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Stick with std air box if i were you and save your hard earned money.

These sort of kits look tempting but give little to zero power gain from my experience.

I've just changed back to a std paper panel filter after using a K&N for 70k odd miles and feel no loss of power.

If you have cash burning a hole in your pocket you are welcome to fwd some to me lol!
 

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These type of low restriction air intake kits are useless on a turbocharged engine as the boost provided by the turbo is not affected by these type of intake filters. On a normally aspirated engine, they may have some minimal advantages by slightly decreasing pumping losses within the engine. Also, the oil used on the air filter can contaminate your Mass Airflow Sensor. I would recommend staying away from these. Use the stock system.
 

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I actually fabricated a similar setup on my 09 tdi the main benefit i've noticed, was a increase in throttle response. Other than that just a cool turbo/bov sound.
 

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The major problem I see with any of the aftermarket filters is oil contamination of the MAF and dirt injestion due to porosity. Just hold one up to the sun and look at the amount of light that comes through compared to the stocker.
 

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The way I've read it over here is the only thing worth doing is maybe a panel filter but only if you're getting the car re mapped otherwise they're a waste of time apparently and that was from a tuning specialist.:)
 

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I think the panel filter is a waste of time too, minimal if any flow inrease, oil fouling of the MAF and porosity.
 
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