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Old 08-28-2009, 11:21 AM   #1
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Smile need help picking the right air intake system

hello i own a 1994 bmw 325ic and i wanted to work on the air intake system but im so confused about what to buy everything i read on here everyone says that K&N is crap is this true? they also say that a cold air intake is horriable and messes up ur engain i want to talk to someone with experiense so can you please steer me in the right direction
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Old 08-28-2009, 01:41 PM   #2
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I would go with the Simota CF Ram Style Intake which is a carbon fiber enclosed cone filter replacement. This is available with a dry filter element that will be easier to maintain and will last the life of the car.
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Old 08-28-2009, 01:53 PM   #3
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You should probably find a board that deals with the e36. They can probably help you better than we can.

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hello i own a 1994 bmw 325ic and i wanted to work on the air intake system but im so confused about what to buy everything i read on here everyone says that K&N is crap is this true? they also say that a cold air intake is horriable and messes up ur engain i want to talk to someone with experiense so can you please steer me in the right direction
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Old 08-28-2009, 01:57 PM   #4
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tools > options > advanced > "check my spelling as i type"
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Old 08-28-2009, 02:41 PM   #5
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Old 08-28-2009, 03:39 PM   #6
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Intakes make your car a little louder. No noticeable performance gain. Buy an AMSOIL air filter. Do NOT spend 300-500 on an itake, that's retarded.

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Intakes make your car a little louder. No noticeable performance gain. By an AMSOIL air filter. Do NOT spend 300-500 on an itake, that's retarded.
As far as i've seen its the best drop in filter out there. Do not buy K&N, we've just had a big discussion on how crap they are and how much dirt they let in. CAI's in my opinion make no additional power at best alone, they work better with other bolt ons however (exhaust, headers, and software) but even then you're not going to see anything over 2hp. They do look sweet though, so if you're looking to throw some money at a piece of junk at least get a CF one.
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Old 08-29-2009, 10:07 AM   #8
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this isnt need from you i wanna hear about AIS not how to spell
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This isn't needed from you, I want to hear about CAI's, not how to spell.
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It will better to consult the car dealer instead of consulting anyone else. The car dealer will show you the right way.
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K&N drop in filter. lifetime filter, just oil occasionally. protects your engine but is less restrictive then stock filter.

the thing is unless your engine needs more air ie supercharger, you are just fine witha drop in replacement.
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It will better to consult the car dealer instead of consulting anyone else. The car dealer will show you the right way.
A dealer for aftermarket parts? Unless it's a Dinan dealer, I cannot envision this.
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