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bronz
10-09-2006, 02:23 PM
Hey guys, so all the credit goes to BEER MOD from audiforums.com , i got an idea from him... this project took about 1.5 hrs, but i think it was well worth it... sound is amazing and throtle response is lil bit better... Cost of the project was around ~$10... so here ya go ill let the pictures do the justice... and hopefully il get a sound clip or video when i get my dv installed because my turbo xs bov kills the sound(came with the car dont flame :D) car currently has apr chip 1.0bar. turboxs bov, vdo boost gauge and greddy turbo timer...

air box has been taken out...
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/bronz803/100_7143.jpg
marking off the area to drill holes in the wheelhouse..
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/bronz803/100_7152.jpg
outside by the wheel...
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/bronz803/100_7156.jpg
holes have been drilled with 3/8" bit.. went slightly smaller than beer mod because of water issue here in chicago...
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/bronz803/100_7160.jpg
checking fitment...
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/bronz803/100_7162.jpg
mesh has been applied... outside view by the wheel...
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/bronz803/100_7163.jpg
inside view... mesh has been glued down with SHOE GOO
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/bronz803/100_7167.jpg
overall view
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/bronz803/100_7171.jpg
airbox... put mesh on there too for safety...
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/bronz803/100_7179.jpg
outside of the air box...
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/bronz803/100_7180.jpg
everything is back in place.. :)
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/bronz803/100_7182.jpg

hope u enjoyed :) cz i did haha

sean1.8t
10-09-2006, 02:59 PM
notice any difference? sound, power?

bronz
10-09-2006, 03:04 PM
Originally posted by sean1.8t
notice any difference? sound, power?

ya like i said above, sound is very nice ill try to get a sound clip and u can tell that theres better throttle response and i dont think u get much more power from this , maybe better gas milleage since more air could be let in...

nizmosx
10-09-2006, 03:14 PM
i cant see the pics, is this basically a swiss cheeze airbox mod.

TQMB5
10-09-2006, 03:35 PM
how does water not get in there?

iowaboostin
10-09-2006, 05:05 PM
Originally posted by nizmosx
i cant see the pics, is this basically a swiss cheeze airbox mod.
Yeah it's the swisscheese mod.

The water does get up there, but not much. Plus the air filter is about ~6" above that.



bronz -- hope you like the mod! I need to set aside some time soon so I can do this.. probably in a few weeks when I do the timing belt [:)] What some people have done before is drill a small hole at the bottom of the airbox acting as a drain for whatever water actually does get in there. I've also heard it gets kinda dusty in there, so every couple weeks you might wanna check it and possibly clean it.

onemoremile
10-09-2006, 05:47 PM
i removed the snow flap and ran a hose to the lower bumper opening. it pulls air from right next to the passenger side foglight. the snorkel above the grill still works too.

http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/1174IMG_1979_small-med.jpg

from underneath the car
http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/1174IMG_1976_small-med.jpg

passing under the airbox. enters mid left in the bottom of the box.
http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/1174IMG_1983_small-med.jpg

another shot of the inlet next to the foglight.
http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/1174IMG_1963_small-med.jpg

bronz
10-09-2006, 06:23 PM
thanks guys for the replies and suggestions...

well about water holes are only 3/8" with really tight mesh ( the one that u put on windows from home depot) ... 2 layers of mesh and 6inchess above... water shouldnt be the problem and when snow season comes just duct tape the holes and ur good to go... the mesh should prevent dust too well i kno some small dust will get in there but its not a prob to clean it out...

onemoremile - the tube idea is brilliant i might actually try it...

98max
10-09-2006, 06:51 PM
this is a popular mod, and i dont think anyone has ever had a problem with water getting in. it should be completely dry even in heavy rain.

GraysonF
10-09-2006, 07:45 PM
clean engine bay

98a4
10-09-2006, 08:12 PM
Why would you drill them back there? Do it closer to the front/fender.....

xcellorator
10-09-2006, 08:15 PM
I have been thinking about doing this mod. How does this compare to the cone filter other people have been putting on and taking the stock air box off? The cone filter actually seems hypothetically safer for the engine, but which is easier? Which sees more performance gains?

bronz
10-09-2006, 08:22 PM
Originally posted by 98a4
Why would you drill them back there? Do it closer to the front/fender.....

because its the plastic part ( i dont think u want to drill holes in the metal) , and the best part to drill holes in look how perfectly they sit under the hole in the air box...

bronz
10-09-2006, 08:23 PM
Originally posted by xcellorator
I have been thinking about doing this mod. How does this compare to the cone filter other people have been putting on and taking the stock air box off? The cone filter actually seems hypothetically safer for the engine, but which is easier? Which sees more performance gains?

never had cone filter sry cant help you on this one..

ScottyB 1.8T
10-09-2006, 09:11 PM
i've had this mod for about 5 months now, here are some things i did different and have noticed:

- i didn't drill holes in my fender liner, instead i cut out "vents" that open at about 15 degrees or so, facing down from the direction of the tires....like an S4 wheel liner. this has helped avoid any water splash. i'll try to get a picture up if anyone wants to see it.

- i sealed the gap between the 'box and the fender with 1/4" foam weather stripping from ace hardware. figured it would help pull air from the outside without hot engine bay air sneaking in.


so far it's been great. the sound is better, feels more responsive and i can tell you completely honestly that water doesn't get up in there. i've literally driven through storms on the highway so bad that i can't even see the lines in the lanes and when i got home, i checked my stock paper filter for wetness....none.

18T
10-09-2006, 09:23 PM
same mod you can find the write up on AF

bronz
10-09-2006, 09:25 PM
Originally posted by 18T
same mod you can find the write up on AF

thats what it says in my first post..

jrau13
10-09-2006, 09:26 PM
Originally posted by 98max
this is a popular mod, and i dont think anyone has ever had a problem with water getting in. it should be completely dry even in heavy rain.
^yeah. I have read about this mod a bunch and I always hear people warning about water getting in. I have yet to hear of that actually happening.

Euro
10-09-2006, 10:44 PM
Originally posted by onemoremile
i removed the snow flap and ran a hose to the lower bumper opening. it pulls air from right next to the passenger side foglight. the snorkel above the grill still works too.

http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/1174IMG_1979_small-med.jpg


very cool...

I had an Idea for somthing like this a while back... never did anything about it tho [rolleyes]
What is the snow flap?


- I hear from every one that the Swiss cheese'd air box mod is pretty sweet, even if it doesnt "do" any thing. [up]

Sigma 3
10-09-2006, 11:58 PM
i have the cone filter in the stock box, so it is possible to do both

IKE20VA4
10-10-2006, 01:08 AM
niice. i did this and it does make it sound way better. i haven't had water issues either. on mine i basically cut the bottom side of the airbox off...for fullll effect ;)

GraysonF
10-10-2006, 04:45 AM
onemoremile, does that hose actually give any airflow to the intake location? i guess if your going at high enough speeds the air would be forced up there, but at lower speeds, it doesnt seem too functional. maybe im just wrong. Ever tested with an air compressor to see if you can feel the air up top?

ModifiedA4
10-10-2006, 06:38 AM
as far as water issues go, i'd be more concerned with a long road trip in rainy weather. say a three hour drive at highway speed in pouring rain. do you think any filter would be able to stand up to that? i dont.

bronz
10-10-2006, 02:07 PM
well if ur planning on going on road trip just duct tape the area IMO... it should hold on pretty good