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Old 04-27-2008, 10:13 AM   #1
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Intake for ZHP?

HI all - I picked up an 03 ZHP, I've been searching on intakes - soo much info I'm just confused now

I'm looking at an intake to increase the "growl" - I'm not really looking for performance (5 hp or whatever). So:

1. Will an intake make a noise difference on a ZHP
2. What is the loudest?
3. Which sound the best?

My budget is $250 max, if I have to wait for a used one to come up (gruppeM) I will do so.

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Old 04-27-2008, 11:52 AM   #2
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Sinoma CF Intake sounds amazing, I have that on my car right now, a little over you budget at $265 but its a replica GruppeM.
http://www.bimmian.com/46

Cosmos Racing makes a very affordable intake that seems to be pretty popular especially on bimmerforums. I was thinking about switching out my Sinoma to one of these so I can run it down to my CSL Intake Hole.
These range from $159-199
http://www.cosmosracing.com/
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Old 04-27-2008, 01:16 PM   #3
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I have a K&N 63 series CAI on mine, and the sound is awesome.
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Old 04-27-2008, 03:51 PM   #4
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I have a K&N 63 series CAI on mine, and the sound is awesome.
Did you get your K&N locally in Germany or did you order it from the States (I'm in Germany as well)
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Old 04-27-2008, 05:08 PM   #5
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The Simota CF Ram Style Intake we offer provides a substantial sound upgrade over your stock setup. It gives the car a wooshing sound that really projects under wide open throttle.
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Old 04-27-2008, 06:29 PM   #6
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Just picked up authentic gruppe m last night for $225. It's my 1st performance mod and I'm super excited. Keep an eye out for deals bro... Installed today and it sounds dope. Only growls when i want it to
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Old 04-28-2008, 12:26 AM   #7
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Did you get your K&N locally in Germany or did you order it from the States (I'm in Germany as well)
I ordered it from the states. If you go this route, remember to get a cleaning kit as well. It's kinda dusty in Germany as you probably already know.
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Old 04-28-2008, 01:24 AM   #8
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I have the conforti CAI on my zhp and it sounds great. Just a little out of your price range new.

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Old 04-28-2008, 02:23 AM   #9
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