! (it has also made the wastegate chatter alot louder!
     
  12. ALPINE

    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    this is what i have done to my intake!

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    UNDER THE FILTER IS THIS..... runs down to the left hand vent in bumper.

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    there is a cut out in the inner arch for filter to slightly poke out
     

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