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Hey everyone,

So this project was originally started by me as a personal project and the scope changed a few times based on my whims, but with the guidance of my business partners we've nailed down the scope and we're pushing towards production. Our focus is on delivering a lightweight plenum assembly of carbon composite construction that reduces mass (~12lbs), reduces thermal transfer to the intake charge, maintains the variable resonance function, reduces the number of failure points, adds to the visual appeal of the engine bay, increases the upper chamber volume for high HP builds, improves on the crank case ventilation system and increases the aural experience.

Currently we're finalizing a few critical points of the design by running the stock plenum through another round of laser scanning to compare with our CAD data. We want to make sure you maintain OEM functionality and access to components for routine maintenance unlike any of the other offerings on the market that lack variable resonance tuning let alone an improved crank case ventilation system. Our goal is to have a running prototype/production model ready by October and we will be keeping you guys intimately involved.

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Very exciting to hear! Can't wait for the prototype to be shown here! Do you have a price estimate by any chance? So I know how much I need to save up for :-D
 

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Is this limited to e34?
 

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Very exciting to hear! Can't wait for the prototype to be shown here! Do you have a price estimate by any chance? So I know how much I need to save up for :-D
Hugo,

Thanks for the complement sir! We’re looking to be in the same range as other composite plenums that lack variable resonance but provide a complete bolt on solution that maintains the variable resonance.

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So we've been asked by a few people if we can accommodate special requests for other chassis that have clearance issues, short answer is YES. If you need certain tweaks you'll just have to reach out and we'll do everything we can to help.

As promised we'll be releasing pics of components as we progress showing off the inner workings and complexity of the plenum, its been a hell of a fun project!

Part #1 Resonance flap: This is the beauty that the plenum is built around, same dimensions and material as OEM.

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Part #2: Crankcase adapter. This unit provides an interface for our non-return valve for our new crankcase ventilation setup and the dipstick to the block. CNC machined and hard anodized black to maintain that OEM appearance.

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As always we don't ask for a core for any parts to be salvaged from the OEM unit and we aren't compromising on any fitment or serviceability. More to come!

- Greg | Angry ***
 

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Sorry for the slow reply! We've been very very busy trying to finish a number of projects and a meet or two in between.

Part #3 Main intake boss: This unit is machined out of billet 6061 aluminum and then anodized to MIL-A-8625, Type 3, Class 2 Gray. We decided on gray to provide a bit of visual pop from the carbon and the stock rubber intake boot all while still being subtle and tying into our other components. After all ya'll are buying something truly genuine.


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Part #4 Idle air control boss: Similar to the main intake boss this unit is machined out of billet 6061 aluminum and then anodized to MIL-A-8625, Type 3, Class 2 Gray. Again like the main intake boss this unit and all aluminum components are bonded in place with aerospace adhesive and additional galvanic corrosion protection is controlled by glass beads that are mixed into the adhesive to control bond-line thickness and isolation from dissimilar materials. We don't take chances we're building parts for ourselves that we just so happen offer to ya'll.


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Will be more diligent on updates and please post any questions!

- Greg | Angry ***
 
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