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      05-19-2012, 01:10 AM   #1
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AFE stage 2 intake..

Just got a afe stage 2 (duel cone w/heatshield and front scoops) intake for my 335i..I hear everyone say how good it sounds etc.. I installed this system and it sounds the same as stock?? LOL

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hmm....
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      05-19-2012, 02:27 PM   #3
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Pretty much the same here ... slightly louder overall, but nothing drastic or really noticeable.

I have not even heard the legendary "spool" noise, except when I turn the car off, you can hear them spooling down more clearly than stock.
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      05-19-2012, 05:47 PM   #4
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Just got a afe stage 2 (duel cone w/heatshield and front scoops) intake for my 335i..I hear everyone say how good it sounds etc.. I installed this system and it sounds the same as stock?? LOL

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maybe some of those people are running with catless DPs and aftermarket exhausts?
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      05-20-2012, 01:04 AM   #5
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Injen DCI here and I can clearly hear the turbo spool when stepping on it and can clearly hear the DV as well (much more at high RPM). I don't even have a tune yet and it sounds really great !
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      05-21-2012, 01:28 PM   #6
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Just got a afe stage 2 (duel cone w/heatshield and front scoops) intake for my 335i..I hear everyone say how good it sounds etc.. I installed this system and it sounds the same as stock?? LOL

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Pretty much the same here ... slightly louder overall, but nothing drastic or really noticeable.

Are you running a tune??

I could hear my turbos when I just had my COBB tune on, but now it's even more audible w/ my aFe intake
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Are you running a tune??

I could hear my turbos when I just had my COBB tune on, but now it's even more audible w/ my aFe intake
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Tune is needed to really hear them although some people are more sensitive then others.
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I have the aFe stage 2 cold air intake and you can definitely hear the wooshing inside the cabin. Try opening up your windows and drive fast
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      05-22-2012, 08:37 AM   #9
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Heard it all morning, from a stop if you give 75% throttle or more you'll hear the turbos from about 1800 RPMS up to 4k easily.
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      05-22-2012, 03:53 PM   #10
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deff overplayed about how loud the afe is. Its slightly louder that stock airbox.
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deff overplayed about how loud the afe is. Its slightly louder that stock airbox.
Idk about that, then again I never bothered w/ a drop-in filter with the stock box. Going from the OEM box w/ a paper filter to the aFe there's def a significant difference in sound. The BMS DCI is supposed to be a little more audible.
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Just installed my Cobb programmer with my Stage 2 AFE and someone is crazy if they can't hear the turbo spooling.....it's almost too loud for the daily driver.....I'll take it though......
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Mine is also only slightly louder than stock. Noticeable but not as much as i was expecting.
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So I forgot to completely close my hood one day and the "spool" sound with the AFE intakes was significantly louder. Normally though, I can barely hear or feel a difference from the AFEs. I will have to try AFE + Cobb soon to see if I feel/hear any difference with that.
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Just got a afe stage 2 (duel cone w/heatshield and front scoops) intake for my 335i..I hear everyone say how good it sounds etc.. I installed this system and it sounds the same as stock?? LOL

any comments?
Do you have the oiled or dry filters ?
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