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2.0TSI Carbonio Intake
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Carbonio's latest carbon fiber intake for the 2.0 TSI engine is a truly race engineered ram air design that is available for the first time as an affordable street car intake system. Building from years of experience on and off the race track, Carbonio's and APR's engineering teams have spent countless hours developing a true cold air and ram air carbon fiber design that can be recreated affordably for the street performance enthusiast.
For many years professional motorsport organizations have suffered great expense to properly tune the air intake delivery system for transverse turbocharged engines for use in endurance and sprint races where every last horsepower and pound feet of torque can make the difference in position when crossing the finish line. Historically these designs have proven to be the most efficient and powerful although the most expensive to produce.
VW Motorsport - Germany - Scirocco GT24

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Aftermarket performance companies have attempted to capitalize on these designs however the cost restraints have typically resulted in compromise and deviation from the true engineering principles associated with motorsport accomplishment. Don't be fooled by catch phrases and tag lines alluding to a new intake technology or special design characteristic. You won't see any of these gimmicks installed on race cars at the Nurburgring.
Carbonio and APR have gone even further to maintain all oem specifications necessary to integrate cohesively with an otherwise stock engine to avoid raising eyebrows at the dealership. Flexibility was another characteristic of Carbonio's and APR's design whereas the new TSI intake is also suitable for Stage 1 and Stage 2 modified engines all the way up to and beyond APR's Stage 3 Turbocharger System.
APR first unveiled Carbonio's TSI Intake System at SEMA 2008 in Volkswagen Group of America's Concept CC and Tiguan.
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VW GOA SEMA 2008 Tiguan


Ram air induction is accomplished by maintaining the oem air inlet opening at the front of the leading hood edge which is the highest pressure area of airflow across the entire vehicle. Placement of the air filter as close to this high pressure zone as possible results in overcoming some of the airflow restriction created by even the highest flow air filters available.
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Cold air induction is accomplished by completely sealing the intake system from the hot engine bay air and then taking it even further through the choice of Carbon Fiber material and an additional thermal barrier application to the inside of the intake system. Quite often intakes are advertised as cold air induction even though the material choice is a metal or plastic composite which simply does not insulate the incoming air from the hot engine bay air or does not completely seal the intake system in the engine bay allowing hot air to enter the intake stream negating any cold air induction gains.
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Benefits of the Carbonio CAI System include:
» Increased Horsepower and Torque
» Improved Throttle Response
» Decreased Turbo 'Lag'
» Flattened Torque Curve (engine is less 'peaky')
» Improved Fuel Economy
» Enhanced Engine Volumetric Efficiency
» Enhanced Sound of Turbo Diverter Valve
» Installs in an Hour (does not require bumper or headlight removal)
» Maintains Clean Appearance by Retaining Factory Engine Cover
» Maintains All Factory Emissions Components
» Fits Both Manual and Automatic Transmissions
» Unique Thermal Barrier Composite Construction Ensures Low Inlet Temperatures
» Fully Compatible and Complimentary with APR Software and Exhaust systems
Each Carbonio Kit Includes:
» Aerospace Grade Carbon Fiber Main Section
» Carbon Fiber Main Section Show Quality Finish
» Complete Photographic Instructions
» All Necessary Hardware Included for Easy Install without Cutting Or Modifying
Detailed Photos
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Installed Photos
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CBFA Breather
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Pricing
CBFA engines REQUIRE the extra Breather Filter
Passat/CC/Tiguan REQUIRE the extra Ram Air Bracketry

Intake - $299 - GTI/Jetta/EOS/A3/Passat/CC/Tiguan - 2.0 TSI (CCTA/CBFA) - Buy One Now
Breather Filter - $15 - GTI/Jetta/EOS/A3/Passat/CC/Tiguan - 2.0 TSI (CBFA) - Buy One Now
Ram Air Bracketry - $20 - Passat/CC/Tiguan - 2.0 TSI (CCTA/CBFA) - Buy One Now


Modified by [email protected] at 11:53 AM 1-8-2009
 

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Thank you! Carbonio had a excellent reputation in the Carbon Fiber industry which is exactly why APR has chosen to work with them. Check out http://www.carbonio.com and take a look at the work they have done on high end Lambos and Porsches.
 

