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Making S4 louder (intake end)

ld2130 Jun 24, 2020

  1. ld2130

    ld2130 Registered User

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    Following on from @HertS3 thread.

    What are the options for just a little more supercharger whine? I don't want to go mad, but you can hardly hear it. I'm happy with performance ATM.

    There seems to be so much snake-oil/FUD regarding new intakes.

    Cheers
    Lee
     
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  3. HertS3

    HertS3 Registered User

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    Someone mentioned removing a silencer at the top of the supercharger and some sound proofing that can be removed (in the engine bay, presumably).
    HTH
    Would be interesting to hear other thoughts, I could do with a bit more supercharger noise too lol
     
  4. Willenium

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    I'd start in the airbox. Don't know if yours is the same as the one in my A4 but the standard config scoops air downwards as it comes into the box. I chopped some of that off so the incoming air is now flowing more directly and you should see a slight noise difference from that. There's also likely a flapper assembly which you can modify.
     
  5. Andy Butcher

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    I like you wanted a tad more noise from the SC.

    I fitted an aftermarket Ramair filter (not sure if it adds that much to the noise), plus in the bottom/side of the airbox there's a blanked off circular part which I drilled out with a 50mm hole cutter, that's how I left it for a while until a second hand Forge silicone intake pipe was put up for sale on this forum.

    That is what made the biggest difference as the standard intake is convoluted pipe and also has a noise reduction thingy attached, where as the Forge is a smooth bore direct onto the throttle body.
    I only used the Forge one as that's what turned up for sale, but any of the smooth bore pipes such as 034 etc will do the same thing.

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  6. ld2130

    ld2130 Registered User

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    Wow, look at that engine bay.
    And cheers
     
  7. Andy Butcher

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    Late 2015 and only 23000 miles.
     
  8. Dippy

    Dippy Registered User

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    Helmholz resonator

    According to the designers that and the broadband damper within the pipe itself do the bulk of the noise reduction to the intake.
    For the more ambitious noise-seekers, there's the multilayer damping plate on top of the compressor housing, and then noise-insulating mats at the rear of and below the housing. Check pp30-31 of SSP925803
     
  9. ld2130

    ld2130 Registered User

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    What a great doc.

    But the horror
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