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      09-21-2011, 12:47 AM   #23
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Which one of these intakes sounds the best and has proven HP gains?
I dont want my engine to look like crap with the BMS dci, so i was thinking of aFe or injen, unless there is some crazy benifits of it (other than price).

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I know what I was going to see on this thread when I read the subject line. Don't pay these guys no mind. I was in the same boat (stuck between the two). Anyway, between the two you're looking at, I'll have to say aFe. It has scoops that sits behide the grills to help pull in air, uses the factory snorkle to direct the air to the filters, and a heat shield that seals to the hood to help reduce some of the hot air from the engine. It look flawless and sounds amazing too btw. Whichever one you go with, make sure it's what you want.

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      09-21-2011, 07:06 AM   #24
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Honestly the Stett is great, Dinan is great, and Mr 5 would be the next best.
I would put Mr5 and Dinan tied for #1, followed by Stett or the other true CAI's as the next best.

OP - If you do not want to learn from what has been discovered on this thread, then don't go with any of the above and get the Injen or ETS. They have metal pipes and big filters. I rocked the aFe for a short while, and liked the way it looked. The build quality was what bothered me and led me to switch to a Mr.5 setup (combined with Mr.5's test results ). The aFe uses thin crappy sheetmetal as a heatshield, and the hood gasket they supplied me did not fit properly nor did it work very well. The plastic pipes also concerned me, and there has been at least one instance on here where the pipes melted. Do your research and go with what you feel is right.
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Question which has been answered a BaBillion times

Sorry for not searching the thread first,

Which intake sounds the most intense/evil/mean? From the you tube videos it seems like the injen takes the cake. I know that videos are dependent on the recording device so I am asking the question here. (injen, BMS, AFE)







Has anyone heard all three in person. Which one sounds more exotic? If you were a shallow (and cheep) BMW Rookie just concerned with turning heads at stop lights and beating up on the occasional TL and Civic, which one would you choose?
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BMS sound the best here
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I've had afe and bms DCI's and I can't tell the difference.
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Gee guys... Ive searched everywhere but I cant tell, HELP!

I wanna chip my 328i to make like 70 more horsepowers and I want it to sound like an aston martin. What should I do??! omfg kthx lol








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For what it is worth, I have some experience with the AFE and I would say that it barely sounds louder than stock under most circumstances.

Also, and this may be more of a point for you to research, as you reach and pass the 400 whp mark, tuners suggest upgrading the intake. I recall the advice being to get a DCI, but I could be wrong. I'd imagine a DCI has more flow capacity.

Regarding the 400whp mark, you can hit that with E85 (and a tune, of course) and no other mods save for an upgraded intake. If you plan on going this route, I'd suggest you call a tuner or two and ask.
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