Intake opinions

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Intake opinions

Post by Dr_Rick » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:28 am

Any thoughts on intakes:
  • VWR
  • Revo
First one is quite a bit more expensive than the other, and I can see a single pipe being smoother than a multi-part. However, Revo one is an open filter in a section of the engine bay, while the VWR is taking a feed direct from the front of the car.

Anyone got any particular experiences of both and which way they went in the end?

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Re: Intake opinions

Post by Nige_RS4 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:00 pm

VWR is sealed so quieter and better spool than Revo but is limited to around 400ps. Revo will flow 450+ps but is noisy imo.
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Re: Intake opinions

Post by Dr_Rick » Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:05 pm

Nige,

Thanks for that, however, when I went to pick up the car it appeared that the main dealer wasn't aware that the car had......a Revo intake and a Stage 1 tune already applied.

I need to take the car to the nearest Revo outlet to confirm whether it still has the map (I think it does as a quick boot with a colleague who has a Golf R proved he was kept honest), but I think it does. I just need to work out what RON rating map has been put on as I don't have any paperwork. Revo confirmed the chassi received a Stage 1 in April 2017.

I agree though, the Revo sounds a little like a hoover when it picks up. I don't really mind that though.

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Re: Intake opinions

Post by Nige_RS4 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:13 pm

That's a nice brucie bonus, however Revo are no longer developing for the S3 and if you want to go further than stage 1 you would be better off with MRC, R-Tech or Unicorn.
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Re: Intake opinions

Post by Dr_Rick » Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:20 pm

No longer developing, or no longer available?

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Post by Nige_RS4 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:31 pm

No longer developing - they are way behind the other guys.
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Re: Intake opinions

Post by Dr_Rick » Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:05 am

Is no-longer-developing really an issue though?

Surely it’ll be a case of they’ve taken that generation as far as they want, and I suppose I’m ok with that. Ultimately Stage 1might be as far as I want to go, and I know it’s a slippery slope but this is my DD and I do about 60miles a day, typically. I don’t want a fragile car.

I’m after a DD that doesn’t feel sluggish compared to my previous cars. If I was chasing numbers I’d have held out and spent more on a Stage 1 S4. But I’m not.

Still, worth knowing that Revo are done with the 8P.


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Post by Nige_RS4 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:58 am

Not at stage 1, but beyond that the tuning has moved on quite a bit and Revo have been left behind. I was running Stage 2+ map via MRC for 3 years without any error codes and still managed to get high 30's MPG on a steady run. It's more about torque delivery in these cars and although you don't need a dsg map, the tuners need to get around the software torque limit on the dsg ecu to maximise this.

Biggest improvements for me over the years were;
Stage 1 remap
100 Cell downpipe
H&R ARBs
HPFP (with map tweak)
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Re: Intake opinions

Post by Dr_Rick » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:06 am

So did you have the Stage 2 on a different car, or is it just that the Stage 1 was the biggest improvement?

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Re: Intake opinions

Post by Nige_RS4 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:10 am

Not much difference with a stage 2 map. I fitted the downpipe to my stage 1 map and it picked up earlier and improved torque. The std downpipe has some big restrictions in the design.
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