It's being delivered tomorrow, I'm like a little kid at Christmas
What problems did you come across when fitting it? And noise wise, I take it it's loud?
It's not too bad in all fairness. It's just that it was late at night and me and my friend were wrecked by the time we got to it!
Issues we encountered were....
1) The big heat shield tray (at the air filter end) didn't actually fit. We had to cut it down a good bit with a hacksaw. It must have been for an Audi or maybe a later model golf? Anyway some hacksaw attention and it fit a treat!!
2) There aren't any instructions for the heat shield that goes above the turbo. You need to remove the two engine cover bungs to uncover the bolt holes for the heat shield. Not hard but fiddly.
3) The bit of rubber pipe that the air filter attaches to was way too long and again required cutting down to size
4) There's lots of jubilee clips and they're proper fiddly
If you go at it with a calm head nice and early in the morning I imagine it will be a LOT easier than approaching it after midnight with about 10 red bulls on board like we did
Noise wise - it's bananas!!
No induction roar like you get on a naturally aspirated motor. Just loads of quite loud sucky, hoovery noise until you pass 4K rpm at which point it just sounds great!!
I wasn't too sure I liked the noise at first as when you're cruising on a partial throttle it's a bit irritating. But I find it's all worth it when you open the taps!!
Anyways! I'm pleased with it
Let us know how you get on!
Make sure you put a clean rag in the top of the turbo once the original air intake is off, you dont want to drop any tools down there thats for for sure.
The kit should come with instructions, my Neuspeed did.
Hardest part for me was getting the old one off the turbo, ended up smashing myself in the face with the grips
^^ very good advice here. And...... Ouch