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r1ashad
09-26-2009, 12:44 PM
I'd say that my $45 was well spent as long as I keep my same stock MAF. Turbo spool seems to have improved. I'm loving the louder sound of the turbo spooling and engine responsiveness. I initially forgot to reset the ecu so idle was slightly rough until I remembered 10mins later to reset it. Sound and engine response is gained. The filter was a snug fit and I was able to maintain the factory ram air intake. The next mod to my intake will be to fab up a heat shield.

http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/True_Flow_air_intake_09-09-06_003.jpg
http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/True_Flow_air_intake_09-09-06_002.jpg
http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/True_Flow_air_intake_09-09-06_001.jpg

JoshDub
09-26-2009, 12:48 PM
holy dirty engine bay batman. Filter looks good. [up]

20vpower
09-26-2009, 12:53 PM
blinktek is your friend

r1ashad
09-26-2009, 01:05 PM
Thanx. Bay cleanliness can definitely be worked on. Maybe next week. [;)]

doubleu8
09-26-2009, 02:02 PM
mmmmmm....that intake is HOT! No seriously your intake needs a blinktek heatshield ASAP

sittinherebored
09-26-2009, 02:07 PM
where did you purchase it from? ive been looking for a good intake and for 45 i would definitely get that one. also wouldnt exhaust wrap keep down heat soak?

biketsai
09-26-2009, 03:31 PM
Your going to lose power with that filter seeing that you have absolutely no means of preventing heat from getting sucked up.

hibiscusB598
09-26-2009, 04:38 PM
i like the intake where can i get that?

andyrew
09-26-2009, 04:41 PM
Holy Heat Soak Batman!


Seriously what is it with all these people and not running a proper heat shield? This is the best mod you can do. No questions asked.

Jc61990
09-26-2009, 06:42 PM
u can for now use the original heat shield and ziptie it to the pipe running next to the intake. thats how mine is.
http://jc-mallozzi.com/swap/IMG_0456.JPG
my engine bay is dirty too

sittinherebored
09-26-2009, 07:05 PM
u can for now use the original heat shield and ziptie it to the pipe running next to the intake. thats how mine is.
http://jc-mallozzi.com/swap/IMG_0456.JPG
my engine bay is dirty too

i was gonna use my stock heat shield too if someone would post a link to where i could get that intake

Jc61990
09-26-2009, 07:13 PM
http://azcustomcars.com/product.php?productid=109547

sittinherebored
09-26-2009, 07:21 PM
http://azcustomcars.com/product.php?productid=109547

thank you, that filter looks sick. its only a filter and nothing else? where do the sensors go? once again, not trying to steal the thread just trying to get more info out of it

Jc61990
09-26-2009, 07:24 PM
the top half of the airbox is removed and the MAF is inside that. u remove the maf and that goes on the end of the intake and the other end on the inlet pipe.

stack
09-26-2009, 10:55 PM
yea thats awesome.
gonna be doing this very soon.
but what did you do with all those sensors and connectors on the oem intake?

JMG
09-27-2009, 01:31 AM
I've seen intakes and cones in the B5 for almost a decade and no one has ever gotten one to perform any better than the stock intake that I know of. Given, it looks real nice, but without proper heat shielding the gains are probably just auditory and even with proper heat shielding I doubt you would experience any real-world gains, although I sincerely hope you do and are able to quantify it.

J Ozzie
09-27-2009, 02:21 AM
Looks good but that aint gonna do shit.. its like the way i have mine too. Im gonna buy a U pipe so it faces the front so when driving it does its job instead of sucking in hot air.

r1ashad
10-02-2009, 10:49 PM
i like the intake where can i get that?

True Flow Air Filter (http://www.amazon.com/True-Flow-90200-Universal-Element/dp/B0007W1H6W/ref=sr_1_197?ie=UTF8&s=automotive&qid=1254548451&sr=1-197)

True Flow Air Filter Video Comparison (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThmW2SW1I-k)

The website I actually bought it from no longer sells the product line since it is discontinued from being sold online. You will have a hard time finding the correct True Flow filter like mine. I had a terrible time finding mine. I actually had to modifiy mine slight to get it to work for my intented application. I was gonna fab up a heat shield but decide between working 2 full-time jobs, I'd rather just buy one from blinktek and be done with it.

