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      09-08-2012, 11:20 PM   #45
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$60 is a little pricey for a block of aluminum...is it not?
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$60 is a little pricey for a block of aluminum...is it not?
Had to get it custom made so I dont think its that bad. If i get a bunch made i could probably get a lower price
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      09-10-2012, 10:21 AM   #47
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I'll be the first to say put me down for one if you decide to get them machined!
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I am one of the guys who just stuck with a stock air box and a K&N. If this is a real fix I may make the jump. But I am guessing this intake still suffers from heat soak?
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i will have to try this fix also. as my car runs un-smooth :P
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I bought it for sound. I didn't expect gains and don't think there were any. I didn't say it did. I said it sounds great and have no issues especially the power loss everyone talks about. I said it MAY have gained some but even if it did I wouldn't be able to feel it. I've modded many cars before and know what to expect.

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I have the same issue. I'm want to figure out how to make one. Probably wont be pretty but I'll make it work. 4000-6000 rpm is almost a complete waste. At least the sound is there lol.
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You sir, are a genius. Thank you. Is it possible that you can manufacture a few of them and sell them?
Let me know if any of you would like some made. I will include the longer bolts for installation. $60 shipped
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Let me know if any of you would like some made. I will include the longer bolts for installation. $60 shipped
Can you provide us with the exact measurements and sizing etc that can be given to a machine shop in my area?

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Can you provide us with the exact measurements and sizing etc that can be given to a machine shop in my area?

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Im going down the the machine shop on thursday to get the measurements, I will let you know as soon as I get my hands on them.
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How does it feel after the spacer was put in ? I'd like one but 60 is kind of expensive
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Im going down the the machine shop on thursday to get the measurements, I will let you know as soon as I get my hands on them.
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How does it feel after the spacer was put in ? I'd like one but 60 is kind of expensive
In all honesty I have been driving with the Afe intake for about 6 months now and pretty much got used to how the car was driving, after I put in the spacer all I can say is wow, this is how the N52 engine is supposed to drive. For the longest time I though the N52 was just slow and I was a little dissapointed to be honest. After this fix the tourqe is sooo much more even along the whole rpm range (especially the real low end and high end), I cant thank the op enough for this fix, I feel like i am finally driving a sporty bmw again. I also had some idleing issues on cold starts before and I havent noticed it since the fix.

Regarding the $60, I talked to the manufacturer and If i can get 12 people who want them I can get the price reduced significantly. Otherwise for such low volume thats the best I can do for now. Hope this helps.
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In all honesty I have been driving with the Afe intake for about 6 months now and pretty much got used to how the car was driving, after I put in the spacer all I can say is wow, this is how the N52 engine is supposed to drive. For the longest time I though the N52 was just slow and I was a little dissapointed to be honest. After this fix the tourqe is sooo much more even along the whole rpm range (especially the real low end and high end), I cant thank the op enough for this fix, I feel like i am finally driving a sporty bmw again. I also had some idleing issues on cold starts before and I havent noticed it since the fix.

Regarding the $60, I talked to the manufacturer and If i can get 12 people who want them I can get the price reduced significantly. Otherwise for such low volume thats the best I can do for now. Hope this helps.

Hey, any word on the measurements for us Canadian folks yet?
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In all honesty I have been driving with the Afe intake for about 6 months now and pretty much got used to how the car was driving, after I put in the spacer all I can say is wow, this is how the N52 engine is supposed to drive. For the longest time I though the N52 was just slow and I was a little dissapointed to be honest. After this fix the tourqe is sooo much more even along the whole rpm range (especially the real low end and high end), I cant thank the op enough for this fix, I feel like i am finally driving a sporty bmw again. I also had some idleing issues on cold starts before and I havent noticed it since the fix.

Regarding the $60, I talked to the manufacturer and If i can get 12 people who want them I can get the price reduced significantly. Otherwise for such low volume thats the best I can do for now. Hope this helps.
Ill be the first on the list
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I'll be the second. I might just buy it within a few weeks if there isn't much interest
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Hey, any word on the measurements for us Canadian folks yet?
Alright so i got the measurments, let me know if you need any clarification on numbers. Good luck with the fix, let me know if you need any help!
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Alright so i got the measurments, let me know if you need any clarification on numbers. Good luck with the fix, let me know if you need any help!
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I'll be the second. I might just buy it within a few weeks if there isn't much interest
So if we get 12 people I can do $45 shipped with the bolts included.

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Is this a problem with just the 320 series? I have a 06 330xi and don't notice anything with my intake. If I get one of these, wonder if it would change anything.
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Is this a problem with just the 320 series? I have a 06 330xi and don't notice anything with my intake. If I get one of these, wonder if it would change anything.
This is only if you have an aftermarket intake. I don't think it applies to the 330i
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Oh sorry, I do have the AFE intake.
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Oh sorry, I do have the AFE intake.
Well for me, I dont really notice anything "wrong". I feel that the intake got quieter due to incorrect MAF readings which also leads to decreased response and performance. IMO, I would join the list If i were you
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Put me on the list too. I can always remove it if it doesn't produce a change.
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When I get some extra money to play around with, I might just go ahead and pay the 60 bucks for it. I dont think the list will reach 12 people IMO. Then again, It may
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When I get some extra money to play around with, I might just go ahead and pay the 60 bucks for it. I dont think the list will reach 12 people IMO. Then again, It may
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So if we get 12 people I can do $45 shipped with the bolts included.

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