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Old 10-07-2010, 07:50 PM   #21
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Does it also make more noise (in addition to power) ?
You have to remember that this retails for $1000... not taking into consideration the new price drop, BMW wouldn't have wanted to disappoint it's customers who expected an upgrade... and like I've said, my theory is they know the engine since they built it, so if anyone can get power out of it it's them. At the current price it's at, it's a lot more competitive in regards to K&N and aFe and Dinan... I trust BMW more.

So does it make more noise and power than stock? It has to.

Anyone thinking about picking this up, BMWPartsSource has it cheaper than Tischer:
http://e46fanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=796407

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Old 10-07-2010, 07:59 PM   #22
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Does it also make more noise (in addition to power) ?

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The BMW Performance Air Intake System captures all the air your engine can possibly use, then introduces it as evenly as the engine can possibly use it, in the highest possible density. It generates more complete and more explosive combustion—and a fuller expression of your engine's sheer power and torque.

Upgrading to a BMW Performance Air Intake System will unleash gains of up to 3 horsepower and 3 ft-lbs. of torque, while also helping the engine to operate more efficiently with a 30% reduction in back pressure and increased overall performance.

This dynamic breathing system was developed with computer simulations that revealed the optional size, shape, number and position of pathways that not only allow, but actually inspire the most unrestrained flow of fresh air.

The end result is a vehicle that responds to throttle inputs more robustly, and accelerates more energetically. It is not a coincidence that the innovative BMW Performance Air Intake System even makes your BMW sound faster.
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Old 10-07-2010, 08:20 PM   #23
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I guess it does, then.
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Old 10-07-2010, 09:28 PM   #24
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wow that engine looks badass, congrats on the purchase i wish i could do the same.... does the intake use the same stock air filter or special highflow reusuable ones?
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Old 10-07-2010, 09:47 PM   #25
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There is a dyno of that intake in my dyno thread.
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Old 10-07-2010, 10:01 PM   #26
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does the intake use the same stock air filter or special highflow reusuable ones?
No, it doesn't use the same stock air filter. I don't have one (yet), so I don't know if it's reusable, however, a replacement filter is around $50.
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Old 10-07-2010, 10:06 PM   #27
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No, it doesn't use the same stock air filter. I don't have one (yet), so I don't know if it's reusable, however, a replacement filter is around $50.
It does not use the same stock filter element. It uses a specific BMW performance element. Part number 13720431649

Yes its like $53 or something.
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Old 10-07-2010, 10:12 PM   #28
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It does not use the same stock filter element. It uses a specific BMW performance element. Part number 13720431649

Yes its like $53 or something.
Replacing these puppies 2x a year...yikes! My regular one gets dirty at around 7500.

I wonder if it sounds any different...hopefully someone will post a video?
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Old 10-07-2010, 10:45 PM   #29
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No, it doesn't use the same stock air filter. I don't have one (yet), so I don't know if it's reusable, however, a replacement filter is around $50.
Are you getting one too?
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Oh yeah!! Ordered from Patrick first thing this morning. Been waiting for the intake to go down in price for months.

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Old 10-07-2010, 10:50 PM   #31
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Replacing these puppies 2x a year...yikes! My regular one gets dirty at around 7500.

I wonder if it sounds any different...hopefully someone will post a video?
Twice a year? I doubt it... plus it's not much more than a full tank a gas in the middle of summer...
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Oh yeah!! Ordered from Patrick first thing this morning. Been waiting for the intake to go down in price for months.
Awesome, post pics when you get it, I'm excited for it
I honestly never really considered it because of the price, and was always looking towards the aFe but with the price drop I really considered it... I wasn't even in the market for one just yet (a CAI) but I figured they're not making them anymore and now was the time to jump on them or it would be too late.
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Awesome, post pics when you get it, I'm excited for it
I honestly never really considered it because of the price, and was always looking towards the aFe but with the price drop I really considered it... I wasn't even in the market for one just yet (a CAI) but I figured they're not making them anymore and now was the time to jump on them or it would be too late.
Will do and you do the same. I got ripped on the Carbon strut brace when ECS had them for sale for $350 over the summer. I jumped on it and now its $260.

Someone did a dyno on the BMW performance intake and showed 11 hp.
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Will do and you do the same. I got ripped on the Carbon strut brace when ECS had them for sale for $350 over the summer. I jumped on it and now its $260.

Someone did a dyno on the BMW performance intake and showed 11 hp.
I hope so, I hope the sound is significant enough since that's the main reason I want it, and of course the gain I can appreciate as well. Hey $350 still isn't bad compared to the $1,000 retail lol... at least you're gonna have a sexy engine bay lol
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Heard it on youtube before. Definitely louder.

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Hmmmm I think I may have to sell my Dinan and get this....

OEM BMW for approx the same as Dinan, and it has carbon fiber goodness, I think I will!!!!
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Old 10-08-2010, 12:22 AM   #37
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It looks tons better than the Dinan box!
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Old 10-08-2010, 12:26 AM   #38
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Thinking Id like all that in my engine bay. Strut and airbox would make it sooo nice.
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Old 10-08-2010, 01:28 AM   #39
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It looks tons better than the Dinan box!
I know, but back in Jan when I got the Dinan, the BMW was still like 600
and Dinan isn't bad at all but jeez I would kill to have this (maybe not kill but you know what I mean!)

So I just posted my Dinan as for sale, if anyone is interested you should go check out my thread in the Engine/driveline section of the classifieds!
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anyone know if it will fit the M56 engine?
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