E90Post
 


 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Powertrain and Drivetrain Discussions > NA Engine (non-turbo) / Drivetrain / Exhaust Modifications > AA Tune and AFE Intake



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      11-07-2013, 12:25 PM   #1
eldogo
Private First Class
eldogo's Avatar
Tanzania
3
Rep
118
Posts

Drives: BMW 328xi
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Maryland

iTrader: (0)

AA Tune and AFE Intake

A few shots of the ride. AA Tune and AFE intake. I was advised by AA to put back the stock intake because of the AFE pipe dimension gives out bad readings which will end up loosing 10hp. Does anyone have the same setup?
Attached Images
    
Appreciate 0
      11-07-2013, 02:43 PM   #2
Rival
Lieutenant
8
Rep
482
Posts

Drives: 95 z28
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: shytown

iTrader: (0)

lots of guys say to not use anything but the stock intake or euro box.
__________________
2008 328i 6spd
1995 Z28 6spd - 377rwhp rip
Appreciate 0
      11-07-2013, 02:57 PM   #3
eldogo
Private First Class
eldogo's Avatar
Tanzania
3
Rep
118
Posts

Drives: BMW 328xi
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Maryland

iTrader: (0)

Oh ok. I guess ill have to do that. I always wondered why alot of members are selling their AFE intakes. Thanks
Appreciate 0
      11-07-2013, 03:06 PM   #4
Dylanize
Captain Dutch Rudder
Dylanize's Avatar
33
Rep
1,723
Posts

Drives: 07' E92
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Queen City, NC

iTrader: (5)

Let me know if you are trying to sell your aFe.
__________________

| Platinum Bronze Metallic | AA | ST | VMR | ACS | DJApex Eurobox |
Appreciate 0
      11-07-2013, 03:20 PM   #5
Jeff@TopGearSolutions
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor
Jeff@TopGearSolutions's Avatar
United_States
335
Rep
20,282
Posts


Drives: C6 Z06, GSXR-750, 09 335i
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: TopGearSolutions.com

iTrader: (32)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rival View Post
lots of guys say to not use anything but the stock intake or euro box.
With or without a tune though? I thought wit ha tune an aftermarket intake is beneficial.
Appreciate 0
      11-07-2013, 04:03 PM   #6
Johnny D
Major
Johnny D's Avatar
21
Rep
1,124
Posts

Drives: 2006 BMW 325i
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Hot Springs, AR

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2006 BMW 325i  [4.58]
I run the AFE sealed intake w pro dry and the AA tune. Noticed no losses. Makes the car sound great. I would confirm with them which intake they are talking about. They could be referring to the open air version.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      11-07-2013, 04:19 PM   #7
eldogo
Private First Class
eldogo's Avatar
Tanzania
3
Rep
118
Posts

Drives: BMW 328xi
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Maryland

iTrader: (0)

@Johnny D I couldnt notice a difference but here is the email they sent me, what do u think?

I would actually recommend you don't use the AFE system
because of findings on our own dyno. After the car adapts and a few
miles have been covered you will actually lose up to 10hp at the
wheels. This is due to the pipe not being identical size/shape/flow of
the stock box causing the MAF to get a bad signal. I would replace it
with the stock box and a drop-in filter.
Appreciate 0
      11-07-2013, 05:27 PM   #8
Andrew@ActiveAutowerke
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor
Andrew@ActiveAutowerke's Avatar
168
Rep
3,883
Posts


Drives: 2014 435I M-sport
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Miami Fl

iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by eldogo View Post
A few shots of the ride. AA Tune and AFE intake. I was advised by AA to put back the stock intake because of the AFE pipe dimension gives out bad readings which will end up loosing 10hp. Does anyone have the same setup?

