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Old 10-06-2010, 09:34 PM   #1
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///Official BMW Performance Intake & Strut Bar & Everything Else Thread

Update:

I ended up just ordering the BMW Performance Intake & CF Strut Bar, engine bay should look badass

I got it from Faulkner BMW / BMWPartsSource.com (cheaper than tischer)
http://e46fanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=796407

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Old 10-06-2010, 09:36 PM   #2
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While price isn't to be a factor ... Tischer just dropped the price on the BMW Performance Intake ... $315 now
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Old 10-06-2010, 09:43 PM   #3
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OEM performance.

millions of dollars at their disposal for R&D. i'm sure it's beautifully designed, works great and provides a result.
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Old 10-06-2010, 09:46 PM   #4
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While price isn't to be a factor ... Tischer just dropped the price on the BMW Performance Intake ... $315 now

Sweet!!! Guess what Im buying tonight. The carbon strut brace in now $295 as well. Damnit!!! I thought I got a good deal for $350 over the summer.
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Old 10-06-2010, 09:50 PM   #5
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Sweet!!! Guess what Im buying tonight. The carbon strut brace in now $295 as well. Damnit!!! I thought I got a good deal for $350 over the summer.
Wow.. That's quite a price drop. They used to be $1k!!! I guess BMW has to move them as the e46 ages... Fortuitous for all!


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Old 10-06-2010, 09:53 PM   #6
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^^ Yep. I figure it will be just a matter of time since no sane person will pay full price. Unless you're a baller of course.
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OEM performance.

millions of dollars at their disposal for R&D. i'm sure it's beautifully designed, works great and provides a result.
That's what I'm thinking, if anyone can get power out of the engine it's them, since they built it....
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While price isn't to be a factor ... Tischer just dropped the price on the BMW Performance Intake ... $315 now
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Exactly

I figured you were being shady by comparing NOW similar priced items.
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I figured you were being shady by comparing NOW similar priced items.
What?
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Old 10-07-2010, 07:37 PM   #12
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Old 10-07-2010, 07:38 PM   #13
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I ended up just ordering the BMW Performance Intake & CF Strut Bar, engine bay should look badass
Get some pictures when you get a chance... I would love to see all that
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can I get a link to the bmw performance intake? Would that be my stock intake?
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    Old 10-07-2010, 08:13 PM   #15
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    can I get a link to the bmw performance intake? Would that be my stock intake?
    No, it wasn't stock on any car, and for the longest it retailed around $995 dollars, you can get it for just above $300 which rivals a lot of the other aftermarket CAI applications. I figured I loved the look and that if anyone could get power out of one of the engine with one it's BMW since they made it.

    I got it from Faulkner BMW / BMWPartsSource.com
    http://e46fanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=796407

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    Get some pictures when you get a chance... I would love to see all that
    I'll definitely be posting pics when I get them on
    It would look even better with my Auroras though...
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    Old 10-07-2010, 08:38 PM   #16
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    $275 all this month at bmwmercedesparts.com aka Husker Auto Group. This month they are featuring employee pricing for all...10% above cost

    Time to load up on genuine parts for my projects

    Can someone take pics of the inside of that airbox. What is the difference between it and stock? I cannot tell much from the outside.

    Does the regular air filter fit it? What is the filter element it uses. I only see pics of the outside everywhere.

    EDIT: realoem pics don't do justice!

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    Old 10-07-2010, 08:42 PM   #17
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    $275 all this month at bmwmercedesparts.com aka Husker Auto Group. This month they are featuring employee pricing for all...10% above cost

    Time to load up on genuine parts for my projects

    Can someone take pics of the inside of that airbox. What is the difference between it and stock? I cannot tell much from the outside.

    Does the regular air filter fit it? What is the filter element it uses. I only see pics of the outside everywhere.
    I'll post pics when I get it, oh and Faulkner does 10% above cost all of the time.

    P.S. I've seen it compared to the Dinan box but I'm not sure if that's accurate, you can definitely see an additional inlet for air and at a retail of $1000 I'm sure it has to differ significantly from the stock box.
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    Old 10-07-2010, 08:43 PM   #18
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    Anyone know if the BMW performance strut brace will fit the e46 m3?
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    Does it also make more noise (in addition to power) ?
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    Old 10-07-2010, 08:46 PM   #20
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    Anyone know if the BMW performance strut brace will fit the e46 m3?
    I've heard it won't because of the lower profile, if you look at an M3 bar you'll notice the middle is significantly higher than the ends, I'm assuming that's to clear the engine and accommodate the power dome.
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