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VWR Intake disappointing
« on: July 28, 2017, 02:09:41 PM »
Just got this delivered for my ed30 thought I'd have a peek in the box to find this

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£440 and you have to cut holes in it for the dv pipe. Not impressed
« Last Edit: July 28, 2017, 02:12:21 PM by 99hagued »

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Re: VWR Intake disappointing
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2017, 02:23:03 PM »
Ridiculous pricing for a bit of alloy cr** and worst still you have to mod it  :signLOL: send it back  :sick:

Better the ramair  :happy2:

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Re: VWR Intake disappointing
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2017, 02:31:48 PM »
Nothing wrong with those fittings, I used them years ago to good effect when a pipe wasn't available off the shelf.   They are supplied to VWR from here I suspect - http://www.revotec.com/acatalog/Self-Sealing-Fittings-with-Threaded-Fitting.html

Whether or not you should have to do that to a £440 intake....hmmmm.... personally I feel it is a bit of a hack job, but I understand why from a business sense they did it that way.  It's cheaper to make a generic turbo inlet hose for the K03, and then just bung a fitting in the box for a KO4 people.  It does the job though, so no harm done really, just not 'premium' as VWR make themselves out to be.

That's the least of your worries.   Issue no.2 is the fact it can snap off the coolant elbow just by the engine cover, and issue no.3 is there is no fricking flex coupling to soak up engine movement.  What is it with intake makers and overlooking that most obvious of obvious requirements??! :stupid:

Still, I was about to buy one of these and address these issues myself, because aside from those issues, it is a good intake.  Obviously a resprayed ITG kit, but very good none the less.

If you stick with it, let me know what it's like from a noise/performance perspective.

If you're thinking of offering VWR some feedback, don't bother.  You won't get a response or even 1 sh*t given. 
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Re: VWR Intake disappointing
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2017, 02:32:52 PM »
I have one and I love it - fitted on a k03.

Granted the design is flawed - make sure it dosnt knock out a coolant pipe.

Then again I only paid £200 for it  :smiley:

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Re: VWR Intake disappointing
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2017, 10:07:38 PM »
A very timely post - have been very happy with mine until now...

http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,86480.msg1090741.html#msg1090741

Great intake for subtle sounds - think it needs waaay more modding to surrounding coolant pipes, etc than VWR give care to even mention. It really just needs a smaller filter box that doesn't rub on everything. Whether I will live with mine in future depends on Tuesday's inspection as to whether the lines around the kit can be suitably reworked.
Mine has been on the car since last September until causing problems of this week...


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Re: VWR Intake disappointing
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2017, 10:07:51 PM »
WTF ... dude send it back and get a RAMAIR 90mm for less than half the price!
Absurd price to pay when RAMAIR is just as good (proved to add 10bhp on my car).

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Re: VWR Intake disappointing
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2017, 11:08:01 PM »
Another vote for ramair! Cheap, easy to install and yes my car made 10 extra bhp on the dyno with it :)

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Re: VWR Intake disappointing
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2017, 10:52:08 AM »
Open filters are noisy though.  Very irritating for a daily driver.   I think for the sake of 10hp I'd rather stick with the factory airbox that doesn't break anything  :smiley:
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Re: VWR Intake disappointing
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2017, 02:24:57 PM »
Gotta agree on the noise front im running a ramair myself and bloody hell is it noisey. Gonna see about fitting some sound deadining to the underside of my bonnet
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Re: VWR Intake disappointing
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2017, 02:46:36 PM »
I have Ramair 90mm, good piece of kit, noisy defo, marmite...
I'll probably be selling it on though as I've almost had enough of the noise lol

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Re: VWR Intake disappointing
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2017, 05:09:40 PM »
I have Ramair 90mm, good piece of kit, noisy defo, marmite...
I'll probably be selling it on though as I've almost had enough of the noise lol
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Re: VWR Intake disappointing
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2017, 11:49:05 PM »
I have Ramair 90mm, good piece of kit, noisy defo, marmite...
I'll probably be selling it on though as I've almost had enough of the noise lol

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Re: VWR Intake disappointing
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2017, 01:56:19 PM »
My LHD Ed. 30 didn't have any noticeable fitting problems with the canister rubbing the coolant elbow. Also, the turbo intake silicone tube has enough flex to remove the rest of the intake pipe from the front grill bracket, so I think there're enough flex in the pipes for the engine to move around. Also, the canister isn't stuck to the front grill bracket so it can move a few centimetres forward and backward, if needed.

Love the sound it makes and I got 20 BHP after removing the OEM air box with a ITG/VWR panel filter. Can't really complain here other than its price. I just ordered one on the Black Friday sale, so it was a bit cheaper. :smiley:

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Re: VWR Intake disappointing
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2017, 06:40:50 PM »
Fitted it today took my time with it to make sure there's plenty of clearance and I'm happy with it the only thing I'm not happy with is where it goes into the front grille, I think it should be attached in some way instead of just resting in there I feel like it's ether going to pop out or knock with any engine movement but saying that I took it for a good run today and all is good. Also cutting the hole for the dv pipe was a pita. I still feel for £440 which I think is the most expensive intake you can buy for these cars should be made to fit better and not have to cut holes in it.

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Re: VWR Intake disappointing
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2017, 07:20:09 PM »
I've had  to remove my ramair several times for whatever reason and glad I haven't got these fancy filters as it'd drive me crazy taking it off all the time to do simple tasks   :doh: