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jman8806
08-07-2007, 08:31 PM
i've been searching on this forum about the ABD CAI but i couldnt find, sorry if this was posted already but i was just wondering if anyone on this forum has this CAI in there car, and if they do whats your input on it, i already read and heard about the evoms, because im searchin for a good CAI performance/sound wise. thankss [:D]

http://abdracing.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=ADIAR&Product_Code=70.Q18T

aytheory
08-07-2007, 09:03 PM
make your own - half the cost

AudiTurrbo19
08-07-2007, 10:22 PM
I have that intake...not sure if it really does anything for performance but sure as hell makes the DV noise a lot louder

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s39/Auditurrbo19/Mods007.jpg

aytheory
08-07-2007, 10:44 PM
CAI for the most part on stock turbo even k04 is pretty much pointless - the stock air box was well design

AudiTurrbo19
08-07-2007, 10:53 PM
I know i just like the sound that it makes with the DV

sixfiveoh
08-07-2007, 11:21 PM
If I were to buy a CAI, (which I probably will, just for the noise factor) I'd have to go with the Carbonio, because it's just so clean looking.

aytheory
08-08-2007, 12:50 AM
for noise - any open air element will - but down side is of course sucking up hot turbo air - increase IAT - I guess Carbonio - but it cost a leg

speedydragon
08-08-2007, 01:30 AM
don't forget to read my review on the carbonio :] http://audizine.com/forum/showthread.php?t=148799

Mystthebird
08-08-2007, 08:45 AM
Is there any real performance with a CAI. I mean once you get that cold air through your hot turbo whats the point.

mike-2ptzero
08-08-2007, 08:54 AM
Is there any real performance with a CAI. I mean once you get that cold air through your hot turbo whats the point.

Well it is simple math.

Cooler air before the turbo means lower IAT's after the turbo. So if you can reduce the IAT 5degs before the turbo you will also decrease the IAT 5degs after the turbo. This is why our cars feel much stronger in cooler temps.

Jereme
08-08-2007, 09:00 AM
I have the same setup and it cost me about 30$....

go on ebay, you can get a bunchhh of diffrent piping bends and couplers, then just grab an air filter....Then you have endless intake options.

I had mine going down into the bumper at first but it didnt like the NH weather so I brought it back into the engine bay like that..

mike-2ptzero
08-08-2007, 09:05 AM
I have the same setup and it cost me about 30$....

go on ebay, you can get a bunchhh of diffrent piping bends and couplers, then just grab an air filter....Then you have endless intake options.

I had mine going down into the bumper at first but it didnt like the NH weather so I brought it back into the engine bay like that..

THe abd pipe isn't a normal bend in any way, just look at the very center of the bend. This means the person would have to cut the bend into 3 sections, remove the center piece, weld the 2 ends back together and grind the weld down if they want it to look as clean as the ABD pipe. This isn't the first intake to do this, even the first EVOms CAI was that way.


I wonder if Fred ever finished his since I know he bought a U pipe from 034 to make a CAI.

savetheclutch
08-08-2007, 09:24 AM
I have this intake, for some reason the car sounds like it was taking in too much air, plus the heatshield sucks. It does sound nice when is cold.

MultiAudis
08-08-2007, 09:38 AM
I wonder if Fred ever finished his since I know he bought a U pipe from 034 to make a CAI.

I was just thinking the same thing Mike, as I had talked to him about reproducing it for the forum members, but I haven't seen any updates for a while.

jman8806
08-08-2007, 03:10 PM
thankss, maybe ill look into ebay or other sites to make my own? cuhz 300+ is a hell of alotta money !

matt_mcmhn
08-08-2007, 03:28 PM
Does adding a CAI w/ the super duper heat shield that's being sold on here help? From what I've read that heat shield keeps the intake part of the bay much cooler than the regular POS shield we have does.

Durkin
08-08-2007, 03:58 PM
From what I've read that heat shield keeps the intake part of the bay much cooler than the regular POS shield we have does.

granted the one i made was simple, and not nearly as well done as the one for sale in the FS section... these are the results of mine...

exhaust mannifold temp...
http://img474.imageshack.us/img474/2418/exhaustmanniforldtempni6.jpg

Hot side of the heat shield...
http://img473.imageshack.us/img473/8152/heatshieldhotsidech3.jpg

Cold side of the heat shield...
http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/8828/heatshieldcoldsidedl2.jpg

Filter temp...
http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/5480/filtertempbo3.jpg

this was an old setup, and i'm working on something better... but that was after i was driving decently hard (stock mind you) in high 80's... i think it was 88 that night...

... but heat shields do work better when they can capture the cooler air from the air duct above the radiator... Just my experiance.. hope this helped...