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that looks like a great product, but I hate apr
 

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Re: FV-QR (spdfrek)

Quote, originally posted by spdfrek »
that looks like a great product, but I hate apr

Maybe this intake can change your opinion.
 

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Re: █&#9755 APR Presents - Carbonio 2.0 TSI Carbon Fiber Race Engine ... ([email protected])

Looks like I'll be calling the shop here in Charlotte (GMP Performance) to see if they have any in stock yet
 

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Re: FV-QR (dubsker)

Quote, originally posted by ZoomBy »
and this wont work with the fsi? they look exactly the same, how different are the engines?

There will be modification in the future so this can operate with the FSI engine.
Quote, originally posted by dubsker »
very.
and i just saw the breather filter..
seriously? breather filter?

Only the CBFA engine has secondary air injection and requires this part.
 

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Quote, originally posted by Kegworth »
god i'd love to get rid of my stupid neuspeed intake and get this one.

what's wrong with the neuspeed? I just got mine today... haven't installed it yet.
 

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what's wrong with the neuspeed? I just got mine today... haven't installed it yet.

nothing
 

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Here's a bit of information I posted a while back:
Quote, originally posted by ME »

I spoke with the engineers regarding the intake, designs, and
prototypes and became aware of information and testing that was
already preformed and available. I'd like to touch upon most of the
questions and points bought up in this thread and others.
Q: Why have you chosen to place the intake in this location.
Wouldn't it be better to have the intake filter open near the bottom
driver side air dam?

A: I mentioned earlier we were prototyping several different
options which included locating the intake in the lower air dam. I
just became aware this testing was already preformed. The engineers
were able to determine the coldest, densest and highest pressure of
air comes from the leading edge of the car's hood. Through testing,
which is backed up from factory testing and motorsport testing used by
both the VAG Motorsport GT24 Scirocco and UK Seat Cupra racing 2.0T's,
an intake collecting air though the factory air dam at the leading
edge of the hood has proven to be the best location for an intake. Air
taken from the lower driver side air dam has increased temperatures
from hot road surfaces, the longer tubing's surface area to move it to
the front grill and the amount of time the air must remain in the
intake before traveling to the turbo charger.
Q: Why have you chosen to enclose the intake filter.
Wouldn't it be better and cheaper to simply stick a filter on the end
near the opening and maybe include a heat shield around it?

A:We have installed temperature probes inside our design and
other open heat shield designs and have found a significant drop in
temperature by connecting the intake to the factory opening, closing
it off to the open engine bay. Other intake's that have heat shields
that appear to form seals with a close hood unfortunately do not
create a proper seal and have high increases in air temperature.
Q: I've read about carbon fiber, what other advantages does
it offer over metal or plastic?

A: One great advantage of carbon over metal is the ability to
mold the carbon into any shape we want with relative ease. We are able
to modify the design to clear components such as coolant lines w/o
impacting the performance and engineering behind the design. Also the
same intake can work for a wide array of engines and applications from
FSI's, TSI's and others. This reduces cost for the customer.
Furthermore, CF does not transfer heat as readily as aluminum or steel
heat shields. Thereby, with the cool air from the front of the car
keeping the filter box cool, and the CF not readily transferring heat
into the filter box from the heat under the hood, you have a cooler
running system. Also, the volume of the air available at throttle tip
in is very important to fast throttle response. The carbon fiber box
around the filter allows air to be readily available for lightning fast
throttle response.
Q: I noticed the carbon housing does not follow the shape of
the engine bay in the GTI you posted. Why is that?

A: We elected to follow the same design used from the factory.
The intake will appear slightly different from gti/gli to a3. Also,
the EOS, Tiguan and Passat have a slightly different factory air dam
opening and engine bay shape. Because of this, there will be a slight
variation in design to take full advantage of the larger opening. The
overall design will remain the same between the two again reducing
cost for the customer.
I hope this answers many of the questions that asked about our design!
As more information is made available to me, I'll relay it to everyone
here.
 

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We do plan to offer this for the FSI guys as well. The existing design will also be an option since there are many customers looking to get gains while keeping their factory air box.
 

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Re: █&#9755 APR Presents - Carbonio 2.0 TSI Carbon Fiber Race Engine ... ([email protected])

Is there anyway you can post the installation instructions? That way we can read them over before we buy the intake?
 
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