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Stock Airbox Intake vs. Performance Intake

Stock Airbox Intake vs. Performance Intake


Air Flow Readings - Higher Numbers are Better
apr-intake-vs-stock-airbox-airflow

Above Intake Airflow Chart was take from:
mk7 Home Page:
http://mygolfmk7.com/
mk7 APR Intake Airflow Test:
http://mygolfmk7.com/2018/10/apr-intake-airflow-test/



Further Improve Your Stock Airbox Intake System In
Three Easy Separate Stages

Stage 1:  Add a flat panel dry or wet filter and remove snow guard from OEM Stock Airbox Intake System
Cost around $60.00  -  Shown in above chart  -  Very Good Performance

*Stage 2:  Same as Stage 1, but adding a Remote Systems Air Blade  -  Great  alternative for those that want the extra performance, but do not want to open the Factory Blocked Driver's Side Air Intake Vents
  -  Even Better Performance 
Cost $65.00 Street Version  -  $120.00 Track Version

Stage 3:  Same as Stage 1 and Stage 2, but also opening up the factory blocked drivers side intake air vents
Cost $00.00  -  Simple and Easy To Do if you are familiar using a Hand Drill and Dremel  -  The Very Best Performance



* Doing all three stages and tested in my personal 2016 Audi S3, my oil temps dropped anywhere from 5 to 15 degrees depending how it is driven: sporty driving, lazy man city driving, stop and go traffic.

This can give you between 5 to 15hp and possibly more depending on supporting add-ons, i.e. Silicone Turbo Inlet Hose, Turbo Inlet Elbow Pipe, Turbo Muffler Delete, Piggy Back Power Module or a Flash Tune.



Stock Airbox Intake vs. Performance Intake
 
Temperature Heat Readings - Lower Numbers are Better
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Temperature Heat Reading Chart was take from:
the Humble mechanic YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/HumbleMechanic
the Humble mechanic Temperature Tests:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUS1kDZyrvc&feature=youtu.be



Alternative to buying an expensive Carbon Fiber Aftermarket Performance Air Intake System or Air Intake Duct to gain better airflow velocity, better throttle response, decreased air intake temperature, more performance, and sound, when you can simply modify your existing OEM Stock Air Intake System by installing a Wet or Dry Performance Flat Panel Air filter, removing the Factory Snow Guard, install an Air Blade by Remote Systems, and open up the "Factory Blocked Driver's Side Air Intake Vents" of the OEM Stock Air Intake Duct.



By modifying your OEM Stock Air Intake System you keep the factory designed airflow going into the engine bay minimizing excessive engine bay heat buildup and heat soak unlike some Aftermarket Variants that do not allow airflow into the engine bay.  Above 35mph, the installed Air Blade will continue to allow cooler ambient airflow into the engine bay while still creating additional cold ram airflow into the Airbox maximizing performance that can give you between 5 to 15hp and possibly more depending on supporting add-ons, i.e. Silicone Turbo Inlet Hose, Turbo Inlet Elbow Pipe, Turbo Muffler Delete, Piggy Back Power Module or a Flash Tune. 



Note: living in Minnesota Winters, I have found that removing the "Factory Snow Guard" and opening of the driver's side "
Factory Blocked Driver's Side Air Intake Vents" has caused no detrimental effect and I have not seen any snow or debris out of the normal entering into the OEM Stock Airbox Intake System.



Compatible for Audi A3/S3 series and other MQB platforms like VW Golf MK7, MK7R.  I have only tested this modification on the Audi platform.  I cannot verify that by removing the "Snow Guard" or opening of the "
Factory Blocked Driver's Side Air Intake Vents" will allow snow or rain to be a problem in other MQB platforms.  If unsure, simply leaving the "Snow Guard" in place will prevent snow, rain, or debris becoming a problem even if the "Factory Blocked Driver's Side Air Intake Vents" are opened up.



Performance Air Intake Ducts
(Sample Links for Cost Comparison)

Ecstuning Kohlefaser Luft-Technik Carbon Fiber Fresh Air Intake Duct - Similar to the OEM Stock Airbox Intake Duct
Cost $323.95

Unitronic Carbon fiber Fresh Air Intake Duct - Similar to the OEM Stock Airbox Intake Duct
Cost: $329.99

X34 Carbon Fiber Fresh Air Intake Duct - Similar to the OEM Stock Airbox Intake Duct
Cost: $360.00

OEM Stock Air Intake Duct - Front Section of the OEM Air Intake Duct
Cost: $00.00 Because this is what is in your car

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Intake Duct - closed vs open
Performance Air Intake Systems
(Sample Links for Cost Comparison)

* APR Carbon Fiber Cold Air Intake System Used in the Airflow chart for Reference
Cost: $607.46

VWR R600 Intake System - Similar to the OEM Stock Airbox Intake System
Cost: $418.60

Overview of what is inside the Upgraded OEM Stock Air Intake System
upgrade-components-oem-air-intake-system

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