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      02-20-2011, 08:43 AM   #1
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afe n55 intake now available

In case no1 saw this I thought I would put it here. Not sure why they only put it int he marketplace section, unless I missed it here.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=490845
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      02-20-2011, 09:00 AM   #2
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I would say it is better shielded compared to the Injen. The plastic pipe is also a plus compared to the Injen aluminium pipe which is quite long, gets very hot and further heats the air.
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I would say it is better shielded compared to the Injen. The plastic pipe is also a plus compared to the Injen aluminium pipe which is quite long, gets very hot and further heats the air.
Yeah, looks like a better product and is claiming better gains.. We will have to see how it goes after a few people have them though..
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      02-20-2011, 11:47 AM   #4
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This looks much nicer then the Injen!
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      02-20-2011, 11:52 AM   #5
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Lol I wonder if the HP/tq numbers are inflated like their n54 intake
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      02-20-2011, 11:58 AM   #6
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also just an FYI its not available yet, looks like its due for an April release.
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      02-20-2011, 12:07 PM   #7
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Let's get an introductory group buy going for this one! I like it!
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      02-20-2011, 01:26 PM   #9
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Looks good, I like the fact that they kept the stock air scoops... But does it close up top or stay open like that?
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      02-20-2011, 01:33 PM   #10
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Looks good, I like the fact that they kept the stock air scoops... But does it close up top or stay open like that?
It looks like it stays open like that but seals against part of the underside of the hood and cool air is directed to it from the grille/scoops You can see the rubber strips across the top of the box to seal it.
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Looks good, I like the fact that they kept the stock air scoops... But does it close up top or stay open like that?
This is like the Dual Cone N54 design where the top part is open but closed off when you lower the hood. It provides a seal across the top.
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      02-20-2011, 01:56 PM   #12
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Aaahhh ok cool. Wonder why they didn't post up here yet? I'd be interested for sure
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I was all for the injen till I saw this. I like this design much better!
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      02-20-2011, 03:01 PM   #14
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i was going to pay for the injen today, and now i saw this?????? i rather wait a bit until they are tested and buy it next month or so
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i was going to pay for the injen today, and now i saw this?????? i rather wait a bit until they are tested and buy it next month or so
I would get the afe. Everything about this system is better then the Injen for sure. I was mentioning that the Injen was to expensive to me for what it was, and I could replicate the Injen setup for less then 1/2 the price. The afe even though its $50 more then the Injen, is more worth the price IMO for what you get. Still on the high side, but comparing the 2 @ similar price the afe is the better of the 2 hands down.
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Nice man, please post a review... Wondering if it'll add that nice cai sound as well
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oh man oh man.
turn my head for a sec and bam - another intake out for
the N55.

and it has heatshield/box.
looks very nice - and the gains big +
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just an fyi, the power gains are likely coming from the MAF signal misreading airflow which increases the boost target. So the power is coming from higher boost pressures, not from a reduction in intake restriction. So if you already have a tune that runs more boost, you will not get an additive power bump as it will run too much boost.

The stock box/filter isn't measurably restrictive. Even with the turbo maxed out, running full bolt-on mods at 360whp. All you would be doing is sucking in hot air which is the last thing you want to do in this application.

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just an fyi, the power gains are likely coming from the MAF signal misreading airflow which increases the boost target. So the power is coming from higher boost pressures, not from a reduction in intake restriction. So if you already have a tune that runs more boost, you will not get an additive power bump as it will run too much boost.

The stock box/filter isn't measurably restrictive. Even with the turbo maxed out, running full bolt-on mods at 360whp. All you would be doing is sucking in hot air which is the last thing you want to do in this application.

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so ur say'n that add'n an intake to the N55 doesn't make
sense with a tune.
ur call'n 360whp the max that the N55 has to give.
so more air is not gonna matter.

when are u gonna have the MAF tune'd for the N55?
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just an fyi, the power gains are likely coming from the MAF signal misreading airflow which increases the boost target. So the power is coming from higher boost pressures, not from a reduction in intake restriction. So if you already have a tune that runs more boost, you will not get an additive power bump as it will run too much boost.

The stock box/filter isn't measurably restrictive. Even with the turbo maxed out, running full bolt-on mods at 360whp. All you would be doing is sucking in hot air which is the last thing you want to do in this application.

Just my 2c,
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Best way to clear this up is by doing a before and after dyno on a tuned car.
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