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      10-03-2012, 11:20 AM   #23
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if your looking for sound the aFe wins in my book for sure, sounds amazing
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      10-03-2012, 11:23 AM   #24
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One person says INJEN is better one person says AFE is better..
I can't decide! :
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      10-03-2012, 11:24 AM   #25
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It's a condom for the intake i'm guessing it's so it keeps the filter clean but it's a mesh like so air can still go through, useless in my opinion.
pretty big condom lol
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One person says INJEN is better one person says AFE is better..
I can't decide! :
Check on yt and then decide but in my opinion INJEN is the winner AFE is just the most popular, commercial intake.
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One person says INJEN is better one person says AFE is better..
I can't decide! :
Check on yt and then decide but in my opinion INJEN is the winner AFE is just the most popular, commercial intake.
Yeah I see what you mean..
I just don't my car to sound too much like a "race car" ya know? Girlfriend would hate it.
I want it to be a little louder but not over do it. If that makes sense.
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Yeah I see what you mean..
I just don't my car to sound too much like a "race car" ya know? Girlfriend would hate it.
I want it to be a little louder but not over do it. If that makes sense.
So find a new girlfriend simple lol.
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Has anyone compared the aFe Si closed box vs Eurobox??

It is interesting because aFe replaces the pipe from box to Throttle body, eurobox doesn't.
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Yeah I see what you mean..
I just don't my car to sound too much like a "race car" ya know? Girlfriend would hate it.
I want it to be a little louder but not over do it. If that makes sense.
So find a new girlfriend simple lol.
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      10-03-2012, 06:48 PM   #31
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I have the afe and would NOT recommend it. The maf spacing problem is very real and requires a custom made spacer to make your car run right. I'd get either the injen or the afe closed box.
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I have the afe and would NOT recommend it. The maf spacing problem is very real and requires a custom made spacer to make your car run right. I'd get either the injen or the afe closed box.
Can you send me a link for the closed box one? Is it the one on **********s?
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      10-03-2012, 08:58 PM   #33
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The afe closed box was discussed in this thread:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...&highlight=Afe

I will say that the regular afe with the spacer works fine, sounds great, and is what's on my car (though mine came with it so I didn't have a choice ). I'd just never recommend a product that clearly is lacking in r&d... Especially when there are other options.
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Thanks Brian.
So I think I'm going to go with injen. People are saying it's good and it's less $$ than a euro box and apparently better than the aFe in terms of having any issues.
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buy my brand new burger motorsports n55 intake, pm me $175 shipped
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buy my brand new burger motorsports n55 intake, pm me $175 shipped
Yeah, that is gonna look sick on an N52, sick like a leper.
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I have an Injen SP, love it, sounds great, looks great and you can feel it on the high way
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I recently purchased and installed the aFe Intake Stage 2 54-11012 BMW 325i/328i/330i. Price from AFE direct is on extreme sale. I paid 260ish. Car as extreme sound difference, but its only there when you want it to be 3500+ = awesome sound. 3500> not noticeable at all. I am very satisfied. Power difference w/sprint booster makes for a really dramatically different driving experience.
Bottom line: I am not concerned with my engine receiving enough air.
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Hey guys really late with this reply but I ended up getting an aFe intake. They had a really great sale. Got the intake, air scoops, and 2 filter recharge kits for around $275. As mentioned above, the sound is great but only when you want it to be (at or above 3500-4000 RPM)
Power-wise don't feel anything dramatic. Feels a little more peppy on the highway at high speeds and in sports mode (obviously)
Install took maybe 30-45 minutes.
Overall, im very happy with it. no problems and no fitment related issues.
Here's a before and after:
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      07-20-2013, 02:54 AM   #40
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Congrats on the purchase OP. As long as you're happy with results all is in order.

I really enjoy my injen. Sounds nicer at all RPMs, and really opens up above 3.5k.
Got a great deal on a used one for $180 too.
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Should have gotten the sealed intake, that one you got will just heatsoak the shit out of your engine. It's an open-bay type regardless of the shield above and below it.
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Here's a link with my install.
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