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Old 06-05-2013, 04:52 PM   #1181
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I've heard that the oem filters for the intake are now discontinued...
Never bought a OEM filter for mine. A definite waste of money... NAPA GOLD 6301 fits perfectly.... Got 4 a few weeks ago for less than the price of 1 OEM. $13.51 tax incl. is what I pay....You should too...

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Old 06-05-2013, 05:25 PM   #1182
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I've heard that the oem filters for the intake are now discontinued...

yikes so BMW makes an intake and sells it for ~$800 and then stops making the replacement filters for them?

but like i have seen posted some other brands fit it. but really BMW, that's really bad.
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Old 06-05-2013, 06:13 PM   #1183
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Reposting my old post from a couple of years ago when I found that the Napa 6301 fits the Performance intake. Also just an fyi, I know someone who tried the equivalent Mann filter and it didn't have nearly as many pleats as the Napa/Wix one has. For anyone who might have missed it..................

Success! I found an alternate filter to fit the Performance intake.....a Napa Gold 6301. Other than being about 1/8" narrower it's a perfect match. I even pulled my intake apart and test fit it. It takes a little more finessing to get it seated perfectly but once it's screwed down it will work just fine. It comes with a wire mesh layer on it and I think if you wanted to snip off that mesh it would be just as easy to fit as the $55 BMW filter. This one was $9!

I wish now I wouldn't have ordered a spare from BMW with my intake.

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In this last pic I didn't have the 4 bottom screws all tightened completely, if I had the 2 top screws would have sat flush. Be careful when tightening these two down so that you don't break those two fragile looking ears off.

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