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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 01-11-2011, 12:56 PM   #21
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I never got this joke for the longest time...then I asked someone and they said it's a reference to a movie in the early 80's...then I'm like no wonder...that was back when Dinosaurs were around
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Old 01-11-2011, 12:59 PM   #22
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CAI have no effect on our cars there for think about It what effect would It have apart from mis proper Instalments ?

If you were to add headers and full exhaust system , then Id say yes you need to remap the ecu , But no need to remap the ecu over a cai.

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Old 01-11-2011, 01:02 PM   #23
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CAI have no effect on our cars there for think about It what effect would It have apart from mis proper Instalments ?
SAYS WHO? BASED ON WHAT?!

I keep asking this, and have yet to receive an answer.
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Old 01-11-2011, 01:04 PM   #24
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Notice I wasn't asking you anything. I told you, and I have dyno plots to prove my point. What do you have, hearsay?
Lets see It..what did you gain 2 -4 hp at the most ?
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Old 01-11-2011, 01:08 PM   #25
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Lets see It..what did you gain 2 -4 hp at the most ?
Why don't you answer my question?



And try 14whp for the intake and shark combo.
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Old 01-11-2011, 01:09 PM   #26
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I tend to believe that this would be based on original design, case by case. The only way to tell either way is to dyno that specific year, make, and model vehicle before and after an install. And even then, it would only validate for that certain CIA.
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Old 01-11-2011, 01:12 PM   #27
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SAYS WHO? BASED ON WHAT?!

I keep asking this, and have yet to receive an answer.
Whats youre question ?

If properly Installed there would be no mishaps , Ive Installed a cai on my 323 and I had no Issues when I started reading more Into It I replaced It , It does nothing apart from looks good and sounds good.

Aftermarket parts were made for us to spend our money ! Some are worth the dollars where others arent.

Take wheels for Instance , An OEM wheel could weigh x amount of lbs when an aftermarket wheel can way less , Moneys worth <-


CAI-Looks good , sounds good , Possible 2-3 hp gain , Money spent for nothing.
If we all gained 7-14 whp dont you think theyd sell It at a higher mark up ?

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Old 01-11-2011, 01:17 PM   #28
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Whats youre question ?

If properly Installed there would be no mishaps , Ive Installed a cai on my 323and I had no Issues when I started reading more Into It I remvoed It , It does nothing apart from looks and sound good.

Aftermarket parts were made for us to spend our money ! Some are worth the dollars where others arent.

Take wheels for Instance , An OEM wheel could weigh x amount of lbs when an aftermarket wheel can way less , Moneys worth <-


CAI-Looks good , sounds good , Possible 2-3 hp gain , Money spent for nothing.
This is what pisses me off, what qualifies you to make these claims?
I just posted a dyno refutes these exact claims that you and others repeatedly spout off with NO semblance of proof.
Enough already.
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Old 01-11-2011, 01:19 PM   #29
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Whats youre question ?

If properly Installed there would be no mishaps , Ive Installed a cai on my 323 and I had no Issues when I started reading more Into It I replaced It , It does nothing apart from looks good and sounds good.

Aftermarket parts were made for us to spend our money ! Some are worth the dollars where others arent.

Take wheels for Instance , An OEM wheel could weigh x amount of lbs when an aftermarket wheel can way less , Moneys worth <-


CAI-Looks good , sounds good , Possible 2-3 hp gain , Money spent for nothing.
If we all gained 7-14 whp dont you think theyd sell It at a higher mark up ?
How would you know? Where are your dyno plots, where is your research into what works, and what doesn't and why? Again, you don't know, so stop pretending that you do.
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Old 01-11-2011, 01:21 PM   #30
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How would you know? Where are your dyno plots, where is your research into what works, and what doesn't and why? Again, you don't know, so stop pretending that you do.
https://st15.flashecom.com/modbargai...6325_shark.pdf

This is from the modbargains site after clicking on the shark injector dyno chart.

Its got stock, software, and software + intake. No idea if its accurate or reliable, or even what intake.

However, I just thought I'd throw some empirical data out there.
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I wonder how much of an impact it will make performance wise.
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Old 01-11-2011, 01:24 PM   #32
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How would you know? Where are your dyno plots, where is your research into what works, and what doesn't and why? Again, you don't know, so stop pretending that you do.
I come to e46 for provided Info Id like to obtain , I do read alot and I do refer to the sponsors sites , Keep In mind when talking to a rep from our sponsors none will tell you sorry but youre loosing youre money for the very little gains It will put out.

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Old 01-11-2011, 01:26 PM   #33
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I wonder how much of an impact it will make performance wise.
Not enough to make a bad driver look good!
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Old 01-11-2011, 01:28 PM   #34
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ICEMAN If you want real gains , buy an M3 dont try to sell me the fact that you get god knows what from a CAI !When we all know you simply dont , That oem box was made the way It Isfor a reason , no heat shield will help nor will any air cone or filter help youre ride gain all that horsepower you state!

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Old 01-11-2011, 01:29 PM   #35
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Seeing lots of blanket statements here...from personal experience, the biggest difference of the Shark + intake (I have the BMW Performance one) is the improvement in throttle response and power delivery. There is no longer a pause or hesitation and the delivery seems much more linear through the revs. Those that say there is no difference than before have either mucked up the installs or are parroting what they see on forums. Granted you're not going to get the seat-of-your-pants HP increase like when you chip a turboed car, but there is most certainly a difference. BTW, don't forget the period of time the ECU needs adapt.
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Old 01-11-2011, 01:32 PM   #36
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I belive real gains will be noticed through cams-turbos-sc and etc not from a CAI alone.
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Old 01-11-2011, 01:33 PM   #37
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btw sorry OP that ur car problem has (de?)vovled into CAI/chip arguments.
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Old 01-11-2011, 01:34 PM   #38
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OP have you cleaned youre Idle control valve ?
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Old 01-11-2011, 01:35 PM   #39
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The endless debate ....
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Old 01-11-2011, 01:39 PM   #40
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When we all know you simply dont ,
So there,
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