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      12-05-2012, 11:37 AM   #11
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2008 BMW 128i  [5.00]
Originally Posted by 1QuikWS6 View Post
[*]Carbon Fiber lid cover available aftermarket from Carbon8 if you want the CF look
Can you link us to this?


Euro vs PI, I would say Euro with the Euro performance or K&N euro round filter or AFE round filter.
PI can be replicated with K&N/AFE filter and cutting out a hole in the USA box to get more air since you don't get a larger snorkel
Euro can be modded with a hole that mimics the Simota and GruppeM intake(both claimed 10 hp increase)

Alternatively, a charcoal delete, K&N or AFE filter, and a hole in the USA box can give you 80% of the benefits for under $100. I mention AFE because its frame is more rigid than K&N and that may matter with a charcoal delete

Full disclosure: I have yet to change my airbox, but I stand by 3stage manifold even without a tune and removal of Secondary cats
128i Sport 6MT converted to Euro 130i spec, 3.73 diff, tuned by evolve ~220 whp 207 wtq(ft-lb) SAE
In-progress: //M front arm, M3 rack, e36M lip Wishlist: Coils, n55 mnts, headers, LSD, e60 finn diff

"The 1-series is the last car that BMW engineered before the Germans, as a car-making culture, fell out of love with driving." - R&T 2013 135is

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