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034Motorsport Intake Designs Explained | 034Motorsport Blog

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034Motorsport Intake Systems are developed to substantively improve performance for supercharged & turbocharged engines found in Audis, Volkswagens, & BMWs. 034Motorsport Intake Systems offer discerning enthusiasts measurable increases in horsepower and torque, more aggressive induction sound and turbocharger noise with beautiful OEM+ styling and finish.

Throughout the development process, multiple designs were modeled, prototyped, and tested – all to ensure that the 034Motorsport intakes deliver measurable performance benefits and superb fitment.

034Motorsport Design Philosophies:

MINIMIZING UNNECESSARY FILTER SHROUDING:

034Motorsport focuses on optimizing every aspect of the intake system across a broad range of variables and compromises. A critical component of a high-flowing performance intake is the ability for air to flow around and into the filter. If the air cannot flow freely around the filter, it will be restricted from getting into it. Many aftermarket kits fit too large of a filter in an enclosure that cannot accommodate its size, thus choking the filter and reducing its overall flow. This often happens when a product is engineered for one variable at the expense of others.

034Motorsport conducted extensive tests and refined its development of the intake design to allow for maximum airflow surrounding the air filter, allowing for optimal airflow to, and through, the filter. The final result is the right size filter in the right size filter housing, creating maximum airflow and performance with OEM level filtering, the ultimate goal of any intake system. Be cautious of any intake that brags only of the air filter size without taking into account the detrimental effects of shrouding the filter.

MAXIMIZING AIRFLOW:

034Motorsport engineers first create a CFD-optimized 4-Ply silicone intake tube, or carbon fiber tube, which is a direct, high-performance replacement for the plastic factory accordion/sound deadening hose. Using CAD software and 3D scanning technology, 034Motorsport was able to optimize the cross-sectional area of the intake tube while being mindful of space constraints. The resulting part is a functional work of art – maximizing performance given the factory space constraints and featuring smooth transitions that ensure optimal airflow to the throttle body.

PERFORMANCE AIR FILTER:

034Motorsport intakes house a high-flow conical air filter with a double-layer pleated cotton filtration medium, capable of trapping particles as small as 5 Microns. This air filter design offers increased flow through an enlarged filtration surface while ensuring superior filtration. We have tested this air filter in applications over 800HP with minimal restriction and superior OEM quality air filtration.

While many intake kits leave the air filter unsupported and ”flopping” around, 034Motorsport engineers designed a clever air filter support that not only prevents unwanted movement but also allows compliance to accommodate engine movement under varying load conditions. An added benefit is an air shroud that doesn’t move and rub on other engine compartment components like many other designs on the market do.

034Motorsport Intake Systems:

034Motorsport offers several different intake designs for each vehicle, and each one is able to serve a different purpose based on the vehicle it is engineered for.

X34 Carbon Fiber Intake Systems:

The 034Motorsport X34 Carbon Fiber Intake Systems are designed to offer unsurpassed fit, finish, & beauty to the engine bay of your vehicle. These intake systems offer clean OEM+ styling with an enclosed or partially-enclosed airbox. In many cases, these intakes pair with other OEM intake components such as the lower air box, intake air duct, or turbo inlet. 

If you’re looking for a beautiful carbon fiber intake to maximize the performance, this is the one to get. These airboxes look beautiful with their carbon fiber styling and are sure to turn heads at the local car meet.

Features:

  • High-Quality Carbon Fiber Airbox and Filter Tube Construction
  • High-Gloss Epoxy Finish
  • OEM+ Fit and Finish
  • Securely Installs Using Factory Mounting Grommets
  • Large-Diameter CFD-Optimized Carbon Fiber Filter Tube
  • Improved Airflow from Factory Airbox and Intake Tube
  • Filter is Unshrouded, Unlike Other Intakes, to Provide Maximum Air Flow
  • Reduced Intake Air Temperature

P34 Cold Air Intake Systems:

The P34 Cold Air Intake Systems are designed to offer OEM+ fit and finish with an OE style injection molded plastic intake system. These intake systems typically mirror their X34 counterpart in both physical dimensions and performance. Not all owners are looking to Carbon Fiber out their engine bay, nor pay the price – and for that reason, we offer the P34 Cold Air Intake Systems.

