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Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
Talk about driveline improvements, NA tuning and DME tuning your E46 BMW here. This includes diffs, intakes, exhausts, chips, software and OBD tuning.

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Old 12-20-2011, 10:07 AM   #1
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E46 M3 Air Intake...which is the best

Hi Fanatics...I have searched the forums for the best air intake solution for an E46 M3....I have looked at K&N, AFE, ECIS, COSMO, Carbonio,INJEN Short Ram!!!!!! How on earth do you decide. COSMO seems to be the only one that captures the air from the front ram and the fog light ram by providing a cover.

The next question is Electric Supercharger option....does anyone actually have one on an M3 E46?

Looking for the forums expertise here!!!





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Old 12-20-2011, 10:34 AM   #2
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I have the K & N intake in my m3, helps the sound and I felt a little increase in high RPM range. I would recommend it but have no experience with other intakes.
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Old 12-20-2011, 10:41 AM   #3
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The K&N looks good...the question I have is what if the Filter gets wet from washing the car or driving in the rain?
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Old 12-23-2011, 08:48 PM   #4
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I have noticed that mine gets dirty from all the dust/debris that comes in but I have not had any problems with it yet. What I do is check it every so often to make sure everything is clean and securely on and your good to go.
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Old 12-24-2011, 08:24 AM   #5
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Electric super chargers have been discussed and made fun of in the past. Best intake is the stock intake. If you want the best sound it is the CSL intake.



Evolve CSL air box




CSL airbox with Gruppe M intake





Delage air box


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Old 12-24-2011, 08:13 PM   #6
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Long tube intake brah brah!
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