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ActiveMonkey
04-05-2006, 11:43 AM
Feeling like crap since i have something like the flu or bronchitis, i went to kragen and bought a new air filter for a new air intake because i hate those panel ones... Here's how it came out and i must say i am very pleased...

Before:
http://www.audiforums.com/upfiles/13334/asppg_Ie982083595.jpg
http://www.audiforums.com/upfiles/13334/asppg_If109329205.jpg

And after about 30 minutes of work, here's how it came out.

After:
http://www.audiforums.com/upfiles/13334/asppg_To443588722.jpg
http://www.audiforums.com/upfiles/13334/asppg_Sq470834333.jpg









Total Cost: $75.76
Total Labor: 30 minutes


Overall, i believe this mod to be a large success.

RAyala2.7T
04-05-2006, 11:48 AM
no heatshield?

SeanF
04-05-2006, 11:50 AM
yea,

1) you'll need a heatshield
2) you need to mount the icm somewhere, and make sure you take the ICM heatsink off the airbox and mount it with the icm wherever you mount it...

i mounted my icm/heatsink to the crossbar holding up my heatshield...

MR VTEC
04-05-2006, 11:51 AM
Originally posted by RAyala1.8T
no heatshield?
no silly it's just a typo he meant look at his new hot air intake the isn't heatshielded from the hot ass turbo... [:p]

ActiveMonkey
04-05-2006, 11:52 AM
not yet. Hopefully i wil be able to buy one from 00black1.8t

SeanF
04-05-2006, 11:54 AM
http://tinypic.com/fbz18g.jpg

thats the ICM/Heatsink on the support bracket...

RAyala2.7T
04-05-2006, 12:54 PM
^^^very clean. better than my POS evo intake. I had a pretty kick ass custom heat shield covering the side and top of my filter but then my maf went out again a few days later. I ended up cutting the top of my heat shield off. Currently on my third MAF now. FYI, if you have a cool parts guy at your dealership thats mod friendly, you can actually return the maf for a new one if it dies in less than a year. I remember him telling me it has a 1yr. 12k mile warranty.

SeanF
04-05-2006, 01:00 PM
you know, usually the problem with open filament filters is that the maf gets oil/gunk on it, and you can clean it off...

so if you have a cone filter and bad maf, its likely just a dirty maf and can be cleaned...

SeKKeY
04-05-2006, 01:10 PM
and how do you clean the MAF? soak it in 99 percent alc?

RAyala2.7T
04-05-2006, 01:11 PM
believe me, i tried to clean it both times first. i just don't oil it.

RAyala2.7T
04-05-2006, 01:11 PM
you buy electrical cleaner SeKKeY

Rosati
04-05-2006, 01:42 PM
Update your 98 my friend.


I did this mod the first day i got my car and made my own shield.

Nothin big. And bought a $30 filter.


you have a lot of potential because your car is white.

MR VTEC
04-05-2006, 02:42 PM
but Rosati Santorin Blue is the fastest color Audi made... The slowest being Melange...[headbang] [:p]

SeanF
04-05-2006, 02:43 PM
if my car were melange, youd be right... because my car wont even start right now... but my car isnt melange anyways...

GraysonF
04-05-2006, 02:47 PM
BTW.....in your sig, the word is custom, not custome

tip5
04-05-2006, 02:50 PM
What exactly did you use a K&N filter and 2 clamps i might just do this cause i already have a custom heatsheild laying around.

MR VTEC
04-05-2006, 02:55 PM
Originally posted by SeanF
if my car were melange, youd be right... because my car wont even start right now... but my car isnt melange anyways...
Zoinks my bad I thought you had champagne color which was called melange... weird... Never sorry the jack guys... VTEC kicked in temporarily...
Carry on.

SeanF
04-05-2006, 02:59 PM
melange started in 98, its more of a silvery gold...

mines bamboo... which is more gold...

fred2ka4
04-05-2006, 03:20 PM
I had to replace my MAF once when I was running an HKS intake, but then I switched the Carbonio and I've had no problems

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j91/fred2ka4/audia4004.jpg


Originally posted by MR VTEC
but Rosati Santorin Blue is the fastest color Audi made... The slowest being Melange...

My car's not slow...[:D] [:D]

tip5
04-05-2006, 03:24 PM
could you do a 3" vr6 maf and then two clamps and a 3" k&n

nizmosx
04-05-2006, 04:44 PM
I wouldnt call it a sucess yet. The hard part is creating a heat shield that works

lovintheboost
04-05-2006, 04:45 PM
i know this is probably a big fat NO but... has anyone ever seen any performance gains from a custom/aftermarket intake? like dyno results? the abd looks nice because the filter is in a good location

DDQ
04-06-2006, 08:17 AM
Originally posted by lovintheboost
i know this is probably a big fat NO but... has anyone ever seen any performance gains from a custom/aftermarket intake? like dyno results? the abd looks nice because the filter is in a good location

Answer: Big Fat No. You cannot create "something" out of "nothing".

