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    1. Member veedahbleyoo's Avatar
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      04-01-2012 12:34 AM #1
      Tried searching onling and on the forums here. Trying to find a cold air intake to fit my gli. Any pluses or minuses to installing a cold air intake? The stock air intake prevents the right headlight from sitting properly. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks

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      04-01-2012 01:35 AM #2
      Sounds like the airbox is not mounted correctly for the light not to "sit properly". After all, they come from the factory proper.
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      04-01-2012 01:35 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by veedahbleyoo View Post
      Tried searching onling and on the forums here. Trying to find a cold air intake to fit my gli. Any pluses or minuses to installing a cold air intake? The stock air intake prevents the right headlight from sitting properly. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks
      I've begun assembling Golf. Originally an 8v, I'm converting to a 16V 9A motor. I acquired the corresponding airbox and fuel distributor from a 16V GTi in a salvage yard and when I placed it into the engine bay, I used the aligning J-hooks and O rings to mount the box in its proper place and noticed the very same thing.

      The OEM airbox comes within 1-2mm from the back of the Euro Round H4 headlight connector. I don't know if there is more clearance using the US Spec Aero DOT headlights. But with the Euro H4s, this is going to get in the way. There does not appear to be any room for a wiring harness and connectors.

      I'm interested to see what you discover regarding this issue.
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      04-01-2012 01:38 PM #4
      I've searched for alternative cold air intakes for my Motronic controlled 16V. I know that at one time, Eurosport sold an ITG cold air intake setup which replaced the bottom half of the air box with an open element .

      I believe this is no longer available and have not found it anywhere else.
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      04-01-2012 04:06 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by lnoriel View Post
      I've begun assembling Golf. Originally an 8v, I'm converting to a 16V 9A motor. I acquired the corresponding airbox and fuel distributor from a 16V GTi in a salvage yard and when I placed it into the engine bay, I used the aligning J-hooks and O rings to mount the box in its proper place and noticed the very same thing.

      The OEM airbox comes within 1-2mm from the back of the Euro Round H4 headlight connector. I don't know if there is more clearance using the US Spec Aero DOT headlights. But with the Euro H4s, this is going to get in the way. There does not appear to be any room for a wiring harness and connectors.

      I'm interested to see what you discover regarding this issue.
      mk2 aero lights have PLENTY of room with a stock air box.. i took and cut a hole in the front of my air box, and stuck an aluminum pipe in there.. the pipe extends up to RIGHT BEHIND the headlight. its got a small shroud so it only gets COLD air. also sounds ALOT more throaty than the stock air box..

      anyways, i have no issues with fitment of aero, or westy lights with a factory fuel dizzy/air box..

      havent tried euro H4s yet tho.. so i cant comment on the fitment of those.. i know the H4 has a MUCH LARGER connector than the 9004s tho..

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      04-01-2012 05:14 PM #6
      Here's a look at how close the bulb is to the air box..


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      04-05-2012 03:42 PM #7
      look for the jamex foal filter, it replaces the bottom part of the air box

      i have it and it make a really good sound

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      04-09-2012 08:19 PM #8
      Build a custom airbox??

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