View Full Version : Wish someone made this BMW part for Audi's

02-05-2008, 09:15 PM
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Sorry for the super long link.

Now, its way too expensive in the first place for an "airbox" box but damn it looks sexy. Imagine if it was possible to make carbon fiber intake manifolds.....drool.....[hail]. Anyways I just thought I'd share and see what the input is on this mod. Oh and also is it possible to make an cf intake manifold that would be efficient?

02-06-2008, 01:05 AM
popular concensus is that modified intake runners don't give enough of a benefit to tackle from what i've read.

02-06-2008, 02:00 AM
thats super pretty but i agree with Chard, i doubt it would have reasonable gains for the price. I've heard of people running complete plastic manifolds off non-turbo 1.8s from over seas (cant remember the manufacture or model at the moment because i'm trashed...). i could def see that happening. coat one of those in carbon fiber and i'm on it =)

02-06-2008, 05:38 AM
I would assume that this would be a CF overlay of a stronger material, or atleast double ply CF. I dont think a CF mold would be able to handle the pressure that our cars have the ability to produce. though I could be completely mistaken

02-06-2008, 06:37 AM
Carbon itself is plenty strong as long as it is made properly. Audi Motorsport has made manifolds from kevlar in the past. There is an older thread in which I posted dozens of pictures of very cool manifolds but I'm having trouble finding it right now.