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jman8806
08-15-2007, 11:44 PM
just got done drivin my car around vegas streets to see the difference of my custom intake. a lil bit of throttle response, not much of a difference but sounds cool, all i need is that heatshield. heres some pix. i tried makin it look like the evoms cai since i didnt have 300 for that. but yeh, what do you think [up] [up] [:D]

also i just got my s-tech springs and bilsteins [:D] me and my bro is guna install them this sat, ill post pictures of our cars this weekend.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v630/jasiin/intake.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v630/jasiin/0815072256a.jpg

speedydragon
08-15-2007, 11:58 PM
you better get a heatshield quick, cuz that intake looks like it's just sucking hot air. Especially if you're in vegas where it's always over 90 deg. during summer.

jman8806
08-16-2007, 01:38 AM
yea i know, im just using the lil baby stock one for the mean time. ima order the one from the guy thats making them on the forums.

Chard
08-16-2007, 03:50 AM
I think you'd benefit more by replacing the restrictive stock turbo inlet with something that's bigger and doesn't collapse. The extra bend that you put in there is just another restriction the air has to get through before it gets to the turbo.

ct1.8t4me
08-16-2007, 05:34 AM
Looks pretty slick. Where did you get that U-Bend?

heffer
05-03-2010, 08:26 PM
I'm bumping this cause I need a u-bend. Where can I get one that will fit?

dtmeurosport
05-03-2010, 08:56 PM
I second what you said about the sound - I ran a custom CAI for a while, an it's good to hear that 1.8 whine! Unfortunately the low quality of the filter I sourced caused filter oil to be burned on my MAF. About $100 (for a new MAF sensor) later I'm sportin' the stock airbox with a K&N filter. I do miss that sound though!

fbdohc
05-04-2010, 06:07 AM
there was someone selling a custom heatshield on the forum, but i cant find that thread. ??

thegoodhumorman
05-04-2010, 06:58 AM
Here is one idea. It will be cheaper too.

http://www.audiforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=53186

thegoodhumorman
05-04-2010, 07:01 AM
But, I think you are looking for this...

http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php?89270-1.8t-True-Heat-Shield!!!!!

fbdohc
05-04-2010, 07:50 AM
Last message on his thread was in 2008, hope he still sell those

wildbill
05-04-2010, 07:55 AM
you do realize youre in fact taking in hotter air in that spot. people have proven this with before and after dyno runs.

thegoodhumorman
05-04-2010, 08:21 AM
you do realize youre in fact taking in hotter air in that spot. people have proven this with before and after dyno runs.

I believe that is why he said he wants to get a heatshield. Could be wrong though.

EuroDriven
05-04-2010, 09:12 AM
I believe that is why he said he wants to get a heatshield. Could be wrong though.

The heat shield will help but you are still pulling in hot air from in the engine bay, the stock air box pulls it from the fender I believe, which will be colder air 100% of the time unless your engine isn't warmed up.

-John

JEmm
05-04-2010, 09:17 AM
The heat shield will help but you are still pulling in hot air from in the engine bay, the stock air box pulls it from the fender I believe, which will be colder air 100% of the time unless your engine isn't warmed up.

-John

If you look at that heatshield there's a hole for the breather tube to come in so it pulls in air from the front of the car.

thegoodhumorman
05-04-2010, 09:19 AM
the stock airbox uses a "tube" going right to the front of the core support, on the inside of the passenger headlight. It doesnt pull from the fender. If the heatshield places that air inlet on the side of the intake and not on the engine side, then it will pull in cold air. I did something similar to him and made sure to put the inlet on the intake side.

itsmatt33
05-04-2010, 09:21 AM
google blinktek heat shields

wildbill
05-04-2010, 09:34 AM
oh total fail![headbang] sorry i didnt read that....i change my status to props[wrench]

MOtown A4
05-04-2010, 09:42 AM
i have a used blinktek shield im not using anymore. PM me if you'd like to buy it.

B5Technik
05-04-2010, 09:51 AM
someone please shed some light in this thread!! where is the best place to pull cold air from?! this is my next step either heat sheild, air box mod or custom intake + heat shield.. anyone know a different airbox mod? the one in the diy seems sketchy i dont like that it exposes the open airbox to your fender well... even with screen i would be too worried about water getting in there plus my airbox has a valve for the SAI and some supporting rods for the filter that prevent me from wanting to cut anything off the bottom of it... plus i saw another thread that says the stock air box is good up to 400hp so any mod without serious hp is pointless other than the sound you get...