If you’re looking for a high performance intake but want to keep a sleek, OEM+ style plastic airbox, this is the intake style for you. These intakes mimic the design language of factory airboxes and offer a significant improvement in performance!

Features:

  • Superb Fit & Finish to Match Factory Engine Bay
  • Stealthy OEM+ Design Utilizes Factory Inlet & Heat Shield
  • Securely Installs Using Factory Mounting Grommets
  • Improved Airflow from Factory Airbox and Intake Tube
  • Filter is Unshrouded, Unlike Other Intakes, to Provide Maximum Air Flow
  • Reduced Intake Air Temperature

S34 Carbon Fiber Intake Systems:

The SüperDüper S34 Carbon Fiber Intake Systems are designed with an easily upgradable and modular design, and is supplied with components able to easily support 1000+ horsepower with larger turbochargers or superchargers. This modular design will allow the base structure of the S34 intake to easily be adapted to any future turbocharger or supercharger size and combination. Expect to see more from 034Motorsport in the future with upgraded components to match larger turbocharger applications! 

The S34 Carbon Fiber Intake System is constructed with a large 4-Ply Silicone Hose connected to one of 034Motorsport’s large conical air filters. The final piece is a Carbon Fiber Heat Shroud free of restrictive shrouding, allowing the S34 to maximize performance.

If you’re looking to maximize the performance of your vehicle, the S34 Carbon Fiber Intakes are for you. By pairing a massive filter with a beautiful Carbon Fiber Shroud, these are 034Motorsport’s highest flowing intake options, available at a cost-effective price!

Features:

  • High-Quality Carbon Fiber Air Block-off Shield
  • High-Gloss Epoxy Finish
  • 4-Ply Gloss Black Silicone Intake Tube
  • No Rubbing or Excessive Movement
  • OEM+ Fit and Finish
  • Reduced Intake Air Temperature
  • Securely Installs Using Factory Mounting Grommets

Insuction Bundles:

Induction Bundles are two or more 034Motorsport Intake Components paired together to create one convenient package to comprehensively upgrade your Audi or VW’s intake system. In many cases, these kits include a turbo inlet, turbo inlet hose, and air filter, or a turbo inlet and intake system such as the X34, P34, or S34.

This is a cost effective way to upgrade the intake tract of your Volkswagen or Audi by pairing multiple 034motorsport products together. If you’re looking for the easiest way to upgrade your intake system on a budget, this is the way to go!

Features:

  • Contains Everything Needed to Upgrade Intake System in One Convenient Package

Turbo Inlets:

SüperDüper

SüperDüper Turbo Inlet Pipe Kits are an essential upgrade to optimize power by eliminating a critical flow restriction in the intake tract when running larger than factory turbochargers. These massive 034Motorsport SüperDüper Turbo Inlets are designed to maximize performance for Hybrid Turbo Tuning Software. OEM Features such as CNC machined edge retains the silicone hose securely to the turbo inlet pipe and standoffs to clip the factory wiring harness to are what makes 034Motorsport Turbo Inlets unique. SüperDüper Turbo Inlet Pipe Kits are available for select platforms, utilize CNC-Machined 6061-T6 Aluminum Turbo Inlet Adapters that perfectly mate to allow smooth air entry into the compressor housing, and retain provisions for the factory PCV system fitting in the factory location.

For platforms which benefit from a larger diameter inlet, SüperDüper options are made available with accompanying intake components required to support the larger diameter.

Standard

The Standard 034Motorsport Turbo Inlets are designed to be drop-in upgrades over the factory turbo inlet, adapting to OEM diameter intake tubes for versatile fitment while still improving flow. Turbo Inlet Pipes utilize CNC-Machined 6061-T6 Aluminum Turbo Inlet Adapters that perfectly mate to allow smooth air entry into the compressor housing. Turbo Inlet Pipes also retain provisions for the factory PCV system fitting in the factory location. Turbo Inlet Pipes are designed to work with OEM style turbo inlet hoses, such as X34 or P34 Intake Systems, or OEM Turbo Inlet Hoses.

For platforms that only offer a standard fitment, we’ve found that increasing the overall inlet diameter did not improve the flow and only reduced fitment capabilities.



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