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« on: January 25, 2005, 01:39:27 PM »
Allright here it goes.  I recently decided to purchase a Cold Air Intake even though the word on the streets is that there will not be an increase in HP I really like the woooooossshhh sound my diverter vavle makes.  So anyway thanks to Andy34k and this website http://www.evoms.com/vw%20main%20frames.htm the install only took around two hours.  Ummm probably mainly because of my intelligence, or lack thereof.  Anyway, I am totally pleased with my 50$ purchase.  I bought it off of Ebay.  It is a Bomz CAI.  The neat thing about this model is that it has an extra hose and hole for the smog pump line that has a converter which just plugs right in to the stock hose.  I will be sure to post pics soon.  Oh, and the butt dyno is playing with me.  It seems that my RPM's are climbing faster and at times I am thrown into my seat a little quicker.  Happy modiding!!
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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2005, 01:43:10 PM »
Well with any sort of open intake, such as just a cone intake or a CAI i theory you will be pulling in air much faster.  The HP gains quoted ofted are 5 - 10 hp on these things.  

While those gains are prettty insignificant you should notice some difference because there is less restriction to the airflow as there was with the stock box.

Also, getting a full CAI for $50!  That is a steal!

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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2005, 01:43:10 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2005, 02:12:07 PM »
Whoosh sounds are fun. I hope my soon-to-be-purchased inlet pipe will make my turbo a little louder :twisted:
...wait what's that? Injectors are in the mail and boost controller is in the garage?
You're most likely definately pulling in air quicker, albiet hot air, it's still quicker.
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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2005, 03:45:46 PM »
Nice Jr.  Sounds like fun.  Where did you get your injectors?
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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2005, 03:48:45 PM »
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« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2005, 07:03:50 PM »
So is there any kind of heat shield with that CAI? If not, you could easily make one for it that would be fairly effective and cheap to do. Time, a few tools and some sheet aluminum or steel is all you need. Take a look at what's out there on the market and copy them.
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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2005, 07:39:18 PM »
I think if you look at the install, that is if it installs the same as the evo, it looks like it is routed down into near the wheel well. Which should keep it away from the heat of the engine and essentially do the same thing as the shielded CAIs we usually see.

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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2005, 08:02:12 PM »
Right you are Jay.  They only concern I have is the undercarriage wash if I do that...  At like Texaco or something??  That could really mess things up, yeah??
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« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2005, 08:04:35 PM »
CAI + H2O = NOT GOOD.

I am sure you will be fine, just do not go splashing around in the puddles.
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« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2005, 09:21:56 PM »
Whooosh!! Pffsshhh!!!

NICE!!!  I guess I do miss the turbo every once in a while...

You just gotta keep on livin', man. L-I-V-I-N...

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« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2005, 09:52:09 PM »
I want one now.
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« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2005, 10:02:08 PM »
Andrew's is similar to the EvoMS one that I have which are both CAI.

The intakes that have the filter exposed in the engine compartment are typically called Short Ram intakes or P-Flo.

They are not CAI since well... there's nothing Cold about the Air they are Intaking. :) A real CAI will pull air from outside the engine compartment, typically a fender well where the air is well, colder.

With an exhaust/down pipe he should actually be able to notice a difference in power. I didn't, but I'm running a stock exhaust.

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« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2005, 10:20:52 PM »
I have a Short Ram I guess - HEhehehe
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« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2005, 10:53:29 AM »
Put a hood scoop in. A small one, a slit just above the intake...then you'd draw in cold air and it would look cool with a purpose.
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