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Luccia at Pelican Parts 09-14-2017 11:32 AM

What's your favorite Audi/VW modification?
 
Maybe it's new or maybe it's old. Maybe it's something as simple as a headliner pattern change or a shift knob upgrade - or maybe it's something as air ride, track/performance upgrades, etc. Share your favorite current or future upgrade that you've done or looking to do to your Audi/VW below.

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DdrKBe7Hq@rU3uA 09-14-2017 08:32 PM

Best Upgrade
 
Autotech's lightweight tubular anti sway-bars front and rear.

Golten951 09-16-2017 05:49 PM

1.8l to 2.0l stroker kit with which I want to do for our VW B5, ^_^

donlan 10-06-2017 04:34 PM

So far.
 
Hello,At present a K&N air filter and a modified exhaust. P.S. it's my wife's A3 1.8T.

hughc 10-07-2017 02:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Golten951 (Post 9740291)
1.8l to 2.0l stroker kit with which I want to do for our VW B5, ^_^

To each his own, but if your 1.8 is a t(urbo) I would suggest a Malone tune. By far the biggest bang for your buck. And easy.

hughc 10-07-2017 03:03 AM

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Originally Posted by donlan (Post 9766038)
Hello,At present a K&N air filter and a modified exhaust. P.S. it's my wife's A3 1.8T.

To each his own, but I would never put a K&N filter in a modern vehicle with MFI. I'm surprised other more experienced car guys haven't mentioned that. It's really quite difficult to beat a good quality paper filter for proper air filtration.
Now if you would like to increase induction noise to go along with your new exhaust I might suggest drilling a couple of 1" to 11/4" holes in the air box.

I did that to my 2.8L A6 several years ago and have had no regrets. It doesn't do anything for performance but sure gives the car a nice growl when you get on to it.

donlan 10-28-2017 11:23 PM

Hello,none of our cars have MFI at present. Cutting holes in the airbox makes the performance go backwards and at 71 we don't need any loud/as opposed to a nice note motor vehicles . (5 have K&N filters . saves a heap on replacing filters. What is a malone tune? Michael.

hughc 10-29-2017 03:01 AM

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Originally Posted by donlan (Post 9794585)
Hello,none of our cars have MFI at present. Cutting holes in the airbox makes the performance go backwards and at 71 we don't need any loud/as opposed to a nice note motor vehicles . (5 have K&N filters . saves a heap on replacing filters. What is a malone tune? Michael.

Hi. I just realized there was an error in my original post. I meant to make reference to MAF and not MFI. Not sure how that happened. Glad to hear you are having success with your K&N filters. I removed the K&N from my 2.8 because of the possibility air filter oil contaminating the MAF sensor. In order for the K&N to effectively do it's job it must be well oiled, thus the risk of MAF contamination.
I also decided that replacing new $20 paper filter every year was a lot more appealing than the trouble of cleaning and re-oiling K&N filters.

Malone is a company that provides tunes for turbocharged cars. Their focus appears to be with Diesel TDi cars but they also provide nice effective tunes for the VW 1.8T. Truly the best bang for your buck.
Everybody is entitled to an opinion and the above is mine. ;)

As far as holes in the air box, we haven't noticed a drop in performance. My lady friend drives the A6 daily back and forth to her work. Occasionally we use it on the highway and we never track it. I guess we pretty well use it as most people do.
But, she does enjoy the slight elevated intake honk when she comes on to it, otherwise the exhaust note is pretty standard.


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