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Product Page http://www.goapr.com/products/intake_carbonio_20tsi.html

Carbonio's latest carbon fiber intake for the 2.0 & 1.8 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.

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.

- Increased Horsepower and Torque
- Improved Throttle Response
- Decreased Turbo 'Lag'
- 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 Complementary with APR Software and Exhaust systems

Intake with EA888 Gen 3 adapter assembled

Adapter for EA888 Gen 3

Application Guide:

1.8T and 2.0T EA888 Generation 3 (CPKA, CPLA, CPRA, CPPA)

2013.5 Jetta, GLI, Beetle and Passat

5MT, 6MT, Tiptronic and DSG

Part Numbers and Price

CI100020 - $324.99 - Intake
CI100020E - $19.99 - Intake Adapter for EA888 Gen 3 Engines (Required)
CI100020A - $24.99 - Intake Filter for vehicles equipped with secondary air injection (Click here to see if you engine does)

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Is there any instructions readily available for the gen 3 1.8t passat?! I've already sourced an intake with parts CI100020B and CI100020E along with the secondary air breather filter. Is there any instruction you could offer as to how to install the products?!

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It's really simple, in all honesty.

Instructions should come with a (new) intake, if not, see here for a general idea:

Remove the SAI line (if equipped) from the OEM box
Remove the small breather line off the box
Remove the spring clamp from the back of the box
Remove the allen screw holding the box
Pull straight up on the OEM box to release it from the grommets holding it down into the car
Wiggle the box out of the car

The difference on the Passat though (from the instructions), is that you need the front bracket....which bolts right to the front of the Carbonio and then onto the front rad support on the car.
And then you reuse the OEM clamp to hold on the APR adapter ring, then run the rubber hosing to the engine where the OEM hose was.

Install the adapter ring (reusing the OEM spring clamp) & connect the rubber hosing to the engine
Install ram air bracket onto the intake
Slide the intake in & connect the hose clamps loosely
Tighten down the screws to the rad support
Attach L bracket screw to the battery tray
Tighten the clamps up

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The difference on the Passat though (from the instructions), is that you need the front bracket....which bolts right to the front of the Carbonio and then onto the front rad support on the car.
Just installed this on my 2015 passat 1.8t TSI and I can confirm that you DO NOT need to use the front bracket. The intake lines up perfectly with the factory screw holes.

Anyone need an adapter bracket?! Lol

I WILL say that this intake makes a WORLD of a difference in sound and performance! I would recommend this mod to any and EVERYONE!!
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