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Please dont flame me, cheap alternative to the carbonio carbon intake? opinions

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by JJ.Foulds, Sep 17, 2013.

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    JJ.Foulds Well-Known Member

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    So firstly am i right in thinking these kits just replace the stock air filter and place a new cone inside that shell, and it just fits on the end of the original engine cover? if what i say is right then move on to my next paragraph.

    APR CARBONIO COLD AIR INTAKE CAI INDUCTION FILTER AUDI A3 8P 2.0 & 1.8 TFSI | eBay

    So in place of these kits, why could i not just fit the correct sized pipe to the same place in the engine bay as the kit would go, EG,
    45 Degree Silicone Elbow Bend Hose - Silicone Rubber Coolant Radiator Pipe | eBay

    to a correct fitting cheap filter that all the 8L's seem to use, EG
    GENUINE HONDA S2000 AIR FILTER 2000 | eBay

    and with a few jubilee clips job done? and disregarding 'looks'


    Please tell me if im missing something, but as i can see you can get this stuff together for like 30 odd quid and surely with a bigger filter it should be better anyway? lol let the noob flaming begin!

    JJ.
     
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    JJ.Foulds Well-Known Member

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    So looking into pipe diameters, the engine cover is just over 70mm, (about 73 ish it looked) and am i right in thinking the filter is 80mm? so a slightly bigger pipe for that.

    Did notice a possible problem, will that perticular filter actually fit in the space? even if i angle it down it still looks tight on space, anyone can recommend another cheap alternative thats maybe slightly smaller?

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    JJ.Foulds Well-Known Member

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    i bought the stuff anyway, so i will see how it turns out! lol (if it works...)
     
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    sliced Drive safe, stay alive.

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    good luck mate!

    Im after a K&N Typhoon Cold air intake for my tfsi, i love that noise it makes
     
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    JJ.Foulds Well-Known Member

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    well id be getting the AS/AMD intake by choice, but this worked out to be £26 ha, and now i have a filter for the MTC intake when i actually get some money like!

    Hopefully this setup will sound good aswel!

    JJ
     
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    Found this on facebook, what im looking to do.

    Will have the hoses tomorrow so shud be able to update! (if it all fits lol)

    JJ
     
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    Good luck!
     
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    What happened with this?

    I've just come from the 8L boards as I now own an 8P 2.0 TDI. The 1.8T boys are all running S2000 filters and as a result I have a brand new one in my garage. I found this thread from doing a little search.

    I took my 8L S3 to Badger5 where I had my car dyno'd with the stock airbox then with a big cone filter. I saw an extra 5bhp and 7lbft just from fitting a cone filter so I'm very interested to get my S2000 filter fitted.
     
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    JJ.Foulds Well-Known Member

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    Yeah i ran it for a few months, then upgraded to the cheapy mtc intake using the same filter.
    If you check my profile u shud see the outcome thread somewhere! Post on it if you find it lol

    But i got the s2000 idea from the 8L section lol. Caus it makes sense!
     
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