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Audi A3 170 TDi Cold Air Intake

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by theo289, Jan 8, 2013.

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    Nice one. Should look good once you have it installed :)
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    I have this exact same intake...

    It's not a cold air intake but as the air gets into the engine quicker it doesn't get a chance to heat up as much as the OEM intake.

    You don't get much in terms of gains, but it sounds quiet nice and not too Darth Vader. Plus it looks pretty good...

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    You out this on your 2.0tdi mate how did it perform afterwards ?
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    Hey mate, bought the Carbonio CAI unsure of what to expect from it but once it was fitted, and with a warm engine, it sounds nuts! i've just got the standard 170 BHP A3 and when i'm in third and leaver off whilst turbo is about to kick in you hear the dump - and it is loud! Loud enough so that it scares dogs :happy:

    For £250 - its defo worth the money! I will try and take a video later and upload it when i can.

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    Also performance wise the tubo sounds a lot better - more air being sucked in, less lag on the turbo - just need a remap :w00t:
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    Wasnt aware of these gains on a derv, may have to look into investing :hubbahubba:
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    Let me get the engine warm and i'll take a good video for you guys!
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    Did you manage to do a 'How to install guide'? As I think I will be investing on one of these.




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    unfortunately i didnt but the change is really simple! all that is required for the swap over is a cross-headed screw driver as well as a pair of pliers
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    d'oh! you get one in the pack when you purchase it :gaehn:
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    Im defoo buying one of these or the flat type as they look amazing in the carbon look and the TSi sounds good but i can see my car sounding awesome with the milltek and this combined
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    I had one of these or similar on my 2.0 TFSI - It created a nice sounding resonance and nice turbo noise :D
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    Which one ? The one i posted or the one in the video ?
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    I have had this fitted for about a year now and If I'm really honest, no real noticeable gains. The car just sounds a lot nicer, plus I know I'm getting cooler air into the car quicker. Not a bad mod for the price tag!
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    There wont be any amazing gains just the amazing sound and obviously lower intake temps, also have you had any maf problems ?
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    No issues what so ever with the MAF - alll been working perfectly! :ermm:
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    I think i want one now for my 2.0tdi but leather is first on my agenda
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    Think I might have to jump on this bandwagon!
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    Sounds like a tractor with a cold :jester:
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    Mine was the Carbonio.
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    My MAF threw its dolly out the pram for the first week or so until it learnt the new air readings. It was obviously getting a lot more air, a lot quicker! The car felt as if it was choking on too much air. It's all ok now tho :)
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