AudiTurbo
10-02-2009, 11:16 PM
So more benefits over K&N, but what about other like it (ITG filter)

Silverstreak98
10-03-2009, 12:34 AM
Meh looks like just another intake gimmick.

It does look great, and I'm sure it sounds great too! However, I think I will stick with regular change intervals with my trusty paper filters.

sittinherebored
10-03-2009, 01:09 AM
im about to try to make a custom u-pipe for mine. i know theres no gain but the stupid people here dont understand that an aftermarket intake does nothing for me. they dont understand that what is a major upgrade to them is nothing to us...

Gaberossi
10-03-2009, 01:50 AM
i just went with a carbon fiber intake box

ghost6303
10-03-2009, 05:40 AM
foam filters generally let by a ton of particles. the stock airbox flows well enough for even an elim turbo, the stock paper pannel filters filter way better, cost $3 each, dont suck up 400 degree air off the turbo, etc. looks pretty sweet though.

wesleyfbm
10-03-2009, 02:23 PM
i used stock heatshield as many of you have and switched over to blinktek........

Blinktek is great but if you order one make sure you are on his ASS becuase people have gotton scammed and it took me 2 months to get mine after he tried to give me the run around.

good luck!

GypsySmash
01-12-2010, 04:17 PM
question:
How do I reset my ecu
thanks

Seerlah
01-12-2010, 04:40 PM
Unplug the negative battery cable for roughly 10-15 min (to be safe). Make sure you have your radio code if needed, reconnect battery cable, do a throttle body adapt if applicable, and then restart.

GypsySmash
01-12-2010, 06:04 PM
is this totally necessary when you put in a cone filter. because r9ashad said he was idling "rough" and i think mine is doin the same thing.

biketsai
01-12-2010, 06:08 PM
No, not at all.

GypsySmash
01-12-2010, 06:16 PM
k thanks,
another dumb question for a new owner:
What makes the idle "sound rough"?

Polski
01-12-2010, 06:25 PM
and then restart.

So we unplug and replug the battery twice?

hercfe
01-12-2010, 06:29 PM
Foam filter + 40000000 degree exhaust mani + turbo inlet = blown turbo. Seriously, the absolute worst filter you can use on a turbo car is a foam one. when the foam degrades(and it will QUICKLY from the heat), the turbo sucks it up and it will gum up the compressor hsg. This is seriously like Rule #1 of turbo cars...well, maybe not #1, but it's up there. It looks nice there though. I think the K&N like Jc has in his would be about as good as AFE or Carbonio, assuming you fab a heat shield of some sort.

GypsySmash
01-12-2010, 06:34 PM
So if I ordered a Blinktek heat shield I would be in good shape?

ThatA4T
01-12-2010, 07:09 PM
blinktech and engine cleaner are your friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://i45.tinypic.com/4vizxt.jpg

A4Rob
01-12-2010, 07:28 PM
i just went with a carbon fiber intake box

Why? CF soaks heat more than plastic [confused]

ThatA4T
01-12-2010, 07:31 PM
i used stock heatshield as many of you have and switched over to blinktek........

Blinktek is great but if you order one make sure you are on his ASS becuase people have gotton scammed and it took me 2 months to get mine after he tried to give me the run around.

good luck!

i live local to him so i didnt have that problem but he is a busy guy

JMG
01-12-2010, 07:52 PM
Unplug the negative battery cable for roughly 10-15 min (to be safe). Make sure you have your radio code if needed, reconnect battery cable, do a throttle body adapt if applicable, and then restart.

I find it a lot easier to just unplug the power to the chip for a few seconds.

UN-PIMP-Z-A4
01-12-2010, 08:25 PM
mmmmmm....that intake is HOT! No seriously your intake needs a blinktek heatshield ASAP
If your willing 2 months for that heatshield

Gaberossi
01-13-2010, 10:55 PM
i needed a box bc i live in SOFLA and the puddles are lakes here...so a cf box seemed like the perfect thing to dress up the engine bay and keep my filter dry and cool...i didnt know cf attracts more heat than plastic