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gennro 11-26-2008 08:14 PM

Custom Cold Air Intake 01 325i
 
Well i just got done building a cold air intake. Its just some painted up 3 in stainless steel tubing and a K&N air filter. Here's some pics.

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a60...o/DSCI0021.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a60...o/DSCI0022.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a60...o/DSCI0023.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a60...o/DSCI0024.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a60...o/DSCI0025.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a60...o/DSCI0026.jpg

Bimmer Dude Xi 11-26-2008 08:17 PM

Sweet job :thumbsup:

gennro 11-26-2008 08:20 PM

Yeah it saves me about 250 dollars =)

Bimmer Dude Xi 11-26-2008 08:30 PM

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Originally Posted by gennro (Post 8968737)
Yeah it saves me about 250 dollars =)

Definitely does. I would do the same and replace the intake tube with the K&N one from their intake system.

gennro 11-26-2008 09:38 PM

Well went out for a drive and ran the car hard. Well popped the hood and the intake pipe was cold to the touch while the engine was nice and hot. It is 37 degrees outside, but the pipe felt like it was a cold piece of steel laying outside. Also seemed like a good amount of pickup from the butt-dyno. Engine also roars a bit louder now.

I8URAMG 11-26-2008 09:58 PM

Looks good bro :thumbsup: but I cant do that here where I live because when it rains I'll suck up the water and there goes my motor but yeah you saved alot of $$$ and it works good I bet...

deafboy 11-27-2008 03:15 AM

using a metal tube scares me....mainly cause condensation that could build.

and how did you paint stainless?!

n2Bimmer 12-01-2008 04:46 PM

good job man, if i wasnt stupid 2 years ago i would do the same, i spend almost 300 dollars for the same thing but in carbon fiber.

LABMW13 12-01-2008 04:52 PM

nice

323ci Fanatic 12-02-2008 06:40 AM

nice

95blkmax 12-09-2008 01:03 PM

great job!!

lamaker 12-09-2008 01:14 PM

where did you get the tube from?...

VillanovaGrad 12-09-2008 02:00 PM

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Originally Posted by lamaker (Post 9040228)
where did you get the tube from?...

+1 :hmm:
if you mandrel bent your own tubing that makes this diy invalid for the absolute majority of the people... since not everyone has access to a bender...

PEI330Ci 12-09-2008 05:03 PM

Please follow up on your experience with this after extended driving. The bend in front of the MAF is something you want to avoid...

NightWolfe 01-02-2009 02:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lamaker (Post 9040228)
where did you get the tube from?...

Quote:

Originally Posted by VillanovaGrad (Post 9040557)
+1 :hmm:
if you mandrel bent your own tubing that makes this diy invalid for the absolute majority of the people... since not everyone has access to a bender...

+1 op?


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