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oldpoopie March 13th, 2007 23:00

upgraded OEM intake snorkle
 
Well, because I've done so many mods to my intake track, I was pondering upgrading to a larger bore cold air intake. I felt the largest restriction on my setup at this point was the OEM airbox. While hunting for different CAI brands and types, I stumbled on this thread over on vortex talking about a larger intake snorkle that is available only on the european R32 with DSG.
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2647069&page=1
I ordered the parts and installed them last night. The fit is great, but with the larger TDI battery, the battery box must be removed or trimmed. I trimmed. :)
The diameter of the new snorkle is tremendous. It makes a nice throaty sound too. Its the best of both worlds. OEM airbox, with the larger flow capacity of all the aftermarket cold air intakes.
I didn't take any pics, but install was fairly simple. Bumper and battery box must be removed, but its only about an hour install.

Here are the pics from the other thread.
Quote:

Originally Posted by Arizman3

Bought the following two pieces from Impex because they have access to european only parts.

Piece that goes under the headlight: 1J0 805 962 G B41
IMPEX SKU # 332849
Special Order European Part
Price: $16.07

Intake snorkel: 1J0 129 609 G
IMPEX SKU # 331954
Special Order European Part
Price: $42.27

Following parts came from 1stvwparts (Impex had them too but were more expensive).

Airbox: 1J0129607AK
AIRCLEANER $91.55

piece that goes behind the headlight:1J0 805 965 E B41
ADJUSTER $3.88

Airbox comes with a new filter already installed. Airbox does not have the separator in it and lacks the spring loaded flapper. Has a much larger opening for the snorkel.
The new snorkel makes the stock one look rather small and restrictive.
Rubber sealing rings for the snorkel to headlight and airbox are included.

I believe that IMPEX sells the european airbox that includes the saftey flapper.
Its part # 1J0 129 607 CC

I'll check in in a few weeks and give some reports, but my preliminary impresion is quite positive. Far better than an aftermarket part with a junky cone filter.

Occams_Razor March 14th, 2007 06:51

What is the piece that goes "under the headlight"? :confused:

So you have to change the airbox also?

oldpoopie March 14th, 2007 07:01

the piece that goes under the headlight is the part that the snorkle connects to. You can see it at the top in this pic.
http://gti25.gt.funpic.de/albums/use...l_HPIM0536.JPG

Really these are the only pieces you need. You could modify your existing airbox to fit, but I chose to buy the real thing.
Here is a link to it being done.
http://www.gti25.de/viewtopic.php?t=...r=asc&start=15
http://gti25.gt.funpic.de/albums/use...l_HPIM0548.JPG

dok March 14th, 2007 09:03

Looks great. Love to see pics of the install. I need to get rid of my K&N filter and go back to at least the stock air box. This looks like a good improvement. Any difference in spool up or egt's?

Thanks,

David K.

delvi__acevedo March 14th, 2007 20:51

hey justin, I order the parts from impex a few days ago they should be here in like 2 weeks. I'm glad you like it!!!

delvi__acevedo March 14th, 2007 20:56

I also have this one coming next week:D

[IMG]http://pics.tdiclub.com/data/500/med...de_mount_3.jpg[/IMG]

oldpoopie March 14th, 2007 21:10

Wow! Nice. Is it a tyrolsport unit? Did you get the airbox from impex as well, or from 1stvw?
You'll have to trim the back side of the battery box, but the battery fits ok. Take the bumper and headlight out to install.
-J

delvi__acevedo March 14th, 2007 21:27

is a Boost factory SMIC, I got the aribox from vortex is a US spec R32 which it has the botton that fits the new intake snokel 2.5 x 4.5" I think, and the top that fits the PD150 MAF housing to match the rest of my PD 150 piping going in my car

Turbosprezarka March 15th, 2007 09:30

Wow this looks to be a great compromise for keeping our stock CAI system, while opening up that restrictive snorkel! I just checked out the CC airbox (1J0 129 607 CC) on Impex and its out of stock, going for $213, ouch. Could very well be worth it though. Someone on the Vortex forum posted airflow increases from 182 g/s to 200 g/s!!

tongsli March 15th, 2007 10:18

Justin,

What kind of modifications did you need to make to the battery box?

oldpoopie March 15th, 2007 10:49

Quote:

Originally Posted by tongsli
Justin,
What kind of modifications did you need to make to the battery box?

Basically, I cut the entire side of the box out, starting just below the clip that holds the lid on. Ill try and get some pics... I suppose you could get the battery box that goes with a 1.8t or vr6 and run the optima red top so everything would fit, but I don't mind trimming some plastic when its out of sight.

nicklockard March 15th, 2007 11:03

Nice upgrade! So can I buy the old snorkel and headlight thingie from you?

delvi__acevedo March 19th, 2007 06:48

I can't wait to get mine!!!

gsxr1k March 22nd, 2007 16:51

Quote:

Originally Posted by dok
Looks great. Love to see pics of the install. I need to get rid of my K&N filter and go back to at least the stock air box. This looks like a good improvement. Any difference in spool up or egt's?

Thanks,

David K.

I'd also like to know about this ?

IndigoBlueWagon March 22nd, 2007 19:53

Spool up is crazy fast. Big difference. I am still searching for the snorkel in Europe, but have the R32 bottom on the airbox with a VR6 top. The PD150 MAF fits right into the VR6 box.

Another mod that doesn't add power. Right.


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