I would imagine that any mandrel bent steel tubing of the correct
diameter would be ideal. Aluminum probably wouldn't work unless it was
cast into the correct shape. Using smooth tubing with minimal bends
absolutely increases the flow rate of the part, but whether or not that
would make any noticible difference in engine output depends entirely on
whether the engine is "air starved" to begin with.
No, 'cuz there's a device hanging off the passenger side of the engine
to alleviate any type of starvation. The stock air filter setup is
fine for at least 250HP. Ad a cone or some other hoaky setup, and you
end up sucking hot air out of the engine bay instead of cold air from
On 4 Dec 2003 12:31:17 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org (Bill Graham) wrote:
Agreed. The stock airbox/intake doesn't strike me as being terribly
restrictive at all. I have seen kits for "cone filters" with a metal
barrier between the filter and the turbo/engine, but it looks like a
major kludge. I can't imagine it being very effective.
Yeah, there isn't a lot of room there to get your hands/tools in....at
least not on my B5 A4 1.8TQ. I try to change my air filter every 10-15k
miles and I don't look forward to it. 8-)
Bill Graham wrote:
It needs to flex. The accordian tube lasts for years, even at 18psi.
Samco makes a nice Silicone one for a hundred bucks. I have been able
to blow the end clean off an intercooler, and I don't have any problem
with the stock acordian hose.
Flex tube for injector cooler is only a few bucks at the dealer.
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