I just got myself an 08 rabbit 2.5 and im thinking about the carbonio intake. I like the idea of multiple parts because it rains and snows a lot around here so I can always turn the cai to a short ram if I know its going to pour. I don't know if this is a healthy thing for the car though to be changing air intake so often? Anyways, I am updating the car for a max gain of 15horse so my concern is what else should I change in the engine to compensate for this power? I don't want to go breaking stuff in there that could have been replaced with a stronger part.
The intake is not designed to convert from a CAI to a Short Ram.
You will not be breaking anything on the car with just the intake installed.
Internals on the rabbit are well made and can handle alot more than what the car is currently pushing. Even with exhuast+intake and a chip tune you looking at around 200 hp that is still way under the limit of what the engine can handle. Not sure exactly what the limits are but there are no worries. Don't worry about the CAI its well sheltered in the front of the car. No water (besides a little misting here and there) its gonna touch the filter much less make it all the way up the intake. Unless you plan on fording rivers you don't have to mess with it. And if you really are that worried about it just buy a SRI your really not going to see any difference between the two.
'07 TR Rabbit - Auto | APR Stage 1 | Carbonio CAI | Custom Magnaflow Exhuast | ST Coilovers |
Thanks a lot guys! I figured there wouldn't be too much if anything to change when switching to a CAI. But your right Wabbit i was spelunking in the rabbit and discovered the area in which the cai filter will be sitting is nicely housed.