Originally posted by STALKER
Looks like a pretty good Gruppe M replica to me. I would have to know the specifics of what makes this any different than a Gruppe M and not anything general like our filter is better ro our CF is stronger.
Allow us to point out the design advantages of our system over that offered by GruppeM:
1. Material selection.
Our intakes are made of our proprietary thermal barrier carbon fiber. Compared to GruppeM that uses regular carbon or carbon/kevlar laid up wet, we use pre-preg material that is autoclave baked. The result is a thinner, stronger and much lighter part that absorbs heat a fraction as much as the GruppeM system. Cooler temps mean cooler intake charges and more power.
2. The intake horn
The intake horn used by GruppeM is made up of 8 seperate pieces while we have an optimised light alloy design that is made up of only one piece. The result is much less turbulence in the intake airstream giving you more power and better throttle response. Also, the single piece looks much more finished than the GruppeM unit that looks like a bunch of pieces cobbled together.
3. The filter
Matched to the intake horn is a filter designed specifically for the application. We tried many filter designs and found that there was much to be gained through filter shape and construction.
4. The price
Our intake is priced much cheaper than GruppeM's because our composite production contracts allow for it. In designing our product we were aware of GruppeM's design and managed to improve on it in EVERY respect.
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