Part 6 (Intake) of the DAP MK7 GTI Build
Next up on our list of modifications is an intake. Almost every part of a normal passenger car is design for a balance between performance and comfort. An intake is no exception, the factory airbox and filter is often a little more restrictive and has sound baffling inside of this to prevent additional engine noise. Installing an intake will allow the engine to breath a little better give you a little more power, and generally slightly better gas mileage (when you don’t drive it like you stole it).
Why did we choose this intake?
At the time of our install there were not a ton of options out there. We were planning to go with VWR (Racingline) as they make quality products. Had there been other options we would have gone with the R600 intake for the super clean look that it offers. At that time they were not yet available for vehicles with secondary air so we went with the cup version. The main benefit of the R600 over the cup version is that it is a closed air box that mounts to the radiator support. The closed box mounted to the rad support gives you the ram air effect as speed, and it is also effective at keeping engine heat away from your intake track.
How an intake sounds after install on a MK7 GTI
How to install an intake on a MK7 GTI
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