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      09-20-2011, 06:34 PM   #1
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Question "Best" Intake: Injen, aFe or BMS DCI?

Which one of these intakes sounds the best and has proven HP gains?
I dont want my engine to look like crap with the BMS dci, so i was thinking of aFe or injen, unless there is some crazy benifits of it (other than price).

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Which one of these intakes sounds the best and has proven HP gains?
I dont want my engine to look like crap with the BMS dci, so i was thinking of aFe or injen, unless there is some crazy benifits of it (other than price).

Thx!
bro im gonna warn u now... ur probably gonna get flamed for asking this question by many people because its been asked like 20000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 000000000000000 times. So ill be nice and tell you to use the search feature . I see you have less than 10 posting so i assume you're a newbie which is okay.. im a newbie myself. But ive learned to use the search feature on the site.
its a personal choice on the intakes... when you search the site, you'll get all the answers you need. personally I have the afe dci.....
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You have only about 3.5 years of same/similar posts on this topic on this forum...do yourself a fav and search a bit...damn
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Without meth and I will say aFe..
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lol...... what i said!
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Not on your list but a very popular one around here is the Mr5 DIY intake.

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Check out the STETT Cold Air Intake, too.
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Which one of these intakes sounds the best and has proven HP gains?
I dont want my engine to look like crap with the BMS dci, so i was thinking of aFe or injen, unless there is some crazy benifits of it (other than price).

Thx!
stock box with drop in filter unless your fully modded,
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stock box with drop in filter unless your fully modded,
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Dinan if you have money!
Stock airbox + Mr.5 mod if you don't!

The rest is junk.
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Dinan if you have money!
Stock airbox Mr.5 mod if you don't!

The rest is junk.
True that. Check out my DIY for the custom Mr 5 style intake.
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      09-20-2011, 08:55 PM   #12
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True that. Check out my DIY for the custom Mr 5 style intake.
Exactly what I'm doing as soon as I get around to it! Only differences will be bolts going the other way and an inverted-top filter (http://www.summitracing.com/parts/KNN-RR-3003/)

Linky: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=549965
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Mr. 5 or stock

Dci vs stock:
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=491005

Stock vs mr. 5:
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=580412
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      09-20-2011, 08:59 PM   #14
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Bms dci works just fine !!
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Depends on your goals. You just mentioned every intake that breathes in hot air. Try one that breathes in cold air
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Depends on your goals. You just mentioned every intake that breathes in hot air. Try one that breathes in cold air
How about a hose attached to a mini freezer taped to
The bumper ??? In the end Jeff is right,choose one that suits your needs ..I think the m5 is a waste .All the fastest cars and best drag times is from the dci.It's proven and sounds great spoiling up.
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Dinan if you have money!
Stock airbox + Mr.5 mod if you don't!

The rest is junk.
There's a difference between not running the correct intake to complement your mods and junk.

The AFE intake on my car complements my FBO capability.. and since there's really no evidence to quantify whether the **arguably** marginally higher IAT's are enough to negate the improvement in ease of airflow calling something junk is silly. Again, this is also not considering the improved cooling capabilites of an intercooled car, let alone an aftermarket intercooler and meth kits.

Also, at all speeds, above traffic or dead motionless on a dyno there's air being directed into the engine bay. In my mind this diminishes the amount of time the car is sucking in hot air.. and the effects of this heated air is up for debate on our platform.

I KNOW there is a difference in performance on my car when going from a stock box with drop in to a DCI with FBO's. I believe there are still gains with anything above stock boost levels. There are dyno's demonstrating gains.. their accuracy I cannot comment upon, but nonetheless.
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How about a hose attached to a mini freezer taped to
The bumper ??? In the end Jeff is right,choose one that suits your needs ..I think the m5 is a waste .All the fastest cars and best drag times is from the dci.It's proven and sounds great spoiling up.
Honestly the Stett is great, Dinan is great, and Mr 5 would be the next best.

After that your just breathing in hot air. Those fastest guys all run meth making the difference negligible at that point.

Without meth the best is one that breathes cold air

With meth getting the most air is best albeit cooler air would be better.
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Every turbo car I ever had I always ran come style intakes ..The more air it breathes the better it runs and more power is made..The stock box is very restricted.Jeff is the new afe any good??
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Every turbo car I ever had I always ran come style intakes ..The more air it breathes the better it runs and more power is made..The stock box is very restricted.Jeff is the new afe any good??
Honestly you mine as well just get a regular DCI.... I'd be more then happy to see 3rd party dynos that show otherwise.
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