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Old 12-14-2006, 08:16 AM   #1
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FS: Quatro Carbon Fiber CAI

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Product Description:his is a true "cold-air" intake system. The Quatro Cold Air Intake (CAI) fits perfectly in your engine compartment, with the filter inside of the bumper. It's free-flowing design and smooth angles provide optimized airflow for a 5-10% HP gain at the flywheel. This increase in breathability will help your sagging HP and Torque curves throughout the power band, and you will see noted improvements in your jump off the line - and quicker, more powerful revs to redline. This intake was specifically crafted for the E46 3-series chassis. It looks similar to others selling for $400+, however the angles and mounting bracket have been optimized for a more solid fit.
* Durable lightweight carbon fiber with a hi-temp finish!

* Big bore 3.5" diameter tubing

* Easy Installation! Instructions and brackets included

* K&N or equivalent high-flow pre-oiled cleanable filter

* 8-12 HP / 10-15 Ft/Lbs of Torque gain!

About our Carbon Fiber:uatro Carbon Fiber products utilize the highest quality components and processes available. Below is a description of how carbon fiber works, why some carbon fiber turns yellow (and why ours doesn't), and the different methods of producing Carbon Fiber components.
How it works:

Carbon Fiber in its dry fabric form is soft and pliable. It's actually just like any cloth, except that it happens to be comprised of thousands upon thousands of strands of fibers woven together. Our MINI and BMW carbon fiber uses what is called "3K twill", which means that 3000 fiber strands are in each woven cord, and our Ducati carbon fiber utilizes what is called a "plain weave" to match the plain weave that Ducati Performance puts out from the factory.

To make this fabric into a functioning piece, several processes are used (as seen below), all of which basically do the same thing; harden this fabric by incorporating an epoxy (glue) into the material, laying the material into a mold (in the shape of what you're producing), and using heat cure the epoxy. There are several ways to do this, as outlined below, which result in Carbon Fiber products of varying weight and quality. To make sure the epoxy stays inside of the fabric, compaction (pressure) is needed while the epoxy is curing. Lack of compaction leads to pinholes, delamination, and weak components.

Why some carbon fiber turns yellow:arbon Fiber which uses a poor or medium quality manufacturing process often turn yellow over time with exposure to UV rays and heat because of the clearcoat finish used during post-production. None of our Carbon Fiber use this process, as they are all top quality appearance grade items right out of the autoclave.
Methods of Production, from poor quality to high qualityoor Quality Carbon Fiber products are often composed of mostly fiberglass and one or two layers of actual carbon fiber material. Often, insufficient compaction on these parts during the curing process leads to pinholes, resin pooling (milky buildup), and an unsightly finish which needs to be sanded down and sprayed with a clearcoat post production. The Result: These pieces are often as heavy as the stock component they are replacing, and often end up delaminating (The epoxy will separate from the carbon fiber) and/or turning yellow because of the post-production application of clearcoat.
Medium Quality Carbon Fiber products use what is called "Pre Preg" carbon fiber. Instead of coating dry fabric with epoxy, as the poor quality wet lay-up method above often uses, a more expensive type of carbon fiber that already has the epoxy embedded into the material is used. Gigantic rollers pressure-inject dry fabric with an epoxy that will not delaminate, and the result is carbon fiber which does not have to be slathered with epoxy in order to cure. Medium quality carbon fiber may use a moderate amount of fiberglass to reinforce the component, and the method of curing with medium quality CF is usually done in an oven similar to the poor quality carbon fiber. The Result: Lighter weight pieces than poor quality CF, however the curing processes used can still lead to pinholes and a rough surface. To make up for the poor surface finish out of the oven, medium quality carbon fiber is usually sanded down after it is cured and sprayed with an acrylic clearcoat to give it a deep look. The problem with this is that it leaves a nice thick layer of clearcoat for UV rays to turn yellow.

High Quality Carbon Fiber products use pre-preg carbon fiber material laid up into molds which can withstand high temperatures. The majority of the piece is composed of pure carbon fiber material. The pieces are then placed into an airtight bag, and a vacuum is used to suck out all of the air. After this, the pieces are placed into a special oven called an "autoclave," which gets hotter than a conventional oven, AND has hoses inside which hook up to the vacuum bag to continue to pull a vacuum on the piece. The Result: Because of the vacuum bagged autoclave process providing perfect compaction on the carbon fiber piece, the resin inside of the pre-preg evenly flows to the top of the component being manufactured. This results in a beautiful pinhole-free finish which does not have to be sanded down and sprayed with epoxy. Because of this, our carbon fiber components do not yellow or discolor, and are of the highest quality on the market.

I bought this from JLevi, pretty much brand new, never in my car running.. tested out to hear the sound and it sounded really nice. I have a gruppeM intake on my way, so no need for this right now.

Brand new is 349$,

My price: 300 (local) or + shipping.

Quatro headquarters is sendine me a new filter + heatshield so everything is pretty much brand NEW.

PM me, and of course check my iTrader info!

Thanks.
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Old 12-14-2006, 02:05 PM   #2
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Old 12-14-2006, 09:26 PM   #3
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that looks like the carbonio system that bimmerworld sells.
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that looks like the carbonio system that bimmerworld sells.
not sure,
it's quartro performance though bought from jlevi for like 345$

285 + shipping!
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it probally is a quartro performance system , i was just saying it looks like the one bimmerworld sells
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what car r u goin to get. any news from the insurance. hey yo is the the ss exhaust and the borla midpipes still good? if it is how much u want for them i am really interested. do u think it will fit my car? yo just pm me. i want to buy it. plus i am local.
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what car r u goin to get. any news from the insurance. hey yo is the the ss exhaust and the borla midpipes still good? if it is how much u want for them i am really interested. do u think it will fit my car? yo just pm me. i want to buy it. plus i am local.
no exhaust anymore.

not sure on the car yet, awaiting what I get for my current car

otherwise,

someone pick this up!!
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dammit i was ready to by it u even showed me the soundclip dammit. yo so wat happen to ur car. what did the insurance say? where is the car right now?
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dammit i was ready to by it u even showed me the soundclip dammit. yo so wat happen to ur car. what did the insurance say? where is the car right now?
still awaiting =) i think its in a yard or something

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