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- Full intake system from the frontal inlets all the way and including the turbo inlet adapter
- Comes as an open intake system and is fully configurable as a closed system
- Optional OEM style cover (CI100052-A) or stylish carbon fiber covers in twill (CI100052-B) or forged carbon (CI100052-C)
- Specific system for both Garret (GTI/A3/etc) and Continental turbochargers (R/S3/etc)
- Removable and upgradable turbo back pipes and turbo inlet adapters, depending on configuration
- 109 mm inlet tube with a 99% larger cross sectional area at the airbox
- 15 AWHP / 12 AWFTLBS on a Stage 1 vehicle with no other changes (Golf R/S3)
- Makes even more power with tuning specific changes, more mods, and larger turbocharger upgrades
- Up to 43% more airflow than stock when used on the factory turbo (Golf R/S3)
- Up to 80% more airflow than stock when used on a larger turbo (Golf R/S3)
- Lower pressure drop than stock
- Less strain on factory components compared to stock
- Better throttle and turbo response compared to stock
- Straight through design with no sharp or harsh bends and restrictions
- Integrated low-profile flex section
- Dual frontal inlets for maximum airflow
- Incredible sound with the system closed, and even more sound with the system open
- Works with any turbo upgrade and is configurable for future mods
- Easy to install with only 3 clamps for the entire system
- Optional cover install with ease, requiring no tools
- Turbo inlet adapter is removable and upgradable for larger turbochargers
- Factory DV recirculation hose easily connects with no tools (Golf R/S3)
- Emissions compliant
The APR intake system features dual frontal inlets which feed to a large airbox. This provides full frontal coverage of all inlets. Air feeds into the airbox, which comes as an open system for maximum flow and sound, but with various optional covers making the system a closed airbox design if you so choose. The covers simply snaps into place without any tools making install and removal simple. Within the airbox is our custom cotton gauze filter. It features a high flow filter material that provides exceptional filtration with very low pressure drop and restriction due to the filters large surface area and an additional frontal inlet scoop.
The filter attaches to the airbox and leads directly into our massive 109 mm (4.28”) turbo inlet pipe. The inlet pipe, which is often overlooked, is typically one of the most restrictive parts of the inlet system. We’ve improved upon this greatly. The cross-sectional area of our system is 99% larger than the factory at the airbox! It connects to the airbox with only a single hose clamp with no need for silicone couplers and adapter. This makes the install simple, and gives the system a very clean and professional look.
Next airflow is directed straight through the intake filter without any initial turns or bends after the filter. The most ideal airpath for maximum performance is a straight through pipe. While not always possible in all situations, every consideration was made to make this system as straight as possible to promote performance. The flow path was optimized with CFD to minimize pressure drop and turbulence within the controlled space. Even the flex section is integrated to allow for necessary movement with low profile ridges for minimal disruption. The system gradually necks down to the turbo inlet adapter. The pipe is oversized to allow for swapping inlet adapters for larger ones in the future for larger turbocharger setups. Once again a single clamp connects to two without any silicone adapters for a clean and easy install with less possibilities for leaks. The turbo inlet adapter features an ideal entrance into the turbocharger and port matches to turbo to prevent any disruptive airflow. Furthermore, unlike the factory inlets pipes, there are no sharp and disruptive bends directly before the turbocharger.
Simply put, this is the ultimate upgrade. We engineered our intake system as a full system because any system that’s designed to connect to any of the factory parts, from the airbox, to the turbo inlet pipe, or the turbo inlet adapter, will have sacrifices in airflow and performance. This is because the system will need to neck down to smaller diameters, or make sharp and harsh airflow disrupting bends.
To increase power on an intake system you must reduce pressure drop and increase airflow through the system. This allows the turbocharger to work less hard to product the same power, and in the case of many setups this frees up headroom so the turbo can pull in more air and make more power.
We tested the system in various configurations on vehicles with the factory Garret (GTI/A3 Platform) Turbo, and the factory Continental (Golf R/S3 Platform) Turbo. Furthermore tests were conducted with the airbox cover both open and closed. The full intake system was used from the frontal inlets all the way to the turbocharger itself. This is the most true test of the system as it will account for the largest restriction point, which is the turbocharger itself. Lastly, all tests were conducted under the same conditions, on the same day, on the same flow bench, at the same depression.
CONTINENTAL (GOLF R/S3 PLATFORM) TURBO SETUPS
On vehicles with the Continental Turbocharger (Golf R/S3 Platform) and the with our turbo inlet adapter designed for the factory turbocharger we saw a 39% and 43% increase in airflow in closed and open configurations. However, when upgrading the turbocharger and providing an appropriately matched turbo inlet pipe, the numbers increase dramatically to 66% and 80% in a closed and open configuration at the maximum inlet size! On a Stage 1 equipped vehicle with no other hardware changes or tune adjustments to maximize airflow, the vehicle instantly picked up 15 AWHP and 12 AWFT-LBS of torque! These gains will grow dramatically as more performance mods and larger turbocharger setups are added to the equation!
DYNO DATA (GOLF R/S3)
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The system is designed to be used as an open, or closed intake. If upgrading to a closed system, we offer several options depending on what fits your budget and desired style. The simply snap into place with no tools necessary!
FUTURE BIG TURBO UPGRADES
This system was designed for the factory turbocharger, but if upgrading in the future, the system can grow with you. The turbo inlet adapter is designed for use with the factory continental turbocharger, but if a larger turbo is used, or if the cover is modified, the turbo inlet pipe can be removed and upgraded to a larger unit. Simply put, this is the only intake system you'll need as you continue to mod your vehicle over the years!
Our policy lasts 14 days. If 14 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.
To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.
* Customer must pay for the shipping to the original manufacturer.
Several types of goods are exempt from being returned. Perishable goods such as food, flowers, newspapers or magazines cannot be returned. We also do not accept products that are intimate or sanitary goods, hazardous materials, or flammable liquids or gases.
Additional non-returnable items:
* Gift cards
To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.
Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer.
There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted: (if applicable)
* Book with obvious signs of use
* Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error.
* Any item that is returned more than 14 days after delivery
Refunds (if applicable)
Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.
If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days.
Late or missing refunds (if applicable)
If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again.
Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted.
Next contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted.
If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us at email@example.com
We only replace items if they are defective or damaged. If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org labelled as “Defective Item”
If the item was marked as a gift when purchased and shipped directly to you, you’ll receive a gift credit for the value of your return. Once the returned item is received, a gift certificate will be mailed to you.
If the item wasn’t marked as a gift when purchased, or the gift giver had the order shipped to themselves to give to you later, we will send a refund to the gift giver and he will find out about your return.
You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.
Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary.
If you are shipping an item over $75, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.