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1999black323i 03-14-2010 06:06 PM

Cold air intake question?
 
So i did do some research and talked to mechanics, heres what one told me... dont replace the whole cold air intake but just replace the filter with a K&N one and you should gain about 5 HP..... is this about right? do you guys think i should replace the whole thing? let me know please :)

1999black323i 03-14-2010 06:11 PM

would this one be good? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1999-...ht_5249wt_1167

1999black323i 03-14-2010 06:11 PM

or this one? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1999-...ht_5249wt_1167

1999black323i 03-14-2010 06:12 PM

or this last one? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1999-...ht_4789wt_1167

GTB323 03-14-2010 06:14 PM

You don't gain any HP with a CAI, just sound and a dirty MAF

alwaysbored786 03-14-2010 06:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gtb323 (Post 11465365)
you don't gain any hp with a cia, just sound and a dirty maf

+1

shj266 03-14-2010 06:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GTB323 (Post 11465365)
You don't gain any HP with a CAI, just sound and a dirty MAF

Fixed

:craig:

ChasCan 03-14-2010 06:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alwaysbored786 (Post 11465383)
+1

+2

GTB323 03-14-2010 06:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shj266 (Post 11465401)
Fixed

:craig:

My mistake. Thanks

1999black323i 03-14-2010 06:31 PM

it changes the sound? and i guess it doesnt gain hp but it speeds up the process to which you gain speed right? and does it make it louder or what? :)

GTB323 03-14-2010 06:32 PM

I believe there is no gain in anything...and yeah it is a little bit louder, you get the sucking in sound. Its not really that cool IMO

shj266 03-14-2010 06:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GTB323 (Post 11465411)
My mistake. Thanks


No worries boss! My pleasure!

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1999black323i (Post 11465447)
it changes the sound? and i guess it doesnt gain hp but it speeds up the process to which you gain speed right? and does it make it louder or what? :)

I've had experience with the GruppeM intakes, and it sounds like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DZ_pBnI8Iw

I think you would enjoy something like that!

lilaznman35 03-14-2010 06:38 PM

Buy a used aftermarket exhaust if you just want sound

2003 bmw m3 03-14-2010 06:38 PM

get ebay headers cheaper than that cai and instant HP gain and makes your car loud.

GTB323 03-14-2010 06:38 PM

^Doesn't sound too bad but I wouldn't shell out hundreds of dollars for it

1999black323i 03-14-2010 06:40 PM

i was looking for performance... they say on the K&N ones they guarantee HP haha, guess they are lieing?

GTB323 03-14-2010 06:40 PM

+1 for headers if your looking for a significant gain

1999black323i 03-14-2010 06:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2003 bmw m3 (Post 11465482)
get ebay headers cheaper than that cai and instant HP gain and makes your car loud.

would you mind showing me what to look for, idk much about cars :) like send me a link of what you are talking about please :)

GTB323 03-14-2010 06:43 PM

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=571990

Read this, should answer most your questions

1999black323i 03-14-2010 06:48 PM

thanks i read it lol, it helped alot :)


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