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Well, the UPS guy dropped it off around 5pm and by 6pm I had it all installed. I'll post some pics later tonight or tomorrow. Initial thoughts are that the SOUND is just AMAZING now. If you want a loud turbo, this is THE mod to get. It's a real nice SCREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEWHOOOOSH when you gas it and release. Not only louder than stock, but also a very different "tone" to the sound... not bad, just not something I expected. No thoughts on power increase, butt dyno isn't noticing anything at the moment, other than perhaps a bit less turbo lag. We're also in some warm weather now so the car is a bit slower than usual anyway. Anyway, pics soon, I hope.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Bender</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">welcome to the club!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thanks, hopefully it will allow my PPC tuned car to get up to max boost a bit quicker, but I have a feeling I'll need a cat-back to really get noticeably more power.<p>A few pics:<br><IMG SRC="http://homepages.gac.edu/~dadolphs/intake1.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://homepages.gac.edu/~dadolphs/intake2.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://homepages.gac.edu/~dadolphs/intake3.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://homepages.gac.edu/~dadolphs/intake4.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://homepages.gac.edu/~dadolphs/intake5.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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just an FYI, i took some rubber weather stripping and put it on the top edge to get a seal with the hood, made a difference with temperature...
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Bender</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">just an FYI, i took some rubber weather stripping and put it on the top edge to get a seal with the hood, made a difference with temperature...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Where'd you buy it - does Home Depot (or similar store) have that sort of thing? What did you use to attach it?
 

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yes, is exactly what i did i few months ago...you need to keep the hot air outside.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Bender</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">got it at lowes, so home depot will have it too, i used aluminum tape</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Sounds good... how much clearance needs to be "filled" with the weatherstripping? Half inch? It's hard to see in there with the hood shut <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> Got any pics of the weatherstripping on your ride (sorry if I missed it in another thread). I'd really like to do this, since installing the EST intake, it seems warm weather slows the car down more than usual (or cool weather makes it faster than usual). It was so zippy late last night (65F or so) but at noon today (80F and very sunny) it felt so sluggish after sitting in the sun all morning). Also, one of the gas stations switched to 91 octane premium (previously 92) and I had just filled the tank half full with that. Ewww. (I'm pretty sure BSR tunes the PPC for Euro 98 octane - roughly 94.5 US octane)<p>On another topic, I felt the instructions for removing the stock airbox from EST were poor. They state to slide it toward the engine so that the double-rubber-gasket things slide out of the metal frame. Well I had to really force it out (a loud pop ensued!) and after this I saw that only 2 of the 3 gasket thingys slide out that way, the third (on the right side) only slides the opposite direction! I didn't break anything though, fortunately, and when the box came out, that 3rd gasket remained on the frame, which saved me the step of taking it off the airbox anyway <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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That is one filthy engine bay. The stock airbox would probably be better at keeping all that dust out. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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My sentiments exactly. <p>The engine would probably run alot cooler without all the dust and dirt. <p>A simple water hose and damp cloth will do wonders for the engine.<p>Just a thought from those who take pride in a clean engine. LOL <p><br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Think Fast</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">That is one filthy engine bay. The stock airbox would probably be better at keeping all that dust out. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>You mean at keeping the dust out of the engine bay? Or out of the engine internals? I wouldn't think the intake would affect how dirty the outside of the engine gets - the stock snorkel isn't changed at all... Regarding whether a cotton/oil filter does the filtering as well as the stock paper filter, that's been a contentious debate for ages.<p><br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>wrodri54</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>The engine would probably run alot cooler without all the dust and dirt. <p>A simple water hose and damp cloth will do wonders for the engine.<p>Just a thought from those who take pride in a clean engine. LOL </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Hmm, hadn't thought that it was anything other than an aesthetic thing (hidden, so why bother). Yeah, it hasn't been cleaned since I bought it about 53000 miles ago though I don't live in a dusty area (MN) and I pretty much never see gravel roads. <p>Is there anything I should avoid spraying with water (aside from the obvious air intake and ECU box)?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>glfgmoney</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">would that intake fit on a NA 2001 ?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Apparently not - here is where I ordered it:<br><A HREF="http://www.eurosporttuning.ca/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=VLE-160-201&Category_Code=VL-S60-en" TARGET="_blank">http://www.eurosporttuning.ca/...60-en</A><p>Seems they raised their prices recently too, I got it for $159 I think.
 

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how snug does the EST intake fit against the bottom of the hood, especially compared to Evolve's setup?
 

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it doesnt touch, about a .5 inch clearence, i took a piece of weather stripping and tightened it up, works perfectly.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Phuz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> <br>how snug does the EST intake fit against the bottom of the hood, especially compared to Evolve's setup? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Matt are you getting the mod itch now? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Why the hell will this not work work my s80<p><IMG SRC="http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j267/GhawiJ/intake3.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j267/GhawiJ/intake2.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j267/GhawiJ/intake1.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Your snorkel from the grill is at a bad angle, but you might be able to get an S60 snorkel instead. However, your other intake pipe (that the cone filter would attach to) is in an even more different angle and probably would not flex to fit the EST S60 intake. But again, you could probably replace that hose as well with something more flexible to make it fit. Finally, your airbox may not mount the same - the EST intake uses the same 3 mounts that the airbox uses (underneath), and if your S80 doesnt have those identically, your shield will not mount.<p>With minimal effort, you could make it fit, but it would just flop around in there loose <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> To do it right would require some customization, in which case you might as well just make your own from scratch. Measure the mount points, cut some metal to fit it, etc, and buy a cone filter.
 

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Ok, for those who do not know much about this sort of thing....could you elaborate on what I would need to do <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> (sorry if its a noob question)
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Copeland</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Ok, for those who do not know much about this sort of thing....could you elaborate on what I would need to do <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> (sorry if its a noob question)</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'm not sure how I'd make the customizations, the above post was just an educated guess on what would need to be done based on differences between my car and the pics of your S80.
 
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