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Finishing a smoothed airbox

Discussion in 'Leon Mk1 (2000-2006)' started by jetsetjimbo, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. J@mes

    J@mes e46psi.com ;-)

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    this will also effect the air preassure inside the box and also more heat may get in during traffic!


    not sure if these are important factors buddy, but i thought id point them out! ;)
     
  2. Empi5

    Empi5 Your scaring me.......

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    Them are the babies, where they from u shopaholic u
     
  3. jetsetjimbo

    jetsetjimbo a.k.a James

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    I guess it depends how overt phil wants it (and if it can be polished ;))

    Got the top of mine finished today. I used my B&D Mouse sander to completely smooth it off... seems like the perfect tool as it's small enough to get it completely inside and it'll do the side walls too!

    I bought a TT airbox off a chap on here and it has a cover over the top of the airbox (obviously for a more quality look on the TT ;)) which looks quite nice. That is apart from the fact I scratched it a little while sanding. :cry:

    Will post some pics later once the camera has charged.
     
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    http://www.modshack.info/ttda.htm

    Under 'additional flanges'. In the gallery it looks like good old forge (USA division) do a aftermarket vw grille with em already in. Thinking about it, all it is is a 80mm tube welded to a circular plate with a hole in. Dunno how you'd bond it on, prob with whatever you have in the garage!

    Maybe worth while having a word with someone who can do s.steel welding to save you postage costs/import duty.

    If not i'm considering importing a twin one to run one by the headlight and one down low (they do a 'bling' version ;) ) so i could stick some on my order if you want.
     
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    small scratches are easily covered by the subtle use of stickers.
     
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    i've been toying with going back to std airbox and reading this thread keeps me thinking....

    only real thing from stopping me is the looks of the damn box - so boring! Trying to keep it with the rest of my engine bay...
    any ideas? Anyone got anything to liven up the lid of the airbox? Piccies would be good. Ta
     
  7. Empi5

    Empi5 Your scaring me.......

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    cheers neil, im sure we shoul dbe able to source something in the UK, i think Demon Tweeks do something. So are you having two air feeds then
     
  8. J@mes

    J@mes e46psi.com ;-)

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    pabs i think my modded airbox looks good! :yes:


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    edit: resized!
     
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  9. Pabs

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    erm, that looks like a standard air box to me mate??? am i missing something?
     
  10. J@mes

    J@mes e46psi.com ;-)

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    the 4" cold air feed!!! :doh: ;)


    more pics...


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    as you can see its a moddified airbox. and there are good gains to be had... i did before and after logs and got a 3% increase in airflow! :yes:

    have a search fella! ;)
     
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    i'm not interested in the cold air feeds - i was talkin about the box itself. lol. nevermind.
     
  12. J@mes

    J@mes e46psi.com ;-)

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    well its not a standard box!


    was just trying to give u suggestions pabs! ;)


    oh yea... did u get my pm earlier?!
     
  13. Feel

    Feel Veedubya 'velle

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    GaryM Golf GTI 1.8T 180

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    The airbox is missing the internal ribs hence not standard anymore.
     
  15. J@mes

    J@mes e46psi.com ;-)

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    and the rest! ;)
     
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    To be fair, I think Pabs was actually talking about cosmetic improvements to the OUTSIDE of the airbox.
     
  17. J@mes

    J@mes e46psi.com ;-)

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    fair enough, but the CAI is completely different and i think it looks good in conjunction with the airbox!


    most ppl are like :-o when they see the size of it! :lol:
     
  18. J@mes

    J@mes e46psi.com ;-)

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  19. Feel

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    clicky the linky.

    Seems to be open to the engine bay though.
     
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    J@mes e46psi.com ;-)

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