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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 01-30-2012, 09:00 PM   #81
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Old 01-30-2012, 09:08 PM   #82
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:42 AM   #83
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Morning update got another part I needed today. This is the gas pedal mount, I broke during removal!
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:35 AM   #84
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The Second picture is the wrapped intake tube. I used the Aerolite material from EarlsIndy. It is better than the gold foil, and cheaper.
Is that the dinan intake tube wrapped, or were you able to buy one that fits from another source?

I really wish someone would start making a tube similar to the dinan again, it's just a stupid tube, it should be pretty simple!
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I really wish someone would start making a tube similar to the dinan again, it's just a stupid tube, it should be pretty simple!
I will think about it....
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Lol its not even that hard. They sell that pipe online, cut to fit and you're done.

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Old 02-01-2012, 12:23 PM   #87
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Is that the dinan intake tube wrapped, or were you able to buy one that fits from another source?

I really wish someone would start making a tube similar to the dinan again, it's just a stupid tube, it should be pretty simple!
Dinan wrapped tube. I tried to make my own long tube, you need a manufacturing process to do it correctly. Injen has the best intake out in my opinion. But, they don't make one for 330s.
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Cool, can you link to sources on the velocity stack and filter?
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Cool, can you link to sources on the velocity stack and filter?

Take a look, same thing much cheaper.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showpos...2&postcount=85


I just got everything today, it looks Exactly like xixixi's photos. I'll take some pics later today, the two pieces fit together perfectly.


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Cool, can you link to sources on the velocity stack and filter?
http://www.bpi-us.com/

http://afepower.com/shop/details_new...sal&brandID=61

I don't want to mislead people, I currently have no inner fender lining on the drivers side of the car. I never run a fog light, I don't have the inner black lower grill part, either. I don't have a brake duct atm for the left side. This IS NOT PLUG N PLAY.
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Thanks Rob, is it fitting ok? Any cutting required? (that's a no-no per our class rules)

Anyone have a source on a cheaper 3.5" tube?
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Thanks Rob, is it fitting ok? Any cutting required? (that's a no-no per our class rules)

Anyone have a source on a cheaper 3.5" tube?

Honestly, mine is sitting on a chair, it won't be in the car for at least a week or two. So as to making it fit, only time will tell.

Here's your source:

http://www.siliconeintakes.com/


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http://www.bpi-us.com/

http://afepower.com/shop/details_new...sal&brandID=61

I don't want to mislead people, I currently have no inner fender lining on the drivers side of the car. I never run a fog light, I don't have the inner black lower grill part, either. I don't have a brake duct atm for the left side. This IS NOT PLUG N PLAY.
Awesome, thanks for the links. =]

If the pipe were a bit shorter, would it work with the fender lining and brake ducts?
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Awesome, thanks for the links. =]

If the pipe were a bit shorter, would it work with the fender lining and brake ducts?
A fog light is 100% out of the question. Possible fender lining. You will need to cut/not run the corner under shields for the bumper. Brake duct no way. This filter is nearly 8inches in places. The shorter the pipe the more issues.

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So you're saying there isn't enough room if the filter were an inch or two higher, high enough to clear brake ducts?

Sounds to me like the Dinan would be my only option then, without a velocity stack, or even using a Dinan-style filter, but pulling the velocity stack back to near the MAF, with a 3.5" to 6" adapter in front of it. Seems like that may cause more problems in terms of air velocity than it helps.
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So you're saying there isn't enough room if the filter were an inch or two higher, high enough to clear brake ducts?

Sounds to me like the Dinan would be my only option then, without a velocity stack, or even using a Dinan-style filter, but pulling the velocity stack back to near the MAF, with a 3.5" to 6" adapter in front of it. Seems like that may cause more problems in terms of air velocity than it helps.
Ok going to take a picture, gotta jack the car up to even install this thing, phone broke.. I repeat there is no way for the brake duct to work period.

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Looking at this data, this simple velocity stack & new filter may really be worth something.

http://www.bpi-us.com/testing.php#test201



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Looking at this data, this simple velocity stack & new filter may really be worth something.

http://www.bpi-us.com/testing.php#test201



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lol, just don't try and take my refund for adding to the dyno info

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pics, really need another set of hands but I did my best! It's not even close. Higher you move that filter up the less room you have. The red circle is where your brake duct is suppose to mount. Any higher that filter will hit the frame.
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