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      07-12-2013, 05:26 AM   #1
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Just got AA tune..need moar breathing.

I just got the AA tune, paired with the N51 engine, and I love it. (2010 328xi) The gentlemen that did the tune said to just throw a drop in filter in there, yet I don't see how that really "opens" the air intake up, because of the charcoal filter. (I know I can remove it)My second option is to get a euro box, which I'm leaning towards...what would be the best thing to do? Do you think the filter would be adequate enough? Or just go the EURO route?
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I went euro air intake with the k&n cylindrical filter - and scoops for good measure. The engine always feels ready to rev.
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I went euro air intake with the k&n cylindrical filter - and scoops for good measure. The engine always feels ready to rev.
Friend has same set up. It's the best option and the scoops DO make a diff.

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      07-12-2013, 08:33 AM   #4
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yea that's what I was leaning towards, thanks guys
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      07-12-2013, 09:21 AM   #5
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yea im going to go euro box and scoops also. good luck
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I have the AFE scoops + Stage2 sealed intake with oiled filter, no tune yet, but the car does feel better and sounds nice.

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I did used eurobox & air filter ( dry AFE)

The charcoal remove should be okay too. I would check to see if what filters are available for USA airbox. ie Dry AFE
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try the charcoal delete first, you can then buy the euro box if the delete is not enough
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Eurobox with a pipercross filter. End of story...
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don't forget the mr.5 intake.
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scoops and euro intake + 3 stage manifold + PE....highway speeds is a beast for a 325
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You have to cut out the charcoal filter and drop-in a K&N. But wear a face mask, it'll get really dusty if you decide to do it. I have an authentic Gruppe M I bought a couple week back. The reason I didn't go with AFE or Injen is because I hear those actually lessen the power (they're all just noise) so a Gruppe M finally popped up and I jumped on it. There are proven power gains from it and its pretty loud. Other then that I would have only gotten a BMW Performance Intake but that was wayyyy too expensive. But after you get the intake you have to get a reflash so the AA tune adjusts to it.
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But after you get the intake you have to get a reflash so the AA tune adjusts to it.
No. The ECU will adjust automatically. That's why you have a MAF.
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do the scoops really make that much of a difference though?
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do the scoops really make that much of a difference though?
I don't believe there is any empirical data to support them. The idea seems right though. Thats why most of us do it. I put them on but it just made me jam the pedal to the floor harder so I could never really tell. Probably a placebo effect but I did it just to try. It's that right price where you don't really mind throwing down.
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well Gentlemen, the decision is made, the Eurobox+Pipecross+PE exhaust.

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well Gentlemen, the decision is made, the Eurobox+Pipecross+PE exhaust.

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Thanks guys!
Good set-up. Buy once, get quality parts and good results.
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