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audithisworld
01-23-2009, 11:38 PM
http://www.ngpracing.com/store/index.php?target=products&product_id=329
wanna get an intake soon and im pretty sure this is the one i hear all the good about but just wanna double check

J-jizzle
01-24-2009, 02:25 AM
Seems like a waste of $300 for some sound.

B5A4Kevin
01-24-2009, 06:49 AM
^^ 2nd on that. you wont gain hp from an intake like other cars, as our oem one flows enough already for 300hp. the only good reason to put an intake on is to hear the diverter valve when you let off throttle. i bought a 5" aem dryflow cone with 3" inlet (oiled filters can make maf dirty/damaged), and the blinktekdesign.com heatshield. 55 bucks for the cone, and a bill for the heatshield. now when i cruise i turn down my radio so i can hear the turbo spool and the diverter valve open..... love that sound....

anyway dont waste 300 bucks on something you can do for 150 for the same result. just my .02.

http://www.audizine.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=284&pictureid=969
http://www.audizine.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=284&pictureid=968

and by the way if you do get a cone filter like mine. you MUST get a heatshield, as this will deflect all the radiant heat from the turbocharger and exhaust manifold and turn your hot air intake into an actual cold air intake. blinktekdesign (http://blinktekdesign.com) ftmfw.

Spykce
01-24-2009, 08:54 AM
the 150 option I think is better, the blinktek shield actually works. I'm not so sure about the EVOMS. I plan to go the AEM and blinktek route soon.

biketsai
01-24-2009, 09:05 AM
Yea seems like the biggest waste of money ever. Just get a cone filter and a heatshield, but then ask yourself, why do you need it? It wont give you any gains.

tdn
01-24-2009, 09:12 AM
I had one lying around, but I think my roommate threw out the heat shield [:(]

I'll sell you what I had left of it.. which is the U bend, the bracket, probably the cuppler. You'd have to buy a filter and heat shield (which is a waste of money imo.. once the air hits the turbo, any benefits are negated imo). Anyway if you're interested send me an offer.. I'm about to throw it up in the forsale section.

bob12312357
01-24-2009, 12:32 PM
I gota carbonio biggest pos waste of money ever. Every time I run teh card hard it gunks the MAF. The filter flows air and dirt like a sieve. Twice i went 2 the track twice my MAF was beyond repair.

audithisworld
01-24-2009, 12:40 PM
i got the car 3 years ago and still havent changed the air filter once. im the kind of kid who just wants the package and doesnt mind paying the extra money so i think im gonna buy it :) plus i want some more noise

Silverstreak98
01-24-2009, 01:18 PM
i got the car 3 years ago and still havent changed the air filter once. im the kind of kid who just wants the package and doesnt mind paying the extra money so i think im gonna buy it :) plus i want some more noise

[:/]

I hope you didn't leave the stock replaceable filter in there for 3 years.

tamadrumr88
01-24-2009, 01:28 PM
A boost gauge is helpful for tests like this...

Even if these filters/intakes don't produce any more power something can be said for gas mileage. For example, when my car was completely stock it idled around 23 on the vacuum side of the boost gauge. After installing a 2.5" high flow cat and borla turboback it dropped to ~21. As far as the intake goes I just have a K&N cone filter/bracket... after installing that my boost gauge reads 19 at idle (indicating the panel filter/stock airbox was a slight restriction even at idle)

I've recorded several 35+ mpg trips (strictly highway driving in the summer), before installing the exhaust and K&N filter I could barely break 30-31mpg doing the same trips in past years [up] I'm still using the stock heatshield too which everyone complains about (I just painted it black)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v375/tamadrumr88/IMG_5656.jpg

B5 SLPR
01-24-2009, 09:49 PM
I had the ABD on mine for awhile and just went back to stock. I miss the sound a lil but it feels like stock, swiss cheesed with a drop in filter runs better.

jayraudi9
01-25-2009, 01:00 AM
I had the ABD on mine for awhile and just went back to stock. I miss the sound a lil but it feels like stock, swiss cheesed with a drop in filter runs better.

howd you like that abd intake? ive got a chance to get one for dirt cheap and was wondering about it

B5 SLPR
01-25-2009, 12:49 PM
It wasnt bad, but I def like the stock with air box mod better. i just had the heat shield that abd provided in mine and i think that if you had a really good shield it would be nice but if your gettin it straight from abd, def not worth the money

techniq
02-03-2009, 06:45 AM
As far as the intake goes I just have a K&N cone filter/bracket...

You have any specific K&N model/part #s for your setup? Looks nice...I'd like to do the same with the blinktekdesign heat shield.

tamadrumr88
02-03-2009, 08:06 AM
'97-99 1.8t take the K&N 57-0282.. I'm guessing there's no kit for the newer 1.8t's because the secondary air pump would require a small breather filter. It could be done, but there's no ready-made kit as far as I know

v1nyd
02-03-2009, 08:12 AM
^^ 2nd on that. you wont gain hp from an intake like other cars, as our oem one flows enough already for 300hp. the only good reason to put an intake on is to hear the diverter valve when you let off throttle. i bought a 5" aem dryflow cone with 3" inlet (oiled filters can make maf dirty/damaged), and the blinktekdesign.com heatshield. 55 bucks for the cone, and a bill for the heatshield. now when i cruise i turn down my radio so i can hear the turbo spool and the diverter valve open..... love that sound....

anyway dont waste 300 bucks on something you can do for 150 for the same result. just my .02.

http://www.audizine.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=284&pictureid=969
http://www.audizine.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=284&pictureid=968

and by the way if you do get a cone filter like mine. you MUST get a heatshield, as this will deflect all the radiant heat from the turbocharger and exhaust manifold and turn your hot air intake into an actual cold air intake. blinktekdesign (http://blinktekdesign.com) ftmfw.


Thank you I've been looking for a good reasonable priced heat shield for our cars and this seems to be perfect, definitely going to have to pick up one of those

h4robkr123
02-03-2009, 08:55 AM
Definitely an autozone piece together intake with that Blinktek heat shield is the way to go. All of the other pre-fabbed intakes are too much money just to hear the woosh of the turbo.

djwimbo
02-03-2009, 04:26 PM
waste of money.

home made or modded stocker is the way to go.

Jared71482
02-04-2009, 07:44 AM
Once I forgot to put the "snorkel" pipe back on my car after changing the filter... actually sounded pretty cool... bet it sucked alot more hot air in though.

Got extra sound for free... haha

techniq
02-04-2009, 10:17 AM
'97-99 1.8t take the K&N 57-0282.. I'm guessing there's no kit for the newer 1.8t's because the secondary air pump would require a small breather filter. It could be done, but there's no ready-made kit as far as I know

Looking at that K&N part and comparing it to LLtek style/design (http://www.lltek.com/aik_a4_B6.htm) it appears just the small breather filter is all that's needed. Looks like the dimensions for that piece are [1.5" mount x 2.5" base x 2" top x 1.5" tall], of course mount is the most important. So If I combine K&N #57-0282 and #RC-2290 I should have a complete kit? Does that make sense?

If that's true then from AdvanceAutoParts the the total price tag would be $115 (the 57-0282 item is on sale down from $138.50 to $78.99). You can get a cheaper shorter breather filter from somewhere else (boostedtech sells the one for their kit separately currently on sale for $16 - 1.5" instead of 3" compared to the K&N part).

Sorry for the extended questions, just trying see if I'm on track for piecing this self-made kit together.

jaustin
02-04-2009, 06:32 PM
I can't wait for summer to try some of these ideas.

speedydragon
02-04-2009, 11:40 PM
I'm sure if you searched for evo ms intake, a bunch of results would have came up. This topic has been discussed over and over and over in the past years :|

twofaze
02-05-2009, 07:03 AM
heat shield looks nice..

ghost6303
02-05-2009, 08:03 AM
they meant to say 0% to 0% HP gain.