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Will a cold-air intake really up the HP?

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Old 11-29-2007, 04:37 PM
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Default Will a cold-air intake really up the HP?


I own a 2002 A6 3.0; kinda bored; looking to get some subtle mods done.
will a K & N intake make a apparent change? If not, what will?

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Old 11-29-2007, 07:24 PM
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Default RE: Will a cold-air intake really up the HP?

no. the stock airbox in our cars are suprisingly efficeint. a simple K&N drop in filter will do. however a cone filter setup will make your car sound more throwty. but you really wont see any gains out of it
 
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Old 01-15-2008, 01:19 AM
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Default RE: Will a cold-air intake really up the HP?

i dunno i put in a new intake today and it definatly sounds better and it feels like i can feel a difference in power but it could just be my head
 
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i think you should put a cold air intake on. I did it to mine and it made the turbo sound better and the stock ones are really restrictive
 
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Old 01-23-2008, 04:43 PM
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Default RE: Will a cold-air intake really up the HP?

Well, you're half right. The turbo will definitely spool up louder, but from the collective experience here, what Bondga said is the case - the OEM induction system is pretty efficient, and it's very likely that any gains you feel will really be a placebo effect.
 
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Old 02-18-2008, 01:15 PM
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Default RE: Will a cold-air intake really up the HP?

Not a horsepower gain per se, but as the others mentioned, you'll hear the difference. The biggest performance gain is going to be a quicker turbo spool-up.
 
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Old 02-28-2008, 11:32 AM
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Quicker spooling turbo, quicker throttle response, a small HP gain probably. But more like than a gain will be a change in the shape of your power curve I am having the evoms intake putt in a week from today, I will let you know the outcome fo the CAI next weekend.
 
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Old 02-28-2008, 12:57 PM
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Ask Leifer! Thats all i gota say.
 
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Old 02-28-2008, 03:48 PM
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Without searching all of the threads, are there any recommended CAI's for our TT's?
 
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Old 02-28-2008, 06:14 PM
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Default RE: Will a cold-air intake really up the HP?

all of you guys just mentioned the non hp increase on the turbo models, hey 51515 said he has just a 3.0l a6, no turbo like everyone says doesn't really gain any hp, is that the same for the non turbo cars to,
 
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