View Full Version : Homemade cold air intakes
10-18-2006, 07:53 AM
So Ive seen a coup[le of guys on the vortex make a cold air intake instead of spending 300 bux to buy one. So Im just wondering what I would need to do it? Should I just buy a cheap one from pep boys but then where do I plug in the maf or what other extra sensors I have and would I need a smaller breather filter? I ahve no clue about this engine. Im guessing its similar to he VR6 but I m not sure if the plugs will fit where ever they should go. Also what are the chance this will set off some engine codes??
10-18-2006, 11:03 AM
Also what are the chance this will set off some engine codes??
High. MkV guys are finding out the MAF for the new Bosch ME9 is a critical component and if the diamter, etc. of the intake is not right you will mess with fueling and possibly throw codes.
People have succesfully made custom home-made intakes for the MkV GTI, but they always have to buy a nice machined MAF housing from someone like ATPTurbo.com. Not sure if anyone makes one for the 2.5 though.
10-19-2006, 12:23 AM
Get a decent exhaust, if you\'re looking for the sound. Seems like a lot less headache, until something actually made for your car comes out.
10-19-2006, 07:40 AM
This person did it by pretty much leaving the Maf right where it is and not changing the diameters of anything.
10-19-2006, 09:11 AM
Yeah I saw that but there is a wire that plugs into the plastic peice from the grill that need to go somewhere. And I dont know where that little filter is coming from.
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