Filtration specialist Pipercross has released a bespoke version of its ground breaking Venom sealed induction kit. This latest version is for the VW Golf Mark 5 2.0T and its mechanical sibling, the Audi S3.
The new Venom induction kit uses ground breaking new construction and material choices to give their best ever air-flow yet in a sealed intake design. This latest kit comes complete with OEM Style ‘hard piping’ with engine heat shields and MAF aperture, plus all accessories needed for a quick and easy fitment. The filter inside is easily removable for cleaning and maintenance, while the ingenious ‘click-together’ design makes for light weight. Essential for track and race applications.
The Venom has a massive 100mm open neck to allow maximum cold airflow though into the filter within. As well as being shielded from engine bay heat soak by the air-tight conical outer, the filter inside has a significantly larger surface area than any other sealed induction kit on the market. This increased airflow means more power, more torque and ultimately, more throttle response through each gear.
The filter inside uses a unique multi-laminated open cell polyurethane foam construction, meaning the Venom can actually filter down to a much finer rate than the OEM part, preventing any foreign particles from entering the induction tract and protecting the engine. This same construction means that the filter can also go longer between service intervals than even leading cotton-gauze filters, before needing to be cleaned.
In independent testing, with the factory ECU still in situ, the new kit recorded an impressive 35Nm increase at just 2750 rpm and a useful 7 BHP at 4650 RPM. This is despite the tendency for the VW’s ingenious management system to ‘balance out’ the effects of improved airflow. The kit’s real benefits will be seen on mapped or ‘chipped’ cars where the additional flow rates can be allied to improved fuelling and boost parameters to deliver truly significant gains.
Prices start at just £219.99 including VAT.
For more details on the Pipercross range, please visit www.pipercross.com or call the team on 01604 707750.