A3 2.0 TFSI panel filter or induction kit

Vernon de oliveira

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I have been told to think carefully before getting an Induction kit, i was thinking of the Revo induction kit

What would you recommend on the A3 an induction kit or a Performance panel filter ? also i do have a Milltek exhaust system !

Cheers for that


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You need to tell us more about what you want to achieve with your car. If you just intend running standard software then there is no need to change. However, if you intend pushing the car as far as it will go then an intake is needed. The Revo seems to be the intake of choice at the moment. Sleek pipework at a good diameter with the least joins.

Vernon de oliveira

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Hi there

Well I have turbo back down pipe and sport cat (milltek)

I am looking at a remap in near future, but I don't have finances to go crazy , so power wise around the 250 bhp mark .

Is an induction kit nessasary or just a performance panel filter


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The only advantage of a panel filter is you can wash it which you might do every 20k miles. Statistically a dry paper filter will filter and flow better which is why manufacturers fit them :)


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Panel filter will be fine (but stick to K&N though). I was running 340ps with a panel filter and that was on a conservative dyno.


If you want to go to a stage 2 map then you will have to get a good cold air intake, (CAI), you already have a good basis right there with you turbo back exhaust with sport cat, you could be looking at 270/280bhp with a decent inter-cooler and cai.
Also a cai will move the filter area that sits directly on top of a hot engine and re route around the side of the engine to keep air intake temperatures down off which is essential when running higher boost pressures as this creates hotter air.


C'mon you's bhoy's in Green
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Like the lads have said there is various to help you and I will throw the ITG into the mix as well looks nice when fitted and cone not massive


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Some people have had trouble with this one rubbing through various pipes on the cam chain end of the engine. Possibly revised on the latest version.

I had one fitted to my S3, no rubbing. I suspect it's a DIYer not fitting it correctly as they supply the brackets to clear cables and pipes. I can recommended this intake if you're after something quiet as I ran two open intakes on mine (tarmac venom & revo) and both were way too noisy for my old ears. Also, although they both made good power at the top end, I noticed a loss of early spool after fitting them, but no such issues with the closed VWR intake.