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      11-15-2012, 12:17 PM   #111
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Absolutely. I don't have the cone filter though. Not sure if it will make a big difference.
i guess with these cars you need every last little bit.... in the end it adds up and makes a diff.
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So, just a quick question(sorry for my n00b question) what is the benefit of the Euro intake over an aftermarket like an AFE Stage 2?
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      11-16-2012, 12:39 AM   #113
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Nice I might have to try this. It's better than the K&N drop in right? How long did it take?
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      11-16-2012, 07:15 PM   #114
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So, just a quick question(sorry for my n00b question) what is the benefit of the Euro intake over an aftermarket like an AFE Stage 2?
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      11-16-2012, 07:18 PM   #115
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Nice I might have to try this. It's better than the K&N drop in right? How long did it take?
About 2 hrs at a very relaxed pace, I am still using my K&n drop in and it makes a world of a difference. You have to delete the charcoal too.
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Awesome stuff.

Did you keep Charcoal filter?

Can you post part numbers of the kit? I dont have AutoZone here so will need to improvise.

For some duct ideas look up: sink drain mod for e36 e46 or e39
use the plastic inlet for a speaker tube. Will look sharp.
Finally did the mod on the grilles, very pleased with the result.

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About 2 hrs at a very relaxed pace, I am still using my K&n drop in and it makes a world of a difference. You have to delete the charcoal too.
Of course..I already did, I meant I have a flat K&N filter not the cone shaped one. But I might try this some time
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Of course..I already did, I meant I have a flat K&N filter not the cone shaped one. But I might try this some time
I have the flat K&N also, I am not planning on doing the cone filter swap anytime soon.
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I have the flat K&N also, I am not planning on doing the cone filter swap anytime soon.
Ohh I'm just curious how different this mod is
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Ohh I'm just curious how different this mod is
You mean the cone filter mod or ram air mod? I only did the ram air mod.
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Finally did the mod on the grilles, very pleased with the result.
Nice mesh, is it custom or stock

If custom, what is the part & source. I need to make my center grille on 128i look that good & shiny
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Nice mesh, is it custom or stock

If custom, what is the part & source. I need to make my center grille on 128i look that good & shiny
Oh man, I was very impressed with the quality of this custom mesh, definitely recommend it. Get the diamond XXL, its the closest to the OEM grid pattern. Only needed two 6" x 36" sheets. They are offered as bare aluminum or powder coated.

http://www.customcargrills.com/products.asp?id=1
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Get the diamond XXL
Regular or Flat?
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Regular or Flat?
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You mean the cone filter mod or ram air mod? I only did the ram air mod.
Ohh I mean the cone filter mod. What's the ram air mod? How effective is that?
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Finally did the mod on the grilles, very pleased with the result.

LOOKS GOOD! doing this lol where do I get the materials?
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LOOKS GOOD! doing this lol where do I get the materials?
http://www.customcargrills.com/products.asp?id=1

Diamond XXL powder coated (regular, not flat)
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Ohh I mean the cone filter mod. What's the ram air mod? How effective is that?
Scroll back a page and you'll find the description of the mod. Dinan offers a very similar mod and claims to add 7hp. It basically increases airflow into the engine by a lot.
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Scroll back a page and you'll find the description of the mod. Dinan offers a very similar mod and claims to add 7hp. It basically increases airflow into the engine by a lot.
Alright thanks I don't know how the "" face got in there lol. Make sure you close it up for the winter because of hydrolock
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Alright thanks I don't know how the "" face got in there lol. Make sure you close it up for the winter because of hydrolock
Lol, ok
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Finally did the mod on the grilles, very pleased with the result.

Very nice and clean looking! BTW, i noticed you had installed carbon fiber lips. No need to be modest, where'd you get em and how much? BTW, guys, i live in NY, and grew, we have been prone to flooding lately. I'd love to do this mod but would like a way to be able to close it in the winter, any suggestions? apex: nice mod, i think I'm gonna do it.
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Very nice and clean looking! BTW, i noticed you had installed carbon fiber lips. No need to be modest, where'd you get em and how much? BTW, guys, i live in NY, and grew, we have been prone to flooding lately. I'd love to do this mod but would like a way to be able to close it in the winter, any suggestions? apex: nice mod, i think I'm gonna do it.
Got them at ebay for around a 100 bucks. They are China CF quality. Not too bad. If youre interested in getting a CF spoiler and/or mirror caps, definitely buy BMW. To answer your question about the ram air, in my case, I can disconnect the hose from the air box easily if its raining since it is not glued together. Having said that, its not a good idea to drive through flooded areas even with the stock intake.
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