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my MTC motorsport CAI has arrived..................................(with pics)

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by S3 03, Aug 3, 2013.

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    i decided to buy an MTC motorsport CAI from ebay on weds for the bargain price of £179.99 +£14.99 delivery

    and it turned up fri morning:yahoo:

    But to be honest i was a little disappointed with the quality (see pics)

    it had sharp edges and the welds inside were not ground flush.





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    but after getting the dremel out and some sand paper, and a blast with some matt black, it ended up like this, (excuse the filter, it was a spare group A cosworth filter i had lying around)








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    my car is std and it made a great difference in the way it drove, smoother revs and the engine brake is less, so off throttle is much smoother, it may of given a bit more power and pick up is better.

    apart from the quality of the kit when it arrived, i would say its definitely worth the money:icon_thumright:

    just need to clean up the engine bay now:sob:
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    That looks sweet mate but i think the filter looks knackered lol
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    That's poor finishing tbh, especially when it sits on silicone pipes, but as with everything, they're fighting with ebay fees, mass market & being able to turn them out enough to make a profit, by no means is that an excuse, but things slip with demands in life.
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    yeah its a bit battered lol,cleaned it and re-oiled before fitting will get a new one soon when the misses is not watchin lol
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    Yikes, that looks well sharp! I thankfully did not have that problem.

    Did you pay full ebay price?? I didnt...
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    Looks like the apprentice made that one!
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    Is the maf section the correct size on this kit and is it circular or oval in shape?
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    Circular, it's the same as the ITG.
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    Function over form, considering its nearly half the price of an AMD version i'd say it looks good tbh
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    Exactly, it works very well too. A few rough edges on bits you don't even see wouldn't stop me buying again.
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    yeah id still buy again, for the price it was a good buy, and the car feels better so does its job,
    looks better painted black.
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