McGovs2.7TB5
05-04-2010, 09:53 AM
Last message on his thread was in 2008, hope he still sell those

That member helped me install my shocks and springs last summer and as of then he was still making them. I would PM him if you want one.

thegoodhumorman
05-04-2010, 10:00 AM
best place to pull air from is outside the engine bay. Plain and simple. If you want to get the most cold air directly to your filter, you should keep the tube from the stock intake on it. (The piece from the core support to the air box, I dont know what it is called).

fbdohc
05-04-2010, 10:26 AM
i sent him an e-mail Thanks

wildbill
05-04-2010, 10:28 AM
best place to pull air from is outside the engine bay. Plain and simple. If you want to get the most cold air directly to your filter, you should keep the tube from the stock intake on it. (The piece from the core support to the air box, I dont know what it is called).legit

B5Technik
05-04-2010, 10:29 AM
best place to pull air from is outside the engine bay. Plain and simple. If you want to get the most cold air directly to your filter, you should keep the tube from the stock intake on it. (The piece from the core support to the air box, I dont know what it is called).

sweet!

heffer
05-04-2010, 10:43 AM
Cool, I'm glad I bumped the thread and my question gets ignored.

Ya'll think this would work? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Intercooler-Intake-pipe-2-75-OD-180-deg-U-Elbow-Turbo-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem5ad24780f8QQitemZ39007 4958072QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccesso ries

heffer
05-05-2010, 05:15 PM
Well l ordered that, hope it works. Can anyone tell me the bolt size that holds the airbox to the panel?

somebody5788
05-05-2010, 05:51 PM
Lot of good info in here. I'm working on my heatshield right now. Looks like I need some thin insulation to make it perfect.

This is what I've got done so far for the rest of it

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p223/somebody5788/f8407351.jpg

turbo kraut
05-05-2010, 06:03 PM
yes matt is still selling his heat shields, i should have mine on fri, he made me a one off for my setup

also it is a 10mm head on the side of the fender and that bend is probably not what you want

heffer
05-05-2010, 07:07 PM
yes matt is still selling his heat shields, i should have mine on fri, he made me a one off for my setup

also it is a 10mm head on the side of the fender and that bend is probably not what you want

That sucks cause I already ordered it. Do you think it will be to wide or what? Thanks for the bolt info.

SeekB00st
05-05-2010, 08:26 PM
ughhh.
People really need to stop making their own CAI unless they know what they are doing.
This is the prime example of making shit an intake that is rather more harm then being helpful.

somebody5788
05-05-2010, 08:30 PM
ughhh.
People really need to stop making their own CAI unless they know what they are doing.
This is the prime example of making shit an intake that is rather more harm then being helpful.

Pretty much everyone in here is making a heatshield.... even in my downtime right now I'm noticing much better gas mileage though. Can't wait till I have my heat shield done.

heffer
05-05-2010, 10:24 PM
ughhh.
People really need to stop making their own CAI unless they know what they are doing.
This is the prime example of making shit an intake that is rather more harm then being helpful.

Haha, what are you talking about? Most people are putting on the blinktek.

EuroDriven
05-06-2010, 07:40 AM
If you look at that heatshield there's a hole for the breather tube to come in so it pulls in air from the front of the car.

I am aware of this...But my point is wouldn't there be more heat soak with a CAI where the filters are in the pics? They are more of a short-ram intake, my filter is going to be pulling air from under the car, down by/below the passenger frame rail. I haven't had an Audi with an intake and heat shield like what is shown. Does anybody have IAT logs from before/after doing a CAI like what is shown here?

-John

SeekB00st
05-06-2010, 08:33 AM
Pretty much everyone in here is making a heatshield.... even in my downtime right now I'm noticing much better gas mileage though. Can't wait till I have my heat shield done.

I wish eveyone really was.
This community struggles with custom make intakes. Not many really understand that a proper intake with proper piping and adequate heat isolation is essential.

PokR Chip'D
05-16-2010, 10:07 PM
i fab'd up an intake in my 1.8t also. routed mine down in the hole that the stock airbox was above. so filter sits right behind/ next to the fog light. i also took out the plastic piece off the lower bumper next to that fog light so it gets nothing but air

heffer
05-16-2010, 11:35 PM
Where did you get the tubing/pipe for the filter?

PokR Chip'D
05-17-2010, 08:57 PM
Where did you get the tubing/pipe for the filter?

i had some extra laying around. all i needed was a 6-8 inch long pipe and then i stuffed it into that hole (NO HOMO)

heffer
05-17-2010, 11:13 PM
i had some extra laying around. all i needed was a 6-8 inch long pipe and then i stuffed it into that hole (NO HOMO)

Right on. I want to get a U pipe but I'm not having luck finding one that would fit. I like the no homo comment too.