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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 02-09-2013, 08:28 PM   #21
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So where's the picture steven!
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:00 AM   #22
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My bad guys I've been so jammed up at work I completely spaced out about it .. Although I wouldn't lie it's a tight fit. But pic to come
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:03 PM   #23
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sorry been working 10 hr days ever day no time lately this is what i can do for now for you guys dont mind the zip tie's
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:13 PM   #24
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My headlight don't look like that
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:22 PM   #25
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I guarantee that's a 3" tube, not a 3.5"
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:12 PM   #26
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I have a 4" Tube and my CAI almost hits the Fog light assembly. LOL jk. subscribed.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:33 PM   #27
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I guarantee that's a 3" tube, not a 3.5"
i uninstalled it off a 330 and bought it for 100 bucks ......
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:20 PM   #28
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i uninstalled it off a 330 and bought it for 100 bucks ......
If you get a chance post a pic of the where the CAI meets the throttle body. I want to see the coupler.
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:30 PM   #29
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If you get a chance post a pic of the where the CAI meets the throttle body. I want to see the coupler.
ok

* wait you mean before the maf? tb is down there

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Old 02-10-2013, 11:33 PM   #30
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My headlight don't look like that
you have stock xenons?
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Oops yea I mean maf
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:37 PM   #32
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Trippin has a facelift sedan lol...
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:07 AM   #33
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:04 PM   #34
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Interesting considering that this is a dinan tube , it might be a 3'' or 3.5'' . Steven will have to confirm this! But thanks for posting your setup especially with your crazy schedule at work!

Can't wait to see more devellopement anyone else have installed a long tube on a facelift coupe without doing a major modification to the headlight unit?
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:55 PM   #35
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I have done it with a 3.5 in stainless tube. I unscrewed the xenon box and placed it side wides. The tube then fit nicely. No wire cutting, or cutting into anything for that matter. But I'm still interested to know if its truly any better than a box intake. I get the theory but what dpi numbers and temps say.

Also, no need to get a tube with a larger diameter than your throttle body. Your intake can only take in as much air as the throttle body diameter. The cooler air is what makes the power.
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I have done it with a 3.5 in stainless tube. I unscrewed the xenon box and placed it side wides. The tube then fit nicely. No wire cutting, or cutting into anything for that matter. But I'm still interested to know if its truly any better than a box intake. I get the theory but what dpi numbers and temps say.

Also, no need to get a tube with a larger diameter than your throttle body. Your intake can only take in as much air as the throttle body diameter. The cooler air is what makes the power.
Love you car man! But were talking about Facelift Coupes hahaha, Not Facelift sedans! your good tho. very nicely done btw.
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Love you car man! But were talking about Facelift Coupes hahaha, Not Facelift sedans! your good tho. very nicely done btw.
Can't fit a 3.5 tube on facelift sedan. I had to cut my inner fender to fit it
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Can't fit a 3.5 tube on facelift sedan. I had to cut my inner fender to fit it
Damn, that sucks. I'll just stick to my intake on the top LOL. not like I'm pushing massive power like you guys hahahaa..
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