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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 01-27-2015, 06:50 PM   #1
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BMW Performance intake - part numbers

Can anyone provide any insight into whether or not a BMW Performance Intake for 325i vehicles can fit a 330i with the exchange of a few parts?

I know the MAF on the 330i is slightly larger but I've read (not on here) that with some different parts it can be made to basically be what the 330i intake was sold as from the dealer.
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Old 01-27-2015, 07:20 PM   #2
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No. Best intake is your stock intake.
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Old 01-27-2015, 08:24 PM   #3
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No. Best intake is your stock intake.
not true, OP is not asking what your opinion of the "best" intake is

I just put on a long tube CF CAI that mounts the filter right behind the bumper and while it may not be significant, I can obviously see the increased throttle response and the better air flow...

so you must just be stock and have probably never tried anything else..so please keep your shit to yourself

to OP: if you can source some type of rubber coupling that goes from small to big, it might work. Then again the BMW performance intake is an airbox and I think it might throw the fitment off which mean it wouldnt work. Hmm or can you shorten the intake boot to allow room for a coupling in between the MAF and airbox..? Perhaps...

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Old 01-27-2015, 09:15 PM   #4
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I was debating between k and n cold air intake or dinan intake or afe , what you guys prefer ? And if i order the intake that if i would need extra parts to have it fit in my 330xi ? Thanks

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Old 01-27-2015, 09:30 PM   #5
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I was told that swapping out 2-3 pieces would make it work for a 330i. I guess not, thanks for the info sir.
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Old 01-27-2015, 09:58 PM   #6
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I was told that swapping out 2-3 pieces would make it work for a 330i. I guess not, thanks for the info sir.

Try searching.. I'm sure people have done this easily.. I have not done this but I'm just putting my thoughts out here for you
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Old 01-27-2015, 11:53 PM   #7
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I was debating between k and n cold air intake or dinan intake or afe , what you guys prefer ? And if i order the intake that if i would need extra parts to have it fit in my 330xi ? Thanks
I have had very bad experience with washable filters. Do NOT use washable filters. They suck dirt like a hooker sucks different things and you´re going to f*ck up your engine pretty fast. I ruined a diesel engine back in time, the cylinder liner had so much abressive wear, i needed to change the entire engine.

If you want clean, cold air, stay with the OEM airbox or replicate the alpina unit:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...996&highlight=

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Old 01-28-2015, 05:26 PM   #8
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Ok thanks bro
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Old 01-30-2015, 12:37 AM   #9
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Can anyone provide any insight into whether or not a BMW Performance Intake for 325i vehicles can fit a 330i with the exchange of a few parts?

I know the MAF on the 330i is slightly larger but I've read (not on here) that with some different parts it can be made to basically be what the 330i intake was sold as from the dealer.
The upper part where the MAF attaches to is smaller for the 320/325 therefore it will not fit a 330



Here's the performance vs stock (for a 320/325):
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