From inside the car it shouldn't be noticeable. Specially if you have the radio on and weren't flooring it.
I'd say go EVOMS.
Hi Guys! Long time reader, just joined!
This may sound kind of dumb to most of you, but I am looking for a short ram intake for my 2010 Golf 2.5L that would not be noticably louder then the stock intake. At work, sometimes I have to give older business types a ride and I really don't want to come across as being immature with a lound engine. I Googled around, and I am having a hard time finding any SRI's for MK VI's 2.5 much less a quiet one, can anyone recommend anything? It's has to be short ram because we get lot's of snow here (Calgary, CA) and I'd rather not worry about it at all in winter.
Also, I am thinking of getting unitronic stage 1 tune to go a long with it (tuner is close to my house so thats why), they are saying 185HP / 190TQ without SRI, with SRI I am guessing 5+ more? Is it even worth getting an SRI without an exhaust? The car is an automatic so I am just trying to get some more fun out of it. Thanks in advance.
Good to know about noise. I looked at evoms site and all I could find was MK V one? Would those work? if you could link me to one that would work for sure that would be great , I am new to tuning in general so I am afraid of buying a wrong part.From inside the car it shouldn't be noticeable. Specially if you have the radio on and weren't flooring it.
I'd say go EVOMS.
Last edited by Wooshio; 04-23-2012 at 10:05 PM.
If you get the 09+ it will work, but I would call and verify just to be safe.
Don't be afraid to ask questions, we don't mind answering in this part of the forum. The MKV forum is not the place for a newtothescene enthusiast. It almost never ends up going well.
But here in the 2.5 we are a lot different, and don't mind helping.
But like I said, look in to other companies for your tune. Look at C2 and United Motorsports. They are very active in the 2.5 community.
If you're concerned about the noise, you can reduce it substantially by covering the sheet metal around the intake with some thick (1/2" - 1") sound deadening foam. Use some self-adhesive stuff on well-cleaned inner fenders, radiator supports, etc. all around the intake and you'll eliminate the intake sound from resonating on the bodywork or other components, which makes it less apparent and kills the high frequency waves, leaving a deeper growl. I did this on the inner rear fender of my Elise, and eliminated the cop-magnet, neighborhood annoying sounds. Now it just sounds expensive.
This is from b-quiet in Lethbridge, AB:
lol... dude most intakes arent really loud. we dont have a turbo sucking air.