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Old 06-02-2003, 12:25 PM   #1
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Removal of stock airbox for GruppeM

After reading an endless amount of posts on the GruppeM CAI, I am now seriously considering the purchase. I can't see spending $600 (with the install) on Dinan when the Gruppe a. looks awesome b. isnt prone to hydrolock c. performs better and d. sounds better

Anyways, this will be my first engine DIY and I was wondering what tools I'll need to remove the stock airbox...or if there is a link out there with instructions


Also, I've read that the instructions with the GruppeM are in Japanese hmmm, is it that easy to install that it doesn't have to be in English?? again, a link with step by step instructions would be great
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Old 06-02-2003, 12:26 PM   #2
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samir posted the english instructions............i believe its on his site also

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Old 06-02-2003, 12:44 PM   #3
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I've looked on the site and I can't find the instructions!
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Old 06-02-2003, 01:10 PM   #4
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RE: Removal of stock airbox for GruppeM

How about telling us what car you have first..
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Old 06-02-2003, 01:18 PM   #5
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Here you go. 15-30min is not at all an underestimate of the time it takes. Go for it. When I paid for it I was a little unsure it was the right way to spend my $560 but I have NO REGRETS WHATSO EVER. I LOVE IT.


[edit] wow im a dumb ass forgot the link

http://www.renn-sport.net/DIY/GruppeM/e46.htm
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Old 06-02-2003, 01:49 PM   #6
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Stock air box removal

Removing the stock air box is basically removing about four screws and unhooking the hoses. It takes 10 minutes total. Just look around your air box for any screws and you will see them. The Gruppe M is awesome definitely worth the money since you dont have to get the software upgrades to make it work. In fact Samir said that it worked better than the Dinan intake with stage 2 software installed. So by the time you add 600 bucks installed for Dinan then another 500 for the software your looking at 1100 bucks, where as the Gruppe M is 500 bucks and your done.
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Old 06-02-2003, 01:53 PM   #7
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So... I'm getting the GruppeM and I was wondering if I can get the Dinan high flow throttle body and stage 3 software and make it work without the Dinan CAI?
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Old 06-02-2003, 02:57 PM   #8
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Old 06-02-2003, 08:37 PM   #9
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Thanks guys for the info! btw, my car is a 325 step so this mod will be well worth the $500!!!
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Old 06-02-2003, 08:41 PM   #10
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So... I'm getting the GruppeM and I was wondering if I can get the Dinan high flow throttle body and stage 3 software and make it work without the Dinan CAI?
It should work, but i thought the folks at BMW won't give you the software unless you have the dinan cai
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Old 06-02-2003, 10:48 PM   #11
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some places don't care. they make the money off the labor (1hr or so) anyways... just depends on the place, pretty much...
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BMW Bellevue will give software and they don't charge for labor (for engine or tranny software).
My friend said it only took them like 5 minutes to download the engine software onto his ECU.
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