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    Fresh Air Intake Mod

    That would be great to have some data on the V2. I am very interested. By setting a base line with the stock cover we can compare the two . The snorkel is the choke point, as all the air has to pass through that little cutout slot in the metal panel that it attaches too. I think they best we can hope for is a bit cooler air and a bit more flow under full throttle than the OEM unit, having a pressure drop would be fantastic. . It will really show it's full potential when the V3 Air Box is added and a complete system is in place. ... Wait what !!
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    Fresh Air Intake Mod

    Oops I thought I had erased that. Exactly for the reasons that you stated. And I did not want it to sound like an advertisement . It is just my hypothesis on what I think it does and how it works . I posted it because I have been asked so many times what does it do? . And I’m glad you like the way it looks. πŸ˜€
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    Fresh Air Intake Mod

    As this was the first batch of V2 intakes, I am extremely interested in any and all feedback. Also I have purchased some tools to help with the trimming it the tight places around the wings and on the ends. Today I am trimming two ABS intakes to prefect my skills with the new tools before I cut into the Carbon Fiber ones. The new tools are are a great help in precision, to avoid those aggressive cuts, but not much of a time saver. I am taking my time to do better with the trimming and fitting and it is taking much longer to do . The first batch each intake took just over an hour, this time it is looking like 1 3/4 hr to 2 hr each. I just want good results and for people to be happy with the intake. So feedback is important to me.
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    Fresh Air Intake Mod

    Lildisco, Thanks for the post. Great photos, looking good! Please check the intake every so often for marks on it . Those marks would be where there hood is making contact. No marks no contact. I am trimming the wings more to lower the intake as much as possible. I do not see the hood latch wire on the drivers side . Perhaps yours is different than my car. The reason to put the hood release wire in the top corner as in the tip install photos is to keep the intake as low as possible. If it is giving you problems please PM me and we will work it out.
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    Fresh Air Intake Mod

    Thanks Donto for your review and the photos . Yes, it is necessary to push down on the front edge of the V2 intake to compress it in order for the rivet clips to catch and hold. I have searched for longer clips but the ones included with the intake are the longest ones I have found. I am glad the stock clips worked for you. The intake is designed that way in order to have the maximum air cavity possible and still have the hood close.. To install the intake you do have to wiggle it over the hood rubber bumpers. I tried to have a tighter fit than OEM around the bumpers in order to reduce any hot air from the engine bay getting in. It is frustrating that I have messed so much with getting all the holes aligned, and yet, they are still off a bit. All the clips do fit, hold the intake tightly, and once installed the clips do cover the holes completely. So I settled with a compromise. Trimming, drilling, fitting and sanding is taking around one hour for each intake and it is all done by hand. I recognize your intake and you are correct, aggressive is a good word for it. Yours was the very first one and I apologize if it’s not spot on, I will get better with practice. Fortunately the area in question is fairly hidden when the intake is installed. But if it bothers you please PM me, no worries . Because there is so much hand work involved every intake will be different Thanks again for your review. I hope you enjoy your V2 intake.
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    Fresh Air Intake Mod

    The first round of V2 intakes should be arriving as I shipped them last week. I am holding my breath for someone to post some photos and find out if there are any hiccups. Please be kind as I am trying and this is my first attempt at anything like this. If there is positive feedback it will encourage me to attempt an air box to complete a high performance CAI system .
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    Fresh Air Intake Mod

    Completed molding the first run of V2 Carbon Fiber intakes. Just had enough of the Carbon Fiber material in stock to cover the backorders from the V1 days. More material is on order and should arrive in 2 to 3 weeks. It is custom made for me that is why the long wait. When it arrives I will have enough to cover all the orders including the black ABS ones.
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    Fresh Air Intake Mod

    Back on track. The mold is clamped in and centered Hoses are attached, the heating problem fixed and ready to go. Should have some intakes molded before the end of the day.
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    Fresh Air Intake Mod

    V2 - INSTALL TIP: When installing the V2 intake be sure that the hood release cable is located at the top corner of the intake as shown in the photos.
  10. Thanks for the great link and an amazing story about the classified rocket parts you found.
  11. Check for DTC if you have not already, sometimes you can have DTC without the check engine or service light on. I just took a trip over the Easter weekend and the car was not shifting correctly , I found a vacuum hose leak that was causing the problem. A hose was not snapped back on properly after the valve cover gasket swap. Don't know if a loose connector or vacuum leak is your problem, but it is a easy enough thing to check for. Or perhaps the previous owner did not do regular service on the vehicle. If the trans fluid is bad then I wold look into refreshing all the fluids in the car so you will have a base line for future service. I hope it is nothing too serious. Good luck
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    Fresh Air Intake Mod

    I have placed an order for more Carbon Fiber material. It takes 4 weeks or more to manufacture and ship as it is a special order custom item. I have enough in stock now to cover the back orders, but I need more to fill all the new V2 orders. The black ABS is always in stock.
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    Blew a shock at 23k miles

    I have the H&R springs with B6 shocks and struts. So far so good , no problems, and I love the set up. I know that one other member had his OEM rear shocks go out after he installed the H&R springs, but that seems to be the exception not the rule.
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    Fresh Air Intake Mod

    First round of V2 intakes shipped today πŸ˜€ Thanks everyone for being so patient. I know it has taken a very long time to get to this point. There were so many challenges to overcome and now that I have completed my work on the mold. The plastic shop has to step up. Found out today that they have not ordered the steel yet to fix their vacuum machine. . It needs to be fixed before molding the next round of V2 intakes.
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