Originally Posted by E90Company
This intake has no benefit over a DCI. The air is being heated up by the compressors either way, so minute changes in temperature pre-turbo arn't going to make any difference with an aftermarket intercooler. If anything, with the cover on those small snorkel pipes are an added restriction.
You are correct but incomplete. You want "more dense" air to hit your turbos for "better efficiency". A DCI setup draws significantly "less dense
" air as opposed to a CAI setup that significantly draws "more dense" air