[Biturbos4] Stock S4 Airbox vs. .... AWE intake?

j y jimnetpa at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 9 23:46:39 EST 2004

yeah..i saw the same article on AudiWorld. I also am aware of the AWE "stealth" filter - AWE is about 10 miles from my home. My opinion -- go with the K&N set-up from EVOMS (www.evoms.com) or LLTEK. Don't look for any HP gains with a K&N. The best that u will get -- is better throttle response when u jump on the gas. Those claims of 5-10 HP are basically BS. If you install a 3" cat-back and muffler + K&N intake - a 5 HP gain is plausible - but with stock exhaust - nah!.

MattOVR6 at aol.com wrote:
I have considered switching my air induction setup on my '00 S4, and I came across the kit by Air & Water (www.awe-tuning.com) that installs an open air ITG filter INSIDE the airbox, using a small elbow and some clamps. They say that it adds 10-11hp at the crank.

Link to product:

A while back, I read a review on Audiworld that tested the K&N versus the stock filter, and there was no change in power. Once rereading the review, I came to found out that it was the flat panel filter that provided no difference.

Is this power increase substantiated by using AWE's kit? I am apt to try it. I also wouldn't mind a little more intake noise. Has anyone used one of these? Will this increase intake noise and/or power? FYI, aside from a Neuspeed Exhaust, my car is otherwise stock.

Matt O.
'00 Nogaro S4
'95 Jetta 3.0L Turbo

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