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      11-22-2012, 01:08 PM   #133
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because its relevant

K&N Apollo can probably be used with a cheap ebay MAF housing or some other DIY

http://www.knfilters.com/search/prod...?prod=57a-6015
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNj...eLw~~60_35.JPG

EDIT: link with more info and additional accessories like inlet transition pieces( its 70 mm to start) to fit 80 mm housing and pipes
http://www.knfilters.com/universal/apollo.htm
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      11-23-2012, 10:18 PM   #134
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Interesting, I guess the only problem is practicality when it comes to heavy rain and/or flooding.
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      11-25-2012, 06:23 PM   #135
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DJ Apex, your intake mod project inspired me to proove that the Dinan brand is ridiculously over priced. Went to Auto Zone and bought a Spectre flexible memory hose, used a Dremel to drill a hole in the air box and routed the hose to end up right next to the driver side brake cooling duct. Haven't driven the car with the mod yet but will update. Still trying to figure out how to cover up the inlet with a custom or OEM grille. See pictures and let me know what you think guys.



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I was looking at my car today, with your mod in mind.

I don't have the room in front of my airbox like you do. Can't barely fit my hand in there....

Then it dawned on me you don't have HID lamps. I guess the housing protrudes into the engine compartment much further than yours. The only way I can see a 3" duct going into my airbox is a la Dinan's bottom adapter.
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      11-25-2012, 08:19 PM   #136
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Te best way to really be sure is to take out the airbox. It is more challenging to do the
Inlet at the bottom because of the odd shape, or you could use the K&N Apollo. Check reply #133 from Andrey_gta
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      11-25-2012, 09:01 PM   #137
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FYI apollo is only 1/2 of the solution. U need to mount the MAF somehow.
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wondering if the standard euro filter will work for this.... ECS has them for 35 bux. ??? will it fit?
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wondering if the standard euro filter will work for this.... ECS has them for 35 bux. ??? will it fit?
anyone.....
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anyone.....
euro filter is round. you will need to customize the box to hold it in place
I am not sure it will even fit
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which one should i buy?? theres a few that were discussed
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DJ Apex, your intake mod project inspired me to proove that the Dinan brand is ridiculously over priced. Went to Auto Zone and bought a Spectre flexible memory hose, used a Dremel to drill a hole in the air box and routed the hose to end up right next to the driver side brake cooling duct. Haven't driven the car with the mod yet but will update. Still trying to figure out how to cover up the inlet with a custom or OEM grille. See pictures and let me know what you think guys.



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I DIG ncie job im glad u guys are diggin the mod and taking it step fearther!
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will the Spectre/PowerAdder P3 filter fit???
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based on the DJapex said it should be perfect.....

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...ntifier=628426
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n e body??
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looks short enough, How flush will it mount to the custom mount?
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based on the DJapex said it should be perfect.....

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...ntifier=628426
can anybody else confirm this....???
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can anybody else confirm this....???
Look at DJ Apex's diy, he mentioned dimensions there. If it matches, then that is good
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Look at DJ Apex's diy, he mentioned dimensions there. If it matches, then that is good
they do match. i just wanted to see if anyone else who did the mod went with that air filter.
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Ok so since i swaped back to my US air box from my loud usless Injen Intake.
Ive noticed more LOW END TQ. But ive lost a little bit of TOP END not alot but i can tell.

So i was thinking why can we just drill 4 holes add a adapter plate for a cone filter and remove our crappy paper one add a small cone filter and bolt it all up. Well it was very easy.
I love it ive noticed the gain in low end tq is still there but top end still pulls hard as well.

So for the cost of $380 - $420 for euro box. I made mine for the cost of $40

It dose the job and im still gonna invest in a euro box just to see on a dyno if my Euro (US modded) box makes the same HP as the REAL EURO Intake.

Dont hate on the crappy cut outs they are all sanded down and are all even.
Also anyone wanan gimie there US stock box for trade for my injen plus $50 Cash??

Cone filter specs for perfect fitment and still leaves box with room to close
5.5 In. Od Base/4.75 In. Od Top, H-6.25 In

Parts Used from local auto parts
Spectre - 8148 (Air intake flange mount) <--- Its plastic and u will need two to mount back to back. Since our US box has a curve in like a velocity stack. pics will show u what i mean. Since one will work it just wont mount flush it will leave a gap on eather side. So two mounted back to back makes a nice fitment and fits very snug. You will need to cut out a bit of the mount once its recessed in or else MAF wont fit. You will also need a Few bolts & nuts.
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Stock Box

Drilled holes for mounting flange to box


Flange part number and Flange


Flange mounted




Cut flange for MAF to fit

Flange fitment


Bolts and nuts

Box 80% done

Shot of filter and box bolted all up



Hope u guys like it and im excited to see what the HATERS gotta say!
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Is that cut on the bottom of the intake box...i have a BMW PE will it flow better and cause some great noise in the cabin
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The cut is on the front face of the box.
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how big is the cone filter u r using
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Im using a K&N replacement filter so its just like OEM type.
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im thinking about doing this mod soon i was wondering though if you could leave the left side of the box off, use a bigger filter and create something like this?Name:  injen-cold-air-intake-328i-e90-e92-SP1121P-polished-6.jpg
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or would it just be better to use your specifications and have everything enclosed?
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