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I will write down my impressions of it over the next few days:<p><br>Day 1-<p>Just got home from work and there is a nice box sitting outside with Eurosport tuning emblazend on it.<p>Bring it inside and crack that sucker open! WOW! Much better construction than I anticipated. The heatshield is high quality metal (alumninum?) and appears strong yet light. The welds are professionally done and it has a nice matte black finish. The air inlet hole is HUGE probably 4 inches square... time to get this suit off and get it installed!<p>Install is finished: Total Time- 25 minutes.<p>Directions are detailed and clear.<br>The install was extremely easy and is doable by anyone. Car knowledge is helpful but far from necessary. On a scale of 1-10 with 1 being easiest this is about 1.5, not much harder than droping in a K and N.<p>Initial Drive-<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Wow! You can def feel a slight power difference (5-10 hp is a guess)! The sound is awesome... sounds like someone taking a long deep breath in then a nice big exhale (turbo spooling and releasing). I am extremely happy.<p>Temperature question:<p>Because of the set up with the metal heat shield comming very close to the hood and the stock inlet from above the grill temperatures are wondeful. Though I do not have a laser temp gauge, the difference was more than enough for there to be an extremely noticible difference simply putting my hand inside of both.<p>With the edition of some simple weather stripping you could easily seal it off from the whole engine bay.<p>Day 1- Worth it or not worth it?<p>Def. worth it. Though more expensive than a DIY, the time and aggrivation it saved were enormous. Additionally the complaints about it letting warm air into the intake may have a SLIGHT basis in truth but not nearly enough to make a performance difference. At this point, I say it is a no brainer. DO IT!<br>
 

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Re: Eurosport Tuning Install summary and initial thoughts. (Bender)

How about a pic or two of the finished product. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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How good filter is protected from hot air from engine when you close the hood?<br>Im thinking about the same and i dont know if it will improve my perfomance or will be worst:(<p>Did you buy cleaning stuff?
 

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the filter is almost totally sealed. there is a slight crack at the top of shield and the hood but a bit of weather stripping and that wouldnt be and issue. Even with that slight crack I could physicially feel the heat difference between air near the filter, and just on the other side of the heat shield
 

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Re: Eurosport Tuning Install summary and initial thoughts. (Bender)

<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"><br>Install is finished: Total Time- 25 minutes.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Sounds nice and easy. What tools do you need to perform the install? Would it be easy to revert to stock if needed?
 

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10mm socket, leatherman to cut some zip ties and that is it!<p>If you dont have a socket it can easily be done with a wrench<p><br>you could convert back to stock in probably about 30-45 minutes
 

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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">thanks... and damn it runs well.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>any noticeable difference in gas mileage? better? worse? unchanged?<p>
 

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havent tested that yet... i am gonna fill up the tank today on the way home from work and drive normally and see what happens. Ill have an answer for you in a few days.
 
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