Although many people have shown that they lost power, and ruined their MAF.

jrodmk2
04-06-2006, 08:28 AM
^^^^^stay on the s4 forums[;)]
you always loved these threads.
how are your ssr's holding up in the ma. area?

boostedup
04-06-2006, 09:56 AM
Holy Hot Air Intake Batman!!

If you insist on running an open air filter, PLEASE get a heatsheild for that....... because that filter is HUMUNGOUS and right next to the turbo.

mike-2ptzero
04-06-2006, 10:18 AM
Originally posted by lovintheboost
i know this is probably a big fat NO but... has anyone ever seen any performance gains from a custom/aftermarket intake? like dyno results? the abd looks nice because the filter is in a good location

Dyno results would be worthless anyway since the car is not moving thru air to suck the air out of the engine back from under the car, plus the fact that most dyno runs are done with the hood open too.

True results would have to be done on the street or track.

I ran open filter like this at the track with the T28 kit, I found that I could drop .3 by just removing the head light. I also ran the K03 with an open filter(Evo intake) without the headlight to get my 14.29 at 97mph.

alen
04-06-2006, 10:39 AM
i always wondered, mike, was that 14.29 done with a 2.8 tranny?

mike-2ptzero
04-06-2006, 11:20 AM
Originally posted by alen
i always wondered, mike, was that 14.29 done with a 2.8 tranny?


Nope, still had the 1.8 trans back them. I actually didn't change to the 2.8 trans till 2005, I ran that 14.29 back in 2001.

ActiveMonkey
04-06-2006, 06:18 PM
ok, sorry for not replying in a while. temp of 103.1 and i just got off the couch for the first time today.

Now i used the K&N E-1009. now be carefull because this will now work on the stock MAF. Now i'm sure many will call it stupid and such, but i'm sick, and it works really well.

The only wat to make this filter fit is to use an aftermarket MAF or the ghetto method like what i did. let me explain.

I took a roll of duck tape and ripped a 4ft strip down the middle. i then wrapped that carefully around the airfilter side of the MAF to make it larger. I did this 3 times and then the air filter fit on there nice and tight. it may be ghetto i know, but it works great and i can't wait to pop out the head light and run it the next time i go to the track.

offroader1006
04-06-2006, 06:27 PM
wtf, why didnt you just get the right sized filter????

mike-2ptzero
04-06-2006, 07:30 PM
Originally posted by offroader1006
wtf, why didnt you just get the right sized filter????


My thoughts exactly. There are a ton of shops that carry filters with the correct size inlet.

ActiveMonkey
04-07-2006, 12:00 AM
A: I was already at Kragen
B: I was already at Kragen

they didn't have the right size filter

I can alwways return it when i get a new one. It wasn't that big of a difference anyway. the in diameter on this filter is 3.375"

mike-2ptzero
04-07-2006, 12:20 AM
Originally posted by ActiveMonkey
A: I was already at Kragen
B: I was already at Kragen

they didn't have the right size filter

I can alwways return it when i get a new one. It wasn't that big of a difference anyway. the in diameter on this filter is 3.375"


I think the stock MAF OD is actually less then 3". I think I actually still have my K&N filter that I used with the PES T28 kit which has a 3" inlet. It is the one with the CF top. I also have one laying around with a 3.5" inlet. Just sucks that I have to keep getting a new filter every time I change my setup, the filter I use now has a 4" inlet.

ActiveMonkey
04-07-2006, 12:23 AM
i think it is 2.75, but i could be wrong. but holy jesus, 4" wow

mike-2ptzero
04-07-2006, 08:07 AM
Originally posted by ActiveMonkey
i think it is 2.75, but i could be wrong. but holy jesus, 4" wow

2.75 might be right. That 4" inlet filter is bolted right at my turbo since I no longer run a maf.

http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/2716034efi_018.jpg

RAyala2.7T
04-07-2006, 12:27 PM
gotta love the size of that snail!

DDQ
04-07-2006, 12:28 PM
Originally posted by jrodmk2
^^^^^stay on the s4 forums[;)]
you always loved these threads.
how are your ssr's holding up in the ma. area?

ahahaha.... I had to post it just for old times sake.

The rims are still mint, but I drive like an old lady and avoid very hole and bump, except for on the highway, of course.

BLUEisFASTER
04-07-2006, 01:11 PM
Originally posted by MR VTEC
but Rosati Santorin Blue is the fastest color Audi made... The slowest being Melange...[headbang] [:p]

i will 2nd that!!!

offroader1006
04-07-2006, 03:04 PM
stock MAF is 2.75", and the tape is ghetto.