Well I thought that too Rob
I have a k&n filter in my box so could just buy the front intake.... maybe.... Be nice to go with a REVO remap
Well, in all fairness it was probably made along side yours.... I took it on 20th March...
So if I'm honest I'm unsure if its crackable or not
it looks gorgeous, but to keep the standard airbox just makes it look like you've done a half ***** job.
if i wanted a factory look and gains, for not much more than what you're asking, id have a VWR600!
I don't think there's software for my ECU yet Rob, mines a 2015 (March) car
Well after a very quick 30 minute drive and I can say in no uncertain terms that it's unleashed the beast (no double entendre intended!). With the stage 1 tune and this working in harmony the digital speedo looks like slot machine reels in Vegas. I was properly pulled back into my seat - it's easily the fastest car I've owned and now has the thrill factor to match. It did seem a little more responsive but hard to quantify. Noise was no more intrusive than with the K&N filter element that I had before. Should be a fun journey to work tomorrow ......
Really looking forward to the TCU map to come out. Doubt that I'll be going to stage 2 with this setup it seems to tick all the boxes.
How long did it take you to put on.
Prob 2 hours all in but there's a fiddly brkt that moves a hose out of the way that wasn't needed in the end so I put it back to how it was then I dropped a bolt and it landed in the undertray and I couldn't find it at all. Had to get under the car and pat the undertray until I could hear the bolt bounce and guide it to one of the openings. Really your looking at 30-45 minutes tops which is taking your time and making sure everything's as it should be.
i hate how beautiful it looks.
it makes me want to get it, but there is something about keeping the OEM box that puts me off.
maybe its because we've always been told that a new box / open filter has been the route to go down for performance, and you've now taken it at a different angle! I Just don't know!
But yes, it looks Beautiful!
There's very little extra noise from this solution too which was important to me as I'm sticking with the stock exhaust and downpipe therefore wanted to keep the car as refined as possible.
It's been on a week now and I'm very pleased with it.
genuinely noticed a difference with it fitted?
im skipping stg1, so im in no rush to go at purchase an intake. i want to see what everyone releases and has available before i go stg2! ideally though, id like to keep it to the same brand!
visually, this appeals to more more than the APR
the vwr does compliment the OEM look!
see, i quite like the noise! but then, the s3 is still a very underestimated car for those who aren't in the know, so keeping it sounding smooth and sleek helps hunt its pray!Yes defo more responsive low down and pulls very hard from 3krpm. I'm with you with the same brand ethic this has to be the most effective way to plan you're upgrade to ensure maximum compatibility and performance.
I had the VWR and as nice as it was I didn't like the slurping sound - I guess secretly I was always holding out for the Revo one after seeing prototypes of it at various shows.
yeah you also do a lovely downpipe too, which undercut everyone else on the price tag side of things!The Revo one is the best flowing one too... which is kind of the point, so helps too.
see, i quite like the noise! but then, the s3 is still a very underestimated car for those who aren't in the know, so keeping it sounding smooth and sleek helps hunt its pray!
yeah you also do a lovely downpipe too, which undercut everyone else on the price tag side of things!
there is an issue @Revo Steve-W ... you can't flash my ecu yet! its an august 15'!
i've had revo twice before, once on a leon FR TFSI, gained tremendously!
and on a mk5 GT Tdi 140 - which the engine then sh!t itself 20k later...that thing also went like an absolute trooper!
your stage 2 software, how essential is the FMIC? other brands are saying you only need an intake and downpipe, but true benefits are from the FMIC, but the map is slightly different if the upgraded one isn't fitted, is yours the same or is it a case of you won't flash stg2 if the FMIC isn't uprated?
We're working hard on the newer ECU security, so hang fire!
Not ideal, but yes you can go Stage 2 without a FMIC, should be ok in this (UK!) weather, but in the summer/warmer times or if having heavier/track use, then you would require a FMIC to make the engine run more efficiently and make the most of the software and upgrades, otherwise the engine would get warm and power would be held back.