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The New APR Open Intake System is Here

Arin@APR

GOLFMK7 Official Sponsor
Location
Auburn, Al
Car(s)
B8 S4, MK7 GSW TDI
The Ultimate Open Carbon Fiber Intake System is Here!

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The APR Open Carbon Fiber Intake System is the ultimate intake system for the 1.8T/2.0T Engine! We've maximized performance and sound dramatically by reducing pressure drop and increasing airflow. This translates to more horsepower and torque, and less physical strain on the turbocharger. The system looks great, sounds amazing, and produces more horsepower and torque you can feel.




Our beautiful carbon fiber intake system does away with the closed airbox design and uses a massive 7" washable and reusable cotton filter with a frontal inlet and 4" rear outlet. This was necessary to limit pressure drop across the factory system and maximize airflow, while allowing you to fully hear the engine breathe! The massive filter provides excellent filtration. By oversizing the filter, we're able to limit pressure drop without sacrificing filtration. This is made possible through the use of greatly increased filter surface area. Carbon fiber not only looks great, but it allows us to make a complex and organic heat shield shape that keeps hot air pushed through the frontal radiator away from the intake tract. Furthermore carbon fiber allows us to limit wall thickness on the intake pipe, maximizing the pipe's internal diameter and thus airflow. Lastly, carbon fiber retains heat less than other materials, such as metal, making it ideal for performance.

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Flow Bench and Power Testing



The factory intake system simply can’t match the performance of our intake system. The full factory frontal airbox only flows 521 CFM at 28” of H2O. We improved this by 60% with our open airbox, which flows 833 CFM by comparison! However, it’s important to always look at the intake system as a whole as flow numbers alone don’t always speak to the broader picture. The factory turbocharger can only flow just under 400 CFM through the factory opening, and any intake system will lessen maximum flow. The goal is to minimize all restrictions before the turbocharger as much as possible to maximize performance. The full factory system brings this down to 275 CFM, or 31% less. The full APR System (Open airbox, rear pipe, and turbo inlet pipe), bring this down to 345 CFM, which is only 13% less, or a 25% improvement over stock! This directly translates to more power you can feel. Our full bolt on APR Tuned S3 saw max gains of 12 AWHP and 13 AWFT-LBS of torque using the full intake system compared to stock! These are solid gains that make a noticeable difference in performance!

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Fits:

1.8T / 2.0T Ea888 Gen 3 (Excludes Gen 3B with MAF sensor behind airbox).

MQB Platform: New A3/S3, Q3, TT/TTS, Arteon, Golf/GTI/R, Jetta GLI, Leon/Cupra, Octavia, and many more European models.

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IanCH

Autocross Champion
Location
MA
Car(s)
'20 GTI
I know you are trying to sell your product but it's pretty disingenuous to show only flow rates and not IAT's .

You put that pretty carbon shield in there but this doesn't even seal against the hood...
 

bentin

Autocross Champion
Location
Austin, TX
Car(s)
2018 GTI SE
I know you are trying to sell your product but it's pretty disingenuous to show only flow rates and not IAT's .

You put that pretty carbon shield in there but this doesn't even seal against the hood...
Hot air needs love too! I honestly don't understand why these intake designs are still around, didn't we all learn that they were a bad idea like 30 years ago?
 

Andrewbens

Go Kart Champion
Location
Modesto
Car(s)
2019 GTi S 6 Speed
Wow $550s for the intake and inlet come on apr
 

Arin@APR

GOLFMK7 Official Sponsor
Location
Auburn, Al
Car(s)
B8 S4, MK7 GSW TDI
Wow $550s for the intake and inlet come on apr
Sorry. I wish it was less expensive too. Scope creep I guess. FWIW, this is the lowest margin intake system in our entire lineup. Just couldn't get to the price I originally wanted.
 

staying_tuned

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Poconos
Car(s)
2016 Mark 7 Golf R
Sorry. I wish it was less expensive too. Scope creep I guess. FWIW, this is the lowest margin intake system in our entire lineup. Just couldn't get to the price I originally wanted.
Looks clean and while there are cheaper options, you’re still in a few hundred for something that looks like a shop class kicked out while experimenting with a metal press bender. Thanks for offering another option.

Can you get some IATs up or give one to someone here for testing? I’m running AMS’s intake but surely you can find someone. As others have mentioned, plenty of options and without data to support the issue this platform has with temps, I don’t see it making a ton of sense to take a gamble on it.
 

The Dude

Go Kart Champion
Location
PNW
Does your catch can mount on it? I'm at least a little interested, although a G25-660 is probably going to require more flow than what that sucker can output.
 

avenali312

Drag Race Newbie
Location
Mableton, GA
Car(s)
2015 VW GTI
Does your catch can mount on it? I'm at least a little interested, although a G25-660 is probably going to require more flow than what that sucker can output.
I think I saw in the Facebook post regarding this release that their current catch can isn't compatible, but it's being updated or something? @Arin@APR can confirm if I actually read that or it was an early morning, pre-caffeine dream.
 

Ezekiel81923

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Royersford, PA
Car(s)
2019 Volkswagen GTI
I think I saw in the Facebook post regarding this release that their current catch can isn't compatible, but it's being updated or something? @Arin@APR can confirm if I actually read that or it was an early morning, pre-caffeine dream.


Posted on facebook that it does not.

Just below that they say there is not enough room with this intake kit, and further recommend to sell the old APR catch can and buy the new one as they do not expect to release a kit to make the old ones compatible.




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tigeo

Autocross Champion
Looks clean and while there are cheaper options, you’re still in a few hundred for something that looks like a shop class kicked out while experimenting with a metal press bender. Thanks for offering another option.

Can you get some IATs up or give one to someone here for testing? I’m running AMS’s intake but surely you can find someone. As others have mentioned, plenty of options and without data to support the issue this platform has with temps, I don’t see it making a ton of sense to take a gamble on it.
Mygokfmk7 has all the IAT data you can ask for w/r to open vs. closed intakes.
 
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