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Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by curtis11, May 9, 2004.

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    hi m8, just wanted to know where you drilled your airbox and what kind of sound it makes, does it make any sounds as you lift off the gas? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif
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    I have heard of excursion drilling his airbox, but i don't know what that means? It is allowing more air in or just making it sound better, or what.....
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    its just for sound m8
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    I did this to my S3 and you get a nice burble from the engine and a nice pssssttt! from the DV.

    I sucks in more hot air than a sealed box, but if you add a decent cold air feed it will be fine.
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    nice 1 m8, i shall drill the ole beaach in the morning
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    I spoke to AMD about this so called drilling and they said unless you want to replace the air mass meter every few thousand miles then dont do it.
    A good example was that they showed me a 500bhp RS4 still using the factory air box....
    Its not really reccommended. As the ECU knows exactly how much air goes in the normal box.
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    are you saying that the RS4 needs a larger induction kit, or that the factory airbox is fine?
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    The normal air box is great for tuning up to and maybe over 500BHP there is no need to get any induction kits etc.
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    I have drilled the bottom of my airbox, I put 6 x 20mm holes in the bottom. Nice sound from the V6, not too noisy. I can always cover them up if required..

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    if AMD said that i would not take my car to them as it sounds like ballicks. How can it damage the maf?
    and 500 bhp out of a rs4 is not that big a deal its just a chip, probably has standard exhaust aswell but that doesnt mean thats the way it should be done, some people like noise from their car, some people like a milk float sound.
    What i am sayin is it all personal taste.
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    I agree, so will an induction kit not give you any hp over the stock drop-in filter?
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    It would take more than a chip to get 500bhp from an RS4.
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    I fhe specs were anything like the RS6 i wouldn't doubt it. But from 280-500 is an awful lot for just a chip. In the states, a chiped RS6 goes from 450hp-520hp(93oct.), but i hoestly wouldn't know about the RS4
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    [ QUOTE ]
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    I agree, so will an induction kit not give you any hp over the stock drop-in filter?

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    Induction kits alone do little for hp increases. Coupled with free-flowing exhausts and a chip, they will "complement" and aid in the increase of hp.
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    most 'induction kits' add the sound that people want their car to have when accelerating its a nice sound and for under £100 if it doesnt hinder performance i cant blame anyone for buying one.
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    So we're just talking cosmetics (or sound) then?

    OK, but it's a price to pay just so your car "sounds" better.
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    Were talking sound

    I think holes in the air box mean you can cover them back up if its too noisy..

    75mm induction kits can be bought on ebay for £14 buy now..

    couldn't be bad for that money

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    I was bored one Sunday nite and decided to have a look at the airbox after seeing the other thread. I took it out which was fairly straight forward. you have to un-clip a couple of wires and take out about three screws, just remember where everything goes and you can`t go wrong

    Once the airbox is out, take it apart, remove the filter, I gave mine a good clean at the same time. I drilled about 15 1cm holes in the bottom of the airbox. It sounds really good, you can only hear it if I want you to! Anything over 2000rpm and it comes in, a deep low down growl

    I don`t see anything wrong with drilling the airbox. I decided to do it once I realised that my A4 had a decent heat shield as standard, that was the deciding factor. If you need to fill the holes back up for whatever reason you can do

    Go hav a play..
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    I went to a car breakers and got one for £5 and hacked that incase I did not like the noise so I could put my original back on..........I seem to alternate one month to another, depending on my mood
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    [ QUOTE ]
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    if AMD said that i would not take my car to them as it sounds like ballicks. How can it damage the maf?
    and 500 bhp out of a rs4 is not that big a deal its just a chip, probably has standard exhaust aswell but that doesnt mean thats the way it should be done, some people like noise from their car, some people like a milk float sound.
    What i am sayin is it all personal taste.

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    Steady on. Hhmm I too would be suprised to hear this would damage the MAF. But AMD know their stuff I can certainly vouch for that. I am a very happy customer of theirs. Regarding 500bhp from an RS4 from a chip alone. Alass not true. If so I'd have had mine chipped by now!! 420bhp from a basic remap but the torque jumps from 320ftlbs to 400ftlbs /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/1luvu.gif. Full Miltech i.e. 200cell CATS etc. 458bhp and 430ftlbs. 530bhp & 500ftlbs costs £14K!! Hybrid turbos, Gas flowed heads, Ceramic pistons, etc etc. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/groovy.gif
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    how can it damage the maf? i dont think its possible.
    As for your car only 40 bhp increase i think i would ask for my money back, i am suprised you even notice a 10.5% increase
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