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Old 04-09-2015, 02:20 AM   #1
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E46 M3 K&N Intake

Hi all,

Does anyone know where I can buy a genuine K&N intake kit for my E46 M3 in Australia?

http://www.modbargains.com/kn-57-63-...3series-m3.htm

Of course these are available in the USA everywhere, but I'm looking for one over here if possible. Shipping is a little expensive from the states.

Thanks for any help in advance
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Old 04-09-2015, 02:27 AM   #2
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No point, you actually lose power from adding these on.
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Old 04-09-2015, 02:38 AM   #3
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Thanks for you input Jimmy.

Are the any reference points you can provide that show which intake provides the highest peak HP gain for the S54B32?

If not, do you reccomend leaving the stock intake on my car?

Power aside, I do want more of an induction noise. The factory intake box provides no minimal intake noise compared to an open system (i.e. the K&N intake etc).
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Old 04-09-2015, 02:45 AM   #4
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Go jimmy's route with CSL/Evolve
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Old 04-09-2015, 02:58 AM   #5
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I would love to, but I can't justify spending $2K+ on an intake =\
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Old 04-09-2015, 03:06 AM   #6
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If you search forums you'll probably see someone post dynod graphs. Sort of a known thing that they are worse. Without spending redicules money on a csl airbox (like I and many others) try evolves new enturi intake.

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Old 04-09-2015, 03:36 AM   #7
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It doesnt lose power jimmy. As long as heat shields in place.
Syfon check ebay.
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Old 04-09-2015, 03:45 AM   #8
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Save your money and just go fi.
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Old 04-09-2015, 03:56 AM   #9
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Save your money and just go fi.
I agree.

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Old 04-09-2015, 06:47 AM   #10
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Old 04-09-2015, 07:51 AM   #11
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Thanks for the responses. I'll check with the company in Sydney. Cheers.

Supercharging is on the list, but that won't be for. Few years at least.
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Old 04-09-2015, 08:03 AM   #12
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If you search forums you'll probably see someone post dynod graphs. Sort of a known thing that they are worse. Without spending redicules money on a csl airbox (like I and many others) try evolves new enturi intake.

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The ridiculous money on the csl intake is the greatest investment both financially and pleasure with on this car considering you don't crash the car or get it stolen off course and you should feel safe knowing will never lose a cent on this modification providing its a OE part. It is the only modification I know of when you buy you can sell for what you paid for it, providing you didn't buy it from BMW Australia...
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Meh it's a overrated modification. The only reason I bought it was for the Wank factor. Much rather have FI. But I completely understand what you're saying about it not losing value like other mods.

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Meh it's a overrated modification. The only reason I bought it was for the Wank factor. Much rather have FI. But I completely understand what you're saying about it not losing value like other mods.

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Old 04-09-2015, 05:40 PM   #15
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Concur. Very cool that you're so honest about it Jimmy. I have that view too. The evolve venturi cai looks the goods but the lack of reported dyno result is telling imho.
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The ridiculous money on the csl intake is the greatest investment both financially and pleasure with on this car considering you don't crash the car or get it stolen off course and you should feel safe knowing will never lose a cent on this modification providing its a OE part. It is the only modification I know of when you buy you can sell for what you paid for it, providing you didn't buy it from BMW Australia...
Yeah? A genuine csl box is 5k+ tuning, evolve or vac is not far off. So best case 6k all up. You cant tack on 6k to the price of your car come sell up time just cos you got an airbox.
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Old 04-09-2015, 07:42 PM   #17
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Get the new evolve enventuri intake, under $2k and you'll feel the difference in throttle response with fair gain and sound is a little bit louder
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Old 04-09-2015, 09:05 PM   #18
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Hate to say it but I'm not spending anywhere near $2K for an intake.

I'll just go the K&N intake as it is reasonably priced and sounds a lot louder.

Down the track I will look into supercharging.
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Old 04-09-2015, 09:18 PM   #19
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Why don't you just buy a pod filter from Autobarn and install? Will be the same
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Old 04-09-2015, 09:50 PM   #20
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the K&N filter system comes with replacement intake elbow and the space for the MAF sensor. Plus it has the heatshield with all the mounting points etc.

I can buy a pod from a local auto store but I won't have the heat shield etc.
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