Just to clear some things up.. We have not tested that particular intake only the open air box.
__________________

Last edited by Andrew@ActiveAutowerke; 11-07-2013 at 05:33 PM.
Appreciate 0
      11-08-2013, 02:26 AM   #9
gunnerxq
Captain
gunnerxq's Avatar
United_States
17
Rep
979
Posts

Drives: e90 "325i"
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Staten Island and Albany

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Andrew@ActiveAutowerke View Post
Just to clear some things up.. We have not tested that particular intake only the open air box.
So what you are telling me is that there's hope?
__________________
Bilstein shocks, eibach pro-kit springs, Remus exhaust, stage 3 intake manifold,Stage 2 AA tune, BMW Short shift kit.
Appreciate 0
      11-08-2013, 02:31 AM   #10
Eagle1oh7
Captain
Eagle1oh7's Avatar
United_States
13
Rep
806
Posts

Drives: '11 328i Sedan
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Chula Vista CA

iTrader: (0)

AFE Stage 2SI is fine, it's the open box one people use that say is heat soaking their engines. I've had mine for about 7k and no problems ever. Euro uses same cone type, it's just OEM for EU.
__________________
DONE: Seibon CF Hood, M3 Rep, MSport rear w/DD CF Diffuser, M3 Rep Skirts, aFe Stage 2 PRO-R Intake, Seibon CSL trunklid, Forgestar F14 18s w/Michelin PSS, Eisenmann catback
FUTURE MODS: AA Stage 3, AA Headers, Bi-Xenon headlights, CF rooftop, M3 Suspension Conversion
Appreciate 0
      11-08-2013, 02:32 AM   #11
Eagle1oh7
Captain
Eagle1oh7's Avatar
United_States
13
Rep
806
Posts

Drives: '11 328i Sedan
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Chula Vista CA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnny D View Post
I run the AFE sealed intake w pro dry and the AA tune. Noticed no losses. Makes the car sound great. I would confirm with them which intake they are talking about. They could be referring to the open air version.
+1 except I don't run a tune yet.
__________________
DONE: Seibon CF Hood, M3 Rep, MSport rear w/DD CF Diffuser, M3 Rep Skirts, aFe Stage 2 PRO-R Intake, Seibon CSL trunklid, Forgestar F14 18s w/Michelin PSS, Eisenmann catback
FUTURE MODS: AA Stage 3, AA Headers, Bi-Xenon headlights, CF rooftop, M3 Suspension Conversion
Appreciate 0
      11-08-2013, 02:49 AM   #12
Andrew@ActiveAutowerke
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor
Andrew@ActiveAutowerke's Avatar
168
Rep
3,883
Posts


Drives: 2014 435I M-sport
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Miami Fl

iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Eagle1oh7 View Post
AFE Stage 2SI is fine, it's the open box one people use that say is heat soaking their engines. I've had mine for about 7k and no problems ever. Euro uses same cone type, it's just OEM for EU.
The heat soak was not the reason it lost power though.. We had the hood open with 3 fans so thats not it. I believe the issue was caused by the maf placement. The car was not getting a very good reading causing a jumpy Afr.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      11-08-2013, 03:35 AM   #13
Eagle1oh7
Captain
Eagle1oh7's Avatar
United_States
13
Rep
806
Posts

Drives: '11 328i Sedan
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Chula Vista CA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Andrew@ActiveAutowerke View Post
The heat soak was not the reason it lost power though.. We had the hood open with 3 fans so thats not it. I believe the issue was caused by the maf placement. The car was not getting a very good reading causing a jumpy Afr.
That was part of the reason for the heat soak issues too I think. Somebody came up with the fix though.
__________________
DONE: Seibon CF Hood, M3 Rep, MSport rear w/DD CF Diffuser, M3 Rep Skirts, aFe Stage 2 PRO-R Intake, Seibon CSL trunklid, Forgestar F14 18s w/Michelin PSS, Eisenmann catback
FUTURE MODS: AA Stage 3, AA Headers, Bi-Xenon headlights, CF rooftop, M3 Suspension Conversion
Appreciate 0
      11-08-2013, 11:18 AM   #14
eldogo
Private First Class
eldogo's Avatar
Tanzania
3
Rep
118
Posts

Drives: BMW 328xi
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Maryland

iTrader: (0)

Thanks guys. Andrew@ActiveAutowerke, do you advice putting the stock back in so i take full advantage of the tune?
Appreciate 0
      11-08-2013, 01:16 PM   #15
puffer
Private
4
Rep
94
Posts

Drives: 2007 e90 328i N51
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: San Diego

iTrader: (0)

I have the tune and the afe sealed intake. Everything is fine!
__________________
H&R Sport Springs, Koni Yellow shocks, PE Exhaust, AFE Stage 2 sealed intake. AA tune.
Appreciate 0
      11-08-2013, 01:40 PM   #16
gunnerxq
Captain
gunnerxq's Avatar
United_States
17
Rep
979
Posts

Drives: e90 "325i"
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Staten Island and Albany

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by puffer View Post
I have the tune and the afe sealed intake. Everything is fine!
Yea but having a dyno after it adapted would be pretty cool. To see if it helps or hurts power figures.
__________________
Bilstein shocks, eibach pro-kit springs, Remus exhaust, stage 3 intake manifold,Stage 2 AA tune, BMW Short shift kit.
Appreciate 0
      11-08-2013, 04:57 PM   #17
Andrew@ActiveAutowerke
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor
Andrew@ActiveAutowerke's Avatar
168
Rep
3,883
Posts


Drives: 2014 435I M-sport
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Miami Fl

iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by puffer View Post
I have the tune and the afe sealed intake. Everything is fine!
That's what our customer said to until we got it on the dyno. Regardless we have nothing against Afe so I hope it was just an isolated case.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      11-09-2013, 05:04 AM   #18
Amini77
Brigadier General
Amini77's Avatar
United_States
66
Rep
4,673
Posts

Drives: Jet Black F10 535i
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Tarzana, CA

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2011 535i  [0.00]
I'm still not sure if I notice the AA tune...wish I can get a dyno to see it on paper but thats so expensive.
__________________
instagram: amini77
| Megan Coilovers | Vertini Magic | Toyo Tires | JB4 Stage 2 | ER Downpipe | ER Chargepipe | AFE Magnum Force Stage 2 |
Appreciate 0
      11-10-2013, 10:33 PM   #19
puffer
Private
4
Rep
94
Posts

Drives: 2007 e90 328i N51
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: San Diego

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Andrew@ActiveAutowerke View Post
That's what our customer said to until we got it on the dyno. Regardless we have nothing against Afe so I hope it was just an isolated case.
I thought u guys only tested it out on the open intake which has known MAF sensor issues.
__________________
H&R Sport Springs, Koni Yellow shocks, PE Exhaust, AFE Stage 2 sealed intake. AA tune.
Appreciate 0
      11-10-2013, 11:42 PM   #20
Mike.
Formerly Emozoo
Mike.'s Avatar
77
Rep
1,003
Posts

Drives: 2010 328xi premium package
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Eastern Long Island

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2010 328 xi  [0.00]
how about someone with the tune and sealed intake dynos it?
__________________
|2010 328xi|Engine|AA Headers|3 Stage Manifold|AA Offroad +3 Stage Tune|Performance Exhaust|RM Silicone Intake Boot|Ram Air Intake+charcoal delete+Scoops|Suspension|ZSP i Springs|m3/z4 Bump stops|12mm front 15 mm back Spacers|Michelin Sports A3|
Appreciate 0
      11-11-2013, 12:04 PM   #21
eldogo
Private First Class
eldogo's Avatar
Tanzania
3
Rep
118
Posts

Drives: BMW 328xi
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Maryland

iTrader: (0)

Thats true, i wish AA had some dyno vidoes supporting their tune and products.
Appreciate 0
      11-12-2013, 11:14 AM   #22
Andrew@ActiveAutowerke
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor
Andrew@ActiveAutowerke's Avatar
168
Rep
3,883
Posts


Drives: 2014 435I M-sport
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Miami Fl

iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by puffer View Post
I thought u guys only tested it out on the open intake which has known MAF sensor issues.

I stated just that above. We have not dynoed a sealed airbox.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...92&postcount=8
__________________

Last edited by Andrew@ActiveAutowerke; 11-12-2013 at 11:27 AM.
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:33 PM.




e90post
e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST