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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 12-17-2013, 10:53 AM   #21
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I like cold air set up. Also gives a amazing sound when you cruising about 2500rpm. There is just a whistle it gives off.


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Old 12-17-2013, 11:16 AM   #22
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Old 12-17-2013, 12:43 PM   #23
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Does that cone filter clear the front fender liner or do you need to leave it off?
It fits with a tiny bulge, nothing that affects the sealing of that cavity. I love it!


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That AEM intake looks great!
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I'll be on tour site soon, next project brake overhaul! Before i hear 1 squeak.


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I like cold air set up. Also gives a amazing sound when you cruising about 2500rpm. There is just a whistle it gives off.


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That Dinan looks quite Irie too!

I forgot to mention i got my cAI for 160 bnib from a fellow fanatic! Love this site!


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Old 12-17-2013, 12:51 PM   #26
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That Dinan looks quite Irie too!

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I also have the carbon fiber tube I can also use.


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Old 01-14-2014, 01:08 AM   #27
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Since the Dinan long tube goes down the brake area, any chance of water getting in?
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Old 01-14-2014, 04:40 PM   #28
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Since the Dinan long tube goes down the brake area, any chance of water getting in?
Depends if you go through deep water then yes. But if it's just raining no. Your inner wheel well cover block water flipping off your tires.


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Old 01-15-2014, 03:43 PM   #29
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Finally installed my AFE intake a couple weeks ago and although the filter is right up against a connector, it does fit in xenon-equipped cars.

Noticed better throttle response and slightly improved power, but it's the sound it delivers when you punch it that makes it worth the money.
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Old 04-22-2014, 03:51 AM   #30
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I just got my new afe intake today! Found a grate deal on craigslist! The install took maybe 25 min max. Did it in the mall parking lot(could not wait to get back home)!! Very simple and to the point. I really like how this product uses the factory grill scoop ducting. directs more air towards the cone. Everything is very clean and looks like a perfect fit. Started the car up, sounded no different. Did a nice lil rev up... Oh boy! Sounds like this is gonna be fun! Took it on the 1.5 hour trip home. First noticed the petal response was much better. Next the sound, sounds good more aggressive purr in the normal shift range 3 to 3500 rpm. Driving more aggressive the sound really comes out 4 to 6500 rpm sounds like a beast under the hood. Power gain was slight but too early to tell. I think once the adaptations reset is when the power increases will happen... Over all very happy with this product! I do not have a dinan to compare to.
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Old 04-26-2014, 12:28 AM   #31
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How much more air does the Dinan let through compared to stock? I'd rather put in a product from a brand backed by BMW, but I've read that the Dinan has build quality problems, specifically the weather proofing. AFE seems to be the most popular but the xenon fitment worries me. I'm planning on combing the CAI with an exhaust and software (AA most likely).
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Old 04-27-2014, 09:41 AM   #32
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How much more air does the Dinan let through compared to stock? I'd rather put in a product from a brand backed by BMW, but I've read that the Dinan has build quality problems, specifically the weather proofing. AFE seems to be the most popular but the xenon fitment worries me. I'm planning on combing the CAI with an exhaust and software (AA most likely).
If you're worried about the AFE clearing your xenons, don't be. The end of the filter sits right up against it (see my photo in this thread), but I've had mine on for months now with no issues.
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Old 04-27-2014, 11:21 AM   #33
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Intakes sound cool but to get the horsepower from the new aFe or Dinan intake you need to get programmed. Programming let's you car and engine know its getting all the extra air and allows it to get the full horsepower stated by aFe or Dinan. Dinan also has a engine programmer specifically for the Dinan intake. Take this into consideration.

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Old 04-27-2014, 12:03 PM   #34
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Intakes sound cool but to get the horsepower from the new aFe or Dinan intake you need to get programmed. Programming let's you car and engine know its getting all the extra air and allows it to get the full horsepower stated by aFe or Dinan. Dinan also has a engine programmer specifically for the Dinan intake. Take this into consideration.
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Old 12-23-2015, 02:57 AM   #35
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I'm also looking for an intake mod. One that performs well and looks decent. From this thread, it looks like both the Dinan and the aFe intakes are good choices. Has anyone noticed more or less difficulty in the installation?
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I'm also looking for an intake mod. One that performs well and looks decent. From this thread, it looks like both the Dinan and the aFe intakes are good choices. Has anyone noticed more or less difficulty in the installation?

Buy this because it does the Exact same thing for So Much Less $. Many forum members run them, current price is about ~$145.

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THANKS Rob. 7 HP is a bunch.
I'll be ordering this probably next week & post pictures after.
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THANKS Rob. 7 HP is a bunch.
I'll be ordering this probably next week & post pictures after.
The "7 HP" is Crank HP. Realistic WHP on a dyno would be roughly 4 to 5 WHP, which is still pretty good for a long tube CAI.

This is what the add on pieces look like, the venturi effect has value.



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Old 12-27-2015, 04:22 PM   #39
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Dinan long tube here

I got it cheap from a tech buddy so I didn't have to investigate. I love the sound and the performance.

My only concern is high water since the water sock on my dinan fell apart. Not much concern since she's not a DD.

Rob43 had bailed me out numerous times; listen to what he has to say!
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Old 12-27-2015, 06:27 PM   #40
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SWEET! I've had my 330Ci for about 3 years now, so, I'm still reasonably new at this. I listen to EVERYBODY & appreciate